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Old 12-09-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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RARE Motorcycle Thread v. 2014

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Old 12-09-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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1989 1 suzuki 750 gsxr

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The luscious and expensive limited edition GSX-R750R was released to Japanese market with a return to the long-stroke motor of the F/G/H models. 500 limited edition (some claim 1000) GSX-R750R ( the 'Double R') serving as ready-to-race platform The newly redesigned engine reverted to the original long stroke (70 x 48.7mm) configuration. Crankcase, crankshaft connecting rods and clutch were among the critical areas receiving more attention necessary for the race duty. The 'Double R' also received new 40mm Slingshot carburetor and 4-into-1 exhaust pipe as well as close ratio gearbox, rear swing arm with sub frame, new aerodynamic fiber with large air intake duct, solo seating with race number box and 19 liter aluminium fuel tank as standard equipment. The dry weight measured, 187kg.

When the Suzuki GSX-R750 was launched in 1985, it was the lightest, quickest, most advanced sportsbike available to the public. ‘This pure supersports model was our first 750cc bike featuring an aluminum frame of unprecedented light weight and superb torsional rigidity. We had no real competitors in the market, other than factory racing machines,’ says Hiroshi Fujiwara, the Japanese engineer who headed the development of the first GSX-R back in the 1980s.

With 99 horsepower from its carbureted, oil-cooled, inline-four and with a dry weight of about 179 kilos, the mid-1980s GSX-R750 offered performance that was unrivalled in its time. ‘We knew that reaching our goal of the world's best power-to-weight ratio – required to realize overpowering performance – would be an enormous challenge,’ says Isamu Okamoto, the man responsible for designing the first GSX-R750’s engine.

And yet, Suzuki not only took on that challenge with the 1985 GSX-R750 but also upped the ante in 1986 with the GSX-R750 Limited Edition. At US$6,500 the LE cost $2,000 more than the standard GSX-R750 and was the most expensive Japanese sportsbike of its time. It featured bits like a gold-plated chain, high-performance radial tyres, single seat, tail section made of hand-laid fiberglass, dry clutch, 41mm ‘NEAS’ front forks (with an electrically activated anti-dive mechanism), three-point steering damper and twin 310mm brake discs up front. And at 176kg dry, the LE was also 3kg lighter than the standard GSX-R750. These things may not sound special today, but added up to a pretty trick sportsbike back in 1986.
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Muzzys Raptor 850.. I always liked these and wanted one.. I remember when Kent Kunisitgu with Sport Rider mag went 9.90@138 mph on one of these and I was infatuated with them.. Circa '98
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This is getting rare, so I suppose it works.

1968/ 1969 /2 (R69s)

BMW 1968 R69S

600cc with a whopping 40 something HP.

To me, they are just beautiful.
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01 996, all red with magnesium wheels.

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'91 Gilera CX 125 and '08 Ducati Desmosedici RR

I love science fiction movies and literature. I grew up admiring sportbikes because they epitomized that futuristic look, and they looked so different from the old Americana aesthetic of Harleys and classic cruisers. The Gilera and Ducati are the antithesis of that. They exhibit sleekness and lovely fairings. I only wish the Gilera had more power since it was mostly looks and little performance. Yet, I can't deny it looks like a bike from anime/manga. The Ducati oozes sexiness, but it was the sound that made me fall in love. I saw one in Abu Dhabi a month ago, and I couldn't stop listening to its incredible exhaust note.
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One year wonder in the US. Had tons of "state of the art" bits.. reservoir rear shocks, rear mounted alternator to narrow the engine, air adjustable forks, adjustable handlebars (you could go from flat touring the angled clip on with a simple allen wrench), shaft drive..
When the big two-page ads for the Seca 900 appeared, Yamaha was claiming 97 horsepower and an “exhilarating 49-degree banking angle".
Light and narrow for its time, but the full fairing Ninja and FJ1200 made it obsolete almost as soon as it came out.

I really loved that bike...
Mine had SW stroker shocks, Supertrapp pipe, K&N pod filters and a jet kit.
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