Amazing video of some legendary “time capsule” Hondas.

Thanks to reader Johan Blom for pointing this one out to me.

He wrote in:
I was searching the web for some movies of this project ( a SAAB with a Viper engine… But now to the fun stuff i found which might interest you –
As you can read in the comments “Short in bad english: A swedish motorcycle dealer bought the bikes as collectors items when they were brand new. Now, almost 20 years later, he puts them on display in his store. No, they are not for sale. :)”

So they are from the late 80s and early 90s and have been stored in their original boxes since they arrived to Sweden, and in march 2010 the were un-boxed and placed in the stores in glass cabins… – this is the dealer!

Maybe this old news but I thought let you know.

Thank Johan I had not seen this one before. It’s amazing to think that bikes like this can even exist. What an amazing find! Thanks for the information and the links!

1973 900 Z1. An Astounding Restoration!

I’m lifting this post straight out of The ADV rider thread I saw it in.  Too good to let it pass.  Thanks 1upand4down.

In 1973 my dad bought this 900 Z1 new. I was 16 years old and he would let
me ride it. He had other Kaw’s he would let me ride like a 69 and 71 500 H1’s.
But there was nothing like the Super four 900. He sold the Z1 in 1975 to a friend of mine brother-in-law and he sold to his son’s friend a few years later.
I bought the Z1 back in 2005 and did a complete restro. Took about 3 years to
complete but was worth every minute and dollar. My dad got to ride it some that year and he really enjoyed it. He’s 79 now and I’m not sure if he
will get to ride it any more but maybe. It’s suppose to be in the next issue of Moto Retro Illustrated magazine. 

Reader Ride! GSX 1100 From Croatia!

Ivan from Croatia writes in:

I like to read your blog, it’s one of the first things I do each morning. Today I was surprised I
couldn’t open it, but later it was accessible. It’s great and you have a lot of great pics!
I’m sending you a photo of my work, so that you can see what we are doing through the winter, here
in Croatia.

Thank you Ivan!  Great bike!  I like the all the upgrades. 
We’re all good now folks.  Looks like just a google glitch although from what I’ve read a lot of bloggers got it MUCH worse.