Bikes and stories

Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

22.04.2018 | 12:00

As a study of the model was first presented to the public at Intermot 2002, the response was huge. Because the design did not only surprise the traditionalists. With the V2 1064 cc, two valves per cylinder, injection. Exact 88.1 hp at 7600 / min. Values making every driver of a 1000cc sports motorcycle smile.



Suzuki GS 450 T

21.04.2018 | 12:00

"The bike for people who know exactly what they do not want." That were the headlines of advertising strategists in the motorcycle papers of 1981 about the new GS 450 T, the "Traditional" bike.



Yamaha XJ 550

20.04.2018 | 12:00

Yamaha brought the XJ 550 1981 to the German market to round out the sporty XJ model series down. Unlike their big sisters they possessed , instead of the gimbal , via chain drive and a six-speed gearbox. Available in red and black colors. Opposite the Yamaha XJ650 it was clearly more delicate build and lighter by 30 kilograms. The seat height was low, which made the XJ550 especially interesting for beginners and returners.


Harley-Davidson Sportster

19.04.2018 | 12:00

61 years Sportster. 1957 Harley-Davidson designed a new more modern and smaller engine with a sporty character to stand up to British manufacturers such as Norton , BSA and Triumph : the Sportster engine. Since the beginning of the millennium, the Sportster is one of the top sellers of the brand. In Germany alone 2014 12.900 units have been sold. But in 2017 the Sportster is still the top seller of the brand. The pictured 883 is a 2004 model and was rebuilt in 2017 by Rusty Pistons Garage.



Suzuki GSX 750

18.04.2018 | 12:00

The retro model hit the market in 1998, closing the gap between the small 600 Bandit and the large 1200 Bandit. Due to its independent design, it was given the nickname Inazuma (Japanese "lightning"), which, however, for reasons of trademark law in Germany could not be used. The 6-speed original GSX-R750 engine with air / oil cooling has been redesigned for more torque and better traction at lower speeds. The model is almost identical to the GSX 1200 released in 1999.




Harley-Davidson Chopper

17.04.2018 | 12:00

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in the United States in the mid-1960s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified ("chopped") or built from scratch. Some of the characteristic features of choppers are long front ends with extended forks often coupled with an increased rake angle, hardtail frames (frames without rear suspension), very tall "ape hanger" or very short "drag" handlebars, lengthened or stretched frames, and larger than stock front wheels. The "sissy bar", a set of tubes that connect the rear fender with the frame, and which are often extended several feet high, is a signature feature on many Choppers.


BMW R 1150 RT

16.04.2018 | 12:00

The BMW R 1150 RT is a sporty touring motorcycle. The suspension can be individually adjusted front and rear and adapted to the wishes of the driver, depending on whether sporty or comfortable driving is preferred. The R 1150 RT replaced the R 1100 RT with the 2001 model year. Virtually no changes were made except for new varnishing variants. The engine power was slightly increased from 66 to 70 kW (90 to 95 hp); the displacement also experienced a marginal expansion of 1085 cm³ to 1130 cm³.



Buell Streetfighter

15.04.2018 | 12:00

The Buell Motorcycle Company was a motorcycle manufacturer with headquarters in East Troy, Wisconsin (USA). On 15 October 2009 they surprisingly stop motorcycle production. In September 2013 Eric Buell announced again to build sport bikes in series, but under the label of EWC.


Moto Morini 1200 Scrambler

14.04.2018 | 12:00

Scrambler, that used to be the ancestors of today's Enduro bikes in the 50s and 60s. Morini's latest creation is based on these models: With an enduro handlebar, a 19-inch front wheel and a little more rear suspension, it sets itself apart from its sister Sport model. The 200kg are moved quickly with 1200cc and 117 hp.





Yamaha MT-125

13.04.2018 | 12:00

In English there is the so-called 'street cred'. A value that measures respect and coolness on the street. The Yamaha MT-125 has a lot of it, it impresses with its adult look, which is reminiscent of their larger model sisters. The driving behavior and the seating position are sporty, just a street fighter for the city. 15 hp makes the 125cc single-cylinder engine. Ready to go, the MT-125 weighs 140kg.