Moto Adonis Yamaha TR1 Cafe Racer

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The Yamaha TR1 was developed to appeal to the motorcyclists who had been left behind by the great UJM arms race – not all riders wanted a high revving inline-4 that’d snap your neck if you grabbed a little too much throttle. Many riders wanted a bike that favored torque over high-RPM horsepower, a more upright riding position, and a simpler engine that they could work on themselves.

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Buy The Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Brand

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Full ownership of the Excelsior-Henderson motorcycle brand will be up for auction on the 27th of January, including all its intellectual property, the Excelsior-Henderson brandname, 10 federally registered trademarks, internet domains, previous motorcycle frame and engine designs, as well as 18 expired patents that can be used by the owner of Excelsior-Henderson. A Very Brief History of Excelsior-Henderson In the…

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1953 Piaggio Ape Calessino

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The Piaggio Ape was designed on the platform of the iconic Vespa scooter – “Vespa” meaning “wasp” in Italian, a reference to the side profile of the scooter with its bulbous rear, narrow waist, and handlebars that some say look like antenna. The Humble Vespa In many respects, the Vespa was to the post-WWII Italians…

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Urban Motor BMW R80 ST

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The BMW R80 ST was essentially the road-going version of its legendary brother – the BMW R80 G/S. The R80 ST didn’t quite enjoy the popularity of its sibling, only 5953 units were produced between 1982 and 1984, but surviving examples are seeing a lot of interest as classic air-cooled BMWs continue to see their desirability skyrocket.

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1972 Yamaha TD3 Mike Devlin

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The Yamaha TD3 The Yamaha TD3 is a two-stroke road racing motorcycle released by the Japanese marque in 1972. It’s powered by an air-cooled 250cc parallel twin, with a 6-speed gearbox (reducible to 5 if rules demanded it), it has a horizontally split crankcase, a slippery fairing, it produces 49 hp, and the whole thing…

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1941 Indian Four

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The Iconic Indian Four The Indian Four is fitted with one of the most handsome American motorcycle engines ever designed, and for its time it was also one of the most capable – able to achieve more than 100 mph and powering famous motorcycle racers like Erwin “Cannonball” Baker to new coast-to-coast records. The Indian’s inline…

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Rare Original Honda CB750 Phil Read Replica

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The Colin Seeley-built Honda CB750 Phil Read Factory Replica is a very rare motorcycle, approximately 150 were made and they have the distinction of being the first fully faired race replica available to buy off the showroom floor from a Japanese marque. Colin Seeley The motorcycle frames developed by Colin Seeley in the 1960s and…

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Beese Wendt’s Vincent Hillclimber

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Between them, Glen Kyle and Beese Wendt won won 5 National Hillclimbing Championships aboard the heavily customised Vincent Rapide Series B Hillclimber you see pictured above and below. The Glen Kyle Era The bike started out as a stock 1948 Vincent Rapide Series B, but it was acquired by Glen Kyle in the late 1950s and…

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