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TAG : classic japanese motorcycles

Future Machine: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000

Future Machine 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 Engine: 1,002cc DOHC, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder, 75.5mm x 56mm bore and stroke, 10.8:1 compression ratio, 100hp @ 6,500rpm Top speed (approx.): 139mph (224kmh) Fueling: Electronic fuel injection Transmission: 5-speed, O-ring chain final ...

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Mark Johnson’s Honda CL90 and Yamaha TW200

Wow, your September/October issue featuring the 1966 650 Triumph and the Honda CL90 sure brought back so many good memories for me. When I was 12 years old I owned a little CL90. My family would go camping in the national forest in Washington, Idaho and Montana. We geared down the CL90 with a ...

Buzzy Betty: 2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe

2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe Engine: 773cc air-cooled SOHC parallel twin, 77.0mm x 83.0mm bore and stroke, 8.4:1 compression ratio, 46.4lb/ft torque @ 4,800rpm, 46.2hp @ 6,200rpm Fueling: Multiport sequential electronic fuel injection Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive Electrics: 12v, ...

Ready to Race: 1960 Yamaha YDS1 Scrambler

1960 Yamaha YDS 1 Scrambler Engine: 246cc air-cooled OHV 2-stroke parallel twin, 56mm x 50mm bore and stroke, 8:1 compression ratio, 20hp @ 7,500rpm (claimed) Top speed: N/A Carburetion: Two 20mm Mikuni VM 20 Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive Electrics: 12v, flywheel magneto ...

Three is Not a Crowd: 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R Engine: 1,015cc air-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder, 70mm x 66mm bore and stroke, 8.7:1 compression ratio, 90hp @ 8,000rpm (factory), 73.13hp @ 7,500rpm (period test) Carburetion: Four 28mm Mikuni VM28SS Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive Electrics: 12v, coil and ...

My Kawasaki B8

I was reading the November/December issue of Motorcycle Classics when the Kawasaki B8 story caught my eye. When I was a kid in 1967, I had a paper route in Ballston Lake, N.Y. On my route, I noticed one of my customers had a motorcycle leaning against his house. I finally got the nerve to ask ...

Gary Vailes’ 1973 Kawasaki Z1

Rider: Gary Vailes, Medina, TennesseeAge: 58Occupation: Steel workerRides: 2012 Suzuki V-Strom, 1973 Kawasaki Z1Gary’s story: “In 1968 my Dad bought a new Kawasaki W2 650. After that, Dad had two Kawasaki H1s. The last H1 was a 1971 and Dad would occasionally let me ride it. I was 15 years ...

Honda Gold Wing on an Extended Trip

Rider: Steve AnthesAge: 65Occupation: Retired video producerRides: 1978 Honda Gold Wing GL1000, 1981 Yamaha XT250, 2003 Honda Nighthawk 750Steve’s story: “I’ve always loved the first generation Gold Wing. It’s naked and powerful with classic Japanese styling. To celebrate my 65th ...

Yamaha Clutch Bolts

 Yamaha clutch boltsYamaha 2-stroke specialists HVC Cycle have new clutch bolts for Yamaha 2-strokes. The kit replaces Yamaha part no. 90149-05147-00, which has been out of production and out of stock for years. Where the originals had a Phillips-type head with a habit of stripping out when ...

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