Tagged: four cylinder

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

By the 1970s, four-cylinder powerplants were dime-a-dozen in the motorcycling world. Formerly found only in high-end exotic machines like this Ariel Square Four, they’d become a characteristic of the generic “Universal Japanese Motorcycle.” But in...

Nickel-Plated Rarity: 1978 Rickman CR900 for Sale

Nickel-Plated Rarity: 1978 Rickman CR900 for Sale

Today’s Kawasaki-powered Rickman CR900’s most distinguishing feature, aside from its overall impressive condition, is that stunning paint. Colors like this can be difficult to photograph, but I think the seller has done an excellent...

Pristine Japanese Superbike: 1974 Kawasaki Z1 for Sale

Pristine Japanese Superbike: 1974 Kawasaki Z1 for Sale

 The muscular Kawasaki Z1 almost started its life as an “also ran.” It must be frustrating to spend years working on a new motorcycle [Codename: “New York Steak”] in secret, only to have your...

Little Blue Bomber: 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport for Sale

Little Blue Bomber: 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport for Sale

The introduction of Honda’s CB750 in 1969 did more than simply redefine what a range-topping bike could be. It heralded an onslaught of sophisticated, reliable machine across their entire range: while sporty midsized offerings...

Nearly New: 1977 Benelli 500 Quattro for Sale

Nearly New: 1977 Benelli 500 Quattro for Sale

1970’s Benellis like this 500 Quattro fill an interesting niche in the vintage biking scene. Produced during the controversial DeTomaso era, when the Argentinian seemed to own just about every struggling exotic nameplate out...

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...

Barn-Find Racer: 1975 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale

Barn-Find Racer: 1975 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale

A combination of big-bore, two-stroke power and rapidly evolving handling made the Yamaha TZ750 the bike to beat during the 1970’s on racetracks in the US and abroad. Early bikes shredded tires and scared...

Sand-Cast Classic: 1969 Honda CB750 for Sale

Sand-Cast Classic: 1969 Honda CB750 for Sale

When the Honda CB750 came onto the scene in 1969, beating Kawasaki’s own four-cylinder bike to market by the narrowest of margins, it was a revelation: four-cylinder motorcycles were previously the domain of luxury...

The Very Definition of Exotic: 1971 MV Agusta 750 Sport 4C75 for Sale

The Very Definition of Exotic: 1971 MV Agusta 750 Sport 4C75 for Sale

MV Agusta’s racing heritage is at the heart of their fame and, for a long time, their exotic, multi-cylinder engines were available only to factory racers. So when they finally produced a roadgoing four-cylinder...