Tagged: inline four

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...

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...

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

The second of three very rare Yamaha TZ750 race bikes available this past week, this 1973 model is claimed to be a rare prototype machine. Fans of both ClassicSportBikesforSale.com and RareSportBikesforSale.com have proclaimed all...

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Looking like the world’s angriest bumble bee, complete with four stingers, this Yamaha TZ750B race bike is ready for a new life, terrorizing tracks in vintage racing classes. And “terror” is probably the right...

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:...

Raw Elegance: 1977 MV Agusta 750S America for Sale

Raw Elegance: 1977 MV Agusta 750S America for Sale

It really doesn’t matter if Honda’s new RC213V will be beaten by a bone-stock ZX-10 in every quantifiable measure of performance. It also really doesn’t matter how much it will cost: you probably couldn’t...

Widowmaker: 1974 Yamaha TZ750A for Sale

Widowmaker: 1974 Yamaha TZ750A for Sale

As is so often the case in motorsports, the power generated by Yamaha’s four-cylinder TZ750 racing machines far outstripped their relatively primitive handling. Putting the 140hp of a modern sportbike into a twin-shock, spindly-framed...

Hang On For Dear Life: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R Turbo for Sale

Hang On For Dear Life: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R Turbo for Sale

Today’s one-owner Kawasaki Z1R-TC is a potentially combustible combination of explosive power, unpredictable handling, and overtaxed mechanical components, a milestone in the Japanese motorcycling industry’s efforts to distinguish itself and find a truly distinctive...

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...