Gilera Crono 125 – 1989 to 1993

Gilera Crono 125

In the 125cc sector it is no secret that the Italians are masters. Of course you have the Yamaha TZR and Honda NSR, but even they struggle to compete with the Italian mastery of the Cagiva 125, the stunning Aprilia AF1 and the Gilera Crono 125. Gilera is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in … Read more

Suzuki T250 Hustler – 1969 to 1972

1970 Suzuki T250

In this article we look back at the short lived but memorable Suzuki T250 Hustler which dominated the quarter litre scene in the early 70’s. In the early 70’s Japanese manufacturers were competing across the classes to have the best in each.  Suzuki had launched the T500 in 1967 but the tide was turning and … Read more

7 Best Beginner Harleys – Our Top Picks For Novice Riders

Iron 883 Sportster

Here Emily takes a look at the best beginner Harleys including current and previous models to help you choose your first big motorcycle. Harley Davidson is an institution, an iconic and historic motorcycle manufacturer of some of the most popular and well loved two-wheeled machines that have ever been produced.  However, they are not always … Read more

Suzuki X7 – Worlds First 100mph Production 250

suzuki-250-X7

The 1978 Suzuki X7 was an all new ground-up design, however the origins of the bike go way back to 1966 with the original T250.  Following the T250 came the 1971 GT250 and it was then revised again with an updated engine in 1976.  Fundamentally the aim of the game was to create a 250cc … Read more

Bimota Tesi 3D – Italian Art on Two Wheels

Bimota Tesi 3D

Like all Bimota motorcycles the Tesi 3D is special, I would suggest the most special of them all. An Italian work of art and an innovative design like no other before.  Tesi means thesis in Italian and Pierluigi Marconi was a Bimota engineer whose engineering thesis at University is linked directly with the Tesi’s design. … Read more

Kawasaki KR1 – Fastest Ever Mass Produced 2 Stroke

Kawasaki KR1

In 1988 the Kawasaki KR1 was released. It was a road-going race replica two-stroke with a difference, it was one of the only bikes in the category that wasn’t based on an actual racing motorcycle.  It was a standalone production road-racer built to capitalise off the popularity of 250cc machines at the time like Suzuki’s … Read more

Yamaha TZR 250 YPVS 1986 to 1996

Yamaha TZR 250

The Yamaha TZR 250 remains one of the most sought after 80’s motorcycles to date and a firm favourite among two-stroke enthusiasts and in this article we’re going to look at just why this is. By the mid 1980’s two-stroke race replica fever was at its peak even with impending stricter emissions laws crashing down … Read more

Buell XB12R Firebolt – American Sportsbike

The Buell XB12R Firebolt was ready for sale by early 2004 and while nearly identical to the XB9R it had at its heart a 1203cc V-twin motor. The two models ran side by side for the first year, before the XB9R was dropped from the range.   Now, it’s no secret in the motorcycle world that … Read more

Suzuki RGV250 – Iconic 1980s Two Stroke Race Replica

Suzuki RGV250 for sale

In 2021 the Suzuki RGV250 still has an enthusiastic following as do many of the 250cc race replicas from the 1980’s and early 90’s.  Sure if you ride one today, they aren’t as fast or as mental as you remember but that burning two-stroke oil, noise and styling will have even a tentative motorcycle fan … Read more