Tagged: triple

Sparkly Two-Stroke Terror: 1974 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III for Sale

Sparkly Two-Stroke Terror: 1974 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III for Sale

In the early 1970s, Kawasaki’s two-stroke triples like this H1 500 Mach III ruled the quarter-mile drag strips here in America. 60hp and a 115mph top speed may not sound like that much, but...

Green Machine: 1977 Laverda Jarama for Sale

Green Machine: 1977 Laverda Jarama for Sale

Built by Slater Laverda in the UK, masterminds behind the original Jota, the Formula Mirage was powered by Laverda’s famously charismatic and durable three-cylinder engine. It featured a distinctive, one-piece fiberglass tank and seat...

Orange Bang: 1978 Laverda 1200 America for Sale

Orange Bang: 1978 Laverda 1200 America for Sale

While I certainly appreciate an original or perfectly-restored motorcycle, I’m also okay with what have come to be known as “resto-mods” where the original spirit of the machine is kept intact, but electrical, suspension,...

Original Axe Murderer: Unrestored 1974 Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV for Sale

Original Axe Murderer: Unrestored 1974 Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV for Sale

There’d been plenty of fast bikes prior to the Kawasaki two-stroke triples, of course, but while those were “introduced” in a conventional sense, the H1 and H2 were more accurately “unleashed on an unsuspecting...

Damaged Goods: 1985 Laverda SFC1000 for Sale

Damaged Goods: 1985 Laverda SFC1000 for Sale

Like Ducati, Laverda struggled against the might of the Japanese Big Four once they hit their stride and figured out how to make stuff handle. Strapped for cash, they tended to keep models in...

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

I’ve gotten into the habit of occasionally posting these Triumph X75 Hurricanes, although they’re actually proto-choppers more than they are actual sportbikes. But I think they’re pretty cool, and since they’re powered by the...

Baby Blue Triple: 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75

Baby Blue Triple: 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75

We don’t normally like to post up unfinished bikes here on CSBFS, but this 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75 is rare enough that it’s worth a second look, and complete enough that I expect...

Tasty Triple: 1974 Triumph Trident for Sale

Tasty Triple: 1974 Triumph Trident for Sale

It’s pretty easy to imagine what sort of engine powers a Triumph Trident: a trident obviously offers three prongs of fish or secutor and murmillo-stabbing goodness, and the Trident has three cylinders of British...

A Deeper Shade of Orange: 1977 Laverda Jota for Sale

A Deeper Shade of Orange: 1977 Laverda Jota for Sale

I’m not generally a purist when it comes to colors: I actually prefer my Ferraris in subtle hues like greys and earthy metallics. I’m not a huge fan of British Racing Green. And silver...

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...