And of course every motorcycle that had three cylinders also had three throttle cables, this is Barry's Daytona bike
Never had one of these $3,700 dollars brand new when they came out, that was 1/4 of a house in Wainuiomata and largely unobtainable.
Pure motorcycle porn.
Maico's were always an interesting motorcycle with their sunburst radial finned heads, always different.
Check out their history below.
Hmmmm Daytona beach was always an interesting place to erh meet nice young ladies.
had two of these as well. Still have some green fuel line and the woven cloth HT leads ( thanks Michael), I think my one was nicer actually.
A good workshop is the sign of a healthy mind or a sickly obsession. Love the box 'good stuff inside'.
This is what you would call a game changer. This bike almost bought the British motorcycle industry to it's knees. In one month, every single motorcyclist in the world wanted one, this was the bees knees ( what the fuck does that mean anyway, bees don't have knees).
All the Stables brothers lining up for their first day at work. Good afterbull cunsternoons
What fantastic shots of a really beautiful motorcycle.
I like what's playing, lets go eh?
The thing that i really get from this image, is that every house you see in the back looks exactly the same today.
Here's that Honda again, some nice leccie flat slides, little or no adjustment, just put big jets in, adjust the idle to 2,500 shorten the needles up and let her rip.
Mr. Hailwood doing the mountain as well.
some planes fell from the train, Bugger
This is the first time I have ever seen the chassis that holds the engine in place, all these years and I thought that they sat in the frame, not bolted to the front
Yamaha always did make a pretty alloy tank, but I've said that before
Triumphs always had balance to them, it made them look visually very appealing
Now this bike the venerable Triumph Bonneville was without doubt the bike that most young impressionable boys wanted the most of all, simple, fast ( hey relatively speaking), handled pretty good and could scare the shit right out of a lovely young lass on a late night dash to get her home ( well just around the corner actually), so that she would hold on even tighter. Ha ha.
Another nice bedroom
The makila is a traditional Basque walking stick, and is notable as both a practical tool and a cultural symbol of authority and strength. The makila is a practical walking stick and a weapon for self-defense. They were (and still are) carried by shepherds to help guide their flocks as well as defend against wolves and other wild predators. They are carried by hunters and hikers in the Basque country as walking aids, and they are used in traditional folk dances. The makila can be swung by the handle for fast, light strikes or used the opposite way to strike with the pommel as an effective bludgeon. The concealed spike can be used to deadly effect either as a thrusting weapon
Steve bakers TZ OW30 that was never supposed to exist apparently.
Like the look of this Triumph
The grand dad of superbikes, shit they got that seat so wrong don't you think?
Steve Bakers Yamaha, it doesn't exist it doesn't exist
A strunning model, now wouldn't this look nice on your shelf
A friend of mine raced for Suzuki in Europe back when he was only 67kilos ( sorry CC), and this is how a works team effort looked like then
It's amazing really, in the day it must have been magic, by today's efforts that are travelling mansions this seems almost caveman.
All of these photos come from Craig Coleman and give a very interesting insight into racing in the day. Thanks Craig, hope you don't mind me using them, bloody interesting.
Who remembers Joel Roberts? He was a legend.
Gaston possibly one of the fastest nicest people you could ever meet on a bike.
Now if your new tro the site don't forget to go and check the archive, if you have a spare 4-5 hours well worth a look.