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Yamaha SR500 Scrambler

Yamaha “SRXT500” Vinduro by 86 Gear

From Street to Scrambler…  By 1971, BSA and Matchless had both gone out of business, and with them the British 500 singles whose torque and character had proved perfect for such a wide variety of […]

Harley Model 11-F

1915 Harley-Davidson Model 11F

State of the Art for 1915… During the 1910-1915, a young Harley-Davidson Motor Company was introducing innovations into their machines at a lightning rate. Their first V-twin appeared in 1909, one of the industry’s first […]

Suzuki T500 Cafe Racer

Two-Stroke Titan: Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworks

 A Tracked Combat Vehicle engineer builds himself a two-stroke custom…  During the mid-1960s to 70s, when other manufacturers were touting the straight-line dragstrip performance of their two-stroke screamers — bikes with whisker-wide powerbands and widowmaker […]

Fantic Caballero 500 Street Tracker

Carbon Caballero: Fantic 500 Street Tracker

A fully carbon Caballero from Scotland…  Fantic Motor was founded in Italy in 1968, and the company soon earned a reputation for their lightweight mopeds, enduros, and trials motorcycles. Fantic’s 50cc and 125cc “chopper” mopeds […]

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Supermoto

British Supermoto: Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Thornton Hundred’s Supermoto Scrambler… The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is the factory scrambler we were waiting for — a machine that backs up its retro aesthetics with real on/off-road performance: “On the road it can […]

HL500

Aberg Tribute: Yamaha HL500 Restomod

Se7en Six Collective builds a fitting tribute to the late Bengt Aberg…  In 1975, Yamaha introduced the single-cylinder four-stroke XT500, a dual-purpose “enduro-adventure” motorcycle that would win the first two Paris-Dakar Rallies and lay the […]

Yamaha SRC600

Scrambler Road Cross: Yamaha “SRC600”

A Dutch motocross racer builds himself a dual-terrain ripper…  In 1983, Kawasaki and Yamaha decided to challenge Honda’s domination of the big-bore dual-sport class.  Kawasaki introduced their KLR600 and Yamaha their XT600 — a bike […]

Velocette 350 Trials

Pre-65 Trials Weapon: Velocette MAC 350

“The lightest, most competitive Pre ’65 Scottish eligible machine possible.” The Pre-65 Scottish Two-Day Trial is one of the world’s premier vintage trials events, hosted for nearly 40 years in the Scottish Highlands. What started […]