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Going Postal

Posted on July 4, 2009 by Scott in Classic. No Comments

I have found new respect for Cyprus. Not only do they have the Cypress Classic Motorcycle Museum but they produced these beautiful vintage motorcycle stamps. Snail mail has never looked so fast.


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Custom Jump

Posted on July 3, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Brat. 1 Comment

It’s been way too long since I’ve mentioned a Japanese Custom shop. Heres one called Custom Jump from Kyushu. They specialize in TW200, TW225’s and of course the favourite SR400. They have created some crazy TW’s and this is just a taste. Check their gallery to see more, including an American Chopper styled TW225.


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1955 Matchless G45

Posted on July 2, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This has to be one of the most beautiful British racers ever made. It was Matchless’ first attempt at a 500cc production racer. Not very reliable and even had a tendency to blow up. A cross between a special version of their roadgoing 500cc two-cylinder engine and the AJS 7R (everything but the engine). AJS and Matchless were both owned by AMC (Associated Motorcycle Company). The British sure knew how to make exceptional motorcycles. Shame about their reliability, although Triumph has pretty much sorted that out these days.


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Bikes Move Us

Posted on July 1, 2009 by Scott in Moped, Other. 2 comments

These mad motor-cycles from Australia remind me of Spooky Tooth Cycles. You could call them the Cafe Racers of the bicycle world. I want one. See more pics and info on Bikes Move Us [Found on Speed Junkies]

 


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Build-a-bike site

Posted on June 30, 2009 by Scott in Other. 2 comments

Something a little bit different. The motorcycle insurance company Allstate has designed this awesome website that lets you create your own custom bobber or chopper (sadly no cafe racer option). Choose a frame, wheels, front end, engine, paint and more. All a bit of fun for those that want to create a custom without actually getting dirty. Or print it out and make it for real.


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GILERA SATURNO “PIUMA” 500

Posted on June 29, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This classic 500cc racer was unveiled in the spring of 1948, compared to past Gilera bikes it was a new slick design. The Gilera was raced at the Dutch TT in June where prominent Japanese manufacturing reps took numerous rolls of film of the new racer (and no doubt ripped off). The 1949 season was a shake down for the new bike and went on to demonstrate its potential by winning several races but failed to win the manufacturer title that was clinched by one point by Les Graham on AJS. The head engineer actually left shortly after building this bike and went to work for MV Agusta. Funnily enough the 1950 MV Agusta looked very similar to this classic motorcycle. If you want to read the whole history visit Gilera-Saturno.


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Big Moon XS650

Posted on June 28, 2009 by Scott in Brat, Scrambler. No Comments

Saw this awesome Big Moon Yamaha XS650 on Bikeexif who found it from Speedjunkies. Three links in the opening sentence… that’s a personal record. SFX: audience clapping.


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Michael Jackson’s HD

Posted on June 27, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Had enough of Wacko Jacko everywhere you look? Thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Only a few months ago Michael Jacksons 2001 Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle (came with a free childs helmet) was auctioned off with 2000 other Neverland items. You could safely say that it would have been a good investment. There was talk that this bike appeared in his video ‘Speed Freak’ (one of the weirdest video clips) but after watching it I can say it wasn’t. Can you imagine MJ riding this bike? No i can’t either… especially now.


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MV Agusta Cilindri

Posted on June 26, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

What a classic Italian racer. While a 3-cylinder engine was not exactly a novelty (others  had experimented with this configuration) it was undoubtedly the first to achieve such brilliant performance. A full 92 HP at 13,500 RPM, lightness and excellent handling made this 500 the most successful of the MV stable. Following its 1966 debut, it won 7 consecutive world championships from 1967 to 1973 with G. Agostini. That was no easy feat. Wouldn’t you love to ride this machine on a race track?


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Timeless motorcycles

Posted on June 25, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Jose Geraldo Reis Pfau from Brasil makes these miniature motorcycles all exclusively from watch parts. His passion for motorcycles began in the sixties. He used to have several types of motorcycles, and all of them were modified and some inspired on the movie “Easy Rider”. He has even created a miniature Easy Rider bike. Pfau makes the miniatures on the weekends. It is a personal collection and they are not for sale yet, but he hopes to be able to sell them in the future. How amazing are these bikes? Put me down for a Rolex Cafe Racer, Tag Tracker and a Breitling Bobber.

 


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