Over 30 speedway motorcycles were produced before Al Crocker shifted his interest to creating a V-twin road machine that would outperform anything seen on the road. The first V-twin entry for Crocker had a 61 in³ (1,000 cc) "Hemi Head" producing 55-60 hp, far exceeding the horsepower
Hodaka was a joint Japanese and American company that manufactured motorcycles in the 1960s and 1970s.
The company also went by the name PABATCO, for Pacific Basin Trading Company. Its headquarters were in the rural town of Athena, Oregon. Pabatco was owned by Shell Oil Company
The Ninja ZX-RR is a race bike from Kawasaki, which raced in the MotoGP world championship. The bike made its debut towards the end of the 2002 MotoGP season with riders Australia's Andrew Pitt and Japan's Akira Yanagawa.
In 2004 Shinya Nakano joined the team and managed to get
Born in Belgium Joel Robert dominated Motocross in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. Joel rode for CZ, Puch & Suzuki. Joel Robert won over 50 races and won Championships in 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1972.
Joel Robert 1972 Suzuki RH72
Robert is remembered as one of the most naturally talented motocross riders in history. In one of the most physically demanding disciplines in sports, he was notorious for his lack of training as well as his cigarette smoking. He once even put his cigarette out on the crossbar of Sylvain Geboers‘s handlebars while on the start line at a series finale, which Robert eventually won. American Grand Prix motocross racer, Jim Pomeroy, commented on Robert’s impressive physical strength in an interview, recalling how he watched him lift the rear end of a small car.[
As a fast, reliable, and relatively maneuverable bike, the Kz1000P was a favorite among some Police Departments that utilized motorcycles (Kz1000P and Kz900P were used as the police bikes in the popular TV show C.H.i.P.s.). However, it suffered from a number of technical problems,
The 1981 GPz1100 was the first 1,100 cc motorcycle released by Kawasaki. It was officially marketed as the GPz1100 B1. Its frame design was a typical cradle design and the engine was based on the earlier Mk2 engines of the z1000H and z1000J, but the engine capacity was increased
The Kawasaki Z1 was developed in strict secrecy under the project name "New York Steak". In the late 1960s Kawasaki, already an established manufacturer of two-stroke motorcycles, decided to make a 750 cc four-cylinder four-stroke sports motorcycle (they even had an appearance
The US model NT650, Hawk GT 647, RC31 was introduced in 1988 and produced through 1991. Priced above other entry-level models and only slightly below many 600cc sport bikes, the Hawk GT did not sell well in American markets.
There are only very minor changes between the 1988
A1 Samurai 250cc
A7 Avenger 350cc
B7 Pet (Step-Thru)
B8 125cc (1962–1965)
Kawasaki B8M Red-Tank Furore 125cc 1962–1965)
C2SS & C2TR (1964–1968)
G1M 100cc (1967)
G31M Centurion (1970–1971)
Kawasaki G4TR (197?-197?)
F11M 250cc (1967)
F21M "Green Streak"
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The H2 was a direct result of the success of the 500 cc Kawasaki H1 Mach III introduced in 1969. The H2 engine was a 3-cylinder two-stroke with an engine displacement of 748 cc (45.6 cubic inches) which produced 74 horsepower (55 kW) at 6,800 rpm, a power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp
The Triumph Speed Twin designed by Edward Turner before the war was produced in large numbers after the war. Efforts to settle the lend-lease debts caused nearly 70% of Triumph's post war production to be shipped to the United States. Post War, the Speed Twin and Triumph Tiger 100