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A100man
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PostPosted: 11:10 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Bikes you never knew existed.. until now Reply with quote

..escaped your attention for whatever reason. In this case because it's pretty niche, but there must be many others..(I've not long been appraised aboutthe Aprilia Shiver and Bennelli Tre for example).

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1981-chapman-bsa-175-trials-nVlro8

PS No chinese bikes of 125cc or under allowed ..
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PostPosted: 11:29 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yer? I think that’s one for die-hard collectors.
At it’s heart, it’s a Yamaha 175 with some fancy/different clothes on.

At least with a bit of internet research, you should?, be able to get engine spares for it.
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PostPosted: 12:35 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auction:

https://assets.carandclassic.com/listing-assets/bsa/trials-bike/kevin-haskell-bsa-trials-bike-nVlro8/czeIErwIyJuYpwG4UUEzPknLaAKrjHNxLcCnwTTl.jpg?auto=compress&ixlib=php-3.3.1&s=b0114fc5b989dbf3e9ad91b4260cf8a8

Based on this?

https://live.staticflickr.com/3119/3208165653_f9aee8fd53_c.jpg

Pegs have been set back a lot (so new kickstand added on the other side.)
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PostPosted: 13:09 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

How am I supposed to post about bikes I don't know about the existence of?
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PostPosted: 13:35 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickenstrip wrote:
How am I supposed to post about bikes I don't know about the existence of?


..title edited for the pedantic Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 14:16 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 14:40 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful trials bike there. Remember all the Fantics and Bultacos in the 80s, when trials riding was huge and would fill stadiums and had entire monthly mags devoted to it. Looks restored.
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PostPosted: 15:59 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a boost bottle added to the reed section?
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PostPosted: 18:17 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:


More likely to be based on the ty175.
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PostPosted: 23:26 - 01 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

closest i can think of is this red hesketh that crops up locally a couple of times a year
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PostPosted: 12:28 - 03 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Honda X-adv springs to mind. It's a ludicrous concept that actually turns out to be a complete hoot to ride.
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PostPosted: 14:10 - 03 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

pepperami wrote:
More likely to be based on the ty175.


The early '80s DT175 had tube swing arms whereas the TY175 was box section IIRC. Then again the whole frame and swing arm are probably custom made. Exhaust looks more like the TY Thinking
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PostPosted: 17:13 - 05 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the theme of this thread:

https://www.rideapart.com/features/360407/cycleweird-diesel-kawasaki-klr650/

tl;dr Diesel/Kerosene conversion for NATO.
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PostPosted: 18:33 - 05 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just wondering how on earth this thread could work but then I remembered I’d seen a pretty, red, Chinese sportsbike outside Halfords a while ago, and I think it was a Lexmoto LXR 380. The specs don’t match the looks.

https://mcn-images.bauersecure.com/wp-images/58711/999x666/lexmoto-lxr380-frontright.jpg
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PostPosted: 23:23 - 05 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when I first saw a Benelli Tornado 900. I never knew it existed and had thought Benelli went out of buisness years before. I thought it was one of the prettiest bikes I'd ever seen and it had those wonderful fans at the rear. I decided to have a look and see how much they were and found them discounted to buggery,

That's when I also found out the only thing Italian about them was the name. Crying or Very sad

Piccy is of the 1130 but they were pretty identical.

I still have regrets not buying one even if it spent most of the time in the garsge.

https://motor-info.com/images/benelli-tornado-1130.webp?ezimgfmt=rs:382x1006/rscb1/ng:webp/ngcb1

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKm7G7gnooYYs-nFy27I_mhYARG66MrA6rHHTVeCzK0rq1dA9AMULTO3wxS3XUdJLQkDs&usqp=CAU
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PostPosted: 23:49 - 05 Aug 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a tricked out Fireblade Evolution came out in 1999. 30hp more than standard. Was apparently the greatest road bike available at the time. Had two Fireblades but had never heard of this one until very recently.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/yy224/struan80/specialedition.jpg
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