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...

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...