Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Zebraranger, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    Ohhhhh, the fabled Benelli Fire Engine! Gear driven dual overhead cam shafts, liquid cooling and oil pumps driven off the same, and supercharged. Yet only single leading shoe brake front and rear. Note the heel-toe shift lever to allow up-shifting while leaned over without capturing the foot underneath.
    Thanks for sharing this, Boxa.
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  2. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Here is the original, the one in my pic is hand made in Australia, so the curator of the bike museum in Peterborough told me.

    The MCNews article says that the one in the Binelli Museum is the "sole example of the supercharged 250/4" If you compare the pics you can see some small differences.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/benelli-2504-supercharged/
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  3. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Long timer Supporter

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    The St. Frances Motorcycle Museum in St. Frances, Kansas. 20190830_162909.jpg 20190830_155823.jpg 20190830_155846.jpg 20190830_160156.jpg
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  4. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Long timer Supporter

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    More from the St. Frances Motorcycle Museum. 20190830_160307.jpg 20190830_160348.jpg 20190830_160406.jpg 20190830_160450.jpg 20190830_160444.jpg 20190830_160507.jpg
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  5. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Long timer Supporter

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    St. Frances Motorcycle Museum. 20190830_160611.jpg 20190830_160617.jpg 20190830_161402.jpg 20190830_161449.jpg 20190830_161453.jpg 20190830_161511.jpg 20190830_161521.jpg 20190830_161528.jpg 20190830_161536.jpg
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  6. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    A mate has been restoring this for last 8 years, nearly done.

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    Dave
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  7. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    photo1.jpg photo0.jpg bad photos of good bikes.
    Bacon slicer 500cc Moto Guzzi single and a 1975 bevel drive Ducati, both for sale at the Barber Vintage motorcycle festival swap meet. Sucks being a peasant...
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  8. redwing51

    redwing51 Been here awhile Supporter

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    1983 Suzuki GS750ES IMG_4398.JPG
  9. redwing51

    redwing51 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Palermo,Sicily IMG_1446.JPG Sicily
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  10. redwing51

    redwing51 Been here awhile Supporter

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  11. redwing51

    redwing51 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Paris, France. Montesa Single.
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  12. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I owned a moto identical to this and it was the first 125cc I had. Had an Italian Minarelli engine. Would smoke my Elisnore on top end.

    I still remember how much I hated that leaking gas cap but the sound of an un-silenced open expansion chamber screaming through the woods more than made up for it!


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  13. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  14. spanky

    spanky Well, maybe...

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    From 1990 to 1993 BMW imported a little over 700 K1's to the U.S. I have no idea how many still exist but I once owned this pristine '92:
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  15. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    Always liked that K1! I was just at Barber Motorsports last Friday and saw one in the Red/Yellow colors on display. Gorgeous bikes!
  16. K1DUDE

    K1DUDE GS Crash Test Dummy Supporter

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    I still have it :)

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  17. jehu

    jehu ∩HƏſ

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    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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