Motos & histoires

BMW R 1100 RT

22.10.2018 | 12:00

The 1996 BMW R 1100 RT still runs without complicated electronics. In the 1200s models, the driver always has to carry a stick to empty the error memory, cause the motorcycle will not longer run with the smallest errors.


KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

21.10.2018 | 12:00

Travel enduro are the cash cows of many manufacturers - but where the business is the most lucrative, it is also in general the hardest: the competition is wide awake, the customers are demanding a lot. Therefore, it is all the more impressive how quickly and sustainably KTM has become established in this segment. The recipe for success is obvious: KTM mixes the brutal power of 160 hp with surprisingly high travel comfort and a standard package of high-tech equipment.


Aprilia Pegaso 650

20.10.2018 | 12:00

In 1985, Aprilia started outsourcing engines for some models to the Austrian company Rotax. In 1985 Aprilia launched a 125 STX and 350 STX. In 1986 Aprilia launched the AF1; a small sports model, and the Tuareg; a large tanked bike for African rallies like the Dakar Rally. In 1990 Aprilia launched the Pegaso 600, a road bike derived from off-road mechanics.


Harley-Davidson Chopper

19.10.2018 | 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.


Triumph Thunderbird TR65

18.10.2018 | 12:00

The Triumph Thunderbird is a British motorcycle that was introduced by Triumph in 1949 and produced in many forms until 1966. The name was used three more times for new and distinct Triumph models. To capture the American market, the 6T Thunderbird used a variant of the earlier Speed Twin's parallel twin engine, bored out from 500 cc to 650 cc to give the added horsepower American customers demanded. The model shown here in the TB Starframe from 1954 was built in 2018 by Chop Works and painted by Roby Custom Design.


Yamaha YZF R1

17.10.2018 | 12:00

The supersport Yamaha weighs 180 kg and has 180 hp. Thus, each kilo has a hp. The in 1997 unusually high power led increase the numbers of accidents when accelerating out of the curve.



Moto Guzzi Le Mans III

16.10.2018 | 12:00

Milano Salon 1975. With the Le Mans Guzzi unveiled the thick V-twin cylinder in tracksuit.  It was named after the 24-hour motorcycle endurance race at Le Mans in France. Sportsmanship was just announced, because the Japanese manufacturers entering to Europe with powerful machines, and even BMW tried sporty style with the R 90 S. The original 850 Le Mans was a café racer with clip-on handlebars and a bikini nose fairing, but later models were developed as sports tourers with a three-quarter fairing. A marketing success.



Skyteam 125 PBR

15.10.2018 | 12:00

Sky Team Corp., Ltd. is a Chinese manufacturer of motorcycles based in Hong Kong. In particular, there will be replicas of well-known models of Honda from the 1960s and 1970s ( Honda Dax and Monkey up to 125 cc) and Suzuki RV models up to 250 cc and other motorcycles, including in-house developments for road and off-road to 250 cc as well as the corresponding spare parts manufactured and distributed. In total, more than 45 models are manufactured, including 26 models with EC type-approval.



Honda XL1000V Varadero

14.10.2018 | 12:00

The Honda XL1000V Varadero is a dual-sport motorcycle produced by Honda . Different models have been in production from 1998 to 2013. Fuel injection was introduced in 2004, as well as ABS and smoother operation feed-back. It has capabilities for both long road trips and limited off-road. A smaller 125 cc version, the XL125V Varadero is also produced. Varadero is the big brother of the Transalp. It's heavy construction affects its top speed but offers a reliable torque, great stability and considerable acceleration at lower parts of the register. Since 2015 it's been substituted for another model equipped with automatic transmission and totally made-over design.


Yamaha YBR 125

13.10.2018 | 12:00

The YBR125 was originally introduced in South America in 2000. The motorcycle is manufactured and assembled in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia and is designed for both the Brazilian market and export to Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Italy and Turkey. It was introduced in China in 2003, and by 2005 it had sold 200,000 motorcycles.