First launched in late 1973, the MT250 trail bike was based on the CR Moto-cross machinery of the same name. Early models, the KO type, had a chrome plated heat shield on the Hi-line exhaust system. All model years had silver fuel tanks, with Daytona orange, Tahitian red and Aquarius blue/black fuel tank top stripes. […]
Honda of Japan introduced the CB750 motorcycle to the US and European markets in 1969. The bike was targeted directly at the US market. Under development for a year, the CB750 offered two unprecedented features, a front disc brake and a transverse straight-4 engine with an overhead camshaft, neither of which was previously available on […]
The two-stroke air-cooled single cylinder Suzuki TS250 was introduced in 1969 and was built as a dual purpose, enthusiasts in the USA called them the ‘Street Scramble’ machine. It was based fairly closely on the TM250 production moto-cross model. The 1969 model gave 23hp and came with a five-speed gearbox. The Suzuki TS250 was called […]
The Honda Z-Series refers to the lineage of mini bikes manufactured by Honda Motorcycles. Though Honda’s official model designations are typically Z50A, Z50J, Z50M, Z50R and ZB50, they are more commonly referred to as the “Monkey” or “Gorilla” because of the way people are said to look when riding one of such bikes. Sales of […]
The two-stroke air-cooled single cylinder Suzuki TS250 was introduced in 1969 and was built as a dual purpose, or as the USA called them ‘Street Scramble’ machine. It was based fairly closely on the TM250 production moto-cross model. The 1969 model gave 23hp and came with a five-speed gearbox. Called the ‘Savage’ in the USA […]
A awesomely fast 350 two-stroke twin when it was launched in 1969. It’s 315cc piston-port engine gave an easy 39hp at 7,500rpm, and weighed about 149kg. It was the fastest 350cc machine available in 1972, and was able to out-drag the Honda CB450, as well as the Triumph 500 twins with a standing quarter of less than […]
Sold in 1973-74. HONDA ELSINORE CR250M was Honda´s first true off-road model.
1974 Honda XR75 model built primarily for the North American market as an exclusively off road model. Young people made it a very popular model and was an available model for the next 5 years, 1978 was the last year this model was available. It was available in three colors, Flash Red, Tahitian Red, and […]