An All-New Bimota HB1

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The Bimota HB1 was the first bike to ever wear the now-legendary Bimota badge on its tank, and it came about by accident. And I mean that literally. Massimo Tamburini crashed his Honda CB750 in September 1972 at the Misano racetrack – the accident left him with three broken ribs and plenty of time to…

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1984 Honda ATC70

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The 3-wheeled ATC models by Honda started production in 1970, they founded the market for off-road trikes and a number of other manufacturers followed – though none saw the same success. The initial model was the ATC90, called the US90 until Honda secured the “ATC” trademark, and it stood for “all-terrain cycle”. In 1973 the ATC70…

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Iconic Moto Honda CB750 Nighthawk

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The Honda CB750 Nighthawk is a motorcycle that has seen very little attention from custom builders. There are a few out there, but they’re pretty thin on the ground and don’t land in the email inbox all that often. Honda built the Nighthawk CB750 from 1982 till 2003, it was aimed squarely at the affordable…

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Hold Fast Chicago Honda CB750

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Hold Fast Chicago is a small, independent garage run by a friendly Locomotive Conductor called Jeff. He ran a popular powdercoating and custom shop near Chicago for a few years, till he had to move out, and he now builds customs one at a time in his garage. This Honda CB750 is his latest creation,…

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5 Minute Histories: The Honda CB750

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Motorcycles were a market that was to be a natural opening for Japanese industry. Although the British, Americans, Italians, and Germans were making motorcycles that sold well they were steeped in traditional ideas of what a motorcycle should and should not be. The Japanese were not. Japan had worked on creating a motorcycle industry especially in the post war period.

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MONNOM Honda CB550

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When possible we like to bring you the story of a custom motorcycle build directly in the words of the builder, to cut out the middle man and give you a unique, direct look into their process and methodology. This article was written by the team at MONNOM. Based in Des Moines, Iowa MONNOM is…

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James Bond / Skyfall Honda CRF250R

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This is the Honda CRF250R from the opening sequence of the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. It was modified to look like a Turkish police motorcycle, and it was piloted by Ola Rapace (but mostly by his stunt double) across the rooftops of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Skyfall is still the highest-grossing Bond film of all…

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Honda CB550F Super Sport

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Honda introduced its CB550 series in 1974 as mid-sized alternative to the Honda CB750 – the bike for which the moniker “superbike” was invented. Being the little brother to one of the most famous bikes of its generation has never been easy for the CB550, or the CB500 before it – and even today the…

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A Brief Guide To Honda Scramblers

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Of all of the big four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, it is perhaps Honda that is the most closely associated with the scrambler genre – they were building scramblers from the mid-to-late 1960s with much success in Japan, North America and Europe.

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Lamachine Honda Bol d’Or CB900F

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The Honda Bol d’Or was a version of the CB900F that was named after the famous French Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race, Honda had won the race in 1969, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1981 – helping to put the Japanese marque on the map for performance motorcyclists in Europe and around the…

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Guy Martin’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

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Guy Martin is a down to earth motorcycle racer and truck mechanic who shot to worldwide fame in 2011 when the documentary Closer to the Edge was released – a film that followed the men and machines of the 2010 Isle of Man TT races – specifically Ian Hutchinson and Guy Martin. Martin has 15 podium…

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