Category Archive: MOTORCYCLES

May 29 2012

2001 Yamaha XP500 Tmax Scooter

Owner: Sue Gibbons Liquid cooled DOHC twin cylinder, 8 valve, 499c, developing 29.4kw of power (44PS). Compact CVT transmission for outstanding escalation. Making the Max a model that throws out all the preceptions of what a scooter can do. This is Yamaha’s twist ‘n go Super Scooter, aimed at the commuter who not only has …

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Apr 10 2012

1982 Suzuki Katana 1000


This is the forerunner of the modern sports bike, i.e, “crotch rocket”. The design, oddly enough, was done in Germany by Hans Muth and his crew. They were given carte blanche on the design as an exercise. The name Katana comes from a Japanese Sword that was supposed to strike mortal fear into anyone who …

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Mar 28 2012

2008 Kawasaki Concours 1400

Owner: Peter Jamelson What I really likes * The look and feel – understated and very quick – “Flickability” at pace * Comfort: More upright riding position (knees/shoulders were struggling on long trips!) * Electric adjustable screen – great protection in the wet * Smoth as silk transmission and shaft drive – smooth as a …

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Mar 13 2012

1976 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing


Owner: Cameron Fullerton I have owned this Honda GL 1000 for two years and have deliberately kept it as near original as possible. I service it myself and repair components as and when necessary. There is a big GL1000 following in the U.S.A. so spare parts, such as points, all and air filters can still …

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Dec 26 2011

1925 Bohmerland

Country: Czechoslovakia Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder four stroke Ignition: Bosch magneto Power Rating: 20 hp @ 3,500 r.p.m Bore x Stroke: 78 x 120 mm Displacement: 598 c.c Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated Fuel System: Bing carburetor Transmission: Three speed, hard shift Suspension: Front leading link fork, rigid rear Brakes: Drum brakes on all three wheels …

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Oct 26 2011

1983 Honda CX500 Custom


Owner Bob Griffith First produced in 1979, the CX was unlike anything Honda built before: a water-cooled, shaft-driven V-twin. Even though water-cooling wasn’t new. However, it was new feature for the V-twin, to include the shaft drive. This example was purchased by its current owner in 2005 and rebuilt: from the ground up. Some minor cosmetic changes …

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Oct 19 2011

1970 Honda CB750 (KO)


This is the bike that spelled the end of the British motorcycle industry. While Triumph & BSA were introducing their triple, Honda brought out the 4 cylinder bike. this bike is the first “year” of the CB750, which went from July ’69 to June ’70. The bike is fairly original with the exhaust system replaced.

Oct 12 2011

2005 Harley Davidson Soft Tail Heritage

Owner: Ian McCully 1450 cc V Twin Carbureted with 5 speed gearbox Fitted with after market “Borezilla” 2 into 1 exhaust & Arlen Ness “Big Sucker ” high flow air cleaner. Road Tech Radio with MP3 player Harley Davidson Thunderstorm mag wheels and lots of chrome bling.

Sep 18 2011

Home Built Trike


Registered November 1996. VW Type 3 Variant rear suspension and sub frame. Mag wheels from Holden HQ. 3 Stage automatic transmission. Rear tires normally fitted to a Ford Mustang. 1600cc VW Variant engine. Home-made exhaust systems. Honda VF750S Triple Clamp front wheels and brake. Modified carburetors from a Ferrari. Leading Link front forks. Modified ZX …

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Aug 21 2011

Harley VR-1000


In 1994 Harley debuted a super bike to compete against the Ducatis and Japanese bikes in AMA Super bike racing. Although improved over the years at a huge expense, they never made it to the top. About 25 of these bikes were made. this particular bike was raced by Jordan Szoke in 2001, a year …

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