Bikes and stories

BMW R60/7

20.03.2019 | 12:00

At the introduction of the new series with the collective name "/7" the model variants BMW R 100 RS (51 kW / 70 hp), R 100 S (only 48 kW / 65 hp), R 100 (44 kW / 60 hp) , R 75/7 (37 kW / 50 hp) and R 60/7 (30 kW / 40 hp). Internal designation was type 247. The 600 models had slide-type carburetors from BING, all other models (750, 800, 1000) had BING constant depression careburetors.

 

Honda CX 500

19.03.2019 | 12:00

The Honda CX series motorcycles, including the GL500 and GL650 variants, were developed and released by Honda in the late 1970s, with production ending in most markets by the mid 1980s. The design included innovative features and technologies that were uncommon or unused at the time such as liquid cooling, electric-only starting, low-maintenance shaft drive, modular wheels, and dual CV-type carburetors that were tuned for reduced emissions. The electronic ignition system was separate from the rest of the electrical system, enabling the motorcycle to be push-started and ridden in case of a total electrical system failure.

 

 

Triumph Tiger 1050

18.03.2019 | 12:00

The Triumph Tiger 1050 is the largest enduro model of the English manufacturer. With 115 hp at 200kg weight they want to compete with the most successful motorcycle in our times the BMW R 1200 GS. The model name is derived from Triumph 's long history of sporting motorcycles of both single and twin cylinder design and of previous capacities from 350 cc to 750 cc. This model has a three-cylinder engine derived from the previous dual purpose Tiger.

 

NSU Quickly Custom

17.03.2019 | 12:00

The NSU Quickly was a moped manufactured by NSU Motorenwerke AG of Germany from 1953 to 1963. More than one million Quicklys were built and sold. The Quickly frame was a pressed-steel single spar unit with a headset at the front of the unit and wheel attachment points at the end of the arms at the rear of the unit. The unit also incorporated a tower in which the seat post was mounted and attachment points for the motor unit and the petrol tank.

 

Honda CBR 600 RR

16.03.2019 | 12:00

The 2003 presented CBR 600 RR replaced the CBR 600 F Sport. Initially CBR 600 F and CBR 600 RR were produced in parallel, the CBR 600 RR is different. A due to a higher engine power, more adjustment possibilities of the chassis and two individual seats instead of a continuous seat. The first revised version of the CBR 600 RR came on the market in 2005 and now has a maximum output of 117 instead of 114 hp, upside-down fork, lower weight and minimal design changes to the fairing. The CBR 600 RR 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.

 

Harley-Davidson Panhead Chopper

15.03.2019 | 12:00

1948 the Knucklehead Engine got a far-reaching revision. Some cast iron parts have been replaced with alloy and the oil lines have been relocated  to the inside. The Panhead models were lighter and cleaner.

 

Yamaha XS 400

14.03.2019 | 12:00

The Yamaha XS 400 was produced from 1978 to 1990. Well-known variants are Yamaha XS 400, XS 400 R Seca, XS 400 Special, XS 400 SG. The basic model was sold almost identical to the models XS 250 and XS 360. The naked bike has 20-33 kw and weighs about 180 kg. Today, the 4-stroke twin is often converted into a cheap custom bike as the machine shown on the photo. Picture was token while the Kustom Kulture Forever at Zeche Ewald in Germany 2017.

 

Honda CB900F Bol d'Or

13.03.2019 | 12:00

The Honda CB900F is a Honda motorcycle made in two iterations which appeared some twenty years apart. Both generations of the CB900F are straight four-cylinder four-stroke 900 cc (55 cu in) roadsters. n magazine tests, the CB900F typically clocked low to mid 12 seconds in the quarter mile (and a low 11.84 seconds in a Motorcyclist magazine test). The engine was tuned to produce mid range power rather than maximizing peak horsepower.

 

Honda Z 50 R

12.03.2019 | 12:00

The original version of the Honda Monkey was long before the scooter boom one of the first shopping mopeds. They were found on  additional bike racks of mobile homes at the end of 60th to stay mobile without having to move the camper. The Honda Monkey Z 50 R looks like an off-road vehicle. But with the small 8 inch tires and the short travel suspension it will be difficult in rough terrain.

 

 

 

Piaggio Vespa PX50

11.03.2019 | 12:00

The first Vespa, the Vespa 98, came on the market in 1946 and was nicknamed "Paperino" (duckling); she had 98 cc capacity and was a maximum of 60 km / h fast. Its inventor was Corradino D'Ascanio - an engineer whose dream it was to build helicopters. He developed the concept of the Vespa shortly after the end of the war on behalf of Enrico Piaggio , starting from a seated person around which he ordered the technology of the new two-wheeler.