Tagged: Japanese

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...

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...

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...

Even Better Than the Real Thing? 1982 Kawasaki GPz 1100 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica

Even Better Than the Real Thing? 1982 Kawasaki GPz 1100 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica

At the tail-end of the twin-shock era, bikes like the Kawasaki GPz1100 were king on both road and track, although the writing was on the wall and lightweight, monoshock sportbikes like the GSX-R would...

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Vintage bikes often appeal to riders of “a certain age” who grew up with these bikes and have a nostalgic soft-spot for them: vintage bikers naturally relate to vintage bikes. Some are just riders...

The Turbo Kid: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo for Sale

The Turbo Kid: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo for Sale

Getting away from the race bike theme today, we’re headed back to the wild and wooly 1980’s with a nice Suzuki XN85 Turbo. Built for just one year in very limited quantities, with only...

On Rails: 1976 Honda CB750 Bonneville Salt Flat Record Holder

On Rails: 1976 Honda CB750 Bonneville Salt Flat Record Holder

Well, this Honda CB750 probably doesn’t fall under our usual parameters for “sport bike” but it is most definitely a “race bike” and how could we possibly exclude a machine that has successfully Even...

Café Done Right: 1975 Honda CB750 for Sale

Café Done Right: 1975 Honda CB750 for Sale

I try to stay away from posting up too many café-styled machines here, especially of the home-brewed variety. There’s nothing wrong with them necessarily, but the do-it-yourself vibe also leads to some half-cocked ideas...

Collectible Racer: 1973 Yamaha TZ350A for Sale

Collectible Racer: 1973 Yamaha TZ350A for Sale

Jeez, as often as these TZ’s have been popping up of late, you’d think they were common or something… Yamaha’s TZ350’s were pure racing motorcycles and had no roadgoing derivatives directly related to them....