Tagged: 1972

Last of the Air-Cooled Racers: 1972 Yamaha TD-3 for Sale

Racebikes tend to have an unmistakably spare aesthetic, a mechanical pragmatism sadly hidden behind often garishly-painted plastics. And the endless march of progress sees older machines facing obsolescence continually updated, evolving to meet the...

Barely Legal Moto-Porn: 1972 Harley Davidson XR750 for Sale

Barely Legal Moto-Porn: 1972 Harley Davidson XR750 for Sale

We don’t normally get to feature Harley Davidsons on this site because The Motor Company really didn’t make many bikes you would normally categorize as “sport bikes,” and the ones they did build are extremely rare....

Burgundy Beauty: 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for Sale

Burgundy Beauty: 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for Sale

The original Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is one of our favorites, and it’s pretty easy to see why: while the modern café-racer and brat-style builders need to chop the living hell out of suspensions...

Hammers of Hell: 1972 Harley Davidson XR750TT for Sale

Hammers of Hell: 1972 Harley Davidson XR750TT for Sale

Today’s Harley Davidson XR750TT is the bike that makes me feel okay about lambasting Harley’s modern offerings. I’d never make fun of Hyosung for making poor motorcycles: they’re pretty new at the whole sporty-motorcycle...

Orange Bruiser: 1972 Laverda SFC for Sale

Orange Bruiser: 1972 Laverda SFC for Sale

Laverda’s fierce homologation SFC was powered by a tuned version of their nearly bulletproof parallel-twin and was available in any color you wanted, as long as it was orange. You know, as good-looking as...

Road-Legal Racer: 1972 Laverda SFC 750 for Sale

Road-Legal Racer: 1972 Laverda SFC 750 for Sale

Laverda’s SFC is quite literally a race-bike for the road, from the end of the era when this was realistically possible. “Super Freni Competizione” translates basically to “Super Braking Competition” and refers to the...

Classic Roundcase: 1972 Ducati 750GT for Sale

Classic Roundcase: 1972 Ducati 750GT for Sale

As always, range-topping sportbikes create a halo-effect and drive showroom traffic but, in the end, it’s lower-spec machines that keep the lights on and put food on the table. The 750SS may have been...

Show or Go: 1972 Honda CL350 AHRMA Racebike for Sale

Show or Go: 1972 Honda CL350 AHRMA Racebike for Sale

While race and track bikes tend to be built with “go” rather than “show” in mind, even at the highest levels, vintage racing is sometimes a different story. While there are plenty of lashed-up,...

King of the Hill: Restored 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV for Sale

King of the Hill: Restored 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV for Sale

Nothing the Europeans produced had quite the same character as the big two-stroke triples from Kawasaki. Produced first in H1 500cc form, and then later in S2 and S3 sizes, the H2 750 Mach...

The Hammers of Hell: 1972 Harley Davidson XRTT

The Hammers of Hell: 1972 Harley Davidson XRTT

When I see the state of Harley’s current lineup of overweight retro-sleds, it makes me sad to see that they’ve no interest in building bikes like this beautiful Harley XRTT anymore, as clearly evidenced...