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Retro-Futuristic ZID Two-Wheeler Claims To Be an Electric Scooter, Looks Nothing Like One
Retro-Futuristic ZID Two-Wheeler Claims To Be an Electric Scooter, Looks Nothing Like One

27 Jun 2022, 14:26 UTC / Inspired by Russian-made motorcycles from the Soviet Union era, the ZID is described as an electric scooter in retrofuturism style

 
This 1979 BMW R100RS Saw Its Fair Share of Miles, But It’s Still Begging for More
This 1979 BMW R100RS Saw Its Fair Share of Miles, But It’s Still Begging for More

23 Jun 2022, 22:24 UTC / Some would argue that a motorcycle with 41k miles on the odo’s got one foot (or wheel) in the grave, but that’s really not the case for a well-maintained R100RS

 
Low-Mileage 1999 Ducati 996 Is What Collectors Would Refer to as An Absolute Treasure
Low-Mileage 1999 Ducati 996 Is What Collectors Would Refer to as An Absolute Treasure

18 Jun 2022, 20:07 UTC / It’s a ravishing attention-getter whose performance can put a smile on just about any rider’s face, and it shows less than 3k miles on the odometer

 
One-Owner 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S Heads to Auction, Looks Delightfully Tidy
One-Owner 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S Heads to Auction, Looks Delightfully Tidy

17 Jun 2022, 18:36 UTC / Those angular contours are brimming with retro vibes from the eighties, so much so that you’ll probably wish you could travel back in time

 
Vivacious '92 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7 Pledges to Play Nice With Retro Fireblades and Gixxers
Vivacious '92 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7 Pledges to Play Nice With Retro Fireblades and Gixxers

2 Jun 2022, 12:11 UTC / We find a grocery list of higher-spec aftermarket goodies, the most notable of which are a Muzzy exhaust system and a top-shelf Fox shock absorber

 
Spotless 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade With Low Mileage Is Utterly Mesmerizing
Spotless 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade With Low Mileage Is Utterly Mesmerizing

1 Jun 2022, 20:21 UTC / Honda really turned the industry on its head with the CB750 in the late sixties, and they’ve done it once again with the mighty Fireblade later on

 
Great-Looking 1988 BMW R100 RS Saw Its Fair Share of Miles, Is Still in Tip-Top Shape
Great-Looking 1988 BMW R100 RS Saw Its Fair Share of Miles, Is Still in Tip-Top Shape

27 May 2022, 23:24 UTC / Despite the fact that it has covered more than 60k miles, this Bavarian sport-tourer continues to hold up with cockroach-like resilience

 
3K-Mile 1999 Ducati 996S Is Teeming With Carbon Fiber Hardware, Looks Imposing
3K-Mile 1999 Ducati 996S Is Teeming With Carbon Fiber Hardware, Looks Imposing

24 May 2022, 20:34 UTC / There’s absolutely no shortage of top-shelf aftermarket equipment on this beast, and its Desmoquattro mill was recently blessed with an invigorating service

 
12K-Mile 1997 Honda CBR900RR Holds More Nostalgia-Rousing Flair Than a VHS Tape
12K-Mile 1997 Honda CBR900RR Holds More Nostalgia-Rousing Flair Than a VHS Tape

17 May 2022, 17:55 UTC / Some motorcycles from the nineties look fairly outdated, but the CBR is one of those machines whose design has aged like the finest wine around

 
5K-Mile 1998 Ducati 916 SPS Stands on Magnesium Wheels and High-Grade Pirelli Tires
5K-Mile 1998 Ducati 916 SPS Stands on Magnesium Wheels and High-Grade Pirelli Tires

13 May 2022, 16:16 UTC / Sticky rubber is rather essential when it comes to putting 123 hp to the ground, and those ZR-rated Pirelli Diablo Rossos will do the trick just fine

 
Well-Preserved 1994 Honda CB1000 Super Four Wants to Prove That Mileage Is Just a Number
Well-Preserved 1994 Honda CB1000 Super Four Wants to Prove That Mileage Is Just a Number

12 May 2022, 23:59 UTC / What really matters is how well the machine scores on the reliability scale and, of course, the owner’s attitude towards proper maintenance

 
Barely-Ridden 1995 Honda CBR900RR Has Fewer Miles Than a Trip From New York to L.A.
Barely-Ridden 1995 Honda CBR900RR Has Fewer Miles Than a Trip From New York to L.A.

10 May 2022, 23:43 UTC / To be more precise, the creature’s odometer indicates that it’s been ridden for less than 2k miles, which might explain why it still looks as good as new

 
4K-Mile 1995 Honda CBR600F3 Encases High-End Performance in a Mid-Range Apparatus
4K-Mile 1995 Honda CBR600F3 Encases High-End Performance in a Mid-Range Apparatus

10 May 2022, 01:39 UTC / When you put all its power to good use, this untamed beast will have you catapulted from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 mind-numbing ticks

 
Mint-Condition 1985 Yamaha V-Max 1200 Is Just as Stunning as It Was Almost 40 Years Ago
Mint-Condition 1985 Yamaha V-Max 1200 Is Just as Stunning as It Was Almost 40 Years Ago

9 May 2022, 18:40 UTC / It merges cruiser ergonomics and sport bike-esque acceleration into a single entity, boasting 145 hp and 90 pound-feet of crushing twist on tap

 
Low-Mile 1985 Honda VF700F Interceptor Looks Like the '80s in a Two-Wheeled Nutshell
Low-Mile 1985 Honda VF700F Interceptor Looks Like the '80s in a Two-Wheeled Nutshell

8 May 2022, 12:22 UTC / With the aid of a 698cc V4 engine that’s good for up to 81 hp, Honda’s classic warrior can run the quarter-mile in a very respectable 12.6 seconds

 
Well-Maintained 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Looks a Lot Tidier Than Many of Its Contemporaries
Well-Maintained 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Looks a Lot Tidier Than Many of Its Contemporaries

28 Apr 2022, 11:56 UTC / There’s also a fair bit of high-end aftermarket hardware to be found here, with the most obvious part being the Yoshimura exhaust system

 
Original-Owner 1983 BMW R 65 LS Lacks Any Major Imperfections, Total Mileage Is a Mystery
Original-Owner 1983 BMW R 65 LS Lacks Any Major Imperfections, Total Mileage Is a Mystery

28 Apr 2022, 03:36 UTC / The R 65 LS draws power from a carbureted 648cc boxer-twin engine with 50 ponies on tap, and it can reach speeds of up to 109 mph

 
This Modified Honda GL400 Would Win a Beauty Contest Without Breaking a Sweat
This Modified Honda GL400 Would Win a Beauty Contest Without Breaking a Sweat

25 Apr 2022, 20:28 UTC / Starting with a 1981 MY GL400 Wing, Takashi Nihira of Wedge Motorcycle set out to build something truly magnificent, and the result speaks for itself

 
Unique BMW K 100 RS Exchanges Classic Touring Overalls for Sharp Cafe Racer Contours
Unique BMW K 100 RS Exchanges Classic Touring Overalls for Sharp Cafe Racer Contours

22 Apr 2022, 22:50 UTC / This customized Flying Brick hails from an enterprise whose work we’ve already admired on multiple occasions. Needless to say, they never disappoint

 
15K-Mile 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 Has More Nineties Flavor Than a Nintendo Game Boy
15K-Mile 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 Has More Nineties Flavor Than a Nintendo Game Boy

14 Apr 2022, 22:31 UTC / This gorgeous Fizzer ditched its factory exhaust muffler in favor of a Vance & Hines SS2R alternative, and the battery was also replaced with a fresher unit