More dream motorcycles

October 3, 2007 at 10:36 pm

I think I picked the magic year for vintage bikes. My ’72 Honda is (in my opinion) the best looking Scrambler that year, and my ’74ish Primavera is super versatile (accomodating a newer ET3 engine).

Here are some more vintage bikes that I’d love to add to my garage:

1974 Honda CR125M Elsinore

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My Dad owned one of the first Honda Elsinores in Manhattan Beach when they were released. They were the hot shit in all the moto mags, and he dropped by a motorcycle shop when they got them in and he picked one up. I would love to pick one of these up and surprise him with it. I search for them on Craigslist everyday. This is Honda’s legendary entry in the 2-stroke market.

1963 Husqvarna Racer

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I’m about as likely to find one of these as I am to get hit in the head with a solid gold meteorite. However, these are awesome little racers and I love the small tank and the big tires. The pipe is also very cool (probably hot) with it barely reaching the back tire.

1975 Triumph Cub

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Another cool barebones bike, this one is more dualsport styled. I love the no mirror drag-bar style, like my Honda. The Triumph’s blue tank looks great too. I’d just like to own a Triumph one day, a vintage Bonneville would be great, or even a more modern Thruxton or Scrambler.

Are you still reading? I won’t bore you with anything more.. I just got extra stoked on vintage off-road bikes because I just watched On Any Sunday again tonight.

One final thought though. I think bikes pre-1980 just got it right. Bikes today just don’t appeal to me as much as the lean stylings of older bikes, be it scooter or motorcycle. Cro


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