The modern Aprilia Tuono is a perennial shootout winner, but one of my favorites of the model goes back to the beginning – the limited production Tuono Racing.
The Honda Interceptor VF750F was the direct result of changes to the AMA Superbike rules. Because race bikes had to be production based, the VF750F was the first replica racebike to come out of Japan.
This YSR50 has an interesting history, as it was gifted to Brock Yates (the former editor of Car and Driver and creator of the Cannonball Run). It hung from the wall at Brock’s pub in Wyoming, New York until recently, and now it’s passed through the hands of a couple of people as a collectible.
I’m sure many of you have already seen this, but I’m sharing it in case you haven’t because I thought it was great. Whether or not you own a bike that’s carbureted, you likely have some idea how a carb works. But do you understand it well enough that you could explain it to someone else? After watching this video, …
Normally, the words “Honda” and “Blade” would make you think of something like the original 900RR Fireblade (or the new Fireblade RR-R). But in Southeast Asia, the Blade is one of many (and I mean MANY) underbone scooters that dominate their personal transportation industry. This one has somehow made its way to California, and the seller claims that it is …
The XL100 evolved into the XL100S in 1979, and it continued that way until the model was discontinued in 1985.
For KTM fans, the letters RFR are something special. They stand for Rally Factory Replica, and they designate bikes that compete in legendary races like the Dakar Rally. This one’s participated in the Dakar, as well as the FIM Rally (now called the Desert Challenge) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb!
Nowadays, the “FTR” model is heavily associated with Indian and the FTR1200. But Honda beat them to the punch with a motorcycle that was never officially sold in the US, their own Flat Track Racing inspired FTR223! Here’s one that’s made it to the US and is currently titled in Texas.
“In a market segment characterized by extremes, Honda’s VFR has always trod the middle ground––never the fastest, or the lightest, or the quickest way around a racetrack, but always a standout, biased more toward balance than bravado, a sportbike for the real world.” That’s how Motorcyclist magazine introduces Honda’s legendary Interceptor in this timeline of the model.
Introdcued in 1975, the KR750 was Kawasaki’s top tier road racing machine, piloted by legendary names such as Gary Nixon, Steve Baker, and Mike Baldwin. Normally when I feature something that looks like a KR750, it’s a tribute – but today someone’s got Baldwin’s actual machine up for sale!
Over on the auction site, we’ve got an original Ducati Service sign that’s guaranteed to sell!
Alfred Bajohr was a German engineer who made a name for himself by customizing Moto Guzzis and Ducatis in the endless pursuit of speed. He built a limited number of street bikes and race bikes – the seller of this street bike claims that “from 1979 to 1983 one motorcycle per year was built according to Customer specifications.”
For the last few years, KTM’s offered a customer version of the race bike they use in legendary competitions like the Dakar. Called the RFR (for Rally Factory Replica), it features a race-spec chassis, WP XACT PRO suspension, Akrapovic exhaust, windshield with navigation tower, and a whole bunch of pedigree – when this bike was released, KTM had won the …
To commemorate Danny Eslick’s victory of the 2014 Daytona 200 on the #69 Riders Discount Racing team, Triumph created a limited edition of their excellent Daytona 675R. 47 examples were produced, as it had been 47 years since they previously won the Daytona 200 (Gary Nixon, 1967).