Tagged: parallel twin

A Rose by Any Other Name: 1969 Laverda 750GT for Sale

Like Lamborghini, Laverda began building something other than fast, race-ready exotics. In fact, both manufactured agricultural machinery prior to branching out into supercars and superbikes, respectively. In Laverda’s case, that experience building durable, rugged farm...

Road and Track: 1974 Laverda SFC 750 for Sale

It’s been a little while since I’ve seen a Laverda SFC for sale. They are some of the most desirable sportbikes of the 1970s, homologation specials that were quite literally race bikes with some...

As Seen On TV: Fonzie’s 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 for Sale

As Seen On TV: Fonzie’s 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 for Sale

Normally we use the term “sportbike” on this site to refer to street and track bikes with a roadracing style or intent. But obviously offroading is a sport, so I’m going to stretch our...

Oooh, Shiny! 1974 Norton Commando Roadster

Oooh, Shiny! 1974 Norton Commando Roadster

Classic British motorcycles like this 1974 Norton Commando seem to have their devoted legions of fans for the same reasons American musclecars do: they’re relatively available, easy to tinker with and modify, and simple...

Ahead of Its Time: 1974  John Player Norton Commando for Sale

Ahead of Its Time: 1974 John Player Norton Commando for Sale

You’d be forgiven for not realizing that this very strange-looking John Player Norton Replica is, under the skin, a Commando: buyers didn’t know quite what to do with this at the time, either. It’s...

Tea with Hot Sauce: 1967 Triumph Bonneville with Tracy Bodywork

Tea with Hot Sauce: 1967 Triumph Bonneville with Tracy Bodywork

While this Triumph Bonneville with Tracy bodywork is really more dirt-track than actual sportbike, but it’s cool and rare enough I thought it was worth a post. During the wild-and-woolly 1960s and 1970s, body...

Frisky Featherbed: 1965 Norton Atlas for Sale

Frisky Featherbed: 1965 Norton Atlas for Sale

Often overlooked in favor of the more rakish Commando and more famous Triumph Bonneville, the Norton Atlas offers familiar British twin strengths with its own particular charms. The parallel twin may be the perfect...

Two-Stroke Racer: 1976 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale

Two-Stroke Racer: 1976 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale

Although the RD400 was certainly popular with racers of the day, Yamaha’s track-only TZ350 was a definite step up in terms of performance, with water-cooling added to the engine to increase performance significantly. While...

Racer for the People: 1975 Yamaha TZ250B for Sale

Racer for the People: 1975 Yamaha TZ250B for Sale

A production roadracer with no street-legal counterpart, the Yamaha TZ250 was a water-cooled update of the older air-cooled TD and TR bikes. Designed so that privateers of the era could pop down to a...