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Yamaha RZ 350 1983

Oh yes! A water-cooled, two-stroke, parallel-twin motorcycle featherweight of 150kg knocking out over a 100mph! Read more »

Harley-Davidson XR 750 1977

The XR750 was the favourite motorcycle of stunt performer Evel Knievel. Read more »

BSA A 65 1967

The Lightning, now that’s a classy name. Like Spitfire, you know you’ve encountered something quite serious: a plucky British war-horse, also known as the A65L. Read more »

Kawasaki KR-1S 1992

The Kawasaki KR-1
There are few bikes that garner as much talk at Shepster Towers than the Kawasaki KR-1. In fact, Shep Shepster is quite the expert so will be interesting to see just how much of this write-up gets redacted!
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Bridgestone 350 GTR 1970

Yup, Bridgestone, them that what makes the tyres. This bike is pure retro heaven, as too is probably that onesie that lady is wearing (See image 24/24). Not entirely sure what that position is supposed to be saying . . . clearly it can’t be alluring, she’s wearing a onesie for Pete’s sake! Read more »

Suzuki RE 5 Rotary 1975

Wankel isn't necessarily a name that is going to inspire a generation, and in my household is only a consonant away from being a popular insult. In fact my wife is hurling it at me right now after reading the first line of this article.  Read more »

Honda CBX 1000 1979

Just look at those pipes! Half a dozen beautifully crafted chrome wanderlusts. Honda’s first production 6-cylinder road bike was a twin cam air-cooled wonder horse with DOHC 24 valves. Count them! Read more »

Moto Guzzi Breva V 750 i.e. 2006

Italian motorcycles. Cooler than an Eskimo’s cold bits. Yes, that cool. Read more »

Ducati 900 SS Hailwood-Replica 1983

It looks like Christmas. Perhaps if we were more kind, maybe we’d lean to the Italian Flag, with the white presumably being supplied by the wide-open eyes of its exultant rider. When the tea ladies at Shepsters saw the machine, they quite unflatteringly said it was 95% faring. Read more »

Kawasaki Versys 2010

The Shepsters Team went for a little ride recently in a beautiful Melbourne Winters’ Day. You know the deal: horizontal rain, hail, snow in the high country, blistering sunshine, not to be confused with a Melbourne Summers’ Day, which is exactly the same. Read more »