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Cafe Racer Episode 1 – 1969 Yamaha Two Stroke

The Cafe Racer Episode 1 from Drifto on Vimeo.

Short video of the Founder of Colorado Cafe Racers out for a ride on his 1969′ Yamaha two stroke cafe racer. Enjoy, and be on the lookout for Episode 2.

Renntag – Racing Day

Renntag - Racing Day from glibb on Vimeo.

Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000 in Tron Legacy

http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2006/02/ducati-sport-classics-sport-1000.html

http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2010/12/tron-ducati-legacy.html

Old Motorcycles

Old Motorcycles from GT on Vimeo.

Motorado – Grand Opening today

Took the Fazer out for a ride today to Lakewood, where a new bike consignment shop, Motorado, was having their grand opening. They had the grill going with dogs and brats, chips, soft drinks, and beer. Nice little place, and the owners were very friendly. I asked Ron if they do service work, and he pointed me over to Supertune, so i’ll be checking into those guys.

If you’re in the Denver area, looking to buy or sell your bike, do check them out. http://www.motorado.co/

Beautiful day, had to wash the Fazer

Me and my helper washed the Fazer today. Started up with little trouble, after washing, took it to 7-11 and got some gas. 0.85 gallons worth! It could probably use a post-winter hibernation tune up. She’s not perfect, but it doesn’t matter. 🙂

machine

MACHINE from matt machine on Vimeo.

http://machineshed.blogspot.com/

Turntables and a Triumph

Turntables and a Triumph Motorcycle from Good Spark Garage on Vimeo.

Roy Griffith owns the Turntable Shoppe in Indianapolis and rides a 1972 Triumph Bonneville. Analog music and vintage motorcycles are part of everyday life for Roy; he’s no stranger to the repairs and maintenance that come along with them.

Modern Motor Cycle Company

1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer

SDIM2226

My new toy! Picked it up Tuesday, drove it home in the pouring rain. Bought it off Craigslist, and it’s in great shape!

SDIM2242

SDIM2236

Yamaha Fazer
Photo courtesy of Krugerin50

1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer

1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer from Lance Watts on Vimeo.

Great restoration on a very cool bike. Actually, I found one myself, and I’ll be picking it up on Tuesday. Have a great weekend, folks!

BlueCat Motors Honda CB250

BlueCat Motors Honda CB250 from Telegraph Studios on Vimeo.

BlueCat Motors website

The story of this bike begins a couple years ago with a guy called Wayne. Wayne lived well up north in Minnesota near the Canadian border. That’s where he bought this Honda CB250 at a local antique store for an untold sum of money. You see, the Honda CB250 is actually a Canadian bike. That we know of, Honda never sold them here in The States. Sure, we had its big brother, the CB/CL350, but the CB250 was off limits for reasons we still don’t understand. Wayne found one, however, and he had a particular purpose in mind. He needed to get to the Twin Cities to see about a lady. In our estimation, it doesn’t get much more romantic than that. Buy a weird old motorcycle, travel hundreds of miles and try to sweep a young lady off her feet. Sadly, Wayne’s trip hadn’t gone quite according to plan by the time he and his CB250 darkened our shop door.

The story continues

Python Choppers – Melbourne, Australia

Python Choppers from Will Faulkner Films on Vimeo.

Python Choppers in Melbourne with owner George Vidovic

George’s knowledge spans more than 20 years in the automotive industry. He operates a mechanical workshop called G.V. Automotive which specializes in Mechanical Repairs & Servicing to all makes & models with a department dedicated to restoration work to various types of classic sedans & sports cars, he also specializes in manufacturing the A.C. Cobra replica known as the Python now for over 2 decades. George has a vast knowledge on anything classic, with his constant travel to the States it has allowed him to create a large network of contacts which then in turn is passed onto his clients.

1974 Harley-Davidson RR350 Racer

1974 RR350 Racer

This 1974 RR350 Racer is one of 26 originally made, quite rare! These racers were hand built in the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson plant in Varese, Italy for the sole purpose of road racing. This bike has the twin disc front brakes, double leading shoe rear brakes, 6 speed transmission, Ceriani forks, water cooled, Dansi electronic ignition and is in the legendary Harley-Davidson racing colors. These machines were similar in design and performance to the Yamaha TZ twins and were successful in national events. Harley Davidson imported a number of 250’s to compete in AMA road races, but the 350 is virtually unknown.

Photo thanks to Nick Keating

Triumph Motorcycles at Mods vs Rockers Chicago 2011

The Wilkinson Bros from Good Spark Garage highlight Triumph’s presence at the annual vintage motorcycle and scooter rally in Chicago. Mods vs Rockers celebrates the cafe racer and rocker culture attracting Triumphs of all ages. Hear from Johnny Scheff, owner of Motoworks Chicago, and Larry Fletcher, founder and coordinator of MvR Chicago, as they provide some background on the event.