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Outstanding BMW R71 “Replica”…


I didn’t get a lot of info on this.  Can someone enlighten me?  I suspect it’s a “knock off” kitted out to look like an early BMW?  Or am I way off here.  Not my area of expertise… obviously.  This was sent to me as a for sale post way back in November so I would think it’s sold by now.  But all the same… Great looking scoot though!

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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 nice video report from India on the new Royal Enfield Cafe Racer.


A huge thank you to Jonathan Garrish for the “field reporting” on this really nice ride. To be release in India for 2013. I’d be hugely surprised if it gets released with this level of components but it’s a hell of a pre-production / concept. No word if it will be coming to the us. Here’s a link to a decent report from January on Motorcycle USA

Hi,
I thought you might like this vid of a beautiful new Enfield cafe racer. I don’t know anything about the bike, except that in’s not a concept, but is some kind of pre-production prototype that *may* turn into reality in 2013. Woot!

Some Really Cool Motorcycle Art/Sculpture and a Sweet XS650 tracker.


Thanks to Ted Brecheisen for these really interesting shots.

Hey Steve,

I went to Sheridan, IN last weekend to a very cool place that is like a museum but is also a shop. The XS 650 Yamaha was a stock bike he found in the weeds a couple of blocks from his house. It’s on the way to a great looking flat tracker.

Don Christy makes “cycle art” from junk parts and bicycle frames. Everything is miss-matched. On one piece the v-twin’s cylinders are made from plastic drain pipe. The crankcases on many are made from cake pans. Very creative. More pics are at www.flickr.com/photos/boanerges-indy

Thanks for a great blog,

Wow! That’s my kind of art! Talk about shopcraft as soulcraft! And a great way to make a living too! I really like that style and that XS is sweet! Thanks Much Ted!

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Reader submittal. Great Kodachrome historical racing shots.


Fantastic historical shots. I love old shots like this taken by the fans. I imagine there’s a TON of it out ther. hint hint… 🙂

Thanks to Tom Leeming who wrote in:

Hi Steve,

Found these over the weekend in my archives. Gary Nixon and Kenny Roberts at Loudon nationals 1973. 250 Class which Gary won. Interesting that while riding for Suzuki in the open class Gary rode a Yamaha (I assume as an independent) in the 250 class.
Tom Leeming