Yamaha DT-07 Flat Track Concept

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Anyone who knows anything about flat track racing will be able to tell you stories about “King” Kenny Roberts and his dominant performances aboard his Yamaha XS650, with its distinctive Yamaha Yellow paint with black speed blocks running down either side of the tank and tail. In the years since Roberts left the dirt oval…

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Honda CL360 by Innovative Motosports

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The Honda CL360 is the factory scrambler version of the humble Honda CB360, a smaller capacity motorcycle from the Japanese marque that was only sold for three years, between 1974 and 1976. Despite its relatively short production run, the CB360/CL360 have established themselves surprisingly deeply into the modern world of custom motorcycle building. The differences…

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Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a 4×4 that started life as a Jeep clone during the Second World War, before taking on a life of its own as one of the world’s toughest off-road vehicles in the intervening decades. The FJ series are by far the most iconic of the vintage Land Cruisers, and people…

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God Speed You! Black Emperor

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God Speed You! Black Emperor is a Japanese documentary from 1976, it follows the life and times of the Black Emperor motorcycle gang and the very beginning of the Bōsōzoku movement. The film is the work of acclaimed director Mitsuo Yanagimachi, in fact it was his first credit as director in a career that has…

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Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R

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The first Nissan Skyline GT-R made its appearance in 1969 as a four-door sedan fitted with a 2 litre S20 inline 6 cylinder engine capable of 160hp. Those familiar with the history of the model will know that it was originally produced by the Prince Motor Company, a Japanese marque that began producing the Skyline…

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Kawasaki KZ200 Tracker

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The Kawasaki KZ200 is a motorcycle that was developed largely for the South East Asian market, with a particular focus on Indonesia. For a while back in the 1970s, the Indonesians had a law limiting motorcycle engine sizes to a maximum of 200cc and much of the region still tends to favour engine capacities in…

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Titanium French Press

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Good coffee is something that many of us consider essential to our daily productivity, sanity and general happiness. When travelling, it can be a major chore to find a decent coffee, and when camping it can be next to impossible. This is where the Titanium French Press from Snow Peak comes into its own, it’s…

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Yamaha XV750 Scrambler

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In 1981 Yamaha released the XV750 Virago – their first V-twin motorcycle and a big step into the American-style cruiser market which was dominated at the time by Harley-Davidson. From an engineering perspective, the Virago was an interesting bike – it used a pressed steel backbone which utilised the engine as a stressed member, and rather…

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Honda CB750

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There are many (including myself) who consider the Honda CB750 to be the single most important Japanese motorcycle ever designed. Although this is obviously a controversial thing to say, I do think it’s warranted in this instance due to the staggering influence the CB750 had not only on the Japanese motorcycle industry, but on the…

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