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    The originality blues

    In 'our circles' we strive for factory originality, or for perfection. Lately, 'patina' has become the new perfection and 'time originality' has become more and more accepted. I once saw a BMW fundamentalist with a face contorted in disgust next to an almost perfect BMW R90 S in my eyes. The thing was worthless in his eyes. Only good for scrap. Because frame, block and box were not 'Nummergleich'. Apparently a different gearbox was once fitted. More

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    Suzuki Savage

    Suddenly you see them cut and cut everywhere. With exhaust wrap and a brave open exhaust. Never knew so many were sold. After all, the Suzuki Savage has a bad reputation? More

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    Suzuki GRD 650 (1983-1984)

    What Yamaha succeeded so wonderfully with the XS 650 line, that also got Suzuki thinking. There was still a demand for and a market for 'classic' parallel twins after the English example. Only the general opinion was that to be happy with that… at least you don't have to have a British twin. The Yamaha XS 650 line became legendary and iconic. But if you proudly report that you own a Suzuki GR(D) 650 'Tempter'. Then misunderstanding is your part. Oh, yes: Suzuki's own British twin was just launched too late to be a success. More

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    Suzuki GS 400 (1976-1979)… also nice

    At one time, the Suzuki GS 400 was a hassle-free everyday bike at the lower end of the mid-range. A conventionally thought and drawn friend of everyone. It was not a motorcycle from the prestige segment of Suzuki, a brand that has always been competitively priced. But with 36 hp and a top speed of about 150 km/h, the little Suzuki was (and is) not a moving traffic barrier. More

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    Suzuki T500 (1968-1975). From Godenzoon to stunt price offer

    The patriarch of the Suzuki T500 was the Suzuki Cobra, the T500 point 1. And the 500/FIVE was the warm-up for that. That the first-generation Suzuki 500 twins (with their 34mm Mikunis and carefree port timing) had massive gas mileage? Oh well: you only used such a thing to drive as fast as possible from gas station to gas station. More

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    Hugo's Sachsclub

    Okay. There are more brilliant puns made. But still… Sachs. For the over-XNUMXs and early seventies, Sachs was a world-leading manufacturer of single-cylinder two-strokes. We / they may also remember that playboy Günther Sachs who had a relationship with Brigitte Bardot. He committed suicide. But that wasn't out of heartbreak. He was suffering from Alzheimer's and wanted to forget it. More

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    Suzuki T20

    In the mid-XNUMXs, motorcycling - right on the side - was saved from certain death. Because motorcycles were on the verge of extinction because the economic situation after WWII had meanwhile become so prosperous that De Gewone Man could afford a car. And if you - at the time still as Head of Family - compare a car as a means of transport and means of transport with a motorcycle? Then there was literally no reason to keep driving. Motorcycling was for poor people such as students and other less fortunate and social fringe figures. More

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    New, used, old, classic

    Classic love can usually be traced back to your childhood, childhood dreams and nostalgia. The motorcycle of a family member, a neighbor or the motorcycle from a story from what was then the only Dutch motorcycle magazine: Het Weekblad Motor. That magazine was printed in black and white on newsprint. The 57th volume, issue 50 of December 11, 1970, cost 65 cents. And on the cover was a close up of the engine block of a Kawasaki 500 cc three-cylinder. Behind it was such a highly valued reader test under the heading '538.908 km with the 500 cc Kawasaki Mach III. More

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    Suzuki GT250

    Yes: "A heavy one is your true one!" And that heavy Suzuki also had at home. Those were the 500 cc two-stroke twins and the GT750 already discovered by enthusiasts. That 500 started its life as a heavy, fast machine and ended its days for 3.999 guilders as a kind of Jawa XL on steroids. More

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    Suzuki GS1000

    The new motorcycling started with the Honda CB750F. They had the fumes about that at Kawasaki. Because at Kawa they had also thought to surprise the world with something so beautiful. That dreamed Kawa Z750 was a more modern, better machine. But at Kawasaki they came up with something to make him not just 'the second 750 […] More

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    Suzuki Custom: Between art and kitsch

    Fortunately, motorcycle runner / motorcycle dealer Joost Woesthoff is a man with a large frame of mind. When he saw this - it is not Rembrandt but one - Suzuki wandering unloved in the depths of the Internet, he bought it. Not for demolition. But to be amazed. More

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