Bikes & Stories

BMW R 60/5

25.06.2019 | 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.


Piaggio Vespa 125

24.06.2019 | 12:00

As before, Vespa scooters are still part of the streets. The large 125cc, 250cc and 350cc models will run 120km / h and accelerate like a much bigger bike. Thanks to the automatic a fast start at the trafficlights never is a problem. The photo shows a Vespa 125 Sport from the 70s, which was still on the road in 2019.


Harley-Davidson V-Rod

23.06.2019 | 12:00

With the water-cooled four-valve V2 V-Rod Harley scored a phenomenal engine. However, Harley atypical. High and joyful rotational speed and without significant vibrations. 99 HP and 220km / h top speed are the result.


BMW R 1200 R

22.06.2019 | 12:00

The BMW R1200R is a standard motorcycle introduced in 2006 by BMW Motorrad. It replaces the R1150R, compared with which it has a 55 lb (25 kg) weight saving and 28% increase in power. For model year 2015, a completely new R1200R with the same 125 HP liquid/air-cooled engine as the 2014/2015 R1200RT, but weighing 100 pounds less, was introduced.


Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

21.06.2019 | 12:00

63 years Sportster. 1957 Harley-Davidson designed a new more modern and smaller engine with a sporty character to stand up to British manufacturers such as Norton , BSA and Triumph : the Sportster engine. Since the beginning of the millennium, the Sportster is one of the top sellers of the brand. In Germany alone 2014 12.900 units have been sold. But in 2017 the Sportster is still the top seller of the brand. The pictured 883 is a 2004 model.


Triumph Sprint ST 1050

20.06.2019 | 12:00

The Triumph Sprint ST is a sport touring motorcycle manufactured in the United Kingdom since 1999 by Triumph . With its large 4-stroke three-cylinder engine, an alloy-beam frame and a single-sided swingarm, it competed successfully in the market against the Honda VFR800. In 2005, Triumph introduced a redesigned Sprint ST based around the same inline triple, increased in stroke to yield a displacement of 1,050 cc (64 cu in) and with a new fuel injection system. Power output increased to (123 hp / 90 Kw @ 9250 rpm), with torque of (104 Nm / 77 ft-lb @ 5000 rpm).



19.06.2019 | 12:00

The BMW K75 is a standard motorcycle produced by BMW Motorrad from 1985 to 1995. At the time of its introduction, the K75 was BMW 's least expensive motorcycle. The three-cylinder BMW K75 was developed alongside the K100, but was introduced a year after the K100 as a marketing strategy. Its crankshaft had 120° between the throws and was counterbalanced by balance weights added to the water pump accessory shaft, which ran at engine speed as is correct for a 120° straight-three engine.



Yamaha XJ 900 S Diversion EML CT2001

18.06.2019 | 12:00

The Yamaha XJ 900 came on the market in 1983. At the beginning with 97 hp from the 900cc engine. In the last model in 2003, the Diversion, there were only 90 hp. The travel sport motorcycle was especially popular because of the reliable, low-maintenance concept. The most famous counterpart was the K100 from BMW . Pictured is a diversion with EML CT2001 sidecar.



Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet

17.06.2019 | 12:00

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a travel enduro motorcycle belonging to the Eicher-owned Indian manufacturer Royal Enfield . It was developed with the help of Harris Performance Products, a British design bureau specializing in the development of racing motorcycles and parts, now part of Royal Enfield . For the Himalayan Royal Enfield designed a new air-cooled single-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft. The 411 cc engine achieves a maximum output of 18 kW at 6000 rpm.



Zündapp CS 50

16.06.2019 | 12:00

The Zündapp CS 50 was manufactured from 1979-1983. The moped has a wind cooled single-cylinder two-stroke engine of 2.1kw power. The vehicle cost about 1500 euros in 1980. The color is called stratosilver. Crash bars, panniers, 2nd rear view mirror and M-handlebars were optional.