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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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Kawasaki KZ400

Posted on June 24, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

This is a bike that doesn’t get much airplay anymore. Apart from the legendary KZ400.com (appropriate name). Originally run by Odd Ivar Bekkelund, who was obsessed with the KZ400. Unfortunatley he passed away last year (2008) and his son has left all his Dads posts and hard work up in memory of his Dad. The “original” Kawasaki KZ400 was a 398cc twin cylinder produced from 1974-1984. These motorcycles were marketed as fuel efficient transportation back in the 70’s. So you could say they were like the Prius of the bike world. It doesn’t make a bad Cafe racer either.


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The Norvin

Posted on June 23, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

The Norvin is a very beautiful bike. It’s essentially a Vincent engine mounted in a Norton frame and has been made since the 1950’s. It is such an impressive looking 1000cc engine but does come with a downside. This downside is the weight of the Vincent engine which obviously effects the handling of the bike. Whatever the case it’s still a classic motorcycle that has made it’s place in cafe racer history.  Hailwood Motorcycle Restorations in the U.K still builds brand-new 1000cc to 1200cc Vincent motors to modern specs if you are in that part of the world.


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Deus W650 Bobber

Posted on June 22, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer. 2 comments

I just love this Deus W650 Swing Bobber. It puts the schwing back in swing bobber. If i took it to a swinger party I could not throw the keys in the hat, even if another hottie was ready for a kick start. No, not even some slutty, sexy, eurotrash Triumph kneel and bobber that was begging for a ride.


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Suzuki Volty?

Posted on June 21, 2009 by Scott in Brat. 1 Comment

This is the coolest looking Suzuki Volty I have ever seen. Heiwa has turned this newbie bike into one that i would want to steal. For all those people out there thinking that Sr400’s, W650’s and XS650’s are the only bikes you can turn into sweet bobbers and cafe racers then maybe take a look at a Suzuki Volty (for a cheaper alternative).

 


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BMW 1952 R25/2

Posted on June 20, 2009 by Scott in Classic. 5 comments

Richard from Sweden’s Richard Garage is an amazing BMW motorcycle restorer. We all love before and after shots, and this is one of the best I’ve seen. The 1952 BMW R25/2 motorcycle, was found in a garden where it had stood for 42 years, only covered with a oil cloth. That’s Richard standing with the bike when he found it. The stunning white BMW motorcycle is what he turned it into after lots of hard work. Respect.

 


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Moto Galore

Posted on June 19, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. 4 comments

Saw this pic on Joes Sign Shop. It’s a beautiful 1968 Triumph T100 R by Motor Galore . Kenneth from Motor Galore was born in Germany in 1965. He moved to the states to get away from Nazi rule and find a new life (we thank you for finding that life or else we wouldn’t see these cool bikes). As an accomplished metal artist extraordinare, his passion for motorcycles led him to Portland, Oregon. He celebrates MotoGalore with a yearly event “Hot Dogs, Hot Babes & Hot Bikes”. That sounds like the perfect combination.


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Thrilla in Manila

Posted on June 18, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 3 comments

One of our readers from Manila sent me some pics of his local cafe racer scene. It’s always good to see how they roll in different countries. Thats his GB500 with the original tank re-chromed and a custom seat from the boys at Benjes. The real surprise is the bike the dude is sitting on is an old police CB77 mainly made from salvage yards around Manila. [Thanks Dante and Noli for the pics.]


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