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    BMW K1. Dream bike or nightmare?

    BMW made 'old cock engines'. That was clearly the perception of the more dynamic motorcyclists after the arrival of the large, fast Japanese four-cylinder. But sturdy blond techies with square foreheads above their blue eyes can of course also go crazy. Also at BMW. If you just give them the chance. So the BMW K1. Sea

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    Triumph trident. What's in a name?

    A trident. A spear with a personality disorder. Or cutlery for a lover of five pound steaks. And traditionally the weapon from the PSU of Poseidon, a God from the time when people still believed in Gods. And the unimaginative ones. But dramatically charged type name for three-cylinder combustion engines. The Triumph So trident. Sea

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    Harley-Davidson: A chiseled purchase?

    Then you have a few tensions: Factory originals are rare. Plus the well-known statement “You don't write anything off on a Harley”. The bike in the photos started life as an 883 Sportster. The block grew to 1200 cc and was further tuned. In the conversion to 'high-potential', the builder spent about twenty years […] Sea

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    Honda CB900 F in war colors

    Revolutions are also becoming outdated. And where the Honda CB750 F was earth-shattering news in 1969, the Honda CB750 K7 (1977-1978) was the last of the Honda four-cylinder story with single overhead camshafts. The K7 (and the K8) was a good, now almost classically styled engine for people who found the Honda F1 and F2 four-cylinder too modern or just ugly. And those F1 and F2 were Honda's latest attempt at keeping their trusty long-standing until the company finished its overhead cam models. Sea

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    the self-builders

    When a modern motorcyclist wants to show off his or her unique individuality? Then he or she simply checks off the option list that the manufacturer has made for his model. For a few brands, those option lists have grown into almost voluptuous books. If all that beauty is also mounted by the dealer, then even the warranty is retained. We find this approach a sign of weakness and so we came back to the corner of the self-builders. So a while ago we made an appeal to find out what still lives among us, classic enthusiasts. Sea

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    Gilera Saturno Bialbero

    Motorcycle land is teeming with resurrections, reincarnations and things to marvel at, like Benelli, now in Chinese hands, trying to storm the Iranian motorcycle market. Sea

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    Honda CB350 Four. Honda's smallest four-cylinder

    The Honda CB350 Four was a mature motorcycle with Honda's proverbial reliability. Most owners probably would have preferred a 500, or let's really dream away: had a 750. The funny thing is that probably for budget reasons quite a few of these small Hondas have been spared the Abominable Renovation Virus. Sea

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    Friedl did better

    But better isn't always more fun. Sometimes perfection is even threatening. Every now and then you almost get blocked behind your keyboard. If you're working on a story about Münch, for example. Because Munich is like religion. So much has been written about it already. And besides all that text, there is also the machine itself. What a motorcycle! What a huge amount of work that goes into that! What a genius! Friedl Münch built, with blunt tenacity, the strongest series motorcycles in the world. From 1966 to 1976. And it's only cost him money and his health. Sea

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    BMW R100/7. From the Eleven Cities Tour time

    The BMW R100/7 that we have found is one that will not score very high in the eyes of the purist BMW enthusiasts. Isn't it factory original? And certainly not 'Zgan'. "It's a mixed bag." But a bit of history. After all, we are standing next to the 'company BMW' of the once famous NOS, the Nederlandse Omroep Stichting'. This bike has ridden the Tour de France and the La Vuelta, the Tour of Spain, several times. The BMW is therefore equipped with a mobile radio, a water bottle and the name of his employer. The rack behind the buddy is clearly – and traditionally – reinforced. Even at that time it was considered little professional to lose a passenger. Especially if that passenger was a man with an expensive camera. Sea

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    King DIY

    Following the call for self-built motorcycles, Henk Hultink (1946) from Marum responded. Around 1968 Henk built the HultiNSU. That was a 1200 cc NSU block in a Norton Featherbed frame. Behind the block was an inverted Norton four-speed gearbox. The build itself went very seriously – and with a mass of sponges in the mufflers – […] Sea

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    Honda VT1100. Preferably no four-speed

    Around the second half of the 80s, the Japanese customs were thoroughly reliable. Only in the first years of Honda VT 1100, the four-speed models (1987-1996), the third gear broke too often. And in the meantime the parts are no longer available for that. Sea

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