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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…

 
BMW motorcycle history
BMW

BMW Motorcycle History – Part 1

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want… I want an idea of just when BMWs became sexy and cool… We ‘ere at CB-Net will draw a line in the sand and say it was around the…

 

Honda SS50 – Wet Schoolboy’s Dream!

Honda’s SS50 became the reluctant choice of parents who realised they weren’t going to win the moped v cycling/bus/lift or walk argument but also considered keeping their neighbours as friends a priority. Yes, just like Mr Honda, in our house…

 
BMW R80 G/S
BMW

BMW Boxer Beat!

While they’re a bit of an acquired taste for some, we love the GS family of BMW Boxer twins here at CB-Net, so we figured we’d look back at the generations of GS machinery from the first, right up until…

 

Kawasaki ZRX1200 – A Tyre Kickers Guide

Well I never, do you know the ZRX series has been with us for 22 years? And it’s surging ahead, used-value-wise… Let’s set our stall out early doors – this article looks at both the Eddie Lawson replica ZRX1200R and…