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    Bianchi MT 61 army motorcycle

    Modern army motorcycles are usually somewhat lower compressed, not too heavy all roads in a green jacket. They are even available in a diesel version. The motorcycles during WWII were usually very recognizable civilians on 'our' side who were called into arms. Quite often they were single-cylinder four-stroke side valves, because that approach combined reliability with simplicity. On the German side, the designers often got carried away by their 'lead through technology' genes. That led to impressive and complicated machines like the BMW R75 and so on. And as it turned out: you don't win war with that. More

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    Triumph Trophy TR25W. BSA's revenge

    The concept of the adventure motorcycle was far from conceived in the late XNUMXs. So if you wanted to play in the sand with a motorcycle, you had to choose from the 'Scramblers' on sale at the time, like something from Honda's CL range. These really weren't serious off roaders, but street machines with a high exhaust and a cross handlebar. More

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    BSA Spitfire. Fast, unreliable and sought after

    The BSA Spitfire was the fastest BSA motorcycle and was produced from 1966 to 1968 with MkII, MkIII and MkIV model designations. Announced at the Brighton Motorcycle Show in September 1965, the dynamic novice was based on the earlier BSA Lightning with a power upgrade achieved through the most classic tuning. More

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    BSA Sunbeam and Triumph Tigress. A grumpy kitten

    Scooters were conceived as gender-neutral means of mass transport. Many Italian advertisements therefore featured beautiful young ladies. But there were also members of the standing-urinating kind who were scooterists. Rob Bakker and his fiancé, for example, went to Spain on a scooter. More

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    Army motorcycles. 75 years after WWII

    The second world war is 75 years over. But is still 'alive'. There has never been so much re-enactment done as now. And whether that is a tribute or just playing soldier? Pretending is taken pretty far. Because a lot of army motorcycles that pass for German sidecar combinations? Those are More

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    Addresses. Thanks to Gerrit

    We recently placed a call to report 'addresses'. Addresses where there are still people who do not supply cheap Chinese imitation choke levers (watch out: they break) or exhaust bend sets (they don't fit). Addresses where they just 'have stuff' and know what they have. And how important can they be? Recently – very recently – had More

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    BSA A65. A nice machine, a bad start

    I had a Triumph T150, was a member of the TOCN, dated the smartest and most beautiful girl I had ever seen. And I bought a beautiful BSA A65 with a tear in the buddy seat cover. I paid 1.800 guilders for that. At Muts in Soest I bought a ZGAN buddy for More

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    BSA B33. Scraping or getting rid of?

    The knees of the wavering generation of owners is often still a thing. Because to start a British 500 cc single-cylinder, you need pedaling power. And the thick single-pitters – and much more beautiful things – have been cherished for years within a limited circle. They are getting older along with their owners More

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    The BSA B33 and the knees

    A BSA B33 is the example. But the story then turns to the knees of the declining generation of owners of B33s and similar motorcycles. Because to start a British 500 cc single-cylinder, you need quite a bit of pedaling power. The thick single-pitters – and many more beautiful ones – have been used for years More

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    A BSA 65 Lightning

    I was in my early twenties, a member of the TOCN, had one Triumph T150V, was madly in love with a smart and beautiful young lady and bought an almost as beautiful BSA A65 Lightning for 1850 guilders. The gleaning of years continued, membership of the TOCN disappeared. The contacts More

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    Back from the past: The BSA B33

    The fat BSA single pitters and their competitors from other brands are back on the market. And that while they were untraceable for years because they were fairly distributed among enthusiasts. There is an explanation for the return of the forerunners of the XT500: The BSA and the knees The knees of the wavering generation More

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    BSA stuff goes home. And there is a book

    During a visit to fellow villager Gekra Motoren I met two friendly Brits, Lee, a specialist in former military BSA B40's and Dave from Ratio Rebuilds, a company that makes BSA single-cylinder engines like new again. Friendly British Gekra is traditionally a trade in 'dump engines', or as it sounds friendlier: 'Army surplus More

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