Tagged: 1975

Radical Racebike: 1975 Bimota YB1 350GP for Sale

The Bimota YB1 wasn’t originally called the YB1 because it predated Bimota’s traditional naming conventions. Internally, it was known as the Yamaha-Bimota Gran Prix ’74, but later became known as the YB1, the very...

Restored to Perfection: 1975 BMW R90S for Sale

Restored to Perfection: 1975 BMW R90S for Sale

Today’s BMW R90S is the quintessential German sportbike: fast, stable, and reliable, but just a little bit uptight and unassuming. Or it would be unassuming, if not for that very vivid 70s paint job…...

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Looking like the world’s angriest bumble bee, complete with four stingers, this Yamaha TZ750B race bike is ready for a new life, terrorizing tracks in vintage racing classes. And “terror” is probably the right...

Racer for the People: 1975 Yamaha TZ250B for Sale

Racer for the People: 1975 Yamaha TZ250B for Sale

A production roadracer with no street-legal counterpart, the Yamaha TZ250 was a water-cooled update of the older air-cooled TD and TR bikes. Designed so that privateers of the era could pop down to a...

Little Brother: 1975 Ducati 750 Super Sport for Sale

Little Brother: 1975 Ducati 750 Super Sport for Sale

This beautiful 1975 Ducati 750 Super Sport came as a bit of a surprise to me. I was under the impression that all SS Ducatis were powered by the new 864cc engine from 1975...

Eine Sehr Praktische Fahrrad: 1975 BMW R90S for Sale

Eine Sehr Praktische Fahrrad: 1975 BMW R90S for Sale

By the early 1970’s BMW was saddled with a very stuffy image that was in real need of an update. BMW’s were unsexy. They were bikes for old men. If story that sounds familiar,...

Nickel-Plated Rarity: 1978 Rickman CR900 for Sale

Nickel-Plated Rarity: 1978 Rickman CR900 for Sale

Today’s Kawasaki-powered Rickman CR900’s most distinguishing feature, aside from its overall impressive condition, is that stunning paint. Colors like this can be difficult to photograph, but I think the seller has done an excellent...

Little Blue Bomber: 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport for Sale

Little Blue Bomber: 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport for Sale

The introduction of Honda’s CB750 in 1969 did more than simply redefine what a range-topping bike could be. It heralded an onslaught of sophisticated, reliable machine across their entire range: while sporty midsized offerings...

A Perfect Storm: 1975 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

A Perfect Storm: 1975 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

Built between 1968 and 1976, the Benelli Tornado 650S could be thought of the “Anti-Triumph.” While the basic pushrod 650cc, parallel-twin specifications suggest a bike superficially similar, it is very different in practice. Apparently,...

Jack-Of-All-Trades: 1975 BMW R75/6 for Sale

Jack-Of-All-Trades: 1975 BMW R75/6 for Sale

Bikes like BMW’s R75/6 represent a much more do-it-all imagining of the sportbike, before race-bred ergonomics and peaky powerplants made them impossibly focused and of far more limited utility than they are today. And...