Thursday, December 24, 2015

Vintage: The Fastest Stock Dirtbike Ever Built 123.75 miles per hour on a 1981 KTM 495

" If looks determined usage, the KTM495 would go around with a machine gun mounted on the bars. Tippy toes time. Sling a leg over the 495. Or, at least, try to. With an incredible 38.7-inch saddle height, the KTM has the distinction of being the tallest bike we've ever tested. Riders in the five-foot nine-inch range will need a milk crate. Once on the bike, the suspension settles a bit, making the ground barely in reach for a five-foot eleven-inch rider. You won't find any sag in the saddle. In fact, it appears to be made of plywood. That sucker is hard! It's also slippery. Sort of feels like someone put some Armor-All on it at the factory. On the plus side, the foam never sags and the saddle retains its shape. Long time KTM riders say they like the firm feel. Long-time KTM riders have also been known to howl at the moon on occasion".
From an article written by good old Mr Rick himself in 2008 about the Husky.
( Jun. 23, 2008 By Rick Sieman)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1993 Yamaha YZF 750SP

 The early nineties bought about many great changes in both off and on road bikes such as aluminium frames, valve configurations, radical changes in suspension and best of all crazy bright factory colours. The Yamaha YZF was an improvement over the FZR of the 80's (a great bike in it's own right) and bought the styling and handling up to Kawa Ninja standards.

tricked out FZR from a few years earlier ... still damn fine.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Super tidy Knight Framed Kawasaki Flat Tracker on eBay

Wowie zowie, and only a few suburbs away... here's the ebay link for the full guff: kwaka Knight Frame

Kawasaki Knight Framed Flat Tracker 

Factory 250cc motor RH Shift

Kosman adjustable triples, Marzocchi Forks,
 Works shocks, Sun rim, K&N super bars,Bates pegs,
 Bills pipe,Krause flowed and ported, 
spare head and barrel 

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. )

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: