motorcycles of the 80s

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…

Harley Davidson XR1000 – 1983 American Classic

Harley Davidson was bought back from AMF in 1981 with Willie. G. Davidson at the helm. The XR1000 was meant to be the fierce machine that reminded the pubic why…

Suzuki Katana GSX1100S

Original Suzuki Katana GSX1100S

Like many of us I was excited by the release of the new Suzuki Katana in 2019 and when I later saw that glistening Samurai Sword displayed above the bike…

A original BMW R80 GS Dakar special advert

BMW R80G/S – The Birth of Adventure Motorcycling

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,…

Honda RC30

Honda VFR750R RC30 – A Modern Collectible Classic Motorcycle

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…

Honda RC30

Motorcycles of the 80s – 25 Iconic Bikes of the Decade

For me, the standout memories of the motorcycles of the 80s was the fascination with turbo bikes, improved (faster) two stroke machines and the Japanese manufacturers stepping on Harley Davidsons…

Harley Davidson XR750 Worlds Most Successful Racer

The Harley Davidson XR750 is an Icon. Dominating the flat track for decades, its impact on the motorcycle world should never be underestimated. Harley Davidson XR750 History  2020 marked 50…

V-Max 1200 was the original 1980's muscle bike

Yamaha V-Max 1200 – The Original Hooligan Bike

I remember the first time I ever really took note of a Yamaha V-Max 1200. I was still a couple years away from driving age, probably 13 or 14, but…