Sunday, September 15, 2019

Jackpiner 1997 KTM 200EXC - a limited edition Jack Penton tribute

                                          With Jack Penton
In 1997 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Penton motorcycle sold, KTM released a limited-production dirt bike called the Jackpiner, named for the 175 Penton that housed the first full-size motor that KTM built. There were 133 of them sold, and all were numbered and had a sticker on the front fender with John Penton’s signature.
But, the significance of that 1997 motorcycle goes far beyond its short production run. It marked the beginning of a KTM dynasty that continues to this day. It was the first 200 that KTM built. The 200 would go on to be KTM’s biggest-selling model in later years. Beyond that, the Jackpiner was the first bike with PDS no-linkage rear suspension. It was also one of the very first dirt bikes with a hydraulic clutch—that’s rare today, and virtually unheard of in 1997. The Jackpiner had a number of features that other KTMs never received. It came with an Ohlins shock, and in fact it was Ohlins who originally developed the PDS system. And it was blue, just like its namesake.

thanks to Dirt Bike Magazine;

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Radikal Enduro; Spanish TM aftermarket Enduro Specialists (I think? mi espaƱol no es bueno)

Eye candy and nice parts for your TM from Tortosa, Spain.

"At Radikalenduro we are specialists in the world of off road. In our store you will find accessories for enduro, MX and raids."

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Buy a Salt Lake Racer Special on Ebay - 99cc of adrenaline!

This jewel of a bike is selling dirt cheap on Ebay - buy it now and tear up the Salt!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Kawasaki Zephyr 400, Japan style

In good company here with some bigger friends

and a few more 400's for variety....

Sunday, December 23, 2018


This amazing old 'crosser started out as a BSA Gold Star, and features a JAP engine (from a car) and Husky parts. I don't normally re-post something new straight off another site, but this is such a wonderful story - read all about it here: SILODROME

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stripped Honda 2 Strokers

Thanks to 2TRiders on Instagram for all pics.

Monday, November 12, 2018

1989 Moto Morini Dart 350

The Dart is a modified Cagiva Freccia 125 rolling chassis with an air-cooled Moto Morini 350cc, 72 degree vee-twin shoehorned between the frame spars. Early models were 350cc, later ones were 400cc

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ana Carrasco, WSBK Supersport 300 World Champion. What a star!

Spanish rider Ana Carrasco has become the first female rider to win a motorbike world championship, winning the title by a single point over countryman Mika Perez. The 21-year-old claimed her title in the World Supersport 300. Twitter has gone crazy, and she deserves all the accolades.

Here's where you can get some merch if you want it: