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    BMW K1

    BMW K1

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW K1 is a motorcycle that was designed by BMW as a high-speed sports-tourer, designed to change the motorcycle media and buying public's mind of BMW as only a manufacturer of flat-twin tourers. Based on the previously introduced BMW K100, the K1 was designed for comfortable high-speed autobahn cruising at speeds of up to 150 mph (240 km/h). The radical aerodynamic design was a seven piece glass fibre structure, creating a world class leading drag coefficient of 0.38. It was mated with a stiffened chassis, that included a single sided Paralever swingarm, design to stop shaft drive induced pitch and dive under heavy acceleration and braking, the first use of this on a K-series bike. Although expensive and either loved or hated, and with some of its early technology either working in use or not—the enclosure created excess heat, while the long wheelbase created a 22 ft (6.7 m) turning circle—the short production run created the result that the motorcycling press and public never had the same view of BMW motorcycles again. Through the need to meet proposed European Union legislation on emissions regulation, BMW had started to develop an alternate technology to its traditional
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    Ducati 999

    Ducati 999

    The Ducati 999 superseded the Massimo Tamburini designed Ducati 916, Ducati 996 and Ducati 998 range of superbikes in 2003, and was produced through 2006. This motorcycle enjoyed great success in World Superbike, and was raced in the series through the 2007 season, despite no longer being produced, pending rules changes by the series' governing body, FIM, to allow competition of the new Ducati 1098. The 999 was designed by Pierre Terblanche, amid much controversy over its styling. It is known as an extremely high performance, race oriented motorcycle. With its traditional Ducati L Twin Desmodromic Valve actuated engine layout, it has a linear power delivery, with high power and torque figures available even at low RPM. Additionally, with its high spec suspension and trellis chassis, it is one of the finest handling motorcycles for its time. Subsequently, more powerful 999S and 999R versions were introduced, both capable of 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in under three seconds; and a top speed of over 170 mph (270 km/h). The 2005 Ducati 999S won the Maxisport category for the prestigious international Masterbike 2005 comparison and finished second overall. It has received critical acclaim
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    BMW R51/3

    BMW R51/3

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R51/3 was BMW's second post-World War II 500 cc motorcycle, following the briefly produced R51/2. It featured a flat-twin engine and exposed drive shaft. In 1951, the R51/3 succeeded and modernized the 1950 R51/2, which was essentially a pre-war design that was produced after the war. The 600 cc R67, R67/2, and R67/3 series and the more sporting R68 model also followed the R51/2. Following World War II, Germany was precluded from producing motorcycles of any sort by the Allies. When the ban was lifted, in Allied controlled Western Germany, BMW had to start from scratch. There were no plans, blueprints, or schematic drawings. Company engineers had to use surviving pre-war motorcycles to create new plans. In 1948, it introduced the 250 cc R24, which was essentially a pre-war R23, complete with rigid rear end. When larger machines were permitted, BMW introduced its R51/2 in 1950, a model that was in production for only one year and that was essentially a pre-war BMW produced after the war. The R51/3 was then introduced in 1951 for a production run of four years. The 600 cc R67, sister model to the R51/3 and almost identical visually, was also introduced in 1951, but it went
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    AJS S3 V-twin

    AJS S3 V-twin

    The AJS S3 V-twin was a British motorcycle designed and built by the Wolverhampton, England company A. J. Stevens & Co. Ltd. Launched in 1931, the AJS S3 was a 496 cc transverse V-twin tourer with shaft primary drive (but chain final drive), three speed bevel driven gearbox and alloy cylinder heads. The 50 degree V configuration was effective for air cooling and with a tank top 'dashboard' was conceived as a luxury cruiser. It had been expensive to develop and at £65 was more expensive than the 1000cc AJS of the same year, so the S3 did not sell in large numbers and by the end of 1931 AJS had gone into liquidation and been taken over by Matchless motorcycles who discontinued production.
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    Ducati Monster

    Ducati Monster

    • Make: Ducati
    The Ducati Monster (called Il Mostro in Italian) is a motorcycle designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi and produced by Ducati in Bologna, Italy since 1993. It is a naked bike, characterized by an exposed engine and frame. The deliberate use of the trellis frame in the Ducati monster is an integral part of the motorcycle's design allowing for both aesthetic appeal and for structural efficiency. In 2005, Monster sales accounted for over half of Ducati's worldwide sales. Ducati motorcycles use almost exclusively 90° V-twin engines, which they call L-twins, with desmodromic valves, and tubular steel trellis frame, features designed by Fabio Taglioni (1920–2001). The Monster line has had numerous variations over the years, from entry level 400 cc (24 cu in) bikes up to top of the line 130 hp (97 kW) multivalve, water-cooled superbike-engined versions, with as many as nine different Monster versions in a single model year. The Monster's elemental simplicity has also made it a favorite platform for custom motorcycle builders, showcased at competitions like the Monster Challenge. Monsters eventually accounted for two-thirds or more of Ducati's output. The Monster began as a styling exercise in
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    BMW K1200GT

    BMW K1200GT

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW K1200GT is a sport-touring motorcycle made by BMW. The second generation K1200GT, introduced in 2006, uses essentially the same inline-4 engine as the BMW K1200S sportbike, which held the world speed record in 2005 for its class at 173.57 mph (279.33 km/h), and the K1200R. The new model is lighter and more powerful than the first generation K1200GT, which was introduced in 2003. Standard features include adjustable seat, handlebars, integral ABS, panniers and electronically adjustable screen. Available options include: electronic suspension adjustment (ESA), xenon light, on board computer including oil level warning, automatic stability control (ASC), heated seat, heated hand grips, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), cruise control and anti-theft alarm In late 2008, the K1200GT was replaced by the K1300GT, which featured a 136 cc larger displacement engine producing 175 bhp (130 kW) and 103 lb·ft (140 N·m) of torque. The new bike also features improved optional ESA-II electronic suspension adjustment, a conventional single indicator switch and concealed crash bars.
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    Hi-bird

    A brand of motorycles, scooters and ATVs manufacured by Chongqing Hi-Bird Motorcycle Industry Co., Ltd. such as the Hi-Bird QH125-10 Motorcycle.
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    BMW R1150GS

    BMW R1150GS

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R1150GS and R1150GS Adventure are motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW Motorrad between 1999 and 2005. The R1150GS models are part of the BMW GS family of dual-sport adventure motorcycles that have been produced from 1981 to the present date. The bikes have a 1,130 cc horizontally-opposed flat-twin engine and shaft drive. The 1,130 cc R1150GS had a new six-speed gearbox. It replaced the R1100GS, which had a 1,085 cc engine and a five speed gearbox. The standard R1150GS model was produced from 1999 to 2004, when it was replaced by the more powerful and lighter R1200GS. The Adventure, which was produced from 2001 to 2005, was replaced by the R1200GS Adventure in 2006. In late 2002, the optional ABS system was replaced with an electrically servo-assisted combined braking system. In addition the engines were equipped with twin spark plugs on each cylinder to improve emissions and improve a persistent surging problem that affected many BMW boxer models. 58,023 units of standard R1150GS model were produced, while 17,828 units of the Adventure models were produced. The R1150GS Adventure featured a number of differences over the standard bike to make it more suitable for
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    BMW R1100GS

    BMW R1100GS

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R1100GS is a dual-sport motorcycle that was manufactured from 1993 to 1999 by BMW Motorrad in Berlin, Germany. The bike has a 1,085 cc (66.2 cu in) flat-twin (boxer) engine, first seen in the R1100RS which was launched the year before in 1992, and was the first member of the GS family to use an air- and oil-cooled engine rather than the earlier air-cooled airhead engines which had been used on BMW motorcycles since the R32 in 1923. From 1996 to 2001, a sister model, the smaller capacity 848 cc (51.7 cu in) R850GS, was produced. In 1999, the R1100GS was superseded by the R1150GS. Previous BMW motorcycles used the airhead engines such as the type 247 air-cooled flat-twin with two pushrod-activated valves per cylinder. The R1100GS engine introduced partial oil-cooling and four valves per cylinder operated by a single chain-driven camshaft. Motronic fuel injection was included instead of the carburettors found on earlier bikes. Rear suspension and driveshaft used the same Paralever swingarm system as the previous bikes, but with the addition of remote pre-load adjustment on the shock absorber. Front suspension used a new A-arm system called Telelever. Options included heated
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    Honda CB

    Honda CB

    • Make: Honda
    • Series: Honda CBR series
    One of the most extensive lines of Honda motorcycles is the CB Series which contains many of their most revered earlier models. Many CB models are still sold as commuting and cruising bikes. All CB series motorbikes have inline engines. The smaller CB models are also popular in vintage motorcycle racing. Honda's sport bikes with inline engines are sold as the CBR series
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    BMW R60/2

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The R60 and R60/2 are 600 cc boxer-twin that were manufactured from 1956 to 1969 in Munich, Germany, by BMW. Some 20,133 of these 600 cc shaft-drive, opposed twin R60 (1956–1960, 28 hp/21 kW), R60/2 (1960–1969, 30 hp/22 kW), and R60US (1968–1969, 30 hp) were built. These models, except for those with the "US" designation, were designed primarily as rugged motorcycles to pull sidecars (mounting points were built in) and had duplex tubular steel frames. Simultaneously manufactured were related models, including the 500 cc R50 (1955–1960, 26 hp/19 kW), the R50/2 (1960–1969, 26 hp), the R50 S (1960–1962, 35 hp/26 kW), the R50US (1968–1969, 26 hp), and the 600 cc sport-oriented R69 (1955–1960, 35 hp), R69S (1960–1969, 42 hp/31 kW), and R69US (1968–1969, 42 hp). In the United States, all these Earles-fork and US-fork (i.e., telescopic fork) models from 1955 to 1969 are often lumped together as "Slash-2" BMWs, even though that is technically incorrect. Not all of them, as seen above, have the "/2" designation. Perhaps the most famous BMW rider of the 1960s was Danny Liska, who took R60 models from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in one trip, and from Europe's North Cape to South Africa's Cape
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    Bimota V Due

    Bimota V Due

    The V Due is a 500cc V-twin two-stroke motorcycle manufactured by Bimota. The bike was first manufactured in 1997. The first and only production run created 340 bikes. The initial attraction of the V Due was that it utilized an electronic fuel injection system which Bimota created to meet restrictive emissions standards in both the EU and in North America.
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    MV Agusta 500 Three

    MV Agusta 500 Three

    MV Agusta 500cc Three is a road racing motorcycle made by MV Agusta to compete in the 500 cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championship. The motorcycle was introduced in 1966 to compete with the ever competitive Honda Racing. The bike was a bored out version of MV Agusta's highly successful 350 cc three cylinder. Its production lasted until 1974. Both the 500cc and the 350cc Factory race bikes specifications, bore and stroke were veiled in secrecy. When information was leaked, MV Agusta was known to leak disinformation. Over the passing of years, MV race engineers provided information on 500cc Three cylinder. Giacomo Agostini rode the 500 Three to six consecutive 500cc World Championships Grand Prix motorcycle racing from 1966 to 1973.
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    Suzuki Bandit

    Suzuki Bandit

    • Model year(s): 1994 Suzuki Bandit 600
    • Series: Suzuki Bandit
    The Suzuki Bandit is a series of standard (sometimes called "sport-standard") street motorcycles produced by Suzuki. The following different models of the bike have been manufactured: All engines are DOHC inline four with 16 valves. 600, 650, 750 and 1200 models employ SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) cooling that is combined air-cooled and oil-cooled; the 600 cc model's engine is taken from the GSX-F 600 and retuned for more midrange. The 1,200 cc model's engine is a bored out GSXR 1100 item. The 250 and 400 cc models are water-cooled. For model year 2007, Suzuki abandoned the GSX-R derived engine in favor of a new fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engines. Both 650 and 1250 models now meet Euro3 emission standards. The 'S' models come with a factory half-fairing, and starting from model year 2000, dual headlights. The base model 'N' is an unfaired naked bike with a single headlight. Not all market areas received both the naked and the half-faired models in any given model year. The Bandit series originally had a reputation as "hooligan bikes". With more recent revisions, however, the bike has taken on a more streamlined and modern feel, taking it more towards sports tourer
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    BMW F650 GS

    BMW F650 GS

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW F 650 GS, is a dual-purpose BMW motorcycle. It was produced with a single cylinder engine from 2000 to 2007, and from 2008 replaced by a 798 cc twin cylinder engine. It is one of the GS on-road/off-road family. It is available in a standard model, and a taller, off-road oriented "Dakar" model, named after the famous Dakar Rally which BMW rider Richard Sainct won on the F650RR in 1999 and 2000. BMW's marketing people refer to this bike as an enduro, but some may feel it is too big and heavy to compete in a sanctioned enduro competition if left in street legal trim; most people would refer to it as a dual-sport or adventure-touring bike. Its specifications put it in the 650 cc dual-sport class, competing against bikes such as the Kawasaki KLR650, Suzuki DR650, Honda XR650L, KTM LC4 640, Yamaha XT660 and perhaps the Honda Transalp. The standard model is more road-oriented than anything except the Transalp; however, the taller Dakar model can successfully tackle very challenging terrain. An emergency services specific version of the F 650 GS, fitted with blue lights and sirens, is available from BMW Motorrad's Official and special duty vehicles division. A specially prepared
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    Ducati Diavel

    Ducati Diavel

    The Ducati Diavel is the second cruiser motorcycle from Ducati, after the Indiana of 1986–1990. The 2011 model year Diavel debuted in November 2010 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. The engine is a retuned version of the 1,198.4 cc (73.13 cu in) Testastretta from the 1198 superbike, now called the Testastretta 11° for its 11° valve overlap (reduced from 41°). Styling for the Diavel was developed in-house, although the project began under the leadership of Ducati's previous design chief, Pierre Terblanche, who commissioned Glynn Kerr, freelance designer and design columnist for Motorcycle Consumer News, to produce the initial concept sketches. In the US, most Diavel buyers appear to be existing riders age 50 and over, with more women than usual attracted to the bike, and some Harley-Davidson owners, especially V-Rod riders, trading for the new Ducati power cruiser.
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    Yamaha V-Max

    Yamaha V-Max

    The Yamaha V-Max, called the VMAX since 2008, is a cruiser motorcycle made by Yamaha since 1985, known for its powerful V4 engine, shaft drive, and distinctive styling. John Reed, an English designer who lived in California was contracted by Yamaha to design the ultimate custom bike. He designed a muscle cruiser based on the Venture engine. Upon its release in 1985, the V-Max garnered instant critical acclaim and earned the title "Bike of the Year" from Cycle Guide. Sold both in Japan and abroad, the V-Max has been on the market with only minor modifications since the 1985 model year. The V-Max was noted for its quick acceleration, but was also criticized for its poor cornering ability and soft suspension. Until 2008, the original V-Max was offered for sale through the Star Motorcycles division of Yamaha Motorcycles. Apart from a minor freshening to the bike's specifications in 1993, when the bike gained a larger-diameter fork to minimize high-speed wobbling and drift, four-piston brake calipers, and other handling and safety related upgrades, the 2008 V-Max was almost the same as the original 1985 version. Overall, the V-Max was 2,300 mm (91 in) long, 795 mm (31.3 in) wide, and
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    Yamaha YZF-R6

    Yamaha YZF-R6

    • Model year(s): 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
    The Yamaha YZF-R6 is a Yamaha Motor Company 600 class sport bike motorcycle, first introduced in 1998, updated in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, and revised in the years in between. The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in 1999 as the super sport version of Yamaha's Yamaha YZF-R1 super bike, and as a companion to the more street-oriented Yamaha YZF600R sport bike which continued to be sold alongside the R6. The motorcycle featured Yamaha's completely new engine design capable of producing over 108 hp (81 kW) while stationary. The R6 was the world's first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 hp (75 kW) in stock form. The YZF-R6 has been revised several times since its introduction. Starting with the 2003 model, the R6 became fuel-injected. The 2006 model year was a significant upgrade with a new engine management system featuring the YCC-T ride by wire throttle and a multi-plate slipper clutch. The 2008 model incorporated the YCC-I variable-length intake system to optimize power at high engine rpm and an improved Deltabox frame design. All specifications are manufacturer claimed. In 2006, Yamaha advertised that the R6 had a redline of 17,500 rpm. This is 2,000 rpm higher
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    BMW r1200rt

    BMW r1200rt

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R1200RT is a touring motorcycle that was introduced in 2005 by BMW Motorrad to replace the R1150RT model. It features a 1,170 cc (71 cu in) flat-twin engine with a six-speed gearbox and shaft drive. BMW Motorrad began manufacturing "RT" (Reise-Tourer, or "travel tourer") touring motorcycle models in the late 1970s. The first of these were "airhead" models that continued BMW's long tradition dating to 1923 of producing "boxer" or opposed-twin engined motorcycles with unit engine-transmission construction and shaft final drive. In 1995 BMW produced its first "oilhead" RT, the R1100RT. The new machine included oil-cooling, standard ABS brakes, four-valve heads, 5 speed gearbox, Telelever front suspension, Paralever rear suspension, and an electrically adjustable screen. In 2002, BMW launched the R1150RT, providing the same basic platform with increased engine capacity and horsepower, fully linked, power-assisted ABS brakes, revised front lighting system and a 6 speed gearbox. This model was further updated in 2004 by the addition of two spark plugs per cylinder. The next version of the RT series arrived in 2005 with the introduction of the R1200RT. The design of this model is
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    BMW R27

    BMW R27

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The 247 cc BMW R27, introduced in 1960, is a shaft-driven, single-cylinder motorcycle manufactured by BMW. After World War II, the Potsdam Agreement of the USSR, USA, and the UK, prohibited BMW Aktiengesellschaft (AG) from building motorcycles. Later, this ban was lifted and in 1948 BMW produced its first postwar motorcycle, the 250 cc R24, which was based largely on the prewar R23. It was the only postwar BMW motorcycle produced without a rear suspension. BMW introduced the R25 model, with plunger rear suspension, in 1950. The last of the plunger models, the R25/3, was introduced in 1953. In 1956 BMW introduced a completely revamped thumper, the R26 (engine numbers 340 001 – 370 236), with improvements paralleling those introduced at the same time in the boxer twins. The R26 came with an enclosed drive shaft, rear swingarm, and front Earles forks. A new headlight nacelle came with a sliding black plastic over the ignition key, and the “bell-bottom” front fender was dropped along with the mechanics' hand shifter. The engine of the R26 was bolted directly to the frame, and produced 15 hp (11 kW). Based largely on the R26, in 1960 the R27 added rubber mounts for the engine and
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    MV Agusta 350B Sport

    MV Agusta 350B Sport

    MV Agusta 350B Sport is a motorcycle made by MV Agusta. The Motorcycle was first introduced at the Milan motorcycle show in 1969. This mid-sized bike had great acceleration and sporty looks. Between 1970-1974 a number of MV Agusta 350’s were based on the engine and frame design. These included the Electonica and Scrambler. In 1972 the 350 was fitted with an electronic ignition and a full fairing version.
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    Ducati 1098

    Ducati 1098

    The Ducati 1098 is a sport bike made by Ducati from 2007 to 2009, in three versions, the 1098, 1098S, and 1098R. The 1098 was succeeded by the 1198 in 2009, though the 1098R remained in production that year. The 1098 shares more design elements with the older 998 than with its predecessor the 999, such as horizontally placed headlights and a non-integrated exhaust system. Another carryover from its 916/998 heritage is the single-sided swingarm. This return to a more traditional Ducati design has been welcomed by many Ducati fans who criticized the design of the 999. The Ducati 1098/1098 S/1098 R were available in black, red, yellow and a special edition 1098s in the Italian national flag colours of red, white and green called Tricolore. The 1098 was designed by Ducati designer, Giandrea Fabbro. The 1098/1098 S makes a manufacturer claimed 160 hp (119 kW), 90.4 lb·ft (122.6 N·m) torque, and weighs 173 kg (380 lb). The 0-60 mph time is less than 3.0 seconds and top speed is estimated at 180 mph (290 km/h). The 1098 R makes a manufacturer claimed 180 hp (134 kW), 98.8 lb·ft (134.0 N·m) torque. All these figures give the 1098 the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any production sport
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    Honda CB175

    Honda CB175

    • Make: Honda CB
    The CB175 was a standard motorcycle made by Honda from 1969 to 1973. It had a 174cc overhead camshaft twin-cylinder 4-stroke air-cooled engine, dual carburetors, dual exhausts, 5-speed gearbox, 12 volt electrics, kick and electric start, front and rear drum brakes, turn signals, speedometer with trip meter, 1972 and later models, and tachometer, and was rated at 20 horsepower. An update in 1972 brought a more rounded gas tank and changes to the air box covers, along with some other minor trim changes. The CB175 was discontinued for 1974 and replaced by the CB200, a similar bike already in production. Although not technologically remarkable, Honda's small twins of the 1960s and 70s were among their best sellers. Dual sport scrambler CL175 and touring CD175/CA175 versions were also produced. The CB175 sold in Los Angeles for US$566 in 1971, which would be US$ 3,248 inflated to current money. The CB175 is remembered as Cycle World editor David Edwards' and others' first motorcycle. Honda offered an earlier version of the CB175 for the model year 1968. This bike combined features of the 1965-1967 CB160 with the 1969 and later CB175. The bike had a 174 cc engine, dual carbs, 5 speed
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    Triumph Bonneville T100

    Triumph Bonneville T100

    • Make: Triumph
    The Bonneville T100 is a motorcycle designed and built in Hinckley, Leicestershire by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. Triumph launched the first new Bonneville for 15 years, the Bonneville 790, at the Munich Motorcycle Show in September 2000, with a 790 cc (48 cu in) 360° crankshaft parallel-twin engine. The T100 Bonneville, styled by John Mockett and David Stride, was launched as an uprated version initially with the 790 cc engine, and from 2005 with the 865 cc engine introduced on the 2004 Thruxton, and fitted to all Bonnevilles from 2007. The designation comes from the top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) and it is sold as part of Triumph's "Modern classics" range. The engine features double electrically heated carburettors. Triumph added an air injection unit near the spark plug to achieve emission regulations introduced in 2007. For 2008 the T100 (like all Bonneville based models) was further updated with fuel injection to meet new Euro 3 emissions legislation. As well as cleaner running than a carburettor engine, the fuel injected system is also easier to start from cold. To retain the 'retro' styling the fuel injectors are hidden behind throttle bodies designed to resemble
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    2 votes
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    BMW F

    BMW F

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    • Model year(s): 1994 BMW F650
    • Series: BMW F
    The BMW F650 Funduro was introduced in 1993, powered by an Austrian 652 cc single cylinder Rotax engine and built in Italy by Aprilia to BMW's specifications. It was the first BMW motorcycle with chain drive. Initially there were two variants. The Funduro was dual purpose, and the Strada, with a smaller front wheel, was intended for street use. In 2001, the F650 was discontinued. BMW introduced the F650GS to replace the Funduro, and the F650CS Scarver to replace the Strada.
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    Harley-Davidson Super Glide

    Harley-Davidson Super Glide

    The Harley-Davidson Super Glide is a motorcycle model made by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Reputed to be the first factory custom motorcycle, it originated Harley's FX series of motorcycles by mating Sportster components, most notably the front end, with the chassis of their larger big twin motorcycles. The current Super Glide model is now based on the Dyna Glide chassis which offers a wider variety of front ends and trim levels, and continues to fill the intermediate niche between the smallest and largest Harley models. From 1934 to 1970, with the exception of the Servi-Car, there have been two distinct lines of V-Twin Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the small twins and the big twins. However, individual bikers would sometimes customize bikes by changing parts around or cutting and rewelding frames and other components to suit their tastes. Harley-Davidson styling director Willie G. Davidson was aware of this phenomenon and decided to design a motorcycle for production that would offer the look of the custom bikes. To accomplish this, he started with the frame and rear suspension, but not the electric starter, from the FLH Electra Glide, to which he then mated the smaller
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    Ducati 996

    Ducati 996

    The Ducati 996 is an Italian street motorcycle manufactured by Ducati from 1999 to 2002. It was based upon the earlier 916. From 1999, there were three different models of the 996: a base, or Biposto; the 996S with Öhlins suspension and the engine of the 996SPS (Europe only) and finally the 996R which was the top-of-the line in the 996 range which featured the new 998 cc (60.9 cu in) Testastretta engine. The 996 had larger 98 mm (3.9 in) pistons, larger valves, a stronger crankshaft and crankcases ported from the 916 SPS. But since the 916 camshaft gave a softer, less peaky power delivery and less top-end power (83.5 kW (112.0 hp) as against the SPS’s 92.4 kW (123.9 hp)) the 996 was built with a new air intake system with two fuel injectors per cylinder. A new airbox and a distinctive underseat exhaust system were also built into the new design. The chassis was also modified. Lighter wheels were introduced along with improved calipers, discs and pads stronger compared to the 916. The suspension system was still the same Showa design but both the front and back were fully adjustable for damping and preload. Updates in 2000 saw the wheels change and get updated to all new Marchesini
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    Yamaha Grizzly 600

    • Make: grizzly
    The Yamaha Grizzly is a large utility all-terrain vehicle manufactured by the Yamaha Motor Company. It has a 595cc four-stroke engine from the XT600. Yamaha replaced the Grizzly 600 with the new Grizzly 660 using a larger engine that is 660cc derived from the Raptor 660 with a five-valve cylinder head. Beyond the engine, the biggest differences between the Grizzly 600 (offered in the US from 1998 to 2001) and the Grizzly 660 (introduced in 2002), is the rear suspension. The older Grizzly has a rigid rear axle with a single shock. The newer Grizzly has independent rear suspension with dual shocks. This is reported to have significantly improved the handling characteristics of the newer model. The Grizzly includes push button 4 wheel drive and diff lock. In 2007 Yamaha came out with the Grizzly 700 that provides fuel injection and optional ESP (electric power steering), that has been getting great reviews. Also, the 700 uses "gull wing" style A-arms on the rear, allowing for a shorter frame, and reduced weight.
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    Scott Model 3S

    Scott Model 3S

    • Make: Scott Motorcycles
    • Model year(s): 1938 Scott Model 3S
    The Scott Model 3S was a British motorcycle made by The Scott Motorcycle Company in 1938. Only eight were produced before the outbreak of World War II. The Scott designer William Cull had been experimenting with three-cylinder two-strokes throughout the 1930s and had developed a prototype 747 cc engine. The Scott Model 3S which was unveiled at the 1934 Olympia Motorcycle Show was a further development of this work, with the capacity enlarged to 986 cc and a four-speed gearchange. A notable feature of the Model 3S was the lubrication system, which had a throttle-operated pump drawing oil from the sump and delivering it to a geared pump, while a separate geared pump dealt with the return. Another unusual feature was that fuel was held in 'pannier' containers each side of the rear wheel so the apparent fuel tank was actually a dummy housing the instrumentation and control box (a feature later copied by the Honda Gold Wing). Only eight were produced before the outbreak of World War II. The final Model 3S is on display at the National Motorcycle Museum (UK).
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    BMW K75

    BMW K75

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW K75 is a standard motorcycle produced by BMW Motorrad from 1985 to 1995. At the time of its introduction, the K75 was BMW's cheapest motorcycle. It offered a claimed acceleration of 0–60 mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h). Various models of the K75 were produced. The S and RT versions have a rear disc brake and 17 inch rear wheels whereas the others have a single leading shoe drum brake and 18 inch rear wheels. A stiffer "anti-dive" front suspension was added to the S and RT models. The later RT versions had an adjustable windshield that could be raised or lowered. Some taller riders complained of wind buffeting with the smaller S model stock windscreens. All K75 models share the same drivetrain. They are powered by a 740 cc liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder engine with Bosch fuel injection. The US EPA specific engine produce 68 hp (51 kW) while all others produce 75 hp (56 kW). They utilize a five-speed transmission with a dry clutch and a shaft-driven final drive. The engine is oriented longitudinally to lower the center of gravity and allow the most efficient power transfer to the shaft drive. The K-series lineup, including the K75 and K100, were
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    BMW R1200GS

    BMW R1200GS

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure are motorcycles manufactured in Berlin, Germany by BMW Motorrad, part of the BMW group. It is one of the BMW GS family of dual sport motorcycles. Both motorcycles feature a 1,170 cc, 2-cylinder boxer engine with 4-valves per cylinder. The Adventure features a larger capacity fuel tank and longer travel suspension. As of 2012, BMW's R1200GS bikes are their top-selling models. At its launch in 2004, the R1200GS was 30 kg (66 lb) lighter than the R1150GS it replaced, and produced 100 bhp (75 kW), an increase of 19%. BMW continued to produce the R1150GS Adventure, releasing a final run-out special edition model, before launching the R1200GS Adventure at the end of 2005, for the 2006 model year. In 2007, upgrades were made to both models for the 2008 model year. Power was increased to 105 bhp (78 kW), a new Integral ABS II anti-lock braking system was released without servo assistance and new options were added including electronic suspension adjustment (ESA) and the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) traction control system. In 2010 model year, both models had a revised cylinder head with double overhead camshaft, increased redline limit to
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    Aprilia RSV 1000 R

    • Make: Aprilia
    • Series: Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
    The Aprilia RSV 1000 R is a super bike motorcycle manufactured by Aprilia from 2004 through 2010. Along with the bike's redesign Aprilia renamed the RSV from RSV Mille to RSV 1000 R. It is offered in three versions: RSV 1000 R (while the "R" designation on the RSV Mille signified the higher spec version) is the standard version, the higher spec version is the RSV 1000 R Factory,, and Aprilia made a limited edition version called RSV 1000 R Nera. The RSV 1000 R Factory comes with fully adjustable Öhlins Racing rear monoshock and adjustable Öhlins steering damper, blue anodized forged aluminium wheels, frame finished in black, and carbon fibre parts. For 2006 the RSV 1000 R Factory won the Maxisport category for Masterbike 2006 and overall Masterbike of the year. The RSV 1000 R Nera comes with carbon fibre body panels, magnesium wheels, full titanium exhaust, titanium nuts, bolts and fasteners (reducing the motorcycle's weight to 175kg). It is powered by an enhanced version of the 60° v-twin magnesium engine producing 104 kW (141.4 PS; 139.5 bhp) @ 10,000 rpm. Only 200 RSV 1000 R Nera motorcycles were made.
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    BMW R65

    BMW R65

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R65 was a light touring motorcycle introduced by BMW in 1978 to add a mid-size motorcycle to its product line. The original R65 was made up until 1984 with a smaller frame than larger R series motorcycles, but in 1985 the R65’s engine was put into the new (and larger) R80 frame which featured a single rear shock absorber (mono-shock). Between 1981 and 1984 the R65LS was also made, this R65 variant had a small triangular fairing that was designed by Hans Muth. The R65 is fitted with a type 248/1 engine, a different version of the well known BMW type 247, also known as an airhead. The engine is an 648 cc, OHV, two valves per cylinder, air-cooled flat-twin (i.e., horizontally-opposed cylinders) or "boxer" engine. The R65 weighs 205 kg (455 lb) with a full tank of fuel and has a five speed gearbox connected to a shaft final drive. From 1981 on, the R65 was fitted with breaker-less electronic ignition. This further improved the already good reliability of the bike. Following standard BMW practice of the time, two 32 mm Bing CV carburettors were used and the R65 used a single dry plate clutch. An additional lower powered version was also produced for the German market and was
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    Honda CB350

    Honda CB350

    • Make: Honda Motor Company, Ltd
    • Model year(s): 1972 Honda CB350
    The Honda CB350 was a 325.6 cubic centimetres (19.87 cu in) OHC parallel twin cylinder, four-stroke motorcycle produced by Honda for model years 1968 through 1973. Its reliable motor, coupled with dual Keihin carburetors proved to be a popular design, becoming the highest selling motorcycle in American history, with 300,000 units sold. The machine evolved cosmetically over the course of its production with incremental engineering improvements to the suspension and brakes. Like its predecessor, the CB77 Superhawk, the CB350 was also offered in scrambler form, as the CL350, with high-mounted exhausts and a 19-inch front wheel, and as the SL350, with upswept exhausts and off-road styling. The four-cylinder CB350F, a completely different model, was introduced in 1972 and the Honda CB360 twin became a short-lived replacement for the 350 twin in 1974. A black café racer-styled CB350 with an upswept CL350 exhaust customised by Glory Motor Works, was used in the 2011 movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In the UK at this time learners were limited to motorcycles of 250 cc, and the sleeved-down CB250 K4 was a popular sight on British roads, often in yellow. The 350 was relatively unusual,
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    Scott Flying Squirrel

    Scott Flying Squirrel

    • Make: Scott Motorcycles
    The Scott Flying Squirrel was a motorcycle made by The Scott Motorcycle Company between 1926 and the outbreak of World War II. The Squirrel name was used for Scott motorcycles since 1921 but with the death of the founder Alfred Angas Scott in 1923 the unorthodox Scott two-stroke motorcycles began to become more conventional. Development of the three-speed Scott Flying Squirrel began in 1922 as the company was in severe debt and faced receivership. Launched at the 1926 Earls Court motorcycle show, the Flying Squirrel was expensive - nearly twice the cost of a sporting four-stroke motorcycle of the time. The unique water-cooled circulation used a convection method known as the thermosyphon system. The bottom end block was painted either green or red for racing or road respectively and featured a centrally positioned flywheel, twin inboard main bearings, overhung crankpins and doors to enable ease of access to the engine. The redesigned three-speed gearbox, multi-plate clutch and the repositioned magneto were all significant improvements. In 1929 Scott achieved third place in the Isle of Man TT and launched a road going TT Replica Flying Squirrel. Following cost cutting the factory
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    BMW R1200R

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R1200R is a naked (or standard) motorcycle that was introduced in 2006 by BMW Motorrad. It replaces the R1150R, compared with which it has a 55 lb (25 kg) weight saving and 28% increase in power. Despite the above categorisation, many owners choose to use this motorcycle as a Touring motorcycle by fitting Panniers to carry luggage and other such accessories that are readily available.
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    BMW R69S

    BMW R69S

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The R69S, R69US, and R69 are motorcycles, fitted with 594 cc boxer twin engines, that were manufactured by BMW in Munich, Germany. From 1955 to 1969, 15,347 of these 594 cc shaft-drive, opposed twin motorcycles were built. The 35 hp (26 kW) R69 was produced from 1955 to 1960, the 42 hp (31 kW) R69S was produced from 1960 to 1969, and the 42 hp R69US was produced from 1968 to 1969. These models were designed as relatively high powered, high compression sport bikes, although the Earles forks R69 and R69S came with sidecar lugs installed on the frames. These lugs were deleted from the telescopic fork "US" models. The low compression 30 hp (22 kW) R60/2, produced from 1955 to 1960, was designed primarily for sidecar use, though it was popularly used as a solo bike, along with the 30 hp R60US, which was produced between 1968 and 1969. The sport-oriented R69S, R69US, and R69 succeeded the plunger-framed 1951 to 1955 R68, which had an engine very similar to that in the later R69. The R69US models, with telescopic forks, which were used later on the BMW R-/5 series motorcycles, were introduced in the United States for the 1968 model year and then continued for 1969. Front and rear side
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    BMW R90S

    BMW R90S

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    • Model year(s): 1973 BMW R90S
    The BMW R90S is a sport motorcycle that was produced by BMW between 1973 and 1976. The first United States AMA Superbike Championship was won in 1976 by British rider Reg Pridmore on a R90S. This R90S is fitted with a type 247 engine, otherwise known as an airhead. The engine is an OHV, two valve per cylinder, air-cooled flat-twin, or boxer engine. The R90S weighs 215 kg (470 lb) and has a five-speed gearbox with a shaft final drive. The R90S was introduced with the new BMW "/6" series along with another new model the R90/6. The R90S and R90/6 were introduced in 1973 along with the revision of the already existing 600 cc and 750 cc bikes that were now called R60/6 and R75/6. The earlier R50/5 of the "/5" series was dropped. There were three series of R90S: The first series of R90S sported a distinctive two tone paintwork (Black/Smoke) called "TT silberrauch" or "TT smoke silver" with adhesive gold pinstripes, which later changed to hand painted pinstripes. The R90S sported a small but effective factory-fitted Bikini Fairing, which held two dial instruments (clock and voltmeter) in addition to the normal instrument binnacle's speedometer and tachometer. The first series R90S was
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    BMW K 1200 R

    BMW K 1200 R

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW K1200R is a naked supersport motorcycle manufactured between 2005 and 2008 by BMW Motorrad, producing a claimed 163 hp (122 kW) @ 10,250 rpm from its transverse-mounted 1,157 cc inline-four engine with torque of 94 lbf·ft (127 N·m) @ 8,250 rpm. Acceleration to 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standing start is claimed to be 2.6 seconds. The cylinder block is canted toward the front wheel by 55 degrees to reduce the entire motorcycle’s centre of gravity, allowing intake components to be placed above the engine, directly below the fuel tank. The optional electronic suspension adjustment (ESA) system allows the rider to electronically adjust for different road conditions and varying loads for an individualized riding style. A three-way catalytic converter in the exhaust is present to meet low emissions. As an option, the bike is available with ABS brakes. In 2007, the K1200R Sport was launched, which is identical other than the addition of a small fairing. At the time of launch, BMW Motorrad claimed that the K1200R was the world's most powerful naked bike. This was exceeded when Suzuki launched the 184 hp (137 kW) Suzuki B-King. British magazine RiDE tested the B-King and K1200R
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    BMW R32

    BMW R32

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW R32 was the first motorcycle produced by BMW under the BMW name. An aircraft engine manufacturer during World War I, BMW was forced to diversify after the Treaty of Versailles banned the German air force and German aircraft manufacture. BMW initially turned to industrial engine design and manufacturing. In 1919, BMW designed and manufactured the flat-twin M2B15 engine for Victoria Werke AG of Nuremberg. The engine was initially intended as a portable industrial engine, but found its main use in Victoria motorcycles. The engine was also used in the Helios motorcycle built by Bayerisch Flugzeug, which was later merged into BMW AG. Bayerisch Flugzeug also manufactured a small two-stroke engined motorcycle, called the Flink, which was not successful. After the merger, General Director of BMW Franz Josef Popp asked Design Director Max Friz to assess the Helios motorcycle. Upon completing his assessment, Friz suggested to Popp that the best thing that could be done with the Helios would be to dump it in the nearest lake. More specifically, Friz condemned the Douglas-style transverse-crankshaft layout, which heavily restricted the cooling of the rear cylinder. Popp and Friz then
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    Harley-Davidson Sportster

    Harley-Davidson Sportster

    • Make: Harley-Davidson
    • Model year(s): 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster
    • Series: Harley-Davidson XL1200
    The Sportster is a line of motorcycles produced continuously since 1957 by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Sportster models are designated in Harley-Davidson's product code by beginning with "XL". In 1952, the predecessors to the Sportster, the Model K Sport and Sport Solo motorcycles, were introduced. These models K, KK, KH, and KHK of 1952 to 1956 had a flat head engine, whereas the later XL Sportster models use an overhead valve engine. The first Sportster in 1957 featured many of the same details of the KH including the frame, fenders, large gas tank and front suspension. Sportster motorcycles are powered by a four-stroke, 45 degree V-twin engine in which both connecting rods, of the "fork and blade" or "knife & fork" design, share a common crank pin. The original Sportster engine was the Ironhead engine, which was replaced with the Evolution engine in 1986. Sportster engines, the 45" R, D, G & W Models 1929 side-valve motors, and the 'Big Twin' side-valve motors, which were: the flathead 74 cu in (1,213 cc) Models V, VL etc. (1930–1936), Models U and UL (1937–1948), and the 80 cu in (1,311 cc) models VH and VLH (1935–1936), models UH and ULH (1937–1941) have four separate
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    Yamaha YZF-R1

    Yamaha YZF-R1

    • Model year(s): 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1
    The Yamaha YZF-R1, sometimes referred to as the R1, is an open class sport bike, or superbike, motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor Company since 1998. Yamaha launched the YZF-R1 after redesigning the Genesis engine to offset the crankshaft, gearbox input, and output shafts. This "compacting" of the engine made the total engine length much shorter. This allowed the wheelbase to be shortened significantly, resulting in much quicker handling and an optimized center of gravity. The bike had a compression ratio of 11.8:1 with a six-speed transmission and multi-plate clutch. Early models were subject to a worldwide recall for a clutch problem. Yamaha today describes the launch of the R1 as the true value of "Kando". The 1999 R1 saw only minor changes, apart from paint and graphics. Notable improvements were a redesigned gear change linkage and the gear change shaft length being increased. Fuel tank reserve capacity was reduced from 5.5 to 4.0 litres (1.2 to 0.9 imp gal or 1.5 to 1.1 US gal), while the total fuel tank capacity was unchanged at 18 l (4.0 imp gal; 4.8 US gal). A second worldwide recall was issued for 1998 and early 1999 models, to change a coolant hose clamp under the
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    Triumph Thunderbird 1600

    Triumph Thunderbird 1600

    The Triumph Thunderbird is Triumph motorcycle made in Hinckley, England, and sold since June 2009. The name "Thunderbird" is revived from a previous Triumph three-cylinder 885 cc bike. The last iteration was the Thunderbird Sport last made in 2004. The Thunderbird is a cruiser with a large 200/50 R17 rear tyre. The DOHC eight-valve parallel-twin engine has two balance shafts and a 270-degree crank, which imitates the sound and feel of a V-twin. The 1,597 cc (97.5 cu in) engine was originally intended to be "two-thirds of" a Triumph Rocket III engine; but after four years of development, the only parts in common are the valves. Power output is 85 bhp (63 kW; 86 PS) and torque is 108 lb·ft (146 N·m). The engine has two spark plugs per cylinder, which gives better combustion, resulting in lower fuel consumption, cleaner exhaust emissions, and more power. Brakes are double front discs with four-piston callipers, with a single rear disc also with two-piston callipers (ABS as option). Final drive is via a belt drive. In 2011, the Thunderbird Storm variant model was released featuring the previously-optional 1,699 cc (103.7 cu in) engine fitted as standard, twin headlamps and with a
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    Honda Shadow

    Honda Shadow

    • Make: Honda Motor Company, Ltd
    • Model year(s): 1984 Honda Shadow VT500C
    The Honda Shadow refers to a family of cruiser-type motorcycles made by Honda since 1983. The Shadow line features motorcycles with a liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine ranging from 125 to 1,800 cc engine displacement. The 250 cc Honda Rebel is associated with the Shadow line in certain markets. In 1983, Honda introduced the Shadow series of motorcycles in an attempt to address the needs of the American cruiser market with the "VT500c" and "VT750c". However, due to tariff restrictions in the United States on imported Japanese bikes over 750 cc, the VT750c was reduced to 699 cc in 1984 and was sold as the Vt700c. In 1985, the tariff was lifted and the line soon expanded to an 1,100 cc bike the "VT1100c". The VT750c was replaced by an 800 cc version the VT800c in 1988. The "VT600c" was launched in 1989 as Honda's new entry level Shadow though still slotted above the Honda Rebel. The line changed little until the introduction of the 750 cc Honda Shadow Ace in 1997. From 2000 to 2007, the Honda Shadow Sabre replaced the VT1100cc until the 1,100 cc class was discontinued in favor of a new 1,300 cc offering known as the VTX1300. As of 2011, the Shadow brand has been limited to a
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    Bigtoe

    Bigtoe is a motorcycle that once held the Guinness World Record for the category of Tallest Rideable Motorcycle, bearing a maximum height of 7.5 feet (2.3 metres) and a top speed of 62 mph. It weighs 3,600 pounds. Tom Wiberg, from Sweden, built it in 1998 with a Jaguar V12 engine. The title has passed to Dream Big, a bike built by Greg Dunham in 2005. Wiberg also holds the record for the smallest rideable motorcycle, with Smalltoe.
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    BMW K100

    • Make: BMW Motorrad
    The BMW K100 is a family of four-cylinder 987 cc motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW from 1983 to 1992. As the 1970s came to an end, BMW faced three problems from developing its flat-twin boxer engine further: In combination, this meant that BMW's marketing to users of a superior bike, allowing them to price at a premium, was being quickly lost, resulting in a loss of sales and market share. The need for a quick development time scale of a clean burning four-cylinder engine and the fact that Honda had developed a flat-four boxer for the GL1000 Gold Wing, guided the design team led by Josef Fritzenwenger and Stefan Pachernegg to an existing liquid-cooled Peugeot car engine. To speed development but improve the engine, the team made two key choices. Firstly, as a car engine, it was relatively large (most specifically wide, but also tall) compared to a motorcycle engine. As BMW needed something different from every other manufacturer, the choice was made to lay the engine flat in the frame to keep the centre of gravity low and improve the bike's handling. This is known as a longitudinal four because the crankshaft is in line with the direction of travel of the motorcycle. This
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    MV Agusta 125 SOHC

    MV Agusta 125 SOHC

    The MV Agusta 125 SOHC was a motorcycle produced by MV Agusta as a "Catalog" racer for the public in 1953. Privateer racers could purchase this race bike and could be highly competitive with a machine that was very similar to MV Agusta's works built motorcycles. The motorcycle was a considerable success and remained in production until 1956. In 1953 many racers adopted the dustbin fairing design on the MV 125 Dohc. The dustbin was a very large fairing that was built with air flow in mind. In 1957 the dustbin fairing was abolished due to riders being injured when strong crosswinds literally blew the racers off the track.
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