Wednesday, February 25, 2015

1956 T100R

 I , like most Triumphphiles, am fascinated by the T-100R factory built race bikes from the mid-to-late 50's. In addition to being ultra rare they were used very hard and everyone has always known they were really special, even when they were new.

 I was excited to see Team Vesco's post about Don Vesco's Triumph T100R last week. Don raced it on TT, Road Race courses, drag strip and Bonneville.

 While the Vesco's T-100R is likely restored it's still sort of cool to see one a little sweaty. Most the T-100R's you do see around tend to look more like this one.

Team Vesco might be further evidence the urge to go fast is in fact in your blood.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ran When Parked

1985 Yamaha RZ350 - $3500 (Vernon) Comes with Toomey Expansion chambers and Battlax tires. 

If I had money to burn this bike would be in my garage right now. Long live the King!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Race Kit Display

I'm sold. I'll take one.

First BASE

Some might think freestyle MX infused BASE jumping is something that was invented by Generation X and/or Generation Y adrenaline junkies.

Follow Your Fears // By Live Unbound from LiveUnbound on Vimeo.

Evidently if you thought that you'd be wrong. I'm glad the video caption on the British Pathe site mentions that Fred Osborne landed safely. It's not a conclusion you might draw based on the video footage alone.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ran When Parked

1948 Indian Chief - Ever had a crush on a homely girl?


I've always thought the styling of the nacelle Triumphs was the motorcycle equivalent to the Jaguar XK-120. With that in mind this photo is a favorite of mine. If I felt compelled to emulate the dress of a vintage rider I'd much rather go this route rather than the Ace cafe stereotype. It's a lot more practical for the Pacific North West climate as well. I wonder what the trick is to keeping the tail of your trench coat out of the drive chain.

Period picture taken late in 1949 or Triumph tester Alex Scobie with his 6T talking to Jaguar tester Ron Sutton with the new XK120