Thursday, December 30, 2010

BULL DOCK GT-M Kawasaki Z1 Z1R Japanese custom

Words cannot describe this companys amazingly detailed high end crazy wonderful Kawasakis. They pop up in the odd Japanese magazine, but check out their website here:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

HEIWA custom Honda CB77 & Kawasaki TR250

Still the best Japanese Custom house (in my humble opinion), Heiwa has produced a brace of great new customs for the 2010 Yokohama show - here's one of the best CB77's I've ever seen, and a perennial fave the Kawasaki TR250 below. You can see the link to their website on the right.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

McDeeb Italy - Retro Japanese & English Scramblers

Have admired McDeeb's wonderful Enfield conversions before, but didn't realise he had a soft spot for Kawasaki W400's as well - check out these wonderful restorations (and one of his Enfields). His websites have a great selection of vintage European stuff as well.
here are the links:

Yes, that's a Z 750 scrambler ! nice......
One of several stylish Royal Enfield conversions.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mister Tinker - the skilled work of Neil Fenton

Neil Fenton is a tinkerer of enourmous skill, and you can follow his ramblings here:
(thanks to Way Out Blog for the Italian RIDERS magazine piccie)

Yokohama 2010 - coming soon !

Yes, it's that time of year again. Here's the official poster, and some wonderful images from 08/09 care of Hummingburgers Flickr page.

Something for everyone.......

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Honda CL250 - an overlooked road/trail

EARLY 1960's

EARLY 1970's

EARLY 1980's

The CL250 was a popular alternative to the CB250 in the States, but had limited appeal elsewhere. As the model developed into the 80's it lost it's way as more specialized trail bikes hit the road in the form of early supermotards. I owned a little white one as above in 1988, and it was a joy to ride around town. Owned a more modern Honda SPADA as well, and preferred riding the CL despite it's humble power. Eventually traded them both for a TDM850.