Tagged: 1979

Rocket Man: 1979 Kawasaki Z1R TC for Sale

  Lots of sportbikes, even vintage sportbikes do many things well: handling is almost always part of the package. Many are very fast, some are reliable, and a few will even take you on...

Beautiful MaSheene: 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Ex-Barry Sheene Race Bike for Sale

Beautiful MaSheene: 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Ex-Barry Sheene Race Bike for Sale

Today’s Suzuki GS1000S was touched by the hand of a master, the late Barry Sheene. In an era of sullen, sanitized superstars, it’s easy to forget that there used to be some really charismatic...

Sexy Six: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Sexy Six: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

In an era when a 750 was still considered a “big” bike, Honda’s six-cylinder, 1047cc CBX was very much a monument to excess. It was complex, expensive, wasn’t especially fast, and was too heavy...

Unrestored Race-Replica: 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley for Sale

Unrestored Race-Replica: 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley for Sale

Originally designed for the European market, where handling and agility often trumped straight-line speed, the Suzuki GS1000S offered the best of both worlds, although the US received only a handful of these well-balanced machines:...

Original Owner SuperSport: 1979 Ducati 900SS for Sale

Original Owner SuperSport: 1979 Ducati 900SS for Sale

I usually try to mix things up here, and we did just feature a very nice early roundcase Ducati this week, but this late square-case SuperSport makes a nice bookend to that earlier machine....

Sleek in Silver: 1979 Bimota SB3 in the UK

Sleek in Silver: 1979 Bimota SB3 in the UK

Early Bimotas really straddle the “classic” and “modern” sporbike eras and helped set the stage for the mass-produced machines that followed. Prior to bikes like the SB3, monoshock suspensions and fully-faired bodywork were really...

Six Appeal: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Six Appeal: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

One of my favorite double-take bikes, the Honda CBX can appear at first glance to be simply just another 1970’s motorcycle. But even out of the corner of your eye, something looks off. A...

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

Honda’s CBX was always about excess, a bike designed to impress, to demonstrate Honda’s engineering excellence. It wasn’t about speed on the track, or back-road carving, or even touring. It was all about that...

1979 Suzuki GS1000S “Wes Cooley” for Sale

1979 Suzuki GS1000S “Wes Cooley” for Sale

Suzuki’s GS1000S Wes Cooley replica was a sportier version of their big-bore standard, created to evoke the race-winning bikes developed by “Pops” Yoshimura and ridden by Wes to success in AMA Superbike Championships for...

1979 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

1979 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

Benelli’s six-cylinder Sei, in either 750 or 900cc flavor is a very cool machine. Styling is disappointingly conservative and the handling basically average, but you really buy this bike for the glorious engine: it’s flexible,...