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Triumph T100C

Posted on June 9, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

In the mid-1960s, Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Baird ruled the AMA National Enduro circuit, riding Triumph machines to seven straight Grand National Enduro Championships. That is no easy feat.

And this bike, a 1968 Triumph T100C, was the one that carried Baird to his last—and perhaps most impressive—title. That’s because it came at a time when many of his competitors were giving up on their heavy machines and going with new, light-weight, purpose-built woods racers, including new-school European two-strokes. I love how he stuck with the old school and won. Respect.

How sweet is Bill’s Triumph leather jacket? These days the sponsors name would probably be about 5 times the size of the riders name. Actually, there would be about 5 more sponsors plastered all over him.

 


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Metisse Replica

Posted on May 7, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. 2 comments

Now I am a huge Steve McQueen fan. I am also a sucker for anything retro and vintage. I love the look of this bike and I am sure there is a lot of people out there who have more money than sense. But i have to agree with Hell For Leather (love your site guys) that this Steve McQueen Metisse Replica Desert Racer is priced steeper than the Great Escape jump (£13,000).  So hit this link to read their very honest review…

 

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Tell him he’s Dreamin’

Posted on May 5, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. 3 comments

The 1966 Honda 305 Dream is a blast from the past. It was a legend of its time. Even Elvis rode one in a movie (and you thought he only rode under age girls). Heres some pics of a sweet yellow 305 scrambler. The ass of the bike looks a bit clunky to me. But hey some people like big butts

 

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TW200 & TW225

Posted on May 2, 2009 by Scott in Scrambler. No Comments

The Japanese love their TW200 and TW225’s and they love their accessories. And so do lots of other people out there judging by your comments. Heres a selection of some sweet TW225’s mostly from japan except the Deus one. Love that Deus alloy tank

 

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Yesterday… all my troubles seemed so far away

Posted on April 5, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

Yesterdays is a place in the Netherlands that specializes in antique motorcycles. They have a range of bikes from 1900’s to the 1950’s. I prefer the 1950’s end like the Nortons and BMW’s but its interesting looking at all the beautiful bikes of the past on their website. For all my American readers they even have some old Harleys and Indians. They do ship worldwide if  you see a bike you have to have…

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W650 Scrambler

Posted on March 30, 2009 by Scott in Scrambler. 1 Comment

I have just seen so many beautiful scramblers recently. Heres one more that was shot at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show a while ago. The Kawasaki w650 is such a sweet bike to make a scrambler. Looks shinier than the Queens silverwear…

 

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King of Cool – The Scrambler

Posted on March 29, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

For guys who really want to be like Steve, the Triumph Scrambler is the bike for you. You can even order a “278” number board, McQueen’s entry when he raced in the 1964 International Six-Day Trials in East Germany. I have to be honest and say that I personally believe Steve McQueen is probably one of the coolest men to have walked this planet. And yes I love this modern take on the classic.

The Scrambler is based largely on the Bonneville T100 streeter. Although the suspension has been raised 2 inches over the Bonneville, for improved ground clearance. So you can take it off road onto dirt tracks but I am told its not the most comfortable ride.

I love that Triumph are still making these nostalgic bikes. I am not sure I would choose this over the Thruxton though. I think the Thruxton would perform much better, but as for cool factor this has McQueen’s personal stamp of approval. What more could you ask for?

 

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1969 Yamaha Scrambler

Posted on March 25, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

Found this beautiful old red 1969 Yamaha Scrambler at Yama parts. Its a really detailed website if you like seeing all the pics of each restorations. Heres a classic blue 1969 AS1 as well. They’re not the fastest looking machines but i bet they still turn some heads…

 

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Royal Enfield kits

Posted on March 23, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer, Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

Royal Enfield are selling aftermarket kits on its website now. They look ok, the scrambler kit looks much better than the cafe racer kit – the seat looks too square.  There’s The Cafe Racer, The Scrambler and the Continental…

 

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!*#%#^!… Excuse my French

Posted on March 18, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

Most English people I know don’t like the French that much. But I’m sure they will love what this French custom shop Mecatwin is doing to their English motorcycles. How nice are these Triumphs? Check out their website for more from these guys. Stupéfiant – amazing in french…

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