motorcycles of the 80s

Suzuki RG250 Gamma Review and Spec’s

When it comes to top tier two-stroke motorcycles of days gone by in the 250 class there are several contenders for the top spot and here we take a look…

Gilera Crono 125

Gilera Crono 125 – 1989 to 1993

In the 125cc sector it is no secret that the Italians are masters. Of course you have the Yamaha TZR and Honda NSR, but even they struggle to compete with…

Honda MVX 250

Honda MVX 250 -The V-Triple 2 Stroke You’ve Probable Never Seen

The illusive Honda MVX250 quite often draws blank looks from all but the few in the know and there are only a few motorcycle geeks aware of the ins and…

Kawasaki KR1

Kawasaki KR1 – Fastest Ever Mass Produced 2 Stroke

In 1988 the Kawasaki KR1 was released. It was a road-going race replica two-stroke with a difference, it was one of the only bikes in the category that wasn’t based…

Kawasaki KR1

Yamaha TZR 250

Yamaha TZR 250 YPVS 1986 to 1996

The Yamaha TZR 250 remains one of the most sought after 80’s motorcycles to date and a firm favourite among two-stroke enthusiasts and in this article we’re going to look…

Yamaha TZR 250

Kawasaki KR250 – Ultra Rare Tandem Twin Two Stroke

For reasons I cannot fathom, the Kawasaki KR250 race replica was never released here in the UK. Nor did it make an appearance in North America, or mainland Europe. This…

Suzuki RGV250 for sale

Suzuki RGV250 – Iconic 1980s Two Stroke Race Replica

In 2021 the Suzuki RGV250 still has an enthusiastic following as do many of the 250cc race replicas from the 1980’s and early 90’s.  Sure if you ride one today,…

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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 shadow 750 – An Affordable and Novice Friendly Cruiser

The Honda Shadow 750 has been synonymous with the Cruiser motorcycle scene since 1983 when it was first introduced as a means to compete in the American market where Harley…

Honda NSR250 – The Ultimate 2 Stroke Classic Motorcycle

While the first Honda NSR250 was introduced in 1985 it can be traced further back to the MVX250 in 1983. It took all the best bits from the MVX and…

Suzuki Boulevard S40 – Ideal Starter Bike For Cruiser Fans

A few years ago Suzuki quietly dropped the Suzuki Boulevard S40 from its lineup but that is not to say there are no 2019 models left in dealers or indeed…

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…

1985 suzuki gsx r750

1985 Suzuki GSX R750 Slabside

2020 marked the 35th anniversary of the launch of the Suzuki GSX-R750 Slabside, and within that celebration there was more than just one bike to commemorate, there is the whole…

suzuki GSXR 1100

Suzuki GSXR 1100 – History and Buying Guide

In 1986, a year after a thankful few got their hands on the fantastic GSX-R750, it was topped by the bigger and faster Suzuki GSXR 1100. More power from the…

BMW K1

BMW K1 – Worlds First Sports Tourer Still Performs

It is 1989 in Germany, the Berlin Wall has crashed down to the ground and BMW decided to produce the craziest motorcycle they had designed to date, the K1.  It…

BMW K100

BMW K100 – The new go to Bike for Custom Cafe Racer Builders

The BMW K100, aka as the Flying Brick, is making a comeback as the go to bike for Cafe Racer custom builders. There’s more to this great Sports Tourer though…

BMW K100

Tom Cruise on a GPZ900R

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R – The first Ninja

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…

Yamaha FZR600 Genesis – The Ideal Budget Sportsbike

The Yamaha FZR600 Genesis when introduced in 1989 was considered the best 600cc Sportsbike on the market. It’s reign wouldn’t last forever as Kawasaki and Honda each were to soon…

Honda CX500 Turbo

1982 Honda CX500 Turbo: Boost And Brains

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…

Ducati 851 – First Modern Ducati Superbike

The Ducati 851 is no exception when it comes to following Ducati’s rule of pushing innovation, going against the odds, surviving and then thriving.  Financial crisis was looming and yet…