Here’s a recent tour of Kawasaki’s motorcycle museum in their home country, which is amusingly called the Kawasaki Good Times World.
While Honda’s newest miniMOTO is called a Monkey, the model was always previously called the Mini Trail in the US. The “Monkey” on this tank lets you know that is a JDM model, which means it also has a removable front end that US bikes did not get.
GIVI is an Italian company offering a range of hard and soft cases, racks and other touring accessories, and has been around since the 1960s. Before writing this review I had never purchased a hard case, so I started my research by asking a seasoned tourer for his expert opinion. His response: “Why do I need a $400 case to …
Depending on who you ask, the Motus story is inspirational, depressing, or possibly a combination of both. While the company recently went out of business, you can still enjoy the insanity of the “Baby Block” motor in a package that requires your brain and your wrist to keep things safe – there’s no ABS or traction control.
905 Miles – 1983 Ducati 900 MHRView Post
Vic World has earned himself the nickname of “Mr. CB750” thanks to decades of expertise and restorations of sandcast motors. One of his personal projects was a CR750 built on a sandcast CB750 donor. It’s one of the best CR builds I’ve ever seen, and the bidding will surely reflect that soon.
[Editor’s Note: Pirelli calls the Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 their “first multi-compound motorcycle tyre transferring racetrack performance into street versatility”, so I asked Mazlow to give them a shot on his street-legal CBR600RR track bike.]
Last year, I was excited to share that reader Rudolf E. had acquired a Rickman Metisse Street Scrambler that was previously featured on Bike-urious. This time around, he’s picked up the Zündapp Suburbanette that Tim Huber shared at the beginning of the year!
PBS’ MotorWeek is America’s longest running automotive television series – they just aired the 40th episode of their 38th season! But the reason I’m bringing them up to you now is because they also share some “Retro Reviews” on their YouTube page, and reader Larry G let me know that they just shared one from 1993 about the Honda CBR600F2. …
Post Sale Update: This Benly sold for $4,500 after 39 bids on eBay. One of the surprises for many from last month’s results was a S90 that sold for $4,150 after 47 bids on eBay. How much will this one go for?
In 1982, Kawasaki built 29 examples of the KZ1000S1, a damn good copy of the previous year’s race bike campaigned by Eddie Lawson. They were only made available to the factory race team and any American dealerships that sponsored Superbike teams. The public had to settle for the still-very-cool KZ1000 ELR.
Next week (June 17, 2019) in Paris, Artcurial is hosting the Sale Automobiles en Scène. As you can probably determine from the title, most of the 85 listings are cars (and there’s some fantastic ones). There’s also 3 bikes, so let’s see what they’ve got in store:
Last March, David N gave us all a summary of his visit to a J. Wood & Co auction of the inventory of Earl’s Cycle Center. In it, he noted some potentially concerning behavior regarding how some representatives of the auction house were bidding on bikes. David’s specific quote (though I recommend you read the whole thing): “On some bikes, …
A Closer Look – 2020 BMW S1000RRView Post
Come join Jeffrey Pamer as he takes us along for a quick trip on State Route 88 on his 1986 Yamaha Radian.