At nearly an hour and twenty minutes, this is our longest non-two-parter yet. We eventually get around to talking about British bikes, both classic and modern. Before that, however, we go back to catch some oddball bikes we neglected to talk about in Episode #14, and spend some time discussing a couple of bikes we do (and don’t) want. I’m searching for a modern supplement to the CL125S, while Garrett wants a new FZ-10…and my old leathers.
False Neutral – Rule, Britannia!
Two Wheel Tuesday: Enjoy your commute! (My ode to the 1977 RD400 sales flyer)
Megola-Mania (Alan Cathcart’s test ride of the 1923 front-wheel drive Megola Sport)
Except where noted in the captions, images are standard press kit/website photos used courtesy of the respective manufacturers.
Gilera CX 125
Honda EZ90 Cub
Scott Flying Squirrel
Vintage Tanshanomi in his Hein Gericke leathers. Equally stylish with contrasting red and black, or all red as shown on the cover of the 1981 catalog.
2017 Yamaha FZ-10
Kymco K-Pipe 125
1979 Triumph Bonneville
1979 Triumph Bonneville Special
Norton 850 Commando
Tanshanomi’s BSA B50SS Gold Star
1957 Ariel Square Four
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Bonneville Thruxton
Triumph Rocket 3
Triumph Daytona 675
Vincent Black Shadow
1965 Velocette Viper
1969 BSA 750 Rocket III
1938 Triumph Speed Twin
1983 Triumph 900 Diana/Phoenix (mockup)
1991 Triumph (Hinckley) Trident
Triumph Bandit 350 Prototype
1977 Triumph Bonneville magazine ad
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