Bikes and stories

Harley-Davidson BSL Chopper Sidecar

26.05.2019 | 12:00

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in the United States in the mid-1960s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified ("chopped") or built from scratch. Some of the characteristic features of choppers are long front ends with extended forks often coupled with an increased rake angle, hardtail frames (frames without rear suspension), very tall "ape hanger" or very short "drag" handlebars, lengthened or stretched frames, and larger than stock front wheels. The "sissy bar", a set of tubes that connect the rear fender with the frame, and which are often extended several feet high, is a signature feature on many choppers.


Honda VFR 1200 F

25.05.2019 | 12:00

The Honda VFR1200F is the 7th generation Honda sport touring motorcycle from the VF and VFR line motorcycles powered by a transverse mounted V4 engine. The VFR1200F has several new technologies including the first dual clutch transmission offered on a motorcycle. When the previous VFR800 was discontinued, it was followed by both the 2014 VFR800F (RC79) and the larger VFR1200. The VFR1200F was discontinued in 2017, as it failed to meet emission standards and noise regulations. The motorcycle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 s, to 200 km/h in 8.9 s and achieves an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.


Moto Guzzi V11 Sport Custom

24.05.2019 | 12:00

Released in 1976, the 850 Le Mans was styled as a cafe racer. Although often referred to as the Le Mans Mark I, the first Le mans model was known by the factory as the 850 Le Mans, and is part of a long list of Moto Guzzi motorcycles developed since the company's inception nearly 100 years ago. It had debuted at the Milan motorcycle show in November 1975, although the groundwork started several years before the eventual production version appeared.It was developed from the earlier V7 Sport model but moved performance far beyond the interim 750S and the 750 S3. The power output measured at the back wheel was some 71 bhp, giving a top speed of around 130 mph.



Honda CBR 600 RR Repsol

23.05.2019 | 12:00

The Honda CBR600RR is a 599 cc (36.6 cu in) sport motorcycle that was introduced by Honda in 2003 as a race replica version of Honda 's CBR600F series. It won every Supersport World Championship title from 2002 to 2008, and again in 2010 and 2014. The first revised version of the CBR600RR came on the market in 2005 and now had a maximum output of 117 instead of 114 hp, upside-down fork, lower weight and minimal design changes to the fairing. The PC37 has a usable speed range of up to 15,000 rpm, an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed of about 265 km/h.


BMW R 75/6

22.05.2019 | 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 the successor of the "stroke-five" series. The transmissions of the "stroke six" 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. Compared to the "Strich-Five" series, the wheelbase was extended by 80 mm to 1465 mm.


Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

21.05.2019 | 12:00

As a study of the model was first presented to the public at Intermot 2002, the response was huge. Because the design did not only surprise the traditionalists. With the V2 1064 cc, two valves per cylinder, injection. Exact 88.1 hp at 7600 / min. Values making every driver of a 1000cc sports motorcycle smile.


Piaggio X10 350

20.05.2019 | 12:00

The Piaggio X10 is a large scooter of the Italian vehicle manufacturer Piaggio . The Piaggio X10 was produced from 2012 to 2016 with engines between 125 cc and 500 cc. All models have a single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve, Euro 3 standard with liquid cooling, an overhead camshaft, manifold injection and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The pictured version with 350cc has 33hp and reaches 139km / h top speed.


Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer

19.05.2019 | 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.


Ducati Monster M900

18.05.2019 | 12:00

Ironically, in times of crisis, Ducati managed a giant shot with the monster. The motorcycle brand from Bologna in 1992 still belonged to Cagiva , was in economic difficulties and was close to collapse. With the 900er one wanted to construct only a cost-effective motorbike on modular principle, the relevant parts such as frame and engine were already present in the Supersport and Superbike models. Miguel Galluzzi modified the frame of the superbike 851, implanted the engine of the super sports bike 900 SS. Omission of fairing and other Plastic Stuff created the a Naked Bike. Under the name "M 900 Monster", Ducati presented the first prototype at the IFMA 1992 in Cologne, which was to become the style defining feature for a whole new generation of motorcycles.



Yamaha FZR 1000

17.05.2019 | 12:00

The FZR 1000 (from 1989 with the additional designation Exup) is a motorcycle, which was produced by Yamaha engine in the years 1987 to 1995. Built from 1989 and responsible for the name addition Exup unique selling proposition was Yamaha's patented, located behind the exhaust valves additional exhaust control for four-stroke engines "Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve", with the help of the back pressure of the flow-through exhaust system is varied speed and load. This made it possible to design for a high peak output while significantly improving the torque curve in the lower to medium speed range.