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Honda SS50 Restoration – Half Time Report

Our SS50 has become a collection of small bits, packed in boxes that are scattered around the house, shed and workshop. Breaking the Honda down to its component parts has confirmed two important factors; firstly, getting all the parts required…

 

Honda VFR History

We do like a good V4 here at Classic-Motorbikes.net – especially a cheap one that was once an expensive one… yup, we’re talking about Honda’s brilliant VFR family… Bikers have called various members of the VFR family that they’ve owned…

 

LS2’s Carbon Challenger For Your Crown

LS2’s Challenger helmet is now available with a full carbon shell, offering first class safety, comfort and practicality for both road and track, in a lightweight package. Designed and developed in the company’s European HQ in Barcelona, with input from…

 

OptiMate1 Duo Battery Charger Review

New for 2019, the OptiMate1 Duo takes battery charging and maintenance to the next level, automatically recognising whether a battery is lead acid or Lithium Ion, so the user can just plug-in and go. Faced with a new or a…

 

Ace finish for epic Chinese trip

Fourteen bikes rolled into the Ace Café in Beijing on Saturday 13th July, having left the original Ace Café in London on 20th April 2019.  This marked the completion of GlobeBusters’ largest ever overland expedition to China. This extraordinary journey took 3…

 

Kawasaki ZXR-based Racer

ISLAND LIFE! Remember Karl Webster and friends building a Kawasaki ZXR-based racer in less than a week? We continue the amazing story of this old, cheap bike! It’s fair to say there’s something about Phillip Island…. Or ‘The Island’ as…

 

BSA Ariel 3 – What Were They Thinking?

Proclaimed as the future for the Birmingham brand which had been producing motor bikes for sixty years, the Ariel 3 project would put the final nail in BSA’s coffin. So, what’s the best way to tell this story? Buy one,…

 

Kawasaki ZX-9R – A Tyre Kickers Guide

When first launched, this was seen and billed as a FireBlade beater – but truth be told it was a more of a Blade Bloater. Yes, the original incarnation of the ZX-9R Ninja (the B model) was a respected machine:…