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Motorcycle Specifications

Honda CB750F SuperSport 1979

The most pedestrian looking super sports ever created? Possibly, in ‘Pleiades Silver Metallic’, no less. Yet the ’79 CB750F was latching onto some serious pedigree in the game-changing CB750 introduced in 1969, now a perfect café racer fifty years ahead of it’s time. Read more »

Heinkel Tourist 1960

Heinkel Tourist 1960 - Series 103 A2  Read more »

Suzuki GSX 750 S Katana 1984


If you’re going to name anything after one of the best slicing weapons in the history of world military, you better hope it delivers. In short, it delivers. Write-up done, ammarite? <Ed – Geeebaacccktwooorrkk!> Right, here we go then! Read more »

Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo 1983

In 1983 the future arrived: if you wanted cutting-edge aerodynamics and a turbocharged motorcycle harnessing the spirit of 90 horses, whisking you to 200kph and beyond the reach of ne’er do well’s, the XJ650 was in a class of its own. Almost, anyway. Read more »

Enfield Bullet 500 2000

‘Buying British’ was once a buy-word for resilience and grit: a country punching above its weight for two hundred years, a country of Nelson, Wellington and Churchill. It was, and is, a country of invention. Bar the US, it has the most Nobel laureates of any country in the world. Read more »

Benelli Tornado 650 S 1974

Let’s start with a confession: whilst professionals like ourselves at Shepsters Towers have never walked up to a bar and asked for a cooling Benelli, we’ve seen it done. Not by us. Let’s make sure that’s clear. Not us*. Read more »

Kawasaki Z 1000 1977

Ikigai is the Japanese concept meaning ‘reason for being’, which betrays in part the longevity of the populace as a whole. Read more »

Honda VFR 750 F 1986

As Honda proudly boasted at the time in their brochure, this was ‘the most powerful, most aerodynamic and most technologically advanced sports bike ever offered to the riding public.’ Honda were going hard into the Sports Touring category, which was like touring, but with panniers just a Read more »

HARLEY-DAVIDSON Sprint 350 1968

Being innocent young things at Shepster Towers, living off of cold-showers and sound-thrashings, we always felt that big twins were synonymous with the illustrious Harley Davidson. A quick google search showed that we were wrong, and introduced us to a whole new world. Read more »

Honda CL 77 1967

When the elite at Shepster Towers mentioned The Gentleman’s Scrambler, eyebrows were raised. With a colossal 28 horsepower – read ‘em and weep! Read more »