Suzuki XN85 Turbo

Suzuki XN85 Turbo Motorcycle

The Suzuki XN85 Turbo was the first turbo-charged motorcycle from the Japanese marque, it was a direct answer to the Honda CX500T but it upped the ante a little by offering a capacity of 673cc. As it was Suzuki’s first crack at a turbo the boost and resulting performance was relatively modest, but this isn’t…

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Motorcycle Basics Techbook

Motorcycle Basics - Techbook Haynes Manuals

The Motorcycle Basics Techbook by Haynes Manuals is an essential reference designed for all motorcyclists, it covers all major engine, chassis, electrical and suspension systems with human-comprehendible explanations and cutaway illustrations – the latter of which can help turn exceedingly confusing things into relatively simple concepts. I’ve had my copy of this book for a few…

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Porsche 928 Cutaway

Porsche 928 Cutaway

The Porsche 928 was originally developed as a replacement to the 911, and while many of us are exceedingly glad that this never eventuated, the 928 is still an excellent and quintessentially German motor car. The styling of the car was groundbreaking and it caused quite a stir at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show where…

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1902 Renault Voiturette

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Renault was established in 1899 by the talented young French engineer Louis Renault, Louis partnered with his brothers Marcel and Fernand – Two men who had years of business experience working for their father’s successful textile company in France. The first model produced by Renault was the Voiturette, it was offered in 3 major iterations…

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Roundhouse Snowboard

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The Roundhouse Snowboard by The Arbor Collective is one of the increasing number of snowboards (and skis) that use a bamboo core for strength and flexibility. The bamboo is layered with both triax & biax fibreglass, eldorado wood and ply to create an all-terrain snowboard suitable for people with a larger boot-size. The Arbor Collective…

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1925 Stanley Steamer

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The Stanley Steamer is the colloquial name given to the steam powered automobiles produced by Stanley Motor Carriage Company between 1902 and 1924, the Steamers eventually lost out to gasoline powered cars due to the ease of use afforded by an internal combustion engine with an electric starter motor – but for a while there…

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