Yamaha DT250 Duel Sports Bike 1971 to 1982

Yamaha DT 250

The Yamaha DT250 started life in 1968 as the DT-1 and it very quickly sold through the initial 12,000 unit production run.  The US market was slowing down and yet there was a gap in the market for off-road motorcycles which only manufacturers such as Bultaco and Husqvarna were currently supplying specific off-road machines. To … Read more

1930s Motorcycles – 13 Vintage Classics of the Thirties

Vincent motorcycle

The 1930s were a big decade for the motorcycle industry. The 1920s saw developments on the original pioneer motorcycles, going from bicycles with engines to full on motorcycles, they even saw in the worlds first Superbike with the Brough Superior.  The 1930s however, was a time for pushing boundaries, improving engine design and going hell … Read more

Ossa Yankee 500Z – 1971-1972 American Classic Scrambler

Ossa Yankee 500Z

The Ossa Yankee 500Z is possibly one of the most obscure motorcycles that ever existed. It has a fantastical story and while short lived it is still worth delving into this American motorcycle. Ossa Yankee 500Z History The story starts with motorcycle importer John Taylor and the Ossa Yankee 500Z would become what he is … Read more

Original Triumph Trident 750 Review

T150 Triumph Trident 750

With the release of the new Triumph Trident 660, I thought it would be good to look back at the original Triumph Trident 750 as it has an interesting (British bike fans might say sad) story. The original Triumph Trident 750 was one of the most under-supported ventures Triumph ever started; however, a tidy original … Read more

1980’s Motorcycles – My Personal Picks

1980's muscle bike

I was born in 1971, brought up in a motorcycling household, and as we grew older, bikes were just part of our life; Dad owned a very cool Bonnie, my eldest brother also owned a Bonnie, as did many of his friends, although fast Japanese stuff was just creeping in to the group – a … Read more

Jurby Festival 2019 Classic Motorcycle Photos

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

When I got back from the Jurby Festival and downloaded all my photos I realised I had got quite a few 1970’s and 80’s classics as well as all the vintage motorcycles I had photographed. So, rather than lump them all into the one post I saved these for their own. Here they are together … Read more