Honda XL250 – A Great Affordable Classic Scrambler

During the early 1970s, the off-road motorcycle market was in full stride. With models from Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha entering and leaving the showrooms like a revolving door, this had Honda completely on the back foot with their only response to these being the outdated SL125 or CL350. With the newer dual purpose sport bikes … Read more

Yamaha 4 Stroke Motorcycles – 9 Classics

Yamaha were late to the 4 stroke party. Around the time Honda were basking in the glory of the all conquering four cylinder CB750, Yamaha were just introducing their first ever 4 stroke motorcycle, the XS-1. It was a twin cylinder 650 designed as a cheaper alternative to the Triumph Bonneville, BSA Gold Star and … Read more

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R – The first Ninja

Tom Cruise on a GPZ900R

Kawasaki had a point to prove with the GPZ900R. Having been beaten to the punch by Honda in releasing the world’s first four-cylinder 750cc “superbike”, the CB750, they needed to raise the bar with the successor to their own popular 900cc superbike, the iconic Kawasaki Z1.  Spending several years in secret creating the perfect successor, … Read more

BMW R80G/S – The Birth of Adventure Motorcycling

A original BMW R80 GS Dakar special advert

Before the 1980s, an “adventure” bike was simply a lightweight, low-powered enduro bike or one of the heavier desert racers altered for long distance travelling. Neither of these were ideal, but the only thing available on the market during this time for those looking to take on the world. It would be the BMW R80G/S … Read more

Honda VFR750R RC30 – A Modern Collectible Classic Motorcycle

Honda RC30

Honda’s racing evolution during the 1980s and 90s spawned a multitude of incredible machines: the NR500, NS250, NS500, NSR500, RC45, NR750 and of course, the VFR750R RC30. Each of these pushed the boundaries of the time and brought something brand new to motorcycle technology.  The Honda VFR750R, also more commonly known by its model code, … Read more

BSA Gold Star – All You Need To Know About The Big Single

Ask any motorcycle enthusiast about BSA and their immediate response would be along the lines of “You mean the Gold Star?” The BSA Gold Star was not only the most successful motorcycle throughout the Birmingham-based company’s 111 year history, but one of the most successful British motorcycles of all time, both on and off the … Read more

AJS Motorcycles – 8 Classic Bikes

AJS Motorcycles is one of the longest surviving British motorcycle companies to date. Founded in Wolverhampton, the Stevens brothers, Harry, Joe Junior, George and the company’s namesake Albert John (or Jack, as he was more popularly known as) created AJS in 1909. It was their dream to manufacture a motorcycle to win at the Isle … Read more

Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 2006 – 2019

Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

The modern Triumph Bonneville Scrambler appeared back in 2006. An off-road styled version of the Triumph Bonneville, it also took many visual cues from the iconic TR6 Trophy, a bike that was made famous by Steve McQueen.  Powered using the same 865cc air-cooled, parallel twin engine as that of the Bonneville of the day, Triumph … Read more