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Cafe racers: return of 1960s
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Cafe racers: return of 1960s

Café Racer (originally “Caff”) is a name of motorcycles and motorcyclists. The roots of this subculture go to Great Britain of 1960s. Originally, it developed in rocker’s circle. Young guys and rock-n-roll fans were eager to be faster than everyone, distinguish themselves from the crowd and ride
02 September, 2016 0

Horex Columbus 500
Horex

Horex Columbus 500

The 1988 Horex Columbus 500 boasts a maximum power output of 27 horsepower and 7000 RPM, its air-cooled, four-stroke, 494 cc, single cylinder engine, that was paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive.
10 December, 2008 0

Greeves Trials 20T
Greeves

Greeves Trials 20T

The Greeves Trials 20T motorcycle entry into the world of road-racing was prompted by the efforts and success of Reg Everett who, during the 1962 season had campaigned a machine built from a combination of Greeves roadster and motocross components.
10 December, 2008 0

NSU Rennmax
NSU

NSU Rennmax

In 1953 Werner Haas won both the 125-class and the 250-class championships with NSUs. This was a surprise upset, because at the beginning of the season the Italian vehicles were the favorites.
10 December, 2008 0

Ariel Arrow Super Sports
Ariel

Ariel Arrow Super Sports

The 20hp Ariel Arrow Super Sports models were known as the Golden Arrow because of their unique color scheme. They were released in 1961 to broaden the appeal of the 2-stroke twin.
10 December, 2008 0

Ossa 175 Sport
Ossa

Ossa 175 Sport

The Ossa 175 Sport motorcycle was released in 1965. This is a sport motorcycle with an engine capacity of 175 ccm used for racing middle class, as well as manufactured in series for the urban driving.
09 December, 2008 0

NSU Sportmax
NSU

NSU Sportmax

The NSU Sportmax is a racing motorcycle for private riders that was developed from the standard machine. It successfully raced alongside the factory Racemax machines from as far back as 1953.
09 December, 2008 0

Kreidler 50cc GP Racer
Kreidler

Kreidler 50cc GP Racer

The Kreidler 50cc GP Racer motorcycle has rotative disk engine, 5 gearbox indirect, aircool and perfect aerodynamic characteristics. The current engine is a high specification, tuned RS unit producing 14hp and has only been used in one parade.
09 December, 2008 0

Jawa 500 Factory Racer
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Jawa 500 Factory Racer

The Jawa 500 Factory Racer is a racing motorcycle establishment of an ad to participate in sports competitions motorcycles. This motorcycle was involved in many prominent races, starting with 1961 and it won many famous racers.
09 December, 2008 0

Greeves Silverstone
Greeves

Greeves Silverstone

One of the first of the Greeves Silverstones, it is finished in blue, and has a Villiers Star Maker single-pot 250cc engine, which the vendor tells us has the benefit of extra engine mods by Greeves.
08 December, 2008 0

Aprilia GP Racer
Aprilia

Aprilia GP Racer

The Aprilia GP Racer bike uses a 990cc capacity engine incorporating a pneumatic valve return system, tested in Formula1. This system closes the valves using pressurised air, where conventional systems make use of a spring to close the valves.
08 December, 2008 0

Aprilia RS250
Aprilia

Aprilia RS250

The Aprilia RS250 got its first major update in 1998 with a wider fairing based on the GP racers that lets you tuck down out of the wind. Aprilia claimed increased acceleration and top speed - even if it wasn`t as pretty as the earlier one.
08 December, 2008 0

Aprilia RS50
Aprilia

Aprilia RS50

Aggressive lines of new Aprilia RS50 moto were added by a new aerodynamic panel tested in a wind tunnel. New twin headlights provide the best visibility and make the contribution to an aggressive look of this improbable 50 cc motorcycle.
07 December, 2008 0

Aprilia AF1 125 Sport Pro
Aprilia

Aprilia AF1 125 Sport Pro

Featuring photos, specifications, links and reviews of Aprilia AF1 125 Sport Pro motorcycle.
07 December, 2008 0

AJS 7 R
AJS

AJS 7 R

It was in production and winning trophies from 1948 to 1963. Known as the “Boy Racer”, the 7R won three successive Junior Isle of Man TT races, from 1961 to 1963.
06 December, 2008 0

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