small cc

Sweet little Honda Tiger 200R build from Indonesian


I get some really nice bike from Indonesia. They really do a lot with what they have and these guys at ‘Wins Paddock’ look like they’re have some fun.

Thanks to Defry Kharisma for the pics!

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A “new”.. “American”.. motorcycle! The Janus Halcyon 50 two stroke!


Please go to the always excellent www.motorcycledaily.com (not affiliated) for a nice little bit of background on this new American motorcycle company!

In my universe this is one seriously trick little scoot!

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

CORRECTION: Wicked little Yamaha CS5 (RD200) Cafe from E-bay.


MY MISTAKE! I thought it was yours from the pics on the facebook page.

Steve,
Just wanted to give you an update that I am NOT the builder of the CS5 you featured. Just the finder. Don’t want to take the credit of Wild Turkey Fab.
Thanks

Reader Daniel Thornberry (link to FB page with build pics) pointed me to a his really trick little Yamaha for sale on E-bay (linked while it lasts). And no, I do NOT know the bike or the owner. Trick little build though.  That pipe is the bomb!

A fantastic Henk Van Kessel 50cc 2 stroke racer. Like a little piece of motorcycle jewelry.


I confess to lifting these pictures straight from this great ADV Rider thread. They are too good not to post. For those who don’t know much about the early days of Moto GP and the significance of the early 2 stroke small cc bikes I highly recommend a book called “Stealing Speed”. It’s a well researched story of industrial espionage, spy vs spy and the end of WWII and German rocket science all rolled into one.

And here is the man himself.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henk van Kessel (born on June 25, 1946) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He won the 1974 F.I.M. 50 cc world championship. He won seven Grand Prix races during his lengthy career.
Nationality Dutch
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1972 – 1976, 1978 – 1986
First race 1972 50cc Swedish Grand Prix
Last race 1986 Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix
First win 1974 50cc French Grand Prix
Last win 1979 50cc Belgian Grand Prix
Team(s) Kreidler
Championships 50cc – 1974
Starts 87 Wins 7 Podiums 25 Poles 0 F. laps Points422

A nice 1972 Hodaka Super Rat. I love the “period” Polariods and color shots like this…


… from “back in the day”.  One of these days I’ll sort through my moms old pics and flood the page with Z50’s, Trail 70s and 90’s and some yellow Yamaha DT100 action. Sigh.. my first 2 stroke. Fantastic power (especially after a trail 70) but a weak transmission.

Sweet little 2001 Honda CB250 cafe racer.


From Paul Stanner

Here is a 2001 Honda CB250 cafe racer I built for someone a few years ago. Great little bikes. Didn’t really want to hand it over when it came time as it was some much fun to ride.
My site has a few more pics of the bike. http://www.drifterbikes.com/
Thanks for the time you take to keep your site running with interesting content and new builds.
Paul

My Pleasure Paul. And thanks for the pics!