I had some free time last Sunday, so I took a little ride to the Rock Store…and then I went a bit further. Here’s some of my favorite bikes from the day!
Larry Romestant’s custom Flying Brick called the “KAgusta”. I’ve shared this bike before when it was once listed for sale at Bator International.
The pedestrian slicer gives you the basics on this bike, a 1952 BMW R67/2. The R67 was BMW’s first postwar 600cc. It was produced for one year as the R67 before the R67/2 was sold between ’52 and ’54. 4,226 units were sold before BMW then moved to the /3. The 67/2 produced 28 horsepower, and amusingly enough BMW differentiated top speeds between a solo rider sitting normally and a solo rider “crouched low with tight clothing” – 84 and 90 miles per hour, respectively.
This is a EVA Ribelle, the naked version of the EGO. Energica bills it as the “world’s one and only e-fighter.” It makes a decent 144 horsepower and a staggering 159 lb-ft of torque!
I don’t care what anyone rides, though it was a little weird to me to see a large American flag hanging off the back of a Yamaha cruiser. Not that I expected to see a Japanese flag, mind you, it was just a little jarring.
Normally when I join my Iconic Motorbikes team for the Rock Store ride on Sundays, I head back home right afterwards to get a head start on auction listings for the week. This time I decided to continue on and make the most out of my Sunday. This is what I ended up doing – 230 miles, just 7 of which were on freeways!
I also made a new friend who happened to be on another rare blue-and-white twin-cylinder naked. We rode up 33 together before going our separate ways around Frazier Park. He mentioned that the livery was called Dream Blue and it was created in response to the Italian soccer team winning the 2006 World Cup, though I haven’t found another source that confirms that as of yet.
I enjoyed this route so much that I ended up doing it again the next week (yesterday). Hopefully I’ll see you out there on the next one!