Tagged: 1980

Blue-and-White Bullet: 1980 Suzuki GS1000S  Wes Cooley Replica for Sale

Blue-and-White Bullet: 1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley Replica for Sale

Suzuki’s blue-and-white bullet, the GS1000S was, in spite of the hulking style, dual shocks, and bulbous fairing, really more of an all-rounder than its looks would suggest. It was originally intended to appeal to...

The Wes Cooley-ist: 1980 Suzuki GS1000S for Sale

The Wes Cooley-ist: 1980 Suzuki GS1000S for Sale

Today’s blue-and-white Suzuki GS1000S “Wes Cooley Replica” is a throwback to another era of racing, an arms-race by Japan’s Big Four as they built bigger, better big fours. Twins and singles are generally limited...

Last of the Breed: 1980 Rickman CRE 1000 Predator

Last of the Breed: 1980 Rickman CRE 1000 Predator

While plenty of Rickman motorcycles have graced this site, this one’s a first for me: a CRE 1000 Predator. Rickman made their name building lightweight, nickel-plated frames to wrap around existing powertrain packages. Their...

It’s Pantah-stic! 1980 Ducati 500SL Track Day Racer

It’s Pantah-stic! 1980 Ducati 500SL Track Day Racer

  In the late 1970’s Ducati introduced their best-forgotten parallel twin motorcycles in an attempt to broaden their appeal and cut manufacturing costs. But while the bike handled well, reliability was an issue and...

1980 BMW R100 Cafe Racer for Sale

1980 BMW R100 Cafe Racer for Sale

As often as people hack “cafe racers” together these days, it’s surprising how often such a simple idea goes wrong. In an era when the aftermarket was in its infancy, and not much was...

Low Miles, Low-Buck Exotica: 1980 Moto Morini 500 Sport for Sale

Low Miles, Low-Buck Exotica: 1980 Moto Morini 500 Sport for Sale

For those of you who thought Italian exotica were far out of reach, check out this very nice 1980 Moto Morini 500 Sport.  Postwar Italy saw a boom in two-wheeled motorcycle manufacture: the population...

1980 Moto Morini 3½ Sport for Sale

1980 Moto Morini 3½ Sport for Sale

With even the unlovely Ducati 860GT and Mark II and III Moto Guzzis rapidly escalating in value, riders on the hunt for budget Italian exotica may finally be turning to Morini to get their...

Black and Gold, Part II: 1980 Ducati 900 Super Sport

Black and Gold, Part II: 1980 Ducati 900 Super Sport

The street-racer sibling of the Ducati Darmah featured earlier this week and even decked out in the same colors, this 900SS represents the logical evolution of the SuperSport line that began with the 750SS...

1980 Ducati Darmah for Sale

1980 Ducati Darmah for Sale

Resplendent in black with gold lettering and striping, this Ducati Darmah was one of the last of the bevel-drive v-twin Ducatis, before the introduction of the belt-drive Pantah series. Introduced in 1977 after the...

1980 Suzuki GS1100E for Sale in Denver

1980 Suzuki GS1100E for Sale in Denver

Machines like the Suzuki GS1100E have been rare in the US of late, where motorcycles are most often owned and flaunted by weekend warriors: lifestyle accessories don’t need to be rideable for more than...