Month: October 2012

A seriously trick little Suzuki 2 stroke racer restoration from South Africa!

Folks who know me know how much I love old 2-strokes and this is one trick little scoot!

Thanks to George Wenman!

Hi these are pic of the restoration of a 1980s Yamaha 50 in a Suzuki frame my name is George Wenman I live in Cape Town South Africa

A beautiful classic Ducati build!

Mark Turner sends in this beauty!

Hello, I have been enjoying your site for a while and wanted to contribute.
This is my bike and I took the picture also. You have my permission to post it on the site.
This bike was assembled bit by bit, starting with the engine only. All the rest was either scrounged, fabricated, or purchased from various sources around the world. My goal was to stay fairly true to the original look with some upgrades, keep it as light and clean looking as possible. The bike weighs under 350 pounds ready to ride. The sound is incredible.

More from Vincient Fyie on his Granddaughters racing career!

From Vincient Fyie on his Granddaughters racing career!


My granddaughter’s name is Adalis Sifuentes. She’s a senior at Michigan State University.
Has raced at SCTA Bonneville Speed Week on a Honda NS 50. First time down the salt.
This past Sept. she raced the Honda CB175 at the ECTA Ohio Mile.
Set the open record at 67.79 MPH for the M/TG – 175/4 class – which is modified bike/engine for overhead cam twin cylinder engines, 175cc class.
We finished working on the bike just before trailering it down to Ohio – no engine work except spark plug and oil change – a tired engine!

Pictures of Adalis at the Sept ECTA Ohio Mile event 2012 :

Really smooth ride video from the Basque Coast.

I love it.

From Benoit Copin

Please find attach this video :

The W1910 Basque coast.

Friends, Bikes, sun setting and magic occurs… W1910’s the witness through the eyes of Graham Kuhn.
The essence itself of W1910 lurks here, hidden between muffer roars and those moments of grace of this day ending..
Smells like motor oil, hands in grease and poetry.

Have a good ride.

W1910 by Graham Kuhn from soixantedixsept prod on Vimeo.

Bike Builder from Bogata!


Hello Steve my name is Camilo Pinzon I’m from Bogota, COLOMBIA I’m a motorcycle designer & builder. You’ve already shown a pic of my first cafe build long time ago its attach with more pics in this email you may remember, I’m working hard in the vintage bike scene in Colombia, every body loves it, cafe racers, bobbers, scramblers, brat style is getting common. So I’m very happy to show you some more of my work along with three more pics of the Honda CB500 that I have already shown you, Thanks for the interest in my work

Camilo Pinzon

Some nice shots from the Barber Vintage Festival!

Thanks Kurt! Fantastic stuff! And I love your choice of “Sport Tourer” for the ride!

Hey Steve, I just got back from the BVF and I thought you might like some pics. My wife and I rode our 1982 Honda CB900F there 750 mi. round trip from Asheville,NC. The trip during the fall colors was awesome and as a bonus we got to meet Richard Backus from Motorcycle Classics magazine, he seems like a great guy and he had his Laverda RGS1000 there. Enjoy. Kurt

A great submittal from the Moscow motorcycle scene!

I’m jut posting this one up as-is! Great stuff!

Hello from Moscow !
You post “reader rides” from time to time, so here it is:

That’s me and my 1987 honda gb250 clubman bike:

Also we have just closed the 2012 riding season with our motorcycle
club, so maybe you will find it interesting too:

and a little movie:


Best regards,

A very worthy custom Aprilia for a very worthy cause!


We at the Making A Difference (M.A.D.) Ride have just unveiled our 2012 one of a kind – custom Aprilia RSV4 APRC that is being raffled for charity.
All proceeds go to spinal injury research and rehabilitation.
“The Making a Difference Ride Inc. is a charity formed by members of the Perth motorcycle community to raise money for spinal injury research and rehabilitation. Our primary beneficiary is Royal Perth Hospital Shenton Park Spinal Unit.”
Many thanks,
Rachael Aslett
Marketing Manager
Making A Difference Ride

The Latest from Murph!

As usual, He’s been busy!

Hi Steve,

Hope all is ok with you and the “Total Chaos” was not too serious. I’m up in Sweden at present, on the way to Stockholm and then on to North Cape.
I had a chance encounter with a gal in a bookstore in Eindhoven in Holland, I was there purchasing a map of Russia for my trip there in December.

She asked about my trip and had seen me on a TV station there, she was thrilled to meet me. She had a boyfriend who died of cancer 1 year ago and wanted to give me a necklace she had made for him to carry with me on my Round the World trip. That led to her signing my Drive Away Cancer decal on the dash of the sidecar and and shortly thereafter my friend John, who started Drive Away Cancer, and I, started Ride Away Cancer.
My first sidecar patient was 17 year old Daniil, whom I met when I stopped by a Hospital in Copenhagen. There will, I hope, be many more encounters and chances for me to brighten up someones day and put a smile on their face with a 20 minute sidecar ride as I travel the globe.
There are probably many of your readers whose friends or family may have been touched by this disease. 
Regards from Sweden Steve and many thanks for your continued support,

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