Tagged: track bike

Last of the Air-Cooled Racers: 1972 Yamaha TD-3 for Sale

Racebikes tend to have an unmistakably spare aesthetic, a mechanical pragmatism sadly hidden behind often garishly-painted plastics. And the endless march of progress sees older machines facing obsolescence continually updated, evolving to meet the...

Sturm und Drang: 1978 Ducati 900SS Bevel Racer in Germany

Sturm und Drang: 1978 Ducati 900SS Bevel Racer in Germany

From the land of Vorsprung durch Technik comes a very low-technik Italian bike built for going very fast. Clearly based around a square-case, bevel-drive 900SS, this Ducati race bike currently resides in Germany but,...

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...

Big Green Race Bike: 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer

Big Green Race Bike: 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer

Up today is a very beautiful and functional Moto Guzzi V7 Sport race bike that’s seen some success on track in recent years. There’ve been quite a few vintage racers coming up for sale...

Vintage Race Bargain: 1969 Suzuki Hustler T250 Road Racer

Vintage Race Bargain: 1969 Suzuki Hustler T250 Road Racer

Well, it’s the dead of winter, and good bikes have been a little thin on the ground of late. Interestingly, some nice vintage track bikes like this Suzuki “Hustler” T250 have been popping up....

Show or Go: 1972 Honda CL350 AHRMA Racebike for Sale

Show or Go: 1972 Honda CL350 AHRMA Racebike for Sale

While race and track bikes tend to be built with “go” rather than “show” in mind, even at the highest levels, vintage racing is sometimes a different story. While there are plenty of lashed-up,...

Sharp Vintage Racer: 1978 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale in Australia

Sharp Vintage Racer: 1978 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale in Australia

Although Yamaha’s TZ bikes had certain broad characteristics in common with their RD line, they were far more than just hotted-up versions of those bikes: they were pure racebikes designed for Grand Prix competition,...

Working Class SFC: 1974 Laverda 750SF Race Bike for Sale

Working Class SFC: 1974 Laverda 750SF Race Bike for Sale

If you’re looking for an involving way to go fast, or to determine the results of your mechanical tinkering in the crucible of racing, vintage race bikes like this Laverda 750SF would allow you...

Fast Classic: 1971Laverda SF Race Bike for Sale

Fast Classic: 1971Laverda SF Race Bike for Sale

Well two Laverdas in one week is cause for celebration, although these are at opposite ends of the spectrum. The previous SFC was a collector’s item, a racebike in road trim that might be...

It’s Pantah-stic! 1980 Ducati 500SL Track Day Racer

It’s Pantah-stic! 1980 Ducati 500SL Track Day Racer

  In the late 1970’s Ducati introduced their best-forgotten parallel twin motorcycles in an attempt to broaden their appeal and cut manufacturing costs. But while the bike handled well, reliability was an issue and...