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Suzuki RG 250 Gamma 1983

Suzuki RG 250 Gamma 1983 - Thanks to Bitacticus Gehaasticus for the images
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Honda CH 150 Spacy/Elite 1985

Often with fantastic motorcycles there is an unquenchable thirst, a fire and brimstone slake for more power, stretching ever faster, watching the landscape blur with an unfathomable winged-footed swiftness. Read more »

BMW R 75/7 1976

As per our R69S write-up not so long ago, it’s extremely difficult not to digress into a wistful ode to those marvellous engineers and designers at Bayerische Motoren Werke, praising a simplistic design that transcended almost a Read more »

BMW F 800 GS 2010

Ever since a younger self laid down a 2001 1150GS - famously made of cement factories and bits of planet - resulting in summoning help from a passing old woman to right it on the sand with the tide lapping at my feet, the lighter F800GS was always a dream. Read more »

BMW R 1100 RT 1997

1997. Were we ever that young? Halcyon days. Read more »

Suzuki SV 650 S 2004

Starting life as a budget entry motorcycle in 1999, no one could have predicted the SV650 would still be partying like it was . . . the end of the century. For any Prince fans, we apologise in advance. Read more »

Ktm 1290 Super Adventure 2015

The boss has a 2018 version of these, so can we just say it’s an excellent motorcycle and that all KTM owners witty, intelligent demi-Gods? <Editor – Not really, no>. Damn.

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Yamaha XJ 650 1982

The successor of the XJ Specials from the 1970s, there were two flavours of the XJ650 – the USA, USA, USA! Maxim cruiser and the athletic European RJ Seca, the latter incidentally having a turbo version which appeared in the much-mali Read more »

Ducati 450 RT 1971

1971 was a huge year: NASA launched their follow up to the disastrous Apollo 13 mission; the floppy disk-drive was invented; and Sean Connery returned to the helm as James Bond in the quite bloody awful Diamonds are Forever, proving o Read more »

Kawasaki GPZ 900 R 1984

A masterpiece is generally not a word to be chucked around lightly, unlike ‘frisbee’, for example. The GPZ was the first in the line of the renowned Ninja family, housing a revolutionary design that not only immediately became a hit, but redefined the modern-day sports bike. Read more »