Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kawasaki - Step up to Precision Power

More great Kawasaki ads from the 70's

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Honda SS50 Racer

Even grey cats can be 'boy racers' (man, is this where i'm heading ? guess it could be riding Hardleys to the cafe & back).
Big thanks to the wonderful
check 'em out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Suzuki AS50, another late 60's gem

The Suzuki A series ran from the mid 60's to 1969, and came in 50cc & 90cc (and the sexy 'Stinger' T series 125cc). Grab 'em while they're cheap.................

Honda SS50 & CL50 scrambler

The SS 50 & CL 50 blurred the lines between moped and motorbike, and in 1971 were the last of the "T" shape pressed steel frames (along with the Suzuki AS50 - A90 and the larger capacity Kawasaki G1 & G2's)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Steve McQueen's pit bike, Kawasaki G31M

This is the bike Steve McQueen zipped around the movie set of LeMans on. Aparrently Von Dutch was told to 'get rid of the green tank' and came up with this quirkly number. Recently restored & sold in the U.S. for about $50'000-. Here are a couple of originals:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yamaha 225cc Scorpio

The Yamaha Scorpio is a neat, if underpowered commuter that is cheap to buy and run. Not setting the world on fire, but a few have waved the custom stick and come up with some
interesting ideas. Here's the original (there are options available) :

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

To dream......the impossible dream........

From this...........(another ebay special)............
To this ! (a recoloured image of Jonathan Wood's neat resto, see earlier post).
Sure thing - shouldn't take too many years, or cost too much, heh.

Can you guess what this is?

This is a barn find (ebay) I picked up a month back for $30.00. After many people on the Kawasaki Riders Forum helping, it has finally been identified !

I could have sworn it was a Kawasaki J1M or G1M (wishful thinking)It is a Daytona (Taiwan)125 Road bike imported into Australia and sold by car racer Bob Jane in 1972. Engine is Kawa c2 120 copy. (thanks ZED900, MURN & Facthunt for the detective work).
Think I'll do some 'practice' restoration on it, Let the kids have a ride, then stick it back on eBay.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Holey Moley (or, can I borrow your drill press?)

thanks to NICE! motocycle for the bottom two.

maybe I do want an open hace helmet after all...

The Steve McQueen replica issue. I won't tell you where to get it, as it is stupidly priced. But I love it. ( you can find out more on the wonderful website)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A neat CL/CB350 restoration by Jonathan Wood

thanks to Bike Exif
& Rocket Garage for the links.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Kawasaki and the Japanese trail scene

A few wonderfully 70's 'Baja 500' style adverts from Kawasaki
Dig the vest....and matching suede duds

Model line up from the era..If only I could get my hands on a 250-F21M

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Two neat CD250 Cafe conversions

lost the link - but very impressed with the finish on this custom....

Japanese Bobbers - always style lucky

Always wanted a hardtail CB450 !