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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Motorcycle Porn

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Classics abound.

Earlier this week I stopped in to harass my friends at Scona Cycle and drop off my gen for a warranty issue. In their show room they had a smaller collection of classic motorcycles and I always enjoyed ogling them, and then the new bikes out on the floor. It's been a ritual for me for decades. Sadly, the old machines seemed to dwindle and I think they are selling them off. This week I saw an old BSA, a Bultaco and some classic 70's Hondas. - and I think they were from their old collection.


They got one a these for sale for a little over $3K. Good luck finding parts.

When I was a kid, just before I discovered girls, I dreamed about buying either a Bultaco or a JAWA motorcycle. Then it seemed that for some reason during the 70's - all the furrin motorcycles went the way of the buffalo all at once and only the Japs remained. I didn't care because the slants at Honda came out with the fire-breathing CR dirt bikes and I wanted one of those for the longest time too.


This is a newer Bultaco. Where is your ass supposed to go?


Today my back hurts all the time, my gut hangs over my belt, and I'm slowly working my way back to doing 50 sit ups and push ups every day... but I look at these old dirt bikes and if I look deep down, I think I can still feel a stirring of something that has an affinity for noisy, one lunged knobby tired dirt monsters that only a kid can love.

Today some of them are back. We have dealers that carry Husquavarna Aprilla, Moto Guzzi and Ducati, etc etc. It's good to have them back. Gawd I wish I were young enough to be able to ride a scrambler all day long...

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. Some of those old Hondas from the 70s were absolute kick-ass dirt bikes. I remember seeing a 350cc dirt bike with a rear sprocket that was so large the thing would pull a wheel stand in all five gears. Top speed was maybe 50 mph; you'd get there in three seconds.

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