Tagged: air cooled

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...

Last of the Air-Cooled Racers: 1972 Yamaha TD-3 for Sale

Racebikes tend to have an unmistakably spare aesthetic, a mechanical pragmatism sadly hidden behind often garishly-painted plastics. And the endless march of progress sees older machines facing obsolescence continually updated, evolving to meet the...

Mean, Green, and Canadian: 1984 Kawasaki KZ1100R ELR for Sale

Mean, Green, and Canadian: 1984 Kawasaki KZ1100R ELR for Sale

Big, brash, and charismatic, big superbike replicas like the KZ1100R put paid to the stereotype that a UJM is doomed to be some sort of boring appliance. Sure, the “Universal Japanese Motorcycle” does sound...

Round-Case Roadster: 1974 Ducati GT750 for Sale

Round-Case Roadster: 1974 Ducati GT750 for Sale

The round-case Ducati 750 Sport and Super Sport get most of the attention, with their sexy looks and uncompromising riding positions. But the GT750 was actually the first roadgoing Ducati to use their famous...

Teutonic Trackday Terror: 1973 BMW R-Series Endurance Racer for Sale

Teutonic Trackday Terror: 1973 BMW R-Series Endurance Racer for Sale

BMW’s boxer twins have long been associated with old men, heated grips, and hard luggage. But there have been racing Beemers as long as there have been Beemers and the quirky, shaft-drive “air-head” bikes...

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:...

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...

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...

Little Nipper: 1977 Honda MT125R Race Bike for Sale

Little Nipper: 1977 Honda MT125R Race Bike for Sale

When you’re looking to go racing, it’s easy to lust after exotic, high-performance machinery. But most of us need to think in terms of real-world practicality and consider things like “tires” and “maintenance” and...