Bikes and stories

BMW K 100 RS

22.11.2017 | 12:00

The BMW K100 is a family of four-cylinder 987 cc motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW from 1983 to 1992. As the 1970s came to an end, BMW faced three problems from developing its flat-twin boxer engine further: Emissions regulations being developed in the United States and the European Union meant that more control was needed over the amount of fuel entering the combustion chamber. From an engineering standpoint this was easier to achieve with more cylinders at an overall smaller displacement. The market-led development of bikes was leading to the Japanese factories developing smoother and quicker machines based around a four-cylinder format. Bike comparison in the media at the time was based around top speed, and a four-cylinder when fully developed created more power.

 

 

Ducati Scrambler 800

21.11.2017 | 12:00

The Ducati Scrambler is a L-twin engined standard or roadster motorcycle made by Ducati . The Scrambler was introduced at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show, with US sales beginning in 2015, in seven configurations: the 803 cc (49.0 cu in) Classic, Urban Enduro, Icon, Flat Track Pro, Full Throttle, Italia Independent, and the 399 cc (24.3 cu in) Sixty2. The Scrambler name and design concept are a revival of the Scrambler line of dual-sport singles made from 1962–1974.

 

Harley-Davidson Chopper

20.11.2017 | 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.

 

 

Kawasaki W 800

19.11.2017 | 12:00

The Kawasaki W800 is a parallel twin motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 2011 to 2016. The W800 is a retro style model that emulates the Kawasaki W series, three models that were produced from 1967 to 1975, and which in turn were based on the British BSA A7. The carburettor-fuelled W650 was discontinued because it could not meet emissions regulations, so the W800 engine is fuel injected. Unlike the W650, the W800 does not have a kickstart.

 

 

BMW R nineT

18.11.2017 | 12:00

With the BMW R ninet you have hit the mark. The bike looks great, has a wonderful sound and thanks to the short transmission a perfect acceleration. The Cafe Racer of the Year 2014.

 

 

Honda CB 750

17.11.2017 | 12:00

The Honda CB750 is an air-cooled transverse in-line four cylinder engine motorcycle made by Honda over several generations for year models 1969–2003 as well as 2007 with an upright or standard riding posture. It is often called the original Universal Japanese Motorcycle. Bimota, Fritz Egli, Eckert, Japauto, Dunstall, Rickman, Rau, Martin, Dresda, Seeley Ernest Walther and Yoshimura built Racing Machines based on the CB 750.

 

 

Gilera 5V Arcore 150

16.11.2017 | 12:00

The Gilera 5V Arcore, in Germany named Gilera Strada, is a motorcycle produced from 1972 to 1975. The new models were sold in the first months of 1972 at the price of 340 000 Lire ex factory for the "125" and 360 000 Lire ex factory for the "150", a price slightly higher than the competing models but well justified by the good technical level of the vehicle.

 

 

Yamaha TRX 850

15.11.2017 | 12:00

The Yamaha TRX850 is a sports motorcycle with a 10-valve DOHC 849 cc 270° parallel-twin engine. First released in Japan in 1995, a version for the European market was available from 1996 to 2000. The TRX engine was derived from that in the Yamaha TDM850, but the TRX is lighter, lower and sportier than its TDM stablemate. The parallel twin engine has five valves per cylinder, three inlet and two exhaust. The engine produces some 85 Nm of torque and 79 bhp.

 

 

BMW R 90 S

14.11.2017 | 12:00

The BMW R90S is a 900cc sport motorcycle produced by BMW from 1973 to 1976. BMW commissioned designer Hans Muth to oversee the R90S, which became the flagship of the boxer engined "/6" range. Sporting distinctive two-tone paintwork, a bikini fairing and a new tail, the R90S was intended to shrug off the enduring image of BMW bikes as staid and utilitarian. The 67 bhp (50 kW) R90S had a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h), it ran the quarter mile in around 13.5 seconds and it accelerated from 0 to 62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds.

 

 

 

Suzuki GS 750

13.11.2017 | 12:00

The Suzuki GS series was Suzuki Motor Corporation's first full range of 4-stroke powered road
motorcycles, having previously almost exclusively manufactured 2-stroke machines. The first of the GS Series was the four-cylinder GS750 released alongside the GS400 parallel twin in November 1976.