Bikes and stories

Simson S51

21.02.2019 | 12:00

Simson S51 was produced from 1980 to 1989. With over 2 million vehicles produced, it is the most built moped in Germany. The owner of the shown Moped optical customized it to a Schalke 04 football fanbike.


Honda CB 500 F

20.02.2019 | 12:00

The Honda CB 500 was built from 1993 to 2002. Because of its robustness, the good-natured chassis and the low cost, it is an attractive motorcycle for drivers newcomers, also she was popular with driving schools as a training machine. The CB 500 was developed by Honda as a cheap mid-range motorcycle. Unlike other 500s of the 1990s, the CB 500 got an engine that was completely redesigned. In this class, Honda last offered the model Honda CB 450 S, whose engine design (air-cooled OHC two-cylinder with three valves), however, based on the 1977 presented the CB 400 Twin.


Kawasaki Z750 TWIN

19.02.2019 | 12:00

In the middle of the seventies there was a completely different blow from motorcyclists. And those were the real "guys", who continued to stand on robust machines. Motorcycles powered by a powerful, large-bore, two-cylinder, four-stroke engine, a kickstarter, reasonable suspension, good brakes and spoked wheels. Just machines with optics to look through and without any frills. Typical twins of this hit were the "good old British Bikes".



Suzuki GSX 750

18.02.2019 | 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 Road King

17.02.2019 | 12:00

A cruiser is a motorcycle in the style of American machines from the 1930s to the early 1960s, including those made by Harley-Davidson , Indian, Excelsior and Henderson. The riding position usually places the feet forward and the hands up, with the spine erect or leaning back slightly. Typical cruiser engines emphasize easy rideability and shifting, with plenty of low-end torque but not necessarily large amounts of horsepower, traditionally V-twins but inline engines have become more common. Cruisers with greater performance than usual, including more horsepower, stronger brakes and better suspension, are often called power cruisers.


BMW S 1000 RR

16.02.2019 | 12:00

With the 1000RR BMW successfully tried to conquer another segment in the motorcycle market, the Superbike class. With 200 hp and 324 km / h top speed the super sports bike from 2009 found a lot of friends. BMW made 1,000 S1000RRs in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements, but expanded production for commercial sale of the bike in 2010. As of 2016, it has a wet weight of 204 kg (450 lb), and produces 148.4 kW (199.0 hp) @ 13,500 rpm. With 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) to the rear wheel, it is the most powerful motorcycle in the class on the dyno.


Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100

15.02.2019 | 12:00

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (or ZZ-R1100) is a motorcycle that was produced from 1990 to 2001. It was marketed as the ZX-11 Ninja in North America and the ZZ-R1100 in the rest of the world. The C-model ran from 1990 to 1993 while the D-model ran from 1993 to 2001. The ZX-10 was the predecessor of the ZX-11 Ninja. With a record top speed of 169–176 mph (272–283 km/h) the ZX-11 was the fastest production motorcycle for six years, from its introduction in 1990 through 1995, when it was surpassed by the 1996 Honda CBR1100XX.


Yamaha XJ 900 S Diversion

14.02.2019 | 12:00

The Yamaha XJ 900 came on the market in 1983. At the beginning with 97 hp from the 900cc engine. In the last model in 2003, the Diversion, there were only 90 hp. The travel sport motorcycle was especially popular because of the reliable, low-maintenance concept. The most famous counterpart was the K100 from BMW .


BMW R 100 Caferacer

13.02.2019 | 12:00

The BMW R100 was built from 1976 to 1996. The engine is a 980 cc (60 cu in) two-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled boxer engine, with two pushrod operated overhead valves per cylinder, and is fueled by two constant depression carburators, built by Bing Carburetor. Here is a Cafe Racer build of 2015.


Harley-Davidson Dyna

12.02.2019 | 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.