Honda 250 Super Dream

In 1978 Honda released the Super Dream 250 (the CB250N) and a 400 cc option. Both had a pretty good run with over 70,000 units sold in the UK alone.  The 250 entered an extremely competitive market at a time when young new riders were opting for the fastest thing available to them in the … 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

Kawasaki H2 750 – The Widow Maker

Kawasaki H2 750 Triple

Nobody can blow the original Kawasaki H2 750 trumpet like Kawasaki themselves who wrote in their catalog: “We’ve just pulled a fast one on the competition. Named the Kawasaki 750cc Mach IV. Of all the world’s production models, it’s the fastest thing on two wheels. Faster than any Suzuki. Faster than any Triumph. Faster than … Read more

Triumph Daytona 675: Breaking The Middleweight Mold

triumph Daytona 675 in gold

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

1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport

The 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport is a motorcycle that divides opinion and has done since day one. On one side are those who believe it to be a gutless and under-performing machine compared to that of the larger motorcycles from the same time period including from Honda themselves; and on the other are those … Read more

Yamaha FZR1000 – Review and Buyers Guide

Yamaha FZR1000

I think everybody who looks at the Yamaha FZR1000 should have a certain level of appreciation for what it did not only for Yamaha but for race-replicas and general sport bikes for the decade that followed its release. There would be no Thunderace and more importantly no legendary YZF R1 without the first Yamaha FZR … Read more