Tagged: 1973

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

The second of three very rare Yamaha TZ750 race bikes available this past week, this 1973 model is claimed to be a rare prototype machine. Fans of both ClassicSportBikesforSale.com and RareSportBikesforSale.com have proclaimed all...

Teutonic Trackday Terror: 1973 BMW R-Series Endurance Racer for Sale

Teutonic Trackday Terror: 1973 BMW R-Series Endurance Racer for Sale

BMW’s boxer twins have long been associated with old men, heated grips, and hard luggage. But there have been racing Beemers as long as there have been Beemers and the quirky, shaft-drive “air-head” bikes...

Tonti-Framed Masterpiece: 1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for Sale

Tonti-Framed Masterpiece: 1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for Sale

The current café racer and “brat-style” bike craze works hard to create a low, street-racer silhouette, often at the expense of suspension travel. But Moto Guzzi’s V7 Sport had low-and-lean included, with no additional...

Orange Twin: Low-Mileage 1973 Laverda 750 SF1 for Sale

Orange Twin: Low-Mileage 1973 Laverda 750 SF1 for Sale

The biggest challenge for Laverda lovers isn’t finding a nice bike, it’s finding any bike. Basket case and project Triumphs are all over eBay, hiding out on Craigslist and in garages and basements all...

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

I’ve gotten into the habit of occasionally posting these Triumph X75 Hurricanes, although they’re actually proto-choppers more than they are actual sportbikes. But I think they’re pretty cool, and since they’re powered by the...

It’s Only Original Once: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75 for Sale

It’s Only Original Once: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75 for Sale

The Hurricane X75 looks like a funky, custom chopper-styled bike, but those looks came straight from the factory, by way of styling guru Craig Vetter, who was called in to redesign the bike when...

Tasteful Custom: 1973 Ducati 750GT Café Racer

Tasteful Custom: 1973 Ducati 750GT Café Racer

Built around an early, very desirable “round-case” L-twin Ducati engine, this bike is based on a 750GT. As such, it does not use Ducati’s desmodromic valvetrain and makes do with simple springs instead. While...

Big Green Race Bike: 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer

Big Green Race Bike: 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer

Up today is a very beautiful and functional Moto Guzzi V7 Sport race bike that’s seen some success on track in recent years. There’ve been quite a few vintage racers coming up for sale...

Collectible Racer: 1973 Yamaha TZ350A for Sale

Collectible Racer: 1973 Yamaha TZ350A for Sale

Jeez, as often as these TZ’s have been popping up of late, you’d think they were common or something… Yamaha’s TZ350’s were pure racing motorcycles and had no roadgoing derivatives directly related to them....

Rebadged Racer: 1975 Harley Davidson RR250

Rebadged Racer: 1975 Harley Davidson RR250

When is a Harley not a Harley? When it’s an Aermacchi, like this RR250. At different times during its history, American manufacturer Harley Davidson seemed to recall the perceived benefits of “win on Sunday,...