Saturday, June 27, 2015

Steve Baker - 70's GP Legend



Long hair, ski jacket, mo, flares, the whole 70's box & dice !



ON the 750 at a 2010 Classic meet at Spa.

Three times the Canadian national champion, in 1977 Steve signed with the Yamaha factory team. Riding the YZR750 (0W31), won the Daytona 200 (a 200-mile race) in 1977, and in the same year became the first Formula 750 World Champion. In 1977, also rode a YZR500 (0W35) in the World GP500. Beat off teammates Giacomo Agostini and Johnny Cecotto for 2nd place.
In 1978 he switched to a Suzuki private team. Was ranked 7th in the World GP500 but met with an accident in a local race in Canada. 

http://global.yamaha-motor.com/race/wgp-50th/race_archive/riders/steve_baker/ )

Monday, June 22, 2015

ZOOM Design Agency (Ger) MZ Grand Prix Designers





Designers for the MZ Grand Prix Racing Team in 2011 - Zoom are a German design group that specialize in bike design - love the modern dustbin fairing !
see them here: ZOOM

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gasp ! a brand new pair of vintage Scott motocross boots from the late 70's




now that's proper racing attire.....

you can even get the Husky to go with them !

ebay links:  Scott boots        Husqvarna 360

Monday, March 9, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

SWM - Vintage enduro iron from Milan





SWM has been reborn after its demise in 1984 - here's a smattering of their old models, and a link to the new SWM site:
http://www.swm-motorcycles.it/

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HL500 replicas - re breathing the last gasp of the famous 4 stroke motocrossers -Husky Restorations of NYC







Husky Restorations of NYC do an amazing job on historic huskys, as well as a roaring trade using TT500 donks as a base for custom HL500 replicas, and their quality is unbelievable. Here's the website (and be sure to read the 'buyer beware' article - it'll make you cry...http://huskyrestoration.com/?page_id=3

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Suzuki TF125 - the Mud Bug





This fun little farm/AG bike was only released in NZ and Australia (although the bottom photo is from Japan). Basically a TS125 with different fittings and a bigger rear sprocket, but you've got to love anything with headlight bash bars.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moto Guzzi V50 by Revival Cycles







An amazing transformation of the often overlooked V50 by the overachievers at Revival - here's their website - Revival Cycles