It’s amazing to see how badly banged up these Indians are relative to the total lack of injuries displayed by the men holding them up, I assume they’re the riders but I can’t see so much as a scratch on them. If you look closely at the Indian board tracker second in from the left you’ll notice that the engine is actually bent along with the frame, it takes a very large off to achieve that.
The humble Yamaha XS400 isn’t a bike that we see getting converted into cafe racer form all that often, it seems a shame as the bike has serious potential.
The decision by Harley-Davidson in 2009 to shut down Buell Motorcycles in order to consolidate their focus on their v-twin cruisers was met with a lot of anger and no small amount of loud noises. Many had seen Buell as Harley’s ticket to a younger, more sports oriented demographic and the decision to shut it…
The Yamaha RD 400 is a noisy, polluting, unreliable motorcycle. It’s also wonderful. I know that 2-strokes are frowned upon in the modern age of melting ice caps, vanishing glaciers, super-sized hurricanes and acid rain but if we put all of that aside for a moment, we all know that 2-strokes represent a high water mark on the amount of fun it’s possible to have on two wheels.