Tagged: Turbo

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...

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...

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...

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

One of the things I love about vintage cars and bikes is their experimental quality: new ideas were implemented left and right, although some of those ideas were less well-developed than others. “Half-baked” even,...

Boosted Classic: 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo for Sale

Boosted Classic: 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo for Sale

Here’s a bit of an odd duck: a cherished Honda CX500 Turbo! For a period in the early to mid-1980s, all of the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers flirted with forced-induction, although it seems to...

Just Add Boost: 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo

Just Add Boost: 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo

The CX500 motorcycles from Honda are pretty strange machines, considering the source: for a company whose calling card had become sophisticated range of four-cylinder motorcycles, it seems strange they would introduce a longitudinally-oriented, shaft...

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

Honda’s CBX was always about excess, a bike designed to impress, to demonstrate Honda’s engineering excellence. It wasn’t about speed on the track, or back-road carving, or even touring. It was all about that...

1978 Kawasaki Z1/R TC Turbo for Sale

1978 Kawasaki Z1/R TC Turbo for Sale

Look, safety is great, and technology is amazing: it keeps us from flying ass-over-helmet into a ditch when our ambitions overreach our skill, and modern bikes pushing 200bhp surely need some kind of rider-assistance....

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo for Sale

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo for Sale

  A one-year-wonder, the Suzuki XN85 Turbo was an odd, stop-gap bike that Suzuki all but denies and, just a few years later, Suzuki set the sportbiking world on it’s ear with their GSX-R750. ...