Bikes and stories

Honda CBR 1100 XX Super Blackbird

17.12.2018 | 12:00

The Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird was a Honda motorcycle made from 1996 to 2007. The bike was developed to challenge the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 as the world's fastest production motorcycle,[9] and Honda succeeded with a top speed of 178.5 mph (287.3 km/h). Two years later the title passed to the Suzuki Hayabusa, which reached 194 mph (312 km/h). The Blackbird is named after the Lockheed SR-71, also a speed record holder.

 

Moto Guzzi V65

16.12.2018 | 12:00

During the SEIMM years Guzzi developed the 90° V twin engine, designed by Giulio Cesare Carcano, which would become iconic of Moto Guzzi . In 1976, Guzzi released the 850 Le Mans, a cafe racer that was a stylistic masterpiece and still today considered one of the most iconic and sought-after of all Guzzis. 1982-1987 they built the Moto Guzzi V65.

 

Harley-Davidson Dyna Bobber

15.12.2018 | 12:00

In 1993 the faired and bagged FXRT Sport Glide was discontinued and the FXRS Low Rider was displaced by the FXDL Dyna Low Rider,although the FXR, FXLR, FXRS-Conv Convertible and the FXRS-SP Low Rider Sport continued to be offered. The FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide was introduced in the same year. The Low Rider Sport was discontinued in 1994, and the Low Rider was discontinued after the 2009 model year. In 2018 there will be no mor Dyna or Softail.

 

Ducati 860 GT

14.12.2018 | 12:00

The Ducati 860 GT was a Ducati motorcycle made in 1974 and 1975, replaced by the restyled 860 GTS for 1976–1979. In 1974–1975 the electric-start version was called the 860 GTE, while all models had electric start after 1975, and for the final two years, 1978–1979, the name was changed to 900 GTS. A USA market variant was made in all model years, in which the gearshift was "crudely moved" from the right to the left side of the engine by means an external rod.

 

Triumph Thunderbird Sport

13.12.2018 | 12:00

In 1979, the Thunderbird Sport appeared as a successful mix of 60s look and contemporary technology. Completely new was the front 310er double disc brake. And pragmatists were pleased when the bearish 900-cylinder three-cylinder engine sound starts. Just because of this nominally 78 hp engine Triumph seemed to have succeeded with the sport of the big hit. In the test, the engine had proud 85 hp.

 

Honda CB 450S

12.12.2018 | 12:00

Between 1985 and 1989, the CB 450 N and CB 450 S were built. The designation "N" stands for one "Naked" variant and "S" for a "Sport" variant. For Germany Honda developed an insurance-favorable 27-PS version. The power reduction, the CB450S, was achieved by replacing the camshaft, the Carburetor needle, the carburetor springs and the drive pinion are reversed. The Honda CB 450 S has one Curb weight of 184 kg and is therefore easy to handle. With the six-speed transmission is the top speed with 27 hp at 145 km / h and in the de-throttled state at 175 km / h.

 

Yamaha XJR 1300

11.12.2018 | 12:00

The Yamaha XJR is a motorcycle model of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha and since 1995 on the market. There are the XJR as 1200er 4PU and since 1999 as 1300er RP02. In Japan, the XJR is also available as a 400 series. For the model year 2007 there was a new model (RP19) equipped with injection system, G-Kat and a silencer (4in1 system). In 2015 there was the last model maintenance with a much smaller 14.5l tank, shortened rear and smaller headlight. There were two versions: one without steering gear with standard steering column and one with steering wheel cover, seat cover and carbon guard. This variant was called Racer and had Stummellenker. At the end of 2016 production of the XJR was discontinued.

 

 

Ural Gespann

10.12.2018 | 12:00

From 1941 the production of the sidecar motorcycles ran in Moscow at full speed. In the Moscow factory 1753 motorcycles were produced before the German army was approaching and the factory was shifted 1200 km further to the Ural Mountains to Irbit to the east. This eventually led to the name Ural for the sidecar bike.

 

Harley-Davidson VR 1000

09.12.2018 | 12:00

With the VR 1000 Harley-Davidson started in the years 1994 to 2001 to attack the American Superbike Championship. Four Japanese and one Ducati are the opponents. To follow the rules 50 pieces will be sold under price and 3 will be kept for the races. After 7 years of unsuccessful participation, they gave up again. 160 hp has the pictured racing machine from 1994.

 

Honda ST 1300 Pan European

08.12.2018 | 12:00

The Honda ST (for Sport Touring), also known as the Pan-European in Europe, is a range of motorcycles comprising the ST1100 and the later ST1300. Both ST models have a V4 engine mounted inline, with shaft drive, a full fairing and matching panniers. Introduced in 1990, the ST1100 provided many of the amenities required by touring enthusiasts in a sporty package better suited to European roads than the Goldwing. Its successor, the ST1300, was introduced in 2002 and continued through the 2012 model year.