Reviews

Top Tiddlers – Sub-125cc Motorcycles

We love a bit of nostalgia here at CB-NET, so we decided to put together a top 10 of the best tiddlers from our era. Yup, we’re talking about 125cc machines which – in restricted form – were the only…

 

Honda CB1100R – Rare Road Racer

Classic rides of the Pre-Pensioner Back with another series where Classic-Motorbikes.net looks at the machines once enjoyed by those of us now in our 50s. What made them memorable and why we loathed or lusted after them? Its purpose was…

 

Harley Davidson XR1200 Road Test

We look back at the bike that seemed to have it all – Harley’s XR1200… Styling is a big thing with bikes and Harley-Davidson has had some notable successes over their more than 115 years in the bike-building business… Think…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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:…

 

Triumphant – The Himalayan Tiger

Mid-1960’s; one nineteen-year-old medical student aboard his T100 crossed vast Indian plains and climbed snow-capped Himalayan passes multiple times. Similar distance to riding from Delhi to London’s Ace Café; his name is Irfan Sheikh Triumph in India Motorcycle exports to…

 

Honda CX500 – Neither Plastic nor Maggot

  Classic rides of the Pre-Pensioner Back with another series where Classic-Motorbikes.net looks at the machines once enjoyed by those of us now in our 50s. What made them memorable and why we loathed or lusted after them? Introduction Its…

 
BMW R1150R
BMW

BMW Motorcycle History – Part 2

2001 R1150 R A proper re-work of the original 1100 R from 1995, the aesthetic updates made the 1150 R a naked with some real class, ditching the bizarre Hyena-like bottom-down, head-up stance of its forerunner to something more aesthetically…