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2010 SR400

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Scott in Other. 7 comments

We just received some photos of the 2010 SR400 from Japan. That’s right, Yamaha have decided to continue the ever popular SR model. Let’s face it, they would be crazy to stop production of this classic based on the sales in Japan alone. Especially with a revival in retro, classic and cafe racer bikes around the world we think the 2010 SR will do Yamaha proud. The main difference between the previous SR’s that have almost been unchanged for 30 years and the new 2010 SR400 is the addition of fuel injection, which will reduce it’s previous high fuel emissions that stopped it being imported into many countries. This is great news for SR fans like ourselves and we look forward to seeing more of these beautiful bikes on the road (in whatever form).


Honda CB950

Posted on November 17, 2009 by Scott in Other. 1 Comment

Before you get too excited (like I did) this is only a 1/8 die cast model. Made by the French model making company Heller, it’s a replica of the Japauto Honda CB750 bike that had a 969 cm3 racing kit thus making it a Honda CB950. You can find the model and more pics of this beautiful Cafe Racer at the Japanese model shop named Kim’s House or if you want the real thing it could be the perfect project for someone who has a CB750. Just make sure you send us some pics when completed.


Triumph in Christchurch

Posted on November 15, 2009 by Scott in Scrambler. No Comments

Found this little beauty in the corner of an impressive motoring shop in Christchurch NZ called Fazazz. The photo doesn’t do it justice (I only had my phone). It’s a 1971 Triumph 250 which has apparently only done 316 original miles. I was also told that the previous owner was a little old lady in America (sound like a sales pitch?). Whatever the case this is a great little classic being sold for $9000 NZ dollars. Not cheap but they don’t make them like this anymore, and you won’t find many in this condition especially New Zealand.


W650 Flat Tracker

Posted on November 12, 2009 by Scott in Tracker. No Comments

You may have notice that no motorcycles have been posted for a while. The reason being I am currently touring New Zealand on a holiday. Tomorrow I will attempt to post some of the bikes I have spotted in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Until then here’s a sweet W650 from the Japanese shop M&M. To see more of this gem and to see their Triumph Flat Tracker hit the link to the M&M blog.


Art of Rebellion

Posted on November 7, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Steve Stone is a freelance photographer and owner of Blacklist Photography. He shoots a range of subjects from fashion, snowboarding and lots of motorcycles (which is why we are talking about him). He was recently one of ten artist hand picked to show their work at The Harley-Davidson Art of Rebellion show in L.A and NYC. Steve says he enjoys “making rad images, and then spending his money on more motorcycles”. We really dig Steve’s striking images and you can find Steve and his latest images on the Blacklist Blog.


Mike Doohan sells safety

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Scott in Other. 7 comments

Just days after the launch of the Victorian motorcycle campaign the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia has embarked on a new approach to encourage motorcyclists to ride safely. The new campaign, created by Clemenger BBDO Adelaide, utilises Moto GP racing footage and demonstrates the real dangers riders face on the road due to roadside obstacles. As opposed to the previous campaign we featured the other day that has been upsetting many riders from around the world, we believe this one is money well spent. Not only does the footage make you stop and think, but using Mick Doohan is a stroke of genius. He’s an Australian legend and also a major role model to most of the target audience. Will this commercial change the speeding habits of riders and in turn save lives? We hope so, what do you think? Please … Read More »


Yamaha R5C

Posted on November 1, 2009 by Scott in Classic. 1 Comment

Stumbled across this great site dedicated to the Yamaha R5. Lawrence O’Toole started the website after he purchased this R5C and couldn’t find much information on them. He originally thought it would be a good way to document his R5 resurrection project but it has become a handy source of information for many R5 owners around the globe. There’s not much information out there about the R5 because they weren’t made for very long, the two-stroke was only manufactured from 1970 – 1972. We are told these bikes are surprisingly fast for their size and age, lifting the front wheel in the first two gears and keeping up with modern bikes twice their size. I think we’ll have to keep an eye out on Ebay for one of these two-stroke pocket rockets. To see more pics of Lawrence’s R5 check … Read More »


Custom House Stinky SR

Posted on October 31, 2009 by Scott in Racer. No Comments

The name might sound a bit funny but Customs House Stinky (CHS) have been building some serious looking motorcycles in Japan since 1983. Their website is littered with beautiful bikes including many Cafe Racers, mainly using the much loved Yamaha SR400. The only thing that stinks about these bikes is the smell of burning rubber as they disappear into the distance. CHS also have an impressive range of handmade tanks and seats that are quite pricey but you are definitely paying for quality. If you want to see more pics of this stripped down, red framed SR Cafe Racer check out this gallery or visit their main gallery to see the whole range.


Deus Sportster Nightster

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer. 5 comments

We received some pics from Deus today of this nasty looking 2008 Sportster Nightster. This bike truly deserves the words ‘Deus Special’ painted on its tank. Some of the work done includes changing both F&R rims to alloy (front is 19″ dia and the rear is now 18″ dia), stainless spokes, sticky tires, lowered F&R suspension (Ikon), clip on bars, small electronic speedo, Yamaha SR400 petrol tank (thought that looked familiar), solo seat, chopped rear frame section, shorty F&R fenders, modified Vance & Hince 2 into 1 exhaust with HPC matte black coating, and lastly the “special” Deus paint job. After they had finished, this HD had lost 15kg of junk. We love it when Deus get their junk out. [Thanks to Andy for finding this in between the covers while riding a Virgin].


Australian Motorcycle Commerical

Posted on October 28, 2009 by Scott in Other. 18 comments

This beautifully shot commerical by director Lance Kelleher at Curious Films is causing a lot of debate on motorcycle forums Down Under. The main problem is riders think that this commercial makes us look like a bunch of idiots. Lots of us ride dangerously at times but should we all be made to look like reckless morons? We would love to know what you think. Do you think this ad would work in Europe or America? Would it change the way you ride? Or are they offending the target audience?  Please leave your comments below.