Nissan Fairlady Z 432

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Although the Nissan Fairlady Z 432 may look a lot like its far more common stablemate the 240Z, they’re actually two quite different motor cars once you take a look under the skin. The Z 432 was fitted with the same drivetrain as the formidable Nissan GT-R, the engine was the race-ready 160hp 2 litre…

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Hotta-san Hunting Knife

Japanese Knife

The Hotta-san Hunting Knife is the work of a legendary Japanese blackmith based in the Tosa region of Shikoku, each knife is made by hand without the use of a die, and each blade is considered a functional work of art by people who know more about Japanese sword and knife making than you or…

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Datsun 240Z V8

Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z was an exceedingly important car for Datsun, the automaker saw the need for a halo-car that would help shift the brand’s image away from just being just another Japanese econobox manufacturer. The team behind the Z took inspiration from two of the most famous sports cars in the world at the time:…

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Deus Gripping Gloves

Deus Gripping Gloves

Each pair of Deus Gripping Gloves is handmade in Japan using 100% Napa cowhide, both the palms and knuckles are double-layered for improved abrasion resistance and the velcro wrist straps ensure that the gloves stay on if you fall off. In order to ensure there’s no chafing the Gripping Gloves have external seams, it gives…

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1969 Honda CL350 Cafe Racer

Honda CL350

The Honda CL350 was the marque’s best selling model for a number of years between 1968 through 1973, over 250,000 of them were produced and a significant number of them are still on the road thanks to the hard-to-kill nature of Honda’s engines. With a dry weight of 328lbs (149kgs) and a horsepower output of 36 at…

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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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Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

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The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is a famously tough 4×4 that bears close resemblance to its sibling, the petrol-powered FJ40. These two off-roaders are uncompromising, spartan vehicles designed for use in the harshest environments on Earth, in fact many of them are still in use today across North Africa, Australia and South America. The two countries that…

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Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV

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The Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV was introduced in 1972 to significant interest from both the leading motorcycle journalists and their readers, it was the first production motorcycle ever made that could hit a 12.0 second flat quarter mile and it’s considered by some to be the catalyst for the downfall of the British motorcycle…

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