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Royal Enfield Bullet 500

18.07.2018 | 12:00

The model Bullet is built since the 30s. Roughly speaking, everything is still there, but the technique design has been adapted to the circumstances of the time. A final change came with the adjustment to emission standards in 2007. The shown one is a 2003 model. The 28 hp engine has little power reserves, but runs wonderfully long-stroking. It starts with Kickstarter or with DENSO electric starters. In a test, the Bullet drove 132 km / h according to navigation device.

 

Honda CX 500

17.07.2018 | 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.

 

Yamaha XT 600 Z Ténéré

16.07.2018 | 12:00

The Yamaha XT 600 was built from 1984 to 2003 in different versions, becoming the most popular Enduro of its time. The first XT 600 was introduced in 1984, one year after the XT 600Z Ténéré was on the market. In addition to the changes in design, the main difference was the use of the compact 11.5-liter tank in place of the 28-liter "barrel" of the long-haul variant XT 600Z Ténéré.

 

BMW R25/3

15.07.2018 | 12:00

After World War II, the Potsdam Agreement of the USSR, USA, and the UK, prohibited BMW Aktiengesellschaft (AG) from building motorcycles. Later, this ban was lifted and in 1948 BMW produced its first postwar motorcycle, the 250 cc R24, which was based largely on the prewar R23. It was the only postwar BMW motorcycle produced without a rear suspension. BMW introduced the R25 model, with plunger rear suspension, in 1950. The last of the plunger models, the R25/3, was introduced in 1953.

 

 

DKW NZ 250

14.07.2018 | 12:00

Since 1928, DKW (Zschopauer Motorenwerke J. S. Rasmussen AG) were the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world with 65,000 motorcycles. In the same year Rasmussen bought the AUDI company. The most important financier was the Sächsische Staatsbank, which in 1929 had a 25% stake in DKW. The DKW two-stroke NZ250 from 1939 weighed 135kg and the two-stroke engine made just 9 hp.

 

BMW R 1150 RS

13.07.2018 | 12:00

The BMW R 1150 RS is a sporty touring motorcycle. The suspension can be individually adjusted front and rear and adapted to the wishes of the driver, depending on whether sporty or comfortable driving is preferred. The R 1150 RS replaced the R 1100 RS with the 2001 model year. Virtually no changes were made except for new varnishing variants. The engine power was slightly increased from 66 to 70 kW (90 to 95 hp); the displacement also experienced a marginal expansion of 1085 cm³ to 1130 cm³.

 

 

Kawasaki Z 750

12.07.2018 | 12:00

The Kawasaki Z750, also called Z2, 750RS, Z750RS, Z750D or Z750 FOUR was introduced in 1973 as a smaller displacement "brother model" to their already successful Z1 (900) for the Japanese market. Visually the Z2 is very similar to the Z1 with the only difference being the smaller engine. The new 746 cc DOHC engine was built with newly designed pistons and crankshaft parts to give it a feel similar to the Z1's 900 cc engine.

 

Triumph Bonneville T100

11.07.2018 | 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.

 

Aermacchi AMF Harley-Davidson

10.07.2018 | 12:00

Aermacchi began producing motorcycles after World War II. In 1960, US business Harley-Davidson motorcycles purchased 50% of Aermacchi's motorcycle division. The remaining motorcycle holdings were sold in 1974 to AMF- Harley-Davidson , with motorcycles continuing to be made at Varese. The business was sold to Cagiva in 1978.

 

Suzuki GSX 1400

09.07.2018 | 12:00

The Suzuki GSX1400 is a muscle bike manufactured between 2001–2008 by Suzuki . Intended to be a faster and more torque-laden version Suzuki 's similar Bandit 1200, with more up to date technology, the GSX1400 was still characterized as a "disco-era". The GSX1400 is redlined at 9,000 rpm; however in practice there is little point in taking it past 7,000 because the bike has strong low and mid-range performance.