Saturday, April 25, 2009

Riding Pangs

Miss the Spring
Miss the Mountains
Miss getting lost on Forest Service Roads
Miss Riding in the Dirt
Miss Riding the twisties to get rid of the chicken strip
Miss my motorcycle

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stealing Speed

Here's a book that's a must read. I haven't read it yet but have heard hand-me-down versions of the story during the Isle of Man TT centenary celebrations. Mat Oxley knows it all, reason enough to buy the book then.
Pics courtesy RocketGarage

Here are a couple of pics that I have of those wild MZs
From 2007 Isle of Man TT

From 2007 Isle of Man TT

Here's one from '71,
From Isle of Man

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back to the future

Living off the laurels of winning the 'International Six Days' isn't a bad thing at all, especially if you can pull it off on that little NSU there.

This Moto Guzzi V7 Special in white reeks 'cop bike'. I didn't really know that one of these actually existed here in India, although i've seen a couple of older Guzzis. The bike looks fabulous, save the retarded horse on the side panel, I believe it was an sticker that went on the bikes that were sold to the Yanks. The Americans wanted a powerful cop bike and this is what urged Moto Guzzi to give them the V7, they even called it the Ambassador. I could be wrong about the horse sticker but i wasn't wrong when i thought it looked like a go anywhere motorcycle. FYI, this one dates back to the early 70s if not '69.

Great Tee, Great Riding goggles, 'Vintage-motorcycles-make-me-look-silly' smile. Fantastic!!

That's what a registration tag look like in 1972. None of the hideous plates/stickers on the front to ruin the fluidity of the great paint job.! Bring back the 70's please!!

I'm not sure of the exact model of this motorcycle from from the looks of it, it's a pre 1938. Because this is a ridgid and '38-39 is when Norton started putting the Plunger suspension on the rear. More when I get the participants list, but that was another motorcycle that was worth it's age and weight in gold.