Bikes and stories

Harley-Davidson

06.12.2013 | 12:00

In 1984 Harley-Davidson presents the first light metal engine which has been developed by Porsche in Weissach. It was the first full gas engine that the American brand ever had. It was called Evolution.

 

 

Piaggio Vespa

05.12.2013 | 12:00

Piaggio Vespa scooter from 1954 with 125cc. The Vespa scooter conquered the streets of Italy in the post-war period from 1947 on. The scooter construction was built to get a woman friendly vehicle, because many men were killed in the war.

 

 

Triumph Speed Triple

04.12.2013 | 12:00

The Triumph Speed Triple has been one of the first mass-produced Streetfighter models in the 90th. Triumph was very successful with this bike. Today it is the best selling model of the English brand.

 

Zündapp Bergsteiger

03.12.2013 | 12:00

The Zündapp Bergsteiger is a two speed moped from the manufacturer Zündapp. The Moped was produced from 1965 to 1977. The Top Speed was ??40 km/h at 1.5 hp.

 

BMW R 80 GS

02.12.2013 | 12:00

The R 80 G/S in 1980 was the first enduro with multi-cylinder engine. It was the first big travelling Enduro at all. BMW won several times in the Paris-Dakar Rally with the base of this bike.

 

82' Simson Schwalbe

01.12.2013 | 12:00

1982 Simson Schwalbe from the German Democratic Repuplik has been upgraded in 2010 with a Kawasaki motorcycle engine. Not easy for the framwork.

 

Suzuki DR 250

30.11.2013 | 12:00

The Suzuki DR 250 with 17 hp and only 132kg weight was built from 1982 to 1988. At 17 hp it was not the fastest bike on the road, but it was very good to drive off road. They came in black, white and red colors.

 

Kawasaki 500 H1

29.11.2013 | 12:00

The Kawasaki 500 H1 was known in Japan as SS-500 MACH III. The series 3-cylinder 2-stroke engines makes 60 hp at 7500 rpm. With the appearance in 1969 Kawasaki set the standards in acceleration and top speed.

 

Honda CL360

28.11.2013 | 12:00

The Honda CL360 was manufactured from 1974 to 1976 as the successor to the CL 350. The two-cylinder 4-stroke engine produced about 34 horsepower. The Honda CL360 was then often run as a scrambler, with cross tires and highly placed exhaust.

 

Yamaha XS 650

27.11.2013 | 12:00

The Yamaha XS 650 1976 was a very nice bike, even when it came directly from factory. The bike shown on the photo has
new turn signals, converted fenders and a modified rear frame. This affects the Japanese Bike to look more English.