Triumph Daytona 675: Breaking The Middleweight Mold

Here, Kurt tells how the Triumph Daytona 675 took on the Japanese Supersports and became an international success story for the British marque. Intro The year was 2006 and middleweight race replicas were all the rage.  The big four were selling inline four screamers as quickly as they could get them into showrooms, Ducati’s polarizing … Read more

FA-13 Combat Bomber – Everything You Need To Know

In early August of 2016, a little known motorcycle manufacturer by the name of Confederate Motors took a one-off race spec machine to the Bonneville Salt Flats with their eyes on a land speed record run for the company.  They brought a P-51 Combat Fighter motorcycle with them, albeit a highly modified version intended for … Read more

Yamaha XT500: Dakar-Tested, Adventure-Approved

Yamaha XT500 won the first Paris Dakar rally

Take a moment to think of your favorite big dual-sport or adventure bike of all time. Got it in your mind’s eye? Ok. Now, repeat after me: “Thank you, Yamaha XT500, for making my (insert bike here) possible.”  If you don’t like the sound of that sentence, we can argue about it in the comments … Read more

70s motorcycles – 27 Classics From The 1970s

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

There was never a period for motorcycles quite as wild as the 1970s.  Manufacturers were ready and willing to try anything to capture the imaginations of the motorcycling public, from giant road-going two-strokes to Wankel rotary engines.  It’s no secret that we love our vintage bikes here at Timeless 2 Wheels, and some of the … Read more

Are Choppers Out Of Style?

It doesn’t seem so long ago when you couldn’t drive two blocks without seeing someone on the sidewalk with an “Orange County Choppers” T-shirt or a “West Coast Choppers” sticker on the back window of a pickup truck. But something happened, and both the t-shirts and the candy-paint-and-chrome bikes themselves seem to have all but … Read more

1982 Honda CX500 Turbo: Boost And Brains

Honda CX500 Turbo

The Honda CX platform was around for a while.  We had a standard CX500 platform bike at the house when I was growing up. I got to ride it a handful of times, and I’ve got to say, it’s extremely difficult to believe anything derived from that powerplant could ever be described as “high performance.”  … Read more

Ducati Hypermotard 1100: For The Thrill Of It

At just 15 years old the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is already considered an iconic motorcycle – particularly by those who owned one. Here, Kurt looks back at Ducati’s original Supermoto. It’s the dawn of the 1980s.  Eddie Lawson is lining up on a two-stroke Yamaha 490 next to Bubba Shobert on a Harley Davidson XR750 … Read more

Honda RC51 : The Duck Hunter

Honda RC51

The Honda RC51 became a legend here on the Isle of Man after Joey Dunlop rode it to his 24th TT win in 2000 – at 48 he was supposed to be too old to drag a heavy superbike 6 times around the worlds toughest road circuit, let alone actually win on it. So when … Read more

Triumph Speed Triple – The First Production Streetfighter

MK1 Triumph Speed Triple

The Triumph Speed Triple has been a cult icon all its life.  Just the name brings about visions of big twin headlights, sleek single-sided swingarms, a wide motocross handlebar, and a rottweiler stance that knows how to beg for speeding tickets. Which is interesting considering that the original production streetfighter, Triumph’s 1994 Speed Triple, shared … Read more

Yamaha V-Max 1200 – The Original Hooligan Bike

V-Max 1200 was the original 1980's muscle bike

I remember the first time I ever really took note of a Yamaha V-Max 1200. I was still a couple years away from driving age, probably 13 or 14, but I was plotting and scheming for my first motorcycle already.  I was at a motorcycle shop browsing the used inventory, waiting on my dad to … Read more