Iconic Motorcycles

You will find some of the most iconic motorcycles ever made here. We cover the history of the bike, it’s spec’s, a review of how it performed, top speed and a buyers guide including current prices you can expect to pay.

Honda FireBlade

Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade

The Honda CBR900RR fireblade is a motorcycle that has proven itself again and again ever since it’s inception back in 1992.  Sure it has come a long way since then,…

Honda FireBlade

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. …

Yamaha FS1E AKA the Fizzy

Yamaha FS1E – The Must Have Bike For 1970’s British Kids

Launched in 1973 the Yamaha FS1-E was every young motorcyclist’s path to freedom. The ‘E’ suffix at the end of the models name simply represented which countries regulations the FS1…

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…

Yamaha TZ750 for sale

Yamaha TZ750 – The Holy Grail of Two Stroke Racers

The Yamaha TZ750 is up there with being one of the most influential motorcycles in history.  From the foundation of the design to its racing and record setting achievements, it…

Kawasaki H2 750 Triple

Kawasaki H2 750 – The Widow Maker

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…

Yamaha RD350LC – Rebirth of the 2 Stroke

It was 1980 and two-stroke fans in Europe were eagerly awaiting the release of the Yamaha RD350LC. It had been delayed due to disruption with production and the smaller RD250LC…

Yamaha RD250LC – Hooligan Bike of the Early 1980s

The Yamaha RD250LC is considered to be an absolute hooligan machine and its reputation particularly in the UK in the 80’s is partly why it had such a short lifespan. …

Honda CX500 – The Liquid Cooled V-Twin With Shaft Drive

Back in the mid-70’s middle-weight motorcycles ruled the roost. The big four Japanese manufacturers were all competing in the same category and for the same audience: Young and New riders. …

triumph Daytona 675 in gold

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…

triumph Daytona 675 in gold

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…

Iron 883 Sportster

Iron 883 – Harley Davidson’s Entry Level Blank Canvas

If any of you have read any of my other Harley Davidson based articles you will already know I am biased when it comes to the Sportsters and particularly the…

Yamaha FZR1000

Yamaha FZR1000 – Review and Buyers Guide

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…

red and black first edition Suzuki Hayabusa

1999 Suzuki Hayabusa – Fastest Production Motorcycle of the 20th Century

Anyone as excited as I am about Suzuki reviving the Hayabusa? C’mon I know I’m not alone!  I remember seeing the first generation 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa up close and personal….

Yamaha R1 1998 – Pushing Boundaries for over 20 Years

When the opportunity arose for me to write about the legend, the icon, the monster that is the Yamaha YZF R1 I couldn’t resist, I mean any motorcycle loving writer…

Yamaha RD500LC

Yamaha RD500LC

In 1984 Yamaha released a road legal version of their factory YZR500 which at the time was leading the world championship with Kenny Roberts aboard. The Yamaha RD500LC was born…

Kawasaki 750 turbo

Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo – Best of the Turbocharged 80s Bikes

Of the big four Japanese manufacturers, Kawasaki was the last to put into production a turbo charged motorcycle and I would say arguably the most successful.  The ambition was to…

1976 Kawasaki Z650

Kawasaki KZ650 – Son of Z1

The Kawasaki KZ650 (or the Z650 outside the US) was one of the most popular motorcycles of the 1970s. Affordable, quick, reliable and it made Kawasaki’s Z series accessible to…

Kawasaki Kz1000 – The Grandfather of the Modern Superbike

The Kawasaki Kz1000 was a motorcycle that set the bar for the litre capacity bikes that would follow. It was one of the fastest production motorcycles of the time and…

Kawasaki ZX7RR – World Superbike Spec Road Legal Track Weapon

In the world of superbike racing, simply having the fastest machine will never be enough. Every manufacturer is constantly improving their bikes in order to stay on top, and sometimes…

BMW R90s – The Sports Tourer That Rescued BMW

Deriving from obscurity the 1973 BMW R90s moved the German Motorrad company from the producer of boring, plain, workhorses, to race-winning, edgy, cool motorcycles in the eyes of the press…