Tagged: two stroke

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...

Radical Racebike: 1975 Bimota YB1 350GP for Sale

The Bimota YB1 wasn’t originally called the YB1 because it predated Bimota’s traditional naming conventions. Internally, it was known as the Yamaha-Bimota Gran Prix ’74, but later became known as the YB1, the very...

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...

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

The second of three very rare Yamaha TZ750 race bikes available this past week, this 1973 model is claimed to be a rare prototype machine. Fans of both ClassicSportBikesforSale.com and RareSportBikesforSale.com have proclaimed all...

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Looking like the world’s angriest bumble bee, complete with four stingers, this Yamaha TZ750B race bike is ready for a new life, terrorizing tracks in vintage racing classes. And “terror” is probably the right...

All-Original GP Machine: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 Mk7 XR40 for Sale

All-Original GP Machine: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 Mk7 XR40 for Sale

Ridden by such luminaries as Barry Sheene and Randy Mamola, the two-stroke Suzuki RGB500 was eventually developed into the dominant machine you see here, but it went through a significant evolution following its introduction...

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...

Vintage Grand Prix: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 for Sale

Vintage Grand Prix: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 for Sale

When Suzuki dipped their toe back into Grand Prix competition in the early 1970’s, it was with a production-based, water-cooled two-stroke twin from the T500. But while that bike did see some success, it...

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...