Tagged: 1974

Road and Track: 1974 Laverda SFC 750 for Sale

It’s been a little while since I’ve seen a Laverda SFC for sale. They are some of the most desirable sportbikes of the 1970s, homologation specials that were quite literally race bikes with some...

Sparkly Two-Stroke Terror: 1974 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III for Sale

Sparkly Two-Stroke Terror: 1974 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III for Sale

In the early 1970s, Kawasaki’s two-stroke triples like this H1 500 Mach III ruled the quarter-mile drag strips here in America. 60hp and a 115mph top speed may not sound like that much, but...

Round-Case Roadster: 1974 Ducati GT750 for Sale

Round-Case Roadster: 1974 Ducati GT750 for Sale

The round-case Ducati 750 Sport and Super Sport get most of the attention, with their sexy looks and uncompromising riding positions. But the GT750 was actually the first roadgoing Ducati to use their famous...

Oooh, Shiny! 1974 Norton Commando Roadster

Oooh, Shiny! 1974 Norton Commando Roadster

Classic British motorcycles like this 1974 Norton Commando seem to have their devoted legions of fans for the same reasons American musclecars do: they’re relatively available, easy to tinker with and modify, and simple...

Ahead of Its Time: 1974  John Player Norton Commando for Sale

Ahead of Its Time: 1974 John Player Norton Commando for Sale

You’d be forgiven for not realizing that this very strange-looking John Player Norton Replica is, under the skin, a Commando: buyers didn’t know quite what to do with this at the time, either. It’s...

Original Axe Murderer: Unrestored 1974 Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV for Sale

Original Axe Murderer: Unrestored 1974 Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV for Sale

There’d been plenty of fast bikes prior to the Kawasaki two-stroke triples, of course, but while those were “introduced” in a conventional sense, the H1 and H2 were more accurately “unleashed on an unsuspecting...

The Real Thing? 1974 Ducati 750 Sport for Sale

The Real Thing? 1974 Ducati 750 Sport for Sale

One of the best-looking bikes of this or any other period, the Ducati 750 Sport is one of those machines that looks fast, even standing still, the kind of bike that people will stop...

Faster! Faster! Supercharged and Fuel Injected 1974 Norton 850 Commando

Faster! Faster! Supercharged and Fuel Injected 1974 Norton 850 Commando

Introduced in 1967 and displacing 745cc’s with pre-unit construction that was rather unimpressive in specification, Norton’s Commando was a development of the Atlas and distinguished by its simple but effective “Isolastic” engine-mounting system that...

Widowmaker: 1974 Yamaha TZ750A for Sale

Widowmaker: 1974 Yamaha TZ750A for Sale

As is so often the case in motorsports, the power generated by Yamaha’s four-cylinder TZ750 racing machines far outstripped their relatively primitive handling. Putting the 140hp of a modern sportbike into a twin-shock, spindly-framed...

Better Than New: 1974 Norton VR880 Kenny Dreer Commando

Better Than New: 1974 Norton VR880 Kenny Dreer Commando

The original resto-mod, the Kenny Dreer VR880 was basically a vintage Norton Commando with most of the quirks ironed out and all of the character left in. Unlike John Player, Kenny Dreer was an...