Bikes and stories

Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer

27.11.2018 | 12:00

The Yamaha FZS600 Fazer is a sport motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1998 and 2004.The FZS600 was first unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in 1997, and shares parts from other Yamaha models, notably the engine from the YZF600R Thundercat, detuned to give more mid-range power, and the front discs and blue-dot calipers from the YZF-R1.The Fazer is a well reviewed motorcycle that is generally considered reliable although many owners have reported problems caused by a weak front sprocket nut.

 

Norton Dominator 650SS

26.11.2018 | 12:00

A new 650 cc model was added to the lineup late in 1960. The frame was altered so that the top rails were closer together at the front of the seat area to create what became known as the 'slimline' featherbed. A 650 cc engine was installed to create the Norton Manxman. First built from 7 November 1960 to September 1961, these machines were a Limited Edition for the USA only, in custom-cruiser style - with high handlebars, all polychromatic blue paint and bright red seat with white piping round the edge. In September 1961 the 650SS was introduced. It had USA cafe bar style and twin carburettors. The SS stood for Super Sports and the 600 cc models were discontinued to concentrate on production of the 650SS, which quickly earned a reputation as the "best of the Dommies".

 

 

Honda XL 500

25.11.2018 | 12:00

The Honda XL 500 was built from 1979 to 1982. In the 60 years Scrambler were very common - road motorcycles with a higher seating position, whose off-road performance was slightly improved by deep-treaded tires and highly specified exhaust systems. End of the 60 Honda put on a series of SL models (later XL), which ushered in the transition from Srambler for Enduro.

 

Kawasaki VN 800 Chopper

24.11.2018 | 12:00

VN ("Vulcan") is a motorcycle series from Kawasaki , which began in 1986 with the VN 750 and still exists as VN 900 and VN 1700. All models (with the exception of the Vulcan S) have a two-cylinder V-engine. In 1995, Kawasaki presented the VN 800 A, which is built as a classic chopper. The role model was the Harley-Davidson Softail.

 

Suzuki GS 450 T

23.11.2018 | 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.

 

 

Triumph Bonneville T100

22.11.2018 | 12:00

Already in the 60s Bonneville 2-cylinder parallel twin motorcycles were used for illegal races, directly in London at the Ace Café. Even 50 years later they are still the choice of the wild boys.

 

Harley-Davidson Softail

21.11.2018 | 12:00

The term softail refers to motorcycles and bicycles that feature a hidden rear suspension system with springs or shock absorbers to absorb bumps. Softail motorcycles give the appearance of having a hard-tail or rigid frame, normally with the shock absorbers or springs under the motorcycle and out of view. The word "softail" is a registered trademark of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, coined with the release of the FXST Softail in 1984. Since then, the word has expanded to include other motorcycles with hidden rear suspensions as well as bicycles incorporating a rear suspension. In 2018 there will be no mor Dyna or Softail.

 

 

KTM 390 Duke

20.11.2018 | 12:00

The beginner Duke from the house KTM has 44 HP feeling far more. Topspeed of the small light machine is 152 km/h. The chassis puts the top speed away easily. The TFT fits the target group of youthful racers and is trend-setting. A new feature is the KTM "my Ride" system, which can be paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth in order to navigate and answer calls while driving. 164kg fun on the speedy road trip.

 

 

Royal Enfield Bullet 350

19.11.2018 | 12:00

Royal Enfield founded in 1893 is the oldest motorcycle brand in the world that is still producing. Most sold are the here shown Bullet 350 models. With more than 100.000 peaces every year for the Indian Market its the most built bike this time. The model driven in Germany was refined to a Caferacer.

 

 

Moto Guzzi T4 Motorradgespann

18.11.2018 | 12:00

In times of economic emergency, the motorbike was the "little man's car". Today it is largely a hobby. The sidecar is also called "boat". As tractors, high-performance motorcycles are used, but also motor scooters can be converted into a sidecar motorcycle. Here on the basis of a Moto Guzzi T4, which were manufactured from 1975 to 1983.