An Elefant’s Memory – 1988 Ducati Paso 750

Shortly after the Castiglioni family took controlling interest in Ducati, they commissioned Massimo Tamburini with a new and competitive sportbike, fully faired and built tough underneath. The Paso didn’t result in a dynasty, but is a sporty and interesting chapter in Ducati’s history. 1988 Ducati Paso 750 for sale on eBay Fully enclosing an air-cooled…

Legal Smokers: Two 1982 Honda MB5s

The early 1980s were an interesting time for motorcycle enthusiasts. Big changes were in the air, and all manufacturers were scrambling to develop disruptive models in the search for performance and sales; think of the groundbreaking Ninja 900, GSX-R 750, V45 Interceptor, and the Turbo era bikes, to name a few. Riders and drivers across…

A Bottle of White – Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

In the late 1970’s Moto Guzzi created a line of smaller-displacement machines based on the classic 850 Le Mans, and though they have largely been forgotten, they’re still a great lightweight – especially for fans of the marque.  This Quebec-based model has been given a rider’s restoration and has a nice patina. 1983 Moto Guzzi…

Godfather: 1982 Kawasaki GPz1100

Here is a bike that should need no introduction. The last of the “He-Man” bikes and the best of the rest as the motorcycling world teetered on the verge of technology overload, the Kawasaki GPz1100 was THE bad boy on the block in the early 1980s. This bike is very far from rare in terms…

I Survived: 1983 Kawasaki GPZ550 in NY

One of the most iconic sporting motorcycles ever made – and by most standards one of the most archaic – is the Kawasaki GPz lineup. Built during a time of massive experimentation, the pedestrian GPz was more akin to an appliance than a bike that would be fondly remembered by future generations. There is nothing…