1977 Ducati GTS Reader Ride.

Greg sends in some pics of his sweet Ducati.

He Writes:

Thanks for a great site.
This is my 77′ GTS. It has 16,000 original miles.
The fun thing about this bike is I know its history back to its original owner. Sold originally in Canada, it was sold to Long Island, NY and then to Manhattan, NY before coming to me. And I have spoken with all of its owners, who are still into Ducati or Italian motorcycles.

The bike has been repainted, has an earlier 860GT seat and a very rare two into one Conti exhaust that no one in the know has ever seen before.
It was electric start and kick … over my ownership the electric motor stopped working and has since been removed.
Hope you enjoy the story and photo’s.

Thanks Much for the pics!

Royal Enfield Interceptor. My Favorite British Classic.

Out of all the great British classics my favorite hands down doesn’t come from Norton or Triumph or even Brough or Vincent. It’s the Royal Enfield Interceptor. I’ve never ridden one but in the looks department its the cream of the crop for me. The perfect balance of chrome, posture and line. For more on the bike check out the Motorcycle article HERE

Reader submittal. Beautiful BMW R5 1/3.

Reader Brian bold send in this beauty of an E-bay build. Rolling Sculpture!

This was an ebay find and I knew that the headlight and tank were worth more then my final bid. No one else seemed to feel it was worth more, so it was mine.

Since it was delivered I have taken it down to its major parts, had the frame powdercoated, found a new front and rear render. The tank is next to get attention.

I have added the Hoske pipes, not knowing if they were ever intended for the /3 plunger frame I had to make us some brackets. The SS1 Dellortos were also and ebay purchase, one of the seemingly impossible finds that may not see another pair for some time. The seats are new reproductions, the valve covers are from either a single or R51/2. The engine is interesting in that instead of the standard 68mm bore, there are 72mm pistons on a standard stroke crank.

Thanks much for the pics! Looks to be a real beauty.