Month: July 2012

A BMW R80/100 Cafe hybrid you could really spend some time on.

Here is a photo of my ’78 BMW R80. It has been converted to an R100, and other cosmetic mods.
Tom Coulter

If I had room in the garage for nother bike this just might do the trick.  Not ultra exotic (especially compared to some of what’s out there) but it has a very period correct balance of form AND function along with “real world” comfort (and no doubt the range to go with it).  I can think of more than a few back roads where she’d be right at home.  Thanks Much Tom.

A “Brat” bike I don’t hate…

I’m on the record I think as NOT being a big fan of “Brat” styled bikes. I won’t get in to ALL the reasons (OK just a few – Flavor of the week styling exercise, Corker tires and no seat to speak of? seriously? gotta suck to ride) But I’m giving this one a pass because I think it’s more scrambler than brat and I bet it’d actually be a fairly fun smooth gravel rode ride. The parallel twin Kawi 750’s 400 don’t exactly have a stellar reputation but I do like the look.

Unobtanium “in the crate” zero miles 1977 CA77 $150,000 (starting bid) $250,000 (Buy it Now) Honda 305 Dream!

If this bike “fell in your lap”  Would you open it up?  Ride it even?  What do ya say?


Steve King sent me a link to this story and mentioned that it was also on E-bay (while it lasts).  See sScreenshot below.  All you can see of it is the crate.

One of a kind Honda 305 Dream. New in Crate,Never Opened. Never Titled, Never Registered.

Link Below is a Story in local Oklahoma Newspaper about this one of a kind motorcycle.

Dan Maxey, who started polishing motorcycles for his dad at about 9 years old and now owns the business, said their plan was to give away the Dream at an open house, or an anniversary celebration.

It never happened.

Jim Maxey died in 2005, leaving the fate of the motorcycle in Dan Maxey’s hands. He’s passing it on, too, to his son, Tony Maxey, sales manager for Maxey’s Cycles.

the Story from the