Bikes and stories

BMW R 60/6

22.01.2019 | 12:00

The R 90 S and its smaller sister models R 90/6, R 75/6 and R 60/6 were produced from 1973 to 1976 and were successors to the "/5" series (R 50/5, R 60/5 and R 75/5). The transmissions of the "/6" series had for the first time five gears. The crankshaft was changed: It is balanced from this engine series with heavy metal plug, making the outer diameter of the crankshaft smaller and the installation and removal is facilitated. All models have a double loop tubular frame and cardan drive to the rear wheel.



Yamaha XJ 550

21.01.2019 | 12:00

Yamaha brought the XJ 550 1981 to the German market to round out the sporty XJ model series down. Unlike their big sisters they possessed , instead of the gimbal , via chain drive and a six-speed gearbox. Available in red and black colors. Opposite the Yamaha XJ650 it was clearly more delicate build and lighter by 30 kilograms. The seat height was low, which made the XJ550 especially interesting for beginners and returners.


Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom

20.01.2019 | 12:00

The DL 650 V-Strom is a travel and all-round motorcycle of the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki , which is produced since 2004. The maximum speed is 185 km / h. Depending on the driving style, between 4 to 5 liters of gasolin are consumed per 100 kilometers. The four-stroke two-cylinder V engine has 8 valves and liquid cooling. The empty weight is 214 kg ready to drive.



Honda Gold Wing GL 1200 DX

19.01.2019 | 12:00

In 1983 Honda was facing a challenge in the marketplace from a new full-dress tourer, the Yamaha Venture XVZ 1200 with its DOHC four valve per cylinder V4 engine (as Yamaha's XS Eleven Venturer had challenged the GL1100 two years earlier). Honda hit back at the Milan motorcycle show late that year by announcing a new 1984 Gold Wing that pushed its four-cylinder engine design to its limits. The bored and stroked boxer produced more power and torque; a new final drive ratio gave the GL1200 taller gearing in order to reduce noise and vibration.


Triumph Rocket III

18.01.2019 | 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 440

17.01.2019 | 12:00

Kawasaki LTD is the choppers variant of the Kawasaki motorcycle manufacturer with engines of 443 to 1089 cm³ displacement, which were offered from 1975 to 1989. Responsible for the appearance of the LTD models was the motorcycle designer Wayne LaVar Moulton; The first LTD was the KZ 900 LTD. Here is a converted LTD 440 Chopper by Felix from Bochum pictured.




Honda CBR 1000 F

16.01.2019 | 12:00

The Honda CBR1000F, also known as the Hurricane, is a sport touring motorcycle manufactured by Honda from 1987 to 1999. It is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 998 cc (60.9 cu in), 16-valve inline-four engine that produced 84.3 kW (113.1 hp)(rear wheel) @ 9,250 rpm, and is capable of 248 km/h (154 mph). It had a 0 to 1/4 mi (0.00 to 0.40 km) acceleration of 11.19 seconds at 121.24 mph (195.12 km/h).


BMW R 80 RT Custombike

15.01.2019 | 12:00

In 2016, Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom built this beautiful BMW R800 with turbocharger. The achieved 100 hp power impress. Tank, seat, instruments and exhaust are from Kingston Custom. The turbo charger is a K26. The fork comes from a R75 / 5, the swingarm from a BMW R 100 RS.


Suzuki GN 250

14.01.2019 | 12:00

The Suzuki GN 250 is a motorcycle (soft chopper), which was built in the period 1982-1999 by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki . Similar models were produced as 125 and 400. The engine built into the GN 250 comes from the off-road Suzuki DR 250 and is also used in the Suzuki GZ 250 (Marauder) and the Suzuki TU 250 X (Volty).


Harley-Davidson Softail

13.01.2019 | 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.