Bikes and stories

Harley-Davidson Sportster 48

30.03.2019 | 12:00

61 years Sportster. 1957 Harley-Davidson designed a new more modern and smaller engine with a sporty character to stand up to British manufacturers such as Norton , BSA and Triumph : the Sportster engine. Since the beginning of the millennium, the Sportster is one of the top sellers of the brand. In Germany alone 2014 12.900 units have been sold. But in 2018 the Sportster is still the top seller of the brand.


Triumph Rocket III

29.03.2019 | 12:00

The Triumph Rocket III is a three cylinder motorcycle made by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. At 2,294 cc (140.0 cu in) it had the largest displacement engine of any mass production motorcycle, as of September 2004. The name "Rocket III" is derived from the 1968 BSA motorcycle, the Rocket 3, which was also produced as the " Triumph Trident."


Kawasaki LTD 450

28.03.2019 | 12:00

Go big or go home, has long been a battle cry of the US biker scene. Kawasaki countered 30 years ago with the Kawasaki LTD 450 full of high tech and the cheeky slogan: Who has, who has. With 72.5 mm bore at 55 mm stroke, the opposite row of the Kawasaki LTD 450 turns out pretty short-stroke, and therefore he needs for 50 hp almost five-digit speeds. The Kawasaki LTD 450 was offered until 1990.



Yamaha FJ 1200

27.03.2019 | 12:00

The Yamaha FJ1100 and FJ1200 are sport touring motorcycles that were produced by Yamaha between 1984 and 1996. In 1986 Yamaha decided to upgrade the FJ1100 by increasing the engine displacement slightly and adding upgraded suspension and other components. The result was the FJ1200. The peak power output was raised slightly to 130 bhp (97 kW) from the FJ1100s 125 bhp (93 kW), the FJ1200 had more low- to mid-range torque.


Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail

26.03.2019 | 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.



AWO 425 T Custombike

25.03.2019 | 12:00

Between 1949 and 1962 the Suhl factory produced more than 209,000 four-stroke motorcycles.They were designated 425, derived from the fact that they had a four-stroke engine with 250 cc displacement. The 425 has overhead valves in a V-formation, has a four-speed transmission, shaft final drive and has a duplex cradle frame. It earned a high reputation in the Eastern Bloc countries. The motorcycles were branded AWO (an abbreviation of Awtowelo) from 1949 until 1955, when the Simson name was revived.



Suzuki DR 650 R Dakar

24.03.2019 | 12:00

The Suzuki DR 650 is an enduro or travel enduro motorcycle of the Japanese company Suzuki , which was sold from 1990 to 2000 in a total of 6 different versions. The DR 650 was located between the DR 350 as a lightweight entry-level enduro and the DR 800 as a travel enduro. The DR 650 came in 1990 as a successor to the Suzuki DR 600 and answer to competing models such as the Honda NX 650 Dominator or Yamaha XT 600 on the market.



Yamaha MT-07

23.03.2019 | 12:00

The Yamaha MT-07 (FZ-07 in North America) is a roadster motorcycle with an eight-valve dohc 689 cc (42.0 cu in) parallel-twin engine, manufactured by Yamaha from 2013.It uses a compact tubular backbone frame, albeit with some echoes of a trellis frame. Its rear monoshock unit is placed horizontally within the subframe, so as to give both a shorter wheelbase, and to lower the centre of gravity.




Harley-Davidson Sportster ServiCa

22.03.2019 | 12:00

The Harley-Davidson Servi-Car was a three-wheeled utility motorcycle manufactured by Harley-Davidson from 1932 to 1973. The Servi-Car was designed during the Great Depression when Harley-Davidson was desperate to expand its product base to increase sales. Targeted at the automotive service industry, the vehicle was designed to be towed behind a car to be delivered to a customer; when the car was delivered at its destination, the driver would unhitch the Servi-Car and ride back to the garage.




Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

21.03.2019 | 12:00

The Harley-Davidson Shovelhead engine for decades has been a favorite of customizers. Reason is the unique sound and the fact that the TÜV allows changes, because of the building year. The custombike shown was photographed in 2017 at the Kustom Kulture Show in Herne / Germany.