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Maria Riding Company’s “Kalahari” – 1992 Honda Africa Twin Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Bespoke ADV builds are a rare breed, so whenever a fully transformed custom adventure mount from a big-name shop pops up for sale I feel obligated to share it. We’ve previously featured a one-off build from Portugal’s The Maria Riding Company, however this highly-modified ADV rig is a far cry from the track-spec (Ducati) GT1000 from back in October.

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In Canada – 1962 Valmobile

In Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Some little scoots in the 60s had foldable handlebars, but very few could compare to the Valmobile. The entire front assembly folded into the body, and an integrated handle allowed you to drag the box by hand as it rolls on the rear wheel! This led some people to nickname it the “suitcase scooter”.

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Video Intermission – The Road Is Life

In Intermissions by AbhiLeave a Comment

A buddy of mine is currently shopping for a Honda Ruckus, and he just shared an older video with me that I hadn’t seen before. It’s about a gentleman named Mike Saunders, who quit his job in May of 2014 to tour the US on a Honda Ruckus. At the time of this video (April 2015) he had done over …

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2009 Kawasaki KLR650 M1030M1

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This diesel KLR did not get any interest at the asking price of $14,000. It was later relisted at the same price with the same result. In 1997, the US Navy announced that it was consolidating the various types of fuel it provided for military vehicles. Diesel motorcycle research at Hayes Diesel Technology (HDT) was already underway, …

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1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

In 1974, Suzuki brought a square four cylinder two stroke screamer to the Grand Prix grid and gave us a taste of the future. The RG500 went on to have an illustrious career in the 500cc GP class. Luckily, manufacturers at the time saw a parallel between trophies and sales, and the term “race replica” began to pop up across …

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Touring Blackbird – 2000 Honda CBR1100XX

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

From 1990 to 1996, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 was the world’s fastest production motorcycle, and Team Green benefitted from all sorts of press and rider excitement about that fact. Honda decided to steal the crown, and their weapon of choice was the CBR1100XX. It was also known as the Super Blackbird outside of the US – the name was an …

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2000 Honda RS125

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Anyone who’s serious about Grand Prix road racing knows about the Honda RS125. Originally developed in 1980 for the Grand Prix 125cc class, the RS125 has enjoyed minor updates ever since, and is still widely raced today. Riders like Capirossi, Pedrosa, and most recently Dovizioso come to mind, all having won world championships aboard the legendary RS125. I have raced …

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Rare Project – 1947 Turner Rixi

In 3 Wheels, England, Project by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Turner Manufacturing Company was founded in 1859 under the name of Thomas Turner & Sons. They built a wide variety of products: cars, machine tools, aircraft landing systems, diesel engines, recovery winches, truck gearboxes…the list goes on. They also made light delivery vehicles under a subsidiary named LDV, which stood for…Light Delivery Vehicles. LDV offered the Bivan (2-wheeler), Trivan …