Tagged: 1982

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...

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...

Practical Classic: 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah for Sale

Practical Classic: 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah for Sale

After the humiliating failure of the parallel-twin 500GTL project, Ducati was quick to introduce the v-twin Pantah that had been developed in secret by Fabio Taglioni, who was convinced that the parallel-twin wasn’t the...

Even Better Than the Real Thing? 1982 Kawasaki GPz 1100 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica

Even Better Than the Real Thing? 1982 Kawasaki GPz 1100 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica

At the tail-end of the twin-shock era, bikes like the Kawasaki GPz1100 were king on both road and track, although the writing was on the wall and lightweight, monoshock sportbikes like the GSX-R would...

Budget Italian Racer: 1982 Moto Morini 250

Budget Italian Racer: 1982 Moto Morini 250

Another unusual racebike up for sale this week, this time a very funky Moto Morini 250 with an enormous, wind-blocking fairing. I’m not sure if this would increase or decrease the bike’s top speed,...

One for the Road: 1982 Ducati NCR TT for Sale

One for the Road: 1982 Ducati NCR TT for Sale

Almost literally a one-of-a-kind motorcycle, this Ducati-powered NCR is one of only two bikes built that were originally intended for road use, although several of the racebikes have apparently been converted for street duty....

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...

Tangerine Dream:1982 Laverda Jota for Sale

Tangerine Dream:1982 Laverda Jota for Sale

It’s been positively raining Laverdas this past couple weeks. I normally try to mix things up, but Laverdas, especially ones like this Jota don’t come around all that often, so it’s a case of...

Executive Express: 1982 Honda CBX for Sale

Executive Express: 1982 Honda CBX for Sale

I’ve written a number of times about Honda’s mighty CBX, with its straight-six and cascading wall of exhaust pipes. They’re glorious monuments to excess: relatively heavy, with too many cylinders, too many exhaust pipes,...

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...