1979 BMW R100RT The kind of machine that finds you sneaking out of your bedroom at three o’clock in the morning to look at…..
Here is a quote that I think applies to our older machines…… I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me … Continue reading
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Every generation leaves their unique stamp on history. An ‘ICON ‘. Something so unique that it makes the present generation to wish they could have been a part of things gone by. The old is so iconic- that you want your new thing to … Continue reading
2013-Celebrating 90 years of BMW with my R90/6 The first ever BMW motorcycle know as the R 32 was built in 1923 by Max Friz. BMW who used to build aircraft engines, were banned from building aircraft and aircraft engines … Continue reading
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Matchless-G3LS Matchless G3LS in its original paint and chrome, Brooks seats, Dunlop rims. Great handling with a really light clutch action, makes it a delight to ride. AJS-16MS AJS which was set up by Joe Stevens in Wolverhampton. Wolverhampton became well … Continue reading
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I’ve always been fascinated with Brough Superiors and the way they were put together. There has been a lot written about the ‘Rolls Royce’ of motorcycles so I will just let the write ups and pics speak for themselves. Click … Continue reading
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BMW R25/3, 1953 I’ve always wanted a BMW airhead twin but they always seemed elusive. Then a good friend of mine happened on to this bike and we chased the darned bike all over for a whole day with him … Continue reading
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First glimpses…. Tank detailing
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James ML Posted on December 18, 2010 The 172cc ML (Military Lightweight) was a development of a pre-war design adapted for military use with the intention that it be airdropped during WW II in the period after the D-Day landings to … Continue reading