Tagged: 1978

Affordable Bevel: 1978 Ducati 900GTS for Sale

After the unpopular, Giugiaro-designed 860GT, Ducati’s more practical sibling to the Super Sport got a makeover into the more conservative 900GTS. The engine was largely the same, but looks were changed from the radical,...

Black Gold: 1978 Ducati 900SS for Sale

Black Gold: 1978 Ducati 900SS for Sale

While I appreciate modern design and efficiency, there’s something so timeless about Ducati’s 900 SuperSport, especially in black with gold pinstripes as seen here. Sure, the silver and blue might more strongly evoke Ducati’s...

Orange Bang: 1978 Laverda 1200 America for Sale

Orange Bang: 1978 Laverda 1200 America for Sale

While I certainly appreciate an original or perfectly-restored motorcycle, I’m also okay with what have come to be known as “resto-mods” where the original spirit of the machine is kept intact, but electrical, suspension,...

Sturm und Drang: 1978 Ducati 900SS Bevel Racer in Germany

Sturm und Drang: 1978 Ducati 900SS Bevel Racer in Germany

From the land of Vorsprung durch Technik comes a very low-technik Italian bike built for going very fast. Clearly based around a square-case, bevel-drive 900SS, this Ducati race bike currently resides in Germany but,...

Hang On For Dear Life: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R Turbo for Sale

Hang On For Dear Life: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R Turbo for Sale

Today’s one-owner Kawasaki Z1R-TC is a potentially combustible combination of explosive power, unpredictable handling, and overtaxed mechanical components, a milestone in the Japanese motorcycling industry’s efforts to distinguish itself and find a truly distinctive...

Road-Going Ducati Special: 1978 Ducati 900 NCR for Sale

Road-Going Ducati Special: 1978 Ducati 900 NCR for Sale

NCR has been building Ducati specials and tuning parts since their inception in 1967, although today their complete bikes are more high-end exotic lifestyle accessories for one-upping your Bimota Tesi-mounted buddies: their M16 is...

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Vintage bikes often appeal to riders of “a certain age” who grew up with these bikes and have a nostalgic soft-spot for them: vintage bikers naturally relate to vintage bikes. Some are just riders...

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Overshadowed by the obviously more exotic and suicidal turbocharged Z1R-TC, the Kawasaki Z1R was an evolution of Kawasaki’s Z1, a bike that is often overshadowed by the CB750 that was introduced first and stole...

Iconic: 1978 MV Agusta 750S America

Iconic: 1978 MV Agusta 750S America

Bikes like the MV Agusta 750S America make absolutely no sense on a performance-per-dollar basis. It’s the kind of motorcycle that today would have riders scoffing that they “could buy four GSX-R1000’s for that...

Sharp Vintage Racer: 1978 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale in Australia

Sharp Vintage Racer: 1978 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale in Australia

Although Yamaha’s TZ bikes had certain broad characteristics in common with their RD line, they were far more than just hotted-up versions of those bikes: they were pure racebikes designed for Grand Prix competition,...