When one’s moto-passion centers on an early generation of the iconic Honda Interceptor series, one can be expected to eventually stray from the straight and narrow to build their vision of the model with a more millennial look. That’s what occasional Bike-urious contributor Joe Nelson has done with this second-gen VFR700F2.
I’ve featured a couple of low mile XR1000s over the years, but nothing comes close to this 15-mile bike. This is the nicest example I’ve seen for sale. Ignoring the pristine condition, I like the theory of the XR1000, which was to have the essence of the legendary XR750 in a street legal motorcycle. Indian executives are nodding along as they consider the upcoming FTR1200.
Die kleine HONDA CB250K als Café Racer ist eine echten Schönheit geworden. Das Bike ist von von Grund auf neu aufgebaut und restauriert. In der hauseigenen Motoren-Instandsetzung wurde der Zweizylinder komplett überholt. Sport-Evolution ist Ihr Partner, wenn es um umfangreiche Motorradumbauten geht. Sollten Sie also einen solchen Partner für Ihr Projekt suchen, rufen Sie uns an.
I didn’t feature a TDR250 for years, but now this is the third one I’ve seen in the last month! Considering how unique it is, I’m OK with that – a dual-sport frame with a retuned two-stroke motor from a TZR250 sportbike is a recipe for success in my book. Yamaha called it “Ultimate Dual”. I call it weird. Whatever you call it, the US did not have anything like it, because Yamaha never officially sold it here. With that said, a few were sold in Canada, and that’s where this example comes from.
Take the Moto Guzzi V11, add some higher spec components, black paint scheme, and limited production numbers, and you get the Scura. Approximately 700 examples of the Scura were built, and they were upgraded with Ohlins suspension (forks, shock, and steering damper), carbon fiber panels, and a single disc clutch/aluminum flywheel that was supposed to be more aggressive, though there are reports of higher-than-normal failure rates.
The MVX250F stands out for a few reasons – but the most notable is the unusual two-stroke V3 motor. Honda has a well-earned reputation for reliability but this was one of their few misses. That just makes it all the more impressive to see one still around and kicking, especially as they were only really sold in Japan and New Zealand.
The styling of Ducati’s 749R was polarizing: it seems like for every person that liked the way it looked, you could find four people who didn’t. But thanks to a slipper clutch, Ohlins suspension, and lower weight (despite a larger fuel tank) than the 749, there was one thing every rider could agree on – this middleweight was a blast to ride.
Gina is a combination of GIlera and ArgentiNA, as this bike was a partnership between “Italy’s finest design engineers and the genius of Argentina’s master craftsmen.” The company offered trail and road models in both 175cc and 250cc displacements – here’s a rare example of the 175cc road bike that will need to be restored.
The Cagiva Elefant is an interesting odd-ball – an Italian dual-sport with the heart of a Ducati. Available with a 900cc or 650cc engine, this is definitely the most unique option compared to the KLR, DRZ, and XL/XR options available from Japan. This bike stands out because it’s one of the rare examples that’s been restored – though it has been sitting for two years and will need a refresher before it gets back out on the road.
When Moto Guzzi first released the V50 in the late 70s, they were met with a tepid response from an American market that preferred bigger bikes and expected smaller bikes to be cheaper. To help the model stand out, Guzzi released a sportier version in 1980 called the Monza. There were significant changes, the wheelbase was lengthened slightly, the forks were upgraded, the mufflers were angled steeper to increase cornering clearance, clipons were installed and a small fairing helped with wind man
In 2002, Ducati released a Bayliss rep based on the 998S. 7 years later, they did the same (honoring his third and last World Superbike Championship) but with the 1098R, this time limiting production to 150 examples in the US (500 worldwide) with a MSRP of $43,995. This one owner example is now on offer for about 75% of that original figure.
This is a lovely piece of Italian exotica. The SB8R used the Suzuki TL1000R motor in it’s bespoke frame, surrounded by the usual Bimota top-end components. I will refer you to the seller’s listing, as it is very comprehensive about the specifics of this model and also this particular bike. Suffice it to say that if you have a need for speed and like to stand out in a crowd, this is the bike for you.
Motorrad-Restauration vom Profi Die Restauration von Fahrzeugen ist keine normale Werkstattarbeit. Es erfordert viel Liebe zum Details, einen geschulten Blick für jede noch so winzige Kleinigkeit, sowie viel Leidenschaft und Sorgsamkeit bei der Durchführung. Kurzum, man benötigt Spezialisten, die darüber hinaus auch über das entsprechende Equipment verfügt.