Tagged: 500

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...

As Seen On TV: Fonzie’s 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 for Sale

As Seen On TV: Fonzie’s 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 for Sale

Normally we use the term “sportbike” on this site to refer to street and track bikes with a roadracing style or intent. But obviously offroading is a sport, so I’m going to stretch our...

Big Beautiful Single: 1957 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport for Sale

Big Beautiful Single: 1957 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport for Sale

It’s been a while since we’ve posted up one of the elegantly simple Guzzi singles, so when I came across this classic Falcone, I thought it was high time we went old school. Or,...

Brooklands Bomber: 1960 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Brooklands Bomber: 1960 BSA Gold Star for Sale

In the past twenty years, we’ve gotten so used to artificially-condensed product life cycles that it’s easy to forget how durable modern machines can be. That’s one of the things that makes vintage bikes...

Perfect Recreation: 1961 Norton Manx Replica for Sale

Perfect Recreation: 1961 Norton Manx Replica for Sale

For many vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, the Commando is what first springs to mind when you mention Norton. But while that bike was stunning to look at and fast, its design wasn’t really cutting-edge, even...

Cheap Speed: 1975 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

Cheap Speed: 1975 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

Although “Mach III” is a pretty ambitious name for a motorcycle that can only just top 115mph, it probably felt much faster to test riders of Kawasaki’s two-stroke three-cylinder rocket, given the questionable brakes...

Brooklands Bomber: 1954 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Brooklands Bomber: 1954 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Built between 1938 and 1963, the BSA Gold Star is the classic British single and one of the most desirable classic sportbikes of all time. Displacing approximately 500cc, the alloy OHV-powered single weighed 380...

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

The motorcycling industry prior to the 1960’s was centered on single and twin-cylinder machines, and, at a time when simplicity equaled reliability, Edward Turner’s compact four-cylinder design would have seemed extremely exotic. Prior to...

Old World Craftsmanship: 1964 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline

Old World Craftsmanship: 1964 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline

1964 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline. Now that’s a real mouthful of a name, but it just sounds so British. And it is, designed around a classic single-cylinder engine and built by hand by a...

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...