Monday, November 14, 2011

1965 Bultaco TSS 250 Factory Racer on eBay

Here's a genuine factory Bultaco for sale in New Zealand:
Here's the blurb:
This bike is a unique classic racer and has been the winner of numerous classic races including
Daytona 250 (1998 AMA) and the Dutch TT (1999)
It is tuned and runs on Methanol
42mm DellOrto Period Carb
Alloy Fuel Tank
Oldani 9" front brake
Close ratio 5 speed gear box
Special crankshaft 22 mm crankpin, yamaha conrod
PVL Electronic Advance/Retard Ignition
50Hp @ 9000RPM
Special cylinder6 port (new manufacture)
Newly made Cylinder Head
Racing Forks (quicker steering)
Owned and built and tuned by Ginger Molloy (NZ)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Indian Blue & Cycle Headz Magazine

I seem to associate Indian twins emotionally with this colour blue. The 48 Scout is a particular fave, and there's a great CYCLE HEADZ (Jap bike mag) edition featuring the Indians - well worth purchasing if you are a fan. I got mine from Kinokuniya book shop in Sydney, but also available online:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MV Agusta 350 Bialbero - Agostinis baby

The MV Agusta Bialbero debuted in 1965 at the Grand Prix of Germany where it earned its first victory. Piloted by the legendary Giacomo Agostini, the win was a portent of things to come.Under the riding talents of Agostini and the engineering brilliance of Agusta the Bialbero went on to earn 4 Manufacturer's World Championships, 3 Italian Championships, and a total of 39 Grand Prix wins.The 348cc air-cooled 3-cylinder, 4-stroke engine had a compression ratio of 11:1, producing 68 hp at 14,000 rpm. Top speed was reported as 250 kph (155 mph)

The race bike was brought to a stop by a 225mm front drum brake (a 180mm rear drum). The Bialbero's weight was a lithe 116 Kg (255 pounds).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cynthia Meyer Art - Vintage Drags

Cynthia is a Californian artist producing a wide range of subjects in a painterly realist style (evocating a bygone era we tend to fawn over a bit too much, but I still enjoy it!):

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Smallsun Custom Enfields - Opening Soon !

As mentioned in an earlier post, I've finally landed my first Enfield shipment. These bikes are completely restored, new Alloy 500cc heads, 4 or 5 speed gearbox, and options galore. Prices are good (thanks to the strong AUD$), and the website should be up and running next week. Here are a few pics from the first photo shoot:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Racing Nortons, 1978

Norton Inter & Manx(s), just a few of the wonderful pit photos from the collection of the fascinating Velocette collecting Banjo playing guy at Velobanjogent:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Coventry Triumph, Japan

COVENTRY are a Triumph restoration & custom specialist in japan, with 170+ bikes on their gallery page to ogle - here's the link:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Royal Enfield Cafe - Ready to Ride !

I have been getting this bike professionally built overseas, and It's finally on the way !
The donor bike in its vintage glory.....
a work in progress
The finished bike - Alloy cylinder, 500cc 4 speed drum brake (why did I let romance get in the way of safety?) and due here in a week. Hurrah!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Now that's my Idea of a Harley

I came for the Triumph, but ended up falling for the Harley. I'm not a big Harley fan, but that Sportster is damn fine. I Think it's a '57 model ?
From the wonderful Higher Ground blog: