July 2018

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  • Honda CB125
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    A Honda CB125 is a very nice Hondaatje

    But what is particularly striking: the quality of such a Honda CB125 from the early seventies of the last century is so much better than that of the Honda CBF125 of about five years old that my son rides. But that thing that shamelessly runs 1 in 50 comes then Read more

  • Norton Electra
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    Norton Electra. "Can it be a little less?"

    Norton had always built heavy motorcycles. 500cc machines, 600cc machines. But in 1958 Norton released a 250 cc. That was actually a new engine in a mishmash of existing parts, but still. In 1960 the 250 cc Jubilee got a bigger brother: the 350 cc Navigator. Then Norton made Read more

  • Harley
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    The heat hits my brain: in the past ... Harley

    It was once this hot about thirty years ago. It looked like Africa. Just like now. At that time I had a bit more money than now and shovelhead blocks weren't worth much. Did I mention it was that hot? But other than that, times were really different. One Read more

  • Renault Fuego
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    The Renault Fuego (and R20 and R30) are under valued

    Renault did a good job with the Fuego line. There were Renault Fuegos in the flavors TL (1397 cc), GTL (1647 cc), GTS (idem) and GTX (1995 cc). The four-seater. Two-door coupe was presented in 1980 at the Salon de Genève. Together with the R18 The preliminary work of the Renault Fuegos began in 1976 Read more

  • Kawasaki
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    The (Kawasaki) retro bikes. The new classics?

    The fascination with retro-style motorcycles started with the Honda GB500 and the Kawasaki Zephyr, both first produced in Japan as 400cc models. These models evoked nostalgia for the looks of the motorcycles of the time when motorcycles looked like… Motorcycles. Back in time: The Kawasaki W650 Kawasaki Read more

  • Motorcycle clothing
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    Classic motorcycling in the summer: motorcycle clothing

    Okay, let it be on a nice summer evening. Because with these temperatures, motorcycling is not a party. But it is always better than looking at the rain from behind the window. But our clothes are seen as quite important. Recently there was a message about driving in summer clothes on the social media De Read more

  • Morgan Plus 8
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    The Morgan Plus 8: The pain points

    The Morgan Plus 8 is the most pure, anabolic British sports car. It is one hundred percent classic and authentic. And where its four-cylinder predecessors were born to dance on British back roads, you can trot tight on the Autobahn to Switzerland with a Plus 8. We know for sure. We Read more

  • Motorcyclist
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    An experienced motorcyclist, a wheely, ABS or no ABS

    So a wheelie. I made that one by accident. On a well-worn Bandit 1200. Of course I had already seen people of all currently known genders riding on the rear wheel for miles on YouTube while their feet rested on the taillight. But actually I didn't see the point of it. I saw them Read more

  • convertible
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    Convertible driving this summer

    The summer of 2018 seems to be the ideal convertible summer in the eyes of people who do not own such a topless vehicle. But convertible owners know better. Open driving is hell with this weather. Because in this kind of summer, overheating, sunburn or sunstroke and very stiff net and shoulder muscles are lurking. Read more

  • Pricing
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    Size does matter. About classics and their prices

    As the new owner of a real C72/C77 project, I've discovered an extra reason why those first really heavy Hondas are so immensely unwanted in collector circles. That falls entirely under the heading of 'size does matter'. Such a friendly baroque sheet steel rocking horse is unbelievably small. The makers probably once reached the length of a Read more

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