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1993 Yamaha GTS1000

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> Forkless

 

1993 Yamaha GTS1000 explored new technologies

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal

 

You would be forgiven for thinking this modern-looking Yamaha is a brand new machine, one that the company might be bringing to market next year.[...]

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1940 INDIAN SPORT SCOUT

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> Heirloom Indian – Grampa’s old motorcycle comes home to stay

 

Story: Greg Williams, Photos: Amee Reehal

 

When father and son Terry and Chad Murphy want to remember dad and grampa, they don’t have to look at a worn black and white photo; they can go to the garage and bring to life the Indian motorcycle he took on a summer journey in 1940.[...]

 

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1954 BMW R25/3 Motorcycle

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> Joy of Commuting

 

Single-cylinder BMW a study in class and utility

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

 

In the modern motorcycle world workaday commuting machines get little to no respect. In fact, small-bore motorcycles in general are often overlooked in favour of larger, faster and more glamorous ‘cycles.[...]

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1993 Yamaha GTS1000

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> Forkless

 

1993 Yamaha GTS1000 explored new technologies

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal

 

You would be forgiven for thinking this modern-looking Yamaha is a brand new machine, one that the company might be bringing to market next year.[...]

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Sportster Custom

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> Oh, Behave!

 

Builder uses parts at hand to construct Miss Behavin

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

 

Creating something from nothing is what Mark Blundell does best. Well, not literally nothing, but from spare parts belonging to a variety of different machines that might otherwise go to waste. Blundell owns and operates Calgary’s TJ’s Cycle, a well-known motorcycle used parts emporium, and his overflowing yard chock-full of exhaust systems, wheels, front ends and controls is his playground. [...]

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Custom V-ROD Bikes

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> Revolutionary.

 

Story by Greg Williams; Snaps by Amee Reehal


For Harley-Davidson that single word sums up the VRSCA V-Rod, a machine first introduced to the public nearly 10 years ago. In fact, the overhead cam, fuel-injected, liquid cooled 60-degree V-twin engine that powers the V-Rod was nicknamed the Revolution – simply because it’s quite a departure from, say, the venerable Knucklehead or Panhead. [...]

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Honda Super Hawk

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> Legendary 305cc machine helped bring Honda to the masses

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal ©

  

In 1959 Honda changed the way many people thought of motorcycles – and motorcycling — when they introduced their clean and quiet machines to North America. [...]

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1968 Norton Atlas

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> Norton’s Rocketship – 1968 Norton Atlas a dependable missile

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal ©

 

The slogans ‘The Unapproachable Norton’ and ‘The World’s Best Road Holder’ defined one of the most fabled British motorcycle builders. Founded in 1898 by James Lansdowne Norton, or Pa, as he was commonly known, Norton brought to the motorcycling masses several technological advancements. Not the least of these developments was the featherbed frame as designed by the McCandless brothers. [...]

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Sunbeam S7

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Sunbeam S7

 

“The Gentleman’s Machine”

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal ©

 

Catching a glimpse of a Sunbeam motorcycle moving down the asphalt is a rare experience, especially in Canada.


A product of the British manufacturing industry, there are two distinct periods of Sunbeam motorcycle production. The first was from 1912 to 1939, and the second from 1946 to 1957. John Marston of Wolverhampton, England first produced fine quality bicycles in the late 1800s, and these pedal-powered conveyances bore the Sunbeam badge. Mechanized transport caught Marston’s attention at the turn of the last century, but rather than pursuing motorcycle construction he developed automobiles, and set up the Sunbeam Motor Car Co. Ltd. [...]

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2001 Buell X1 Lightning Café Racer

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> 2001 Buell X1 Lightning café racer


Saturday Morning Special [...]


Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

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1977 Honda CB750F2 Brat-Style Bike

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> Punk’d

 

The do-it-yourself ethos of punk music inspired a man born long after the music itself had died. [...]

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

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1975 MV Agusta

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> Reigniting the passion


They say men respond to visual stimuli, but the late owner of this MV Agusta was aroused by the aural…


Story by Greg Williams. Photos by Amee Reehal

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1996 Buell S1 Lightning

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> Full-on Buell

 

1996 S1 Lightning gets a makeover

 

Story: Greg Williams, Photos: Amee Reehal

 

Everybody’s seen a customized Harley-Davidson, but how about a customized Buell? (RIP, Buell.) Although Erik Buell’s machines have always had a distinctive look to them there are those out there who think the design could be improved upon. [...]

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1956 Douglas Dragonfly - :

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> A Douglas takes flight


Rare 1956 Douglas Dragonfly back on the road


Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal

 

A Douglas Dragonfly is distinctive, but it certainly isn’t the most widely recognized British motorcycle. The 350cc flat twin touring machine was built in an era – the mid 1950s — when many British manufacturers were trying to design clean, economical and reliable transportation.[...]

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1950 Harley-Davidson Panhead w/Goulding Rocket Sidecar

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>Back to a Simpler Time

 

This is one pan you won’t find in the kitchen

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

 

Outside of the motorcycling fraternity if you told anyone you rode an old ‘pan’ they would look at you askance. We are not, of course, talking about a well-seasoned, beat up piece of tin from the bakery. What we are talking about is one of the most legendary motors ever produced by Harley-Davidson – the Panhead. [...]

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1952 B.S.A. A10 Golden Flash

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> Resurrecting Rust

 

Bringing back to life a 1952 B.S.A. Golden Flash

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

 

It’s easy to see where some motorcycles get their name.

Take, for instance, the B.S.A. A10 Golden Flash. Introduced late in 1949 as a 1950 model, B.S.A.’s Golden Flash was the first 650cc parallel twin in the company’s range. And, it was finished in a sandy beige – almost gold – colour. This was at a time when most other British motorcycles came in dour black on black. [...]

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Kawasaki Café Racer KZ200

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> Not your average tea and crumpet machine

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

 

Tradition would suggest that a café racer be based on something British, perhaps a pre-unit Triumph 650cc twin in a Norton Featherbed frame. There are only so many parts and pieces from those motorcycles around, however. And now, thanks to an increased interest in the café style of build, folks are turning to some rather pedestrian machines – such as Honda CB350s or Yamaha XS650s — as starting points. [...]

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1973 KAWASAKI Z1 900

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> Superbike – Owner finally connects with a 1973 Kawasaki Z1 900

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal ©

 

Some folks are pretty impressionable — especially those who are interested in motorcycles. Take Calgary’s Wade Youngman, for example. Back in 1973 he was 16 years old, and he’d just bought a brand new Kawasaki Trail Boss motorcycle. It was a 100cc machine, but that wasn’t enough for him. No, later in the year he decided he also had to have a 1973 Kawasaki H2, the 750cc triple-cylinder two-stroke screamer. [...]

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1972 Triumph T100C

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> Enduro-style 1972 machine a step back in time

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal ©

 

Some could argue this 1972 Triumph T100C is the last of the line.

Let’s flashback to 1937. Triumph designer Edward Turner pens the 498cc parallel twin-cylinder engine that fits into the Speed Twin. [...]

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Honda CB750

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> Collection of HONDA CB750s

 

Story by Greg Williams, Photos by Amee Reehal

 

Few machines have impacted the motorcycle market quite like the Honda CB750 Four.

Arguments for other machines that have shaken the industry can be made, but when the inline four-cylinder CB750 was introduced in 1969 the motorcycle was literally a game-changer.

And as a game-changer, Honda’s CB750 became the machine that set the pace for the early part of the 1970s.

Calgary’s Peter Gilding was 13 years old in June 1970 when he first saw a Honda CB750. “I was so blown away by the four pipes and four mufflers, the size and the sound of the thing – it was a visible shock,” Peter says. [...]

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1960s Triumph Motorcycles

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> Stripped, Slammed and Sinuous

 

There are two kinds of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. The first has garages full of half-finished projects and the second turns out pristine machines at a breakneck pace. We don’t need to tell you on which side of the divide Bob Klassen falls. [...]

 

Story by Greg Williams; Photos by Amee Reehal

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2002 Suzuki SV650

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> Some folks collect stamps. Others collect coins.


Story by Greg Williams. Photos by Amee Reehal

 

John Whitby’s hobby is far more interesting. He collects dysfunctional motorcycles. Working in his suburban two-car garage — already stuffed to the rafters with two hot rods, a metal lathe, welding gear and a half dozen other bikes — he takes them apart and puts them back together in a way the original maker never intended. [...]

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