Month: April 2012

Saounds like BMW and Corbin are in for a “hard time” on this one…

pffftt… LINK

Henry Wolf of California is suing BMW America and aftermarket seatmaker Corbin-Pacific claiming his issue began after a four-hour ride on his 1993 BMW motorcycle, with a ridge like seat. Wolf is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and what he calls “general damage.”

Mystery “bike” solved!

Thanks to Robie who posted these two cool videos in the comments! Excellent find! Thanks!

Victoria FM38 A stock version

And as Robie put it “Schmell the Klotz while watching this”

Mystery “bike”.

Frank Robyn-Fuhrmeister writes in:

“Look what I found today in font of the OBI building supplies store
A Victoria bike with a Motor. Built in the 50ies with only 1 hp.”

I have to confess that I’d love to own something like this. Cruising around Jacksonville Beach on one of these would be a blast. I know there are modern versions that you can add to an existing bike but it’s lack the character that this one has. Maybe the coolest exhaust pipe EVER! LOL Cool stuff! Thanks Frank!

A (sadly) nearly forgotten Moto Guzzi. The V65 TT.

Ed Sander writes in with this nearly forgotten classic. With all the various scramblers and adventure bikes that BMW and Triumph are coming out with these days a modernized version of something like this would really make sense.

I recently saw a cute Guzzzi V7 scrambler as a new Buzzi offering. got me thinking . They might consider re making the V65 TT. It too was based on the same small block architecture as the V7. Thought I would send you a photo of mine , as a reminder of a nearly forgotten machine. A regular rider after all these years. The bigger displacement torquier modern engine would transform this machine from good to truly excellent machine. Come on Moto Guzzi.. Piaggio Thanks Ed Sander

That’s one heck of a daily rider! Thanks Ed!

Gorgeous 1976 Moto Guzzi LeMans series 1.

Jordan sends in this stunner of a Guzzi.

This is a 1976 Moto Guzzi LeMans series 1 that has had extensive work done by Rennsport.The engine has all the upgrades popular for the day.Dual plug heads ,rods,pistons,cam etc.Chromed BUB axhaust ,aftermarket mufflers.obviously custom paint reminscent of the 750S3 and 1000S.


UPDATE: A Nice SOHC Honda Cafe Rider.

UPDATE: Rustin wrote in with some build info.  That’s an impressive engine!.

1976 Honda cb550k. The cylinders are bored out to fit cb750 pistons. Making the displacement 592. The cam is from a cb650. Dyna s ignition and coils. The exhaust is stainless replica of the yoshi exhaust. Dyno tuned at Twinline motorcycles in Seattle WA.


Rustin Olson sends in this nice rider.

I built this myself in my garage. Took sometime but I’m very pleased with the out come of my first build. If so I can send high res pictures.