By 1967, nearly every American car manufacturer had a competitor to Pontiac’s GTO in their lineup. This classic muscle car features a 400 cu. in. V8 with 4-speed transmission, separate rear suspension and exhaust detail, bucket seats, floor shifter with console, along with an optional supercharger, headers, optional custom wheels and racing bucket seats.
When it was released in 1979, the Kawasaki Z1300 had a larger engine than any of its Japanese-made competitors. The 1,286cc liquid-cooled inline-6 DOHC engine had an output 120hp, in a shaft-driven system, and the results were outstanding: a top speed of 220km/h, with a 0-400m time of 12 seconds.
With its low handlebar and forward-leaning rider position, the Honda CB750F captured the attention of the Japanese public immediately upon its release in 1979. Its air-cooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4 engine was boosted to 70hp in a minor update in April 1981, at the same time as the addition of air shocks. At its peak, the CB750F was one of the leaders in...
From 1973-2002, the Yamaha YZR500 led four 500 cc Grand Prix riders to ten separate world championships. One of the most famous riders to take the helm of the YZR500 was Wayne Rainey. For the 1988 season, Rainey rode for the Roberts team, won the UK 500, scored 189 points overall and earned a third-place finish for the season. He would later win three...
After winning the 1988 WGP500 for Yamaha, Eddie Lawson jumped ship and went to ride for Honda. Despite extremely stiff competition at events all over the world, Eddie Lawson's finishes were consistently in the top two, with four first place finishes.
This version of the YZR-M1 represents the bikes ridden in the 2004 season by Carlos Checa, Spain's number 1 rider and the 2nd fastest Yamaha racer, and Italian Marco Melandri, 2002 World Champion in the 250cc Class. While much of the attention was focused on Rossi during the 2004 season, Checa performed consistently, coming in 2nd in France, while...
The air-cooled 4-cylinder DOHC engine and its cooling fins have a precisely reproduced finish. Custom parts including the front and rear brakes, large diameter front rotor with 4-pod calipers, and small diameter rear floating calipers are realistically reproduced to help capture the ever lasting presence of the Katana.
The air-cooled 4-cylinder engine along with its cooling fins, oil cooler, and exhaust are precisely reproduced and create an impressive display of the CB750F. The racy aura of the CB750F can be seen through the specially designed dry clutch cover and in particular the crank case cover which was produced to improve its overall leaning angle.
Following taking out the 2003 Riders Championship, his 3rd consecutive world title with Honda, Valentino Rossi shocked the racing world announcing he was transferring to rival Yamaha in 2004. For the Yamaha team, the signing of Rossi wasn't the only big change for the 2004 season, the YZR-M1 also went through a lot of fine-tuning during the off-season.
From 1988, Masahiro Shimizu was competing in the MotoGP 250cc class, and was considered by many as a rider with a rare talent. He first gained worldwide attention by taking pole position at Suzuka in 1987, and after winning the All-Japan Championship that year went on to the bigger MotoGP stage under the sponsorship of Ajinomoto.
At the Motorcycle Show held in Milan, Italy, in September of 1997, the Yamaha YZF-R1 supersport motorcycle made its debut. Sporting a powerful 1000cc engine, it has the compact construction of a 400cc bike. The YZF-R1 was developed for maximum possible cornering ability in a production motorcycle.
The Ninja ZX-RR was Kawasaki's first MotoGP machine equipped with a 4-stroke engine, and after overcoming initial teething problems, began to show its potential. With the addition of rider Shinya Nakano in 2004, the team kept improving and became capable of challenging the top teams for race honors.
The 2-stroke engine in the NS500 was Honda's first, and as a V3 it was somewhat unique at the time of its debut in 1982. However, that did not stop the machine from gaining 3 wins in its maiden season and then going all the way to the Riders' and Constructors Championships of the 1983 Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix in the safe hands of F. Spencer.
The Suzuki RGV-Γ 500 was Suzuki's entry in 500 cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing. It won its first 500 cc championship in 1993 in the hands of Kevin Schwantz, who beat both Wayne Rainey and Mick Doohan to the prize. This was the most successful period in the motorcycle's history.
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The Yamaha YZR-M1 is an inline-four motorcycle specifically developed by Yamaha Motor Company to race in the current MotoGP series. The YZR-M1 and Rossi partnership continued to dominate in 2005, when the Championship was won by a massive 147 point margin over Honda rider Marco Melandri in second place.
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The Honda RC211V is a four-stroke race motorcycle from HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) developed in 2001 to replace the two-stroke Honda NSR500. It was developed as a direct result of major changes to the regulations for the World Championship motorcycle road racing 500 cc (30.5 cu in) class for the 2002 season.
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Ducati Desmosedici is the name of the series of four-stroke V4 Prototype Motorcycles developed by Ducati to compete in the MotoGP World Championship. While still fully committed to Superbike racing, the Ducati Marlboro Team of Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss would compete in all rounds of the 2003 MotoGP championship.
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The Honda NSR500 is a race motorcycle from the Honda NSR series. Constant development and ever-increasing sophistication sharpened the NSR500's edge, earning Honda two more 500 World Championships, with Àlex Crivillé in 1999 and again with Valentino Rossi in 2001.
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Compactness, restrained weight and manageability were the key words for the Honda RC211V project. These targets seem to have been successfully reached considering the ease with which Valentino Rossi obtained eleven victories this year with this motorbike. The weight of the V5 being spread over a practically spherical area.
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Based on the 1000 KAWASAKI Z1, this machine was indisputably the jewel of the competition. It was nothing more and nothing less than a 1000 Z1 with a reinforced frame for improved road handling, Koni four-position adjustable shock absorbers, 2 Yoshimura camshafts, 4 modified carburettors equipped with cones, a reworked cylinder head and everything was...
The Norton Commando was a British Norton-Villiers motorcycle with an OHV pre-unit parallel-twin engine, produced by the Norton Motorcycle company from 1967 until 1977. Initially having a nominal 750 ccdisplacement, actually 745 cc (45.5 cu in), in 1973 it became an 850 cc, actually 828 cc (50.5 cu in).
Over the years the regulations for the Suzuka 8 Hour motorcycle race have varied but through most of the 1980s it was an event for production based 750cc machines and it attracted many of the world’s top riders. This Yoshimura built Suzuki was ridden by Satoshi Tsujimoto and the rising star, Kevin Schwantz.
The 1999 version of the RGV-Gamma is known as the XR89. Its development centered on creating greater overall balance to unlock its maneuverability and cornering speed. The potential of the RGV-Gamma was more than proved by Roberts, Jr., who mounted the victory podium eight times in 1999, securing a very respectable overall season ranking of second place.
Flying around winding roads high speeds, the Yamaha YZF-R1 super sports motorcycle shattered myths about big-size motorcycles. An abundance of option parts was marketed for this bike to enhance the riding enjoyment. Among these options, one set was supplied by Taira Racing, represented by former All Japan 500cc Champion, Tadahiko Taira.
Yamaha shocked the motorcycle world once again when it brought out the XV1600 Road Star, a unique combination of traditional cruiser design with state of the art technology. The construction of the machine is focused on providing the maximum amount of comfort, performance and style to today's large capacity cruiser customer.
Despite having taken the 1983 500cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Riders' Championship (their first since 1967) on the 2-stroke V3 engine NS500, Honda were not satisfied with their motor and felt that more power would be required. Thus, the Japanese motorcycle giant came up with a single-crankshaft V4 design engine which was used in their 1984...
To challenge the 1983 season, Yamaha brought out the YZR 500(OW70). Starting with a two-cycle, water-cooled, four-cylinder engine, the YZR500 was equipped with an abundance of innovative mechanics. Its four cylinders were divided into an upper and lower group consisting of two cylinders each. Crankshafts were attached to each group, giving a unique...
The 1993 Yamaha TZ250M used a 249cc liquid cooled V-twin cylinder engine capable of 94 horsepower. Its crankcase reed valve induction system was combined with an electronically controlled exhaust valve system. The highly sophisticated six-speed gear box used an electronic cut-out gear changing system that eliminated clutch operation and minimized racing...
The VFR750R is a street-legal counterpart of the formidable RVF750 endurance racer which displayed remarkable potential in the world endurance championships. This bike follows the concept seen in the RVF750, including the use of space-age technology and components such as titanium, carbon-fiber, kevlar, and magnesium.
The Honda RC166 is known for its excellent top speeds and features a 6-cylinder engine with six exhaust pipes. The bike was made famous by motor sports legend Mike "The Bike" Hailwood, who raced the RC166 to 10 victories and a world championship title. His infamous bike is reproduced as a model and features red and silver FRP cowling, large diameter drum...
Kawasaki's legacy of cutting-edge sportbikes has inspired motorcycle fans for generations. Recently, the call for 300km/h plus super sports bikes has motivated several manufactures to bring out powerful contenders. Kawasaki brilliantly raised the superbike standard in performance, power and aerodynamics with their series flagship, the Ninja ZX-12R.
The CB750F is powered by a 4 cylinder DOHC 748cc engine with 4 valves per cylinder that worked flawlessly and provided very smooth power. The bike has a double cradle frame of welded steel tubing, semi-air front suspension system, and FQV damped rear coils. Braking utilizes the dual piston caliper system, with dual discs in front and a single disc at the...
One of the most famous motorcycle shows in the world, is held every two years in Cologne West Germany, and the 1980 show is sure to stand out as one of the most unforgettable. One reason was that Honda released their CX500 turbo for the first time, and the second is that Suzuki's GSX1100S "Katana" (Japanese for sword) was unveiled.
CBX400F's features include; a compact body reminding CB400FOUR, a meter panel resembling that of CB750F, forged separated-handles, forged pedals, "x" shaped 4-1-2 exhaust pipe, hollowed aluminium swing arm+pro-link suspension, ventilated disk brake and others. Particularly, the engine produced 48 horsepower, when other 400cc class motorcycles could not.
The Honda Ape is a minibike sold in the Japanese market. While technically classed as a minibike due to its small frame and 50 cc or 100 cc engines, its height makes it rideable for an adult. It is sometimes classed as a monkey bike alongside the Honda Monkey and Honda Gorilla.
The Kawasaki Zephyr is a range of retro-styled naked superbikes, manufactured during the 1990s. All models were built by Kawasaki with air-cooled, transverse inline, dual-overhead-cam, four-cylinder engines. There were a number of Zephyr models available, in four engine capacities - 400, 550, 750, and 1100cc.
The Hurricane is V3's motorcycle which was used in his rider form in the series Kamen Rider V3. It can execute the Hurricane Dash and the Hurricane Last Dash in mid-air. This motorcycle can also fly over long distances.
Find your freedom on the open road. At the intersection of art, individuality, and independence you will find the American chopper. Each is a hand-picked, customized expression of the owner's taste. From forks, to tanks, to tires, it's got to be just right. Build your custom chopper with this cool kit!
Introduced in 1973, the YZR500 was a top contender in Motorcycle Grand Prix events all over the world for nearly three decades. It was just as popular off the motorcycle circuit, too, appearing in anime and manga series like BariBari Legend. Combined, the YZR500 and BariBari Legend helped bring motorcycle street racing out of a small, dedicated...
Motorcycles and illegal motorcycle street racing are the central focus of the "BariBari Legend" series. The lead character "Gun Koma" raced through eight years of manga and brought a new level of popularity to street racing in Japan. The NSR500 is exactly the kind of powerful, fast running racer that "Gun" would love to dominate the road with.