1990 Honda CB1 (NC27)
Honda CB-1 Specs…..
The Honda CB-1 was a short lived but surprisingly popular (in the UK) naked, 400cc bike that was released in Japan between 1989 and 1990.
The bike was also known by it’s official Honda model code (NC27) and as the CB400F in some countries it was marketed in. Continue reading
1998 Kawasaki GPZ500 S (‘R’ reg – D5 model)
Kawasaki GPZ500S Specs…..
The Kawasaki GPZ500S was a bikini faired, 498cc sports motorcycle produced by Kawasaki in the UK between 1987 and 2004.
Confusingly, the bike was called the ‘GPZ500S’ in Europe and the UK, the ‘EX500’ in the US and other areas for a while then the name outside Europe was changed to the ‘Ninja 500’ in the mid 1990’s and the Ninja 500R in the late 1990’s).
1995 Honda CB500 in red
Honda CB500 Specs…..
The Honda CB500 was a naked, 499cc commuter/roadster motorcycle produced by Honda in the UK between 1993 and 2003.
Honda also released a half faired version of the CB500 (known as the CB500S) between 1998 and 2003.
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Yamaha XJ900F specs…..
The Yamaha XJ900 F was a half faired sports touring bike manufactured by Yamaha between 1985 and 1994 (in the UK). The XJ900 had an 891cc inline 4 cylinder engine, shaft drive and a ‘bikini’ style top fairing. Later models also had a belly pan as standard.
The original XJ900, released in 1983 with the 31A model code, had a small fairing mounted to the handle bars which affected the bikes handling and caused a ‘weave’ at higher speeds. After this, Yamaha fitted, to the XJ900F, a larger frame mounted fairing and a few other modifications which improved the handling.
Due to the ease of servicing and maintenance, as well as the shaft drive, the XJ900 F proved a reliable and popular bike for Yamaha and the XJ900 was produced till 1994 when it was replaced by the XJ900S Diversion.
Honda CBR600 FX in red/blue
Honda CBR600 FX/FY Specs…..
The Honda CBR600 FX and FY models (also know as the CBR600 F4 outside the UK) was a fully faired, 599cc sports motorcycle produced by Honda and available for sale in the UK between 1998 and 2000.
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Triumph Trident 900
Info on the Triumph Trident Sprint 900 (aka Sprint 900, the half faired version of this bike) is available HERE
Triumph Trident 900 Specs…..
The Triumph Trident 900 was a naked roadster motorcycle produced by Triumph and available for sale in the UK between 1991 and 1998.
The Trident 900 was was built in Triumph’s Hinckely (Leicestershire) plant from July 1991 and was discontinued in August 1998. The Trident 900 was succeeded by the Triumph Sprint ST.
The Trident used Triumph’s 885cc, 3 cylinder engine producing a claimed 98 BHP.
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Triumph Trident Sprint 900 (1994 model)
Info on the Triumph Trident 900 (the naked version of this bike) is available HERE
Triumph Trident Sprint 900 Specs…..
The Triumph Trident Sprint 900 was a half faired, sport tourer motorcycle produced by Triumph and available for sale in the UK between 1992 and 1997.
The Trident Sprint 900 was a half faired sports tourer that was built in Triumph’s Hinckely (Leicestershire) plant between November 1992 and October 1997. The Trident Sprint used a 885cc, 3 cylinder engine.
1983 Suzuki CS50 DD Roadie (electric start model)
Suzuki CS50 Roadie specs…..
The Suzuki CS 50 Roadie was a 49cc, 2 stroke scooter manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation and sold in the UK between 1982 and 1988.
The CS50 was marketed as the ‘CS50 Roadie’ in the UK and the ‘CS50 Gemma’ in Asia and was also sold under license as the ‘Puch Lido’ in parts of Europe.
The CS50 was available as a 6 volt scooter with kick start only and a 12 volt scooter with kick and electric start.
Although the CS50 shared many parts with the CS80 (so parts could be interchanged between the 50cc and 80cc models), it was almost completely different to the 125cc model.
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Honda VFR750 FP (1993 model)
Honda VFR750 Specs…..
The Honda VFR750 (also known as the VFR750 Interceptor in the US) was a sport tourer motorcycle produced by Honda and available for sale in the UK between March 1986 and December 1997 (when it was replaced by the VFR800.
The VFR750F used the Honda V4 configuration engine. The engine was a completely redesigned and improved version of the earlier VF700 and VF750 F models that had numerous cam shaft and bearing problems.
2003 Zip Cat 50cc in blue
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Piaggio Zip 50 Cat Specs…..
The Zip Cat 50cc was a 4bhp, 2 stroke scooter released in January 2001 in the UK by Piaggio. The Zip Cat was a variation of the Zip 2000 with basically the same features and styling.
The Zip 50 Cat had a catalytic converter on the exhaust system and the word ‘Catalyst’ just under the word ‘Zip’ on the badges either side of the tail panel!