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Harley-Davidson S 125 1949

There are girl's pushbikes in my suburb with fatter wheels. This isn't your typical Harley: a skinny runt of a 125cc single cylinder engine that had a 12 year run and offered with, for the first ever time on a Harley Davidson, the hand clutch/foot shift gear change. Read more »

Kawasaki KZ 750 1980

In 1980 Kawasaki had two very different KZ750 bikes: the KZ750-G parallel twin, the engine of which had been on the market since 1976; and the new in-line four, known by the postfix E. Read more »

Triumph T 140 V Bonneville 1977

Ahh Bonnie, what a lovely lady. Very little compares to the style and quality of British manufacturing that eventually saw itself run headlong into a ravine. So many companies have trod the same path. Read more »

Ariel Square Four 1959

This was my Dad's first motorbike, that's how old this motorbike actually is. Birmingham is renowned for the tempestuous, global-rockers Black Sabbath, producing heavy hitting heart-racing g blood-curdling ballads. The Aerial is not Black Sabbath, yet it isn't a war pig either. 
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Yamaha FZ1 Fazer 2006

I wanted this bike before I even started the engine. I'd done my research trawling through various internet sites, but the Fazer stood out: a liquid-cool liquid-cooled naked beast. Read more »

BMW R 69 S 1969

"All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos" Read more »

Kawasaki ZXR 750 1989

Brace yourselves. 1989 is almost 30 years ago, which generally makes a mockery of time and space, where hairspray used to be a valid fashionable item in the men's section of salons, which in turn made a mockery of us all. Read more »

Suzuki GSX 1000 S Katana 1982

In the 1980's there was a fairly forgettable comedy, Roxanne, loosely based on the celebrated Cyrano de Bergerac written a hundred years previously. The hero of the piece is an intelligent, witty, erudite people's champion (you know this is a bike website? Read more »

Suzuki GSX 1000 S Katana 1983

In the 1980's there was a fairly forgettable comedy, Roxanne, loosely based on the celebrated Cyrano de Bergerac written a hundred years previously. The hero of the piece is an intelligent, witty, erudite people's champion (you know this is a bike website? Read more »

Yamaha IT 400 1979

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