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Oldie but a goodie

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

I don’t know much about this bike apart from its on ebay in thailand. Its a beautiful 1968 DUCATI 350 DESMO MARK3…
The 2nd bike is also from thailand is a sweet 1966 DUCATI 250 MARK3 CAFE RACER…

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Honda Impossible Dreams

Posted on April 1, 2009 by Scott in Video. No Comments

I love this Honda commercial. Great way to showcase their products…

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Royal Enfield Commercial

Posted on March 31, 2009 by Scott in Video. 2 comments

This is a pretty weird but funny ad for Royal Enfield…

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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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Going Bananas for monkeys!

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

Found this custom shop in the UK that specialize in Honda Monkeys and Gorillas. They are called Monkey Bike (that explains it). They are not my style but I love some of the photos they have on their website. My favourite is the mean looking dude standing next to his hotted up monkey… now that is so bad ass buddy. Would be really funny to see a bikie gang that all ride these things… Maybe they could be called the Hells Monkeys?…

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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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2009 Triumph Thruxton

Posted on March 27, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. No Comments

This is obviously based on the Thruxton racing bikes of the 60’s that lead to the huge Cafe Racer Revolution. They have done a great job keeping close to the original. Even hiding the fuel injection system in a pair of carburetors so it retains Thruxton’s legendary racing look.

I have read lots of great reviews of this bike and if i had a bit more cash I would definitely make some room in the garage for it.

 

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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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Viva la VD Classic!

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

This Frenchman Jean Francois Vicente is a man of my own heart. After riding ducati’s and Velocette thruxton he wanted something a bit more reliable and then discovered yamaha sr500’s. The rest is history. Now he owns VD Classic that specialises in custom Yamaha SR500’s and lots of other classic bikes. Heres a selection of Sr500’s from his gallery… I love that SR scrambler…

 

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Ace History lesson

Posted on March 24, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer, Video. 1 Comment

I found this shot of a beautiful old 4 cyclinder Ace Motorcycle from 1920 and had to post it. The Ace Motor Corporation didn’t last long after numerous owners. It changed hands for the last time in 1927, when it was purchased by the Indian Motocycle Company. The Ace name was discontinued after a few years. Indian motorcycle production continued for another 25 years until 1945.

This old black and white shot of these guys riding the Ace motorcycles makes me want to race em…

 

 


Watch the vid if you want to hear how they sound and ride.

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