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Some History of Kawasaki Motorcycles

Some History of Kawasaki Motorcycles | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Kawasaki motorcycles were introduced in 1954, and have made quite a name for themselves when it comes to high performing motorcycles. Many Kawasaki models have been designed over the years for dirt...

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Yamaha RD400 by Motohangar

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Written by Martin Hodgson.
As the 2-stroke era of road bikes began to come to an end as the 1970’s excess collided with the red tape of the 80’s, most manufacturers let the smoke filled air slowly disappear.

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Honda CB750 K7 by 4h10

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Make a list of the ten most influential motorcycles of all time, and the Honda CB750 has got to be on it.

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Awesome Honda Four

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Top 5 Triton motorcycles

Top 5 Triton motorcycles | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
The idea was simple: take the best engine and the best frame of the time, and combine them. In the 60s, that was considered to be Triumph’s Bonneville engine and Norton’s Featherbed frame. And so the Triton was born.

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Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit

Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Charlie Trelogan’s insightful piece on café racer design emphasized the importance of good lines. No one understands this concept more than Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage: They helped build the Honda CX500 that Charlie used to illustrate his point.

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1957 MV Agusta 500 Quattro

1957 MV Agusta 500 Quattro | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Alan Cathcart test rides a 1957 MV Agusta 500 Quattro, one of only two known surviving examples. (RT @OldBikes: Alan Cathcart test rides a 1957 MV Agusta 500 Quattro, one of two known surviving examples.
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1971 Norton Commando LR Fastback Special

1971 Norton Commando LR Fastback Special | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Written by Martin Hodgson The Norton Commando with its Isle of Man heritage and five times Motor Cycle News “Machine of the Year” award is special enough, but this particular 1971 Fastback Special has a tale that starts with the man who rescued...

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So cool!

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Top 5 Honda CB750s

Top 5 Honda CB750s | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
The original Honda CB750 Four is one of the most sought-after bikes to customize. And it’s not hard to see why: classic 1970s style, peerless performance for its era, and that legendary Honda engineering.

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Pipeburn's 2013 Bike of the Year Award

Pipeburn's 2013 Bike of the Year Award | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
2013 has been a massive year for Pipeburn. We've got six times the eyeballs looking at the site now than we did this time last year. And on top of that, we've had an amazing run of great bikes. They were easily our best ever.

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Sporton Norley Cafe Racer

Sporton Norley Cafe Racer | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Although they call each other allies the US and the UK never quite see eye to eye.

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Cool Norton

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Laverda 3CL / Custom Wolf

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German Wolf Custom Streetfighters are specialists no doubt, as you can see from their take on the 1982 Laverda 3CL, which sports an almost classic cafe racer-ish approach without being OTT. Lots of goodies here including a German PSS Rau chassis.

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It Doesn't Get Cooler than Motorcycle Chariots

It Doesn't Get Cooler than Motorcycle Chariots | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Motorcycles have been called “Iron Steeds” for a long time, but the forgotten sport of motorcycle chariot racing really took that horse thing literally. Ye
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‘74 Norton Commando – 59 Café

‘74 Norton Commando – 59 Café | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
In the modern incarnation of the Café Racer culture perhaps no motorcycle waves the flag like a Deus Yamaha SR500.

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Oficina Honda CB750 RC42

Oficina Honda CB750 RC42 | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
"The world's first superbike", the Honda CB750, has become one of the world's most popular bases for customisation. It's classic looks, impressive performance and its legendary status in history are all a testament to this.

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Benjie's Cafe Racers Steampunk Thruxton | Stuffamerica

Benjie's Cafe Racers Steampunk Thruxton | Stuffamerica | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
“Because of numerous customer orders on parts and full bike builds, the work on the steampunk racer took us a year. It wasn't a full time 8 hours a day bike build. We could only work on it when we are free, and caught up on customer orders.

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Ducati 860SS replica

Ducati 860SS replica | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
One of the strangest episodes in Ducati racing history took place in Australia in 1975. At the time, production racing Down Under was dominated by Kawasaki Z1s.

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‘77 Honda CB500 – ‘La Bambina’

‘77 Honda CB500 – ‘La Bambina’ | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
It’s sad to say, but we hear a lot of bike build stories and not all of them end with a smiling owner riding off into the sunset with a quality build between their legs.

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Laverda.... by wrenchmonkees

Laverda.... by wrenchmonkees | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Before and after, not that the bike we got our hands on was as good looking as this example, but here you see how much the bike has changed attitude!

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Chris Witham's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:12 AM

I've seen this one before but not in comparison to how it started out.

Personally I think it looks way better now than it did back then, great job! Bet it sounds pretty awesome too!

Daniel Elmaleh's curator insight, March 28, 2014 12:30 PM

massage body body paris

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Motorcycle_Parade - YouTube

The attached is a motorcycle parade performed in 1935. Beautiful choreography... Not as easy to do as they make it look.
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Kawasaki Z1A by Graeme Crosby

Kawasaki Z1A by Graeme Crosby | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it

“If you follow the race scene, you’ll probably know the name Graeme Crosby. In the 1980s he won the Daytona 200, the Imola 200, the Suzuka 8 Hours, and the Isle of Man TT. And then promptly quit.”


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When Cros came to Oz race tracks the first questions he asked were - Which way does the track go?  and What's the lap record?

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Kawasaki S1 Cafe Racer - Grease n Gasoline

Kawasaki S1 Cafe Racer - Grease n Gasoline | Retro motorbikes | Scoop.it
Automotive and Lifestyle magazine Daily updates on cars, motorcycles, gadgets, Custom designs, concepts, new launch, vintage , Motor sports,
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One for Ash.

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