Bikes and stories

MV Agusta Brutale

12.01.2019 | 12:00

MV Agusta is a name well known for racing success in the sixties and seventies. But there are only 10.000 bikes approved in Germany in 2012. In 2013 850 were sold, most of them were MV Agusta Brutale.


Honda SS 50

11.01.2019 | 12:00

Honda SS 50 was Honda 's contribution to German moped scene of the 1960s and 1970s. In contrast to the German two-stroke machines (Hercules, Kreidler, Zundapp, Maico) Honda SS 50 has a quieter four-stroke engine. It delivers 5.1 hp at 10,500 rpm.



BMW S 1000 XR

10.01.2019 | 12:00

The partially faired motorcycle technically based on the BMW S 1000 R and is marketed by the manufacturer as an "Adventure Sport Bike". The motorcycle is powered by a transverse mounted in-line engine with 160 hp. In 3.1 seconds, the 100 km / h can be reached. Top speed is 250 km / h. According to BMW , the XR is to combine travel and touring qualities with sport talent and practicality. Competing model with comparable design and chassis geometry is the Ducati Multistrada 1200.



Harley-Davidson Dyna

09.01.2019 | 12:00

In 1993 the faired and bagged FXRT Sport Glide was discontinued and the FXRS Low Rider was displaced by the FXDL Dyna Low Rider,although the FXR, FXLR, FXRS-Conv Convertible and the FXRS-SP Low Rider Sport continued to be offered. The FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide was introduced in the same year. The Low Rider Sport was discontinued in 1994, and the Low Rider was discontinued after the 2009 model year. In 2018 there will be no mor Dyna or Softail.


Piaggio Vespa 50 cc

08.01.2019 | 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.


Triumph Thruxton 900

07.01.2019 | 12:00

The Triumph Thruxton 900 is a twin-cylinder, air-cooled British motorcycle manufactured and marketed by Triumph Motorcycles and launched in 2004. The Thruxton is heavily based on the company's Bonneville model, with hallmark café racer-style modifications — including clip-on handlebars, rear foot controls, small fly-screen, white faced instruments, reverse cone exhaust silencers and bodywork with a prominent rear seat cowl and contrasting racing stripe.


BMW R 75/5

06.01.2019 | 12:00

The BMW R50/5, R60/5, and R75/5 form a range of boxer twin motorcycles that were manufactured in Berlin, Germany, by BMW from 1970. Having electric starting and telescopic forks, the "slash-5" series was a significant advance over BMW 's earlier rather utilitarian motorcycles, and the new bikes appealed to the emerging market for recreational motorcycles.


Triumph Bonneville T120

05.01.2019 | 12:00

The Bonneville T120 was Edward Turner's last production design at Triumph (in retirement Turner designed the Triumph Bandit/BSA Fury which did not pass the prototype stage before BSA went under). The new motorcycle was conceived and developed so quickly that it was not included in the 1959 Triumph catalogue. With a 649 cc parallel-twin (two-cylinder) engine the T120 was based on the Triumph Tiger T110 and was fitted with the Tiger's optional twin 1 3/16 in Amal monobloc carburettors as standard, along with that model's high-performance inlet camshaft. Launched in 1959 by Triumph as "The Best Motorcycle in the World", the Bonneville T120 was aimed mainly at the lucrative US market where enthusiasts were demanding extra performance.



Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI

04.01.2019 | 12:00

Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Classic 500 are models of Royal Enfield motorcycles which have been in production since 2009. Both the Classic 350 and the Classic 500 feature the new unit construction engine in their 350cc and 500cc variants respectively. However the Classic 350 uses a carburettor for fuel delivery and the Classic 500 has EFI. The Classic 350 has an ammeter while the Classic 500 has a low fuel indicator light and engine check light instead of the ammeter. The ammeter on the Classic 350 is more of a vestigial remain as the modern Classic 350 has no practical use for it.


Honda CM 400 C

03.01.2019 | 12:00

The Honda CM400 was a street bike produced by the Honda Motor Company from 1979 to 1982, part of a series of motorcycles with the prefix 'CM' using various engine capacities. It was a precursor to the Honda Rebel series of motorcycles. The bike had a 395 cc (24.1 cu in) air cooled parallel twin cylinder engine. It was equipped with electric start and electronic ignition. Models included the CM400A (Automatic), CM400C (Custom), CM400E (Economy) and CM400T (Tach). The CM400C was produced only in 1981 making it one of the more rare model types.