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TAG : January/February 2018

Motorcycle Classics 2018 Calendar

Here’s something we think belongs on every Motorcycle Classics reader’s wall; the Motorcycle Classics 2018 Calendar. Our first-ever calendar, it features 12 iconic classics including the Norton Commando, Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, Kawasaki H1 triple, Velocette 500 Clubman and more. The generous ...

Ahead to the Past

When Heinrich and Wilhelm Hildebrand teamed up with Alois Wolfmüller to produce the world’s first production motorcycle, in 1894, they were building a machine targeted almost exclusively to a growing leisure class, a population of individuals with the time and resources to toy with emerging ...

2018 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions Gearing Up

Bonhams and Mecum Auctions are both gearing up for the 2018 Las Vegas motorcycle auctions. Bonahms’ one-day event happens Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Rio Hotel & Casino, while Mecum will hold an expanded five-day auction extravaganza starting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and ending Saturday, ...

Ben Schenk’s 1966 Kawasaki 85 J1TR

I was very pleased to read the latestUnder the Radarcolumn in the September/October 2017 issue of the magazine. The story featured the Honda S90, but also gives “Contender” status to two other bikes: The Suzuki K11 Sport 80 and the Kawasaki 85 J1.I will soon be working on a 1966 Kawasaki 85 ...

Rick Campbell’s 1989 Honda Hawk GT

Your excellent September/October 2017 issue underscores a most important point about the success of Honda Japanese motorcycles in the early years: they were not just “styled” but were integrated designs. The beloved Honda S90 (I had two) proves the point: sprightly, reliable, and simply ...

Joe Carrillo’s 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Rider: Joe Carrillo, Menlo Park, CaliforniaAge: 57Occupation: Property managementCurrent rides: Ducati Desmosedici and 1299 Superlegerra, Husky 701 S/M, KTM 1290 Super Duke, Yamaha TZR250, Honda NSR250, Suzuki RGV250, Honda NS250, Yamaha RD350LC, Kawasaki KH400, Velocette LE200 and about 50 ...

Ready-Balance Tubes by Counteract

Tire balancing beads have been around for a while, but a new twist comes from Counteract with its new line of Ready-Balance Tubes. Counteract calls the tubes the first all-in-one tire and complete wheel assembly-balancing inner tubes for motorcycles. The Ready-Balance tubes come pre-loaded with ...

Honda CB450 Starter Overhaul

As reliable as vintage Japanese electrical hardware may be, everything has a service life, and that includes the starter motor on our subject 1970 Honda CB450K4, which had been displaying a tendency to drag and otherwise turn slowly making the CB450 somewhat hard to start.New starters for the ...

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