Bikes & Stories

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.

 

Honda CB 400 F

12.10.2018 | 12:00

Although the CB 350 F still stood with the dealers, Honda introduced already in 1974 the CB 400 Four as the official successor of the small four-cylinder engine and advertised with the slogan "The new generation motorcycle". Honda built the bike until 1977. The SOHC engine produced 37 hp at a speed of 8,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 32 Nm was at 8,000 tours.

 

 

BMW R 65

11.10.2018 | 12:00

The BMW R65 was a light touring motorcycle introduced by BMW in 1978 to add a mid-size motorcycle to its product line. The original R65, contrary to the views of some commentators has the same sized frame as the larger R series motorcycles, the R65 does however have a shorter swingarm than its siblings and therefore a shorter bolt-on rear sub-frame, this along with the shorter front forks and 18" front wheel gives the illusion that the R65 frame is smaller. The initial "model' R65 was manufactured until 1984.

 

 

Kawasaki KLE 650 Versys

10.10.2018 | 12:00

The motorcycle has been available on the European market since the end of 2006. The name of the sports tourer is derived from the English term versatile system. The vehicle is based on the Kawasaki ER-6 series, but features longer suspension travel, a spring-base and rebound adjustable upside-down fork, and a half fairing, and the engine has been optimized for better lower and mid-range torque. The liquid-cooled two-cylinder engine generates a nominal output of 51 kW (69 hp) from a displacement of 649 cc.

 

Harley-Davidson Street Glide 2018

09.10.2018 | 12:00

The machine is powered by the 1.923 cc Milwaukee Eight 117. The finish of the "Talon" wheels and brake discs is matched to the three noble varnish variants. The BOOM! Box 6.5GT infotainment system includes a navigation system and provides a great sonority. The total 900-watt system comes with three four-channel amplifiers, which drive six speakers, which are housed in the fairing, in the leg shields and the trunk lid and work in bi-amp mode. The ABS brake system is equipped with electronic brake force distribution and the Smart Security System scores with immobilizer and alarm system.

 

Triumph Bonneville T100

08.10.2018 | 12:00

Already in the 60s Bonneville 2-cylinder parallel twin motorcycles were used for illegal races, directly in London at the Ace Café. Even 50 years later they are still the choice of the wild boys.