Featured My Vintage Jap’s That Are Companion To The Thruxton R.

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  1. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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  2. darkman

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    Very nice :)
     
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  3. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    Ta very much.
     
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  4. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning! aka Mr Wordsalad :)
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    yep, very nice !!
     
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  5. JULIAN WW

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    I reckon you’re right and it’s one reason Triumph have done so well with Classic style machines. Looking at the high proportion of bald, grey old guys at any bike night there’s a lot of bikers who were conditioned to the lines & proportions of 60’s & 70’s machines. I find many modern bikes look like they’ve been designed by an intoxicated plumber. Tail tidy? Don’t get!
     
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    My dream bike z650 c 1978 ? £1750 then , just out of reach for me . I bought a z750 twin secondhand . Ideal for touring but hardly a bike to set your hair on fire .
     
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    It’s a great ride even 40+ years after it was a new bike. This one is a ‘77 C1, a US model as the UK had to wait for the C2.
     
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    Great bikes. I like the Honda CB175 with the Scrambler pipes.
     
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    IMG_5458.jpg My two fair weather IMG_8112.jpg a2650154-4195-4797-b9cc-918d84965fb1.jpg toys to use when my speed triple has a day off
     
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    Cheers
     
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    Cheers
     
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    Great bikes!!!
     
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    I totally agree.
    For my part I love the looks and lines of pre RD Yamaha two strokes, AS3 ,CS5, DS7 and R5 particularly.
    Sadly I no longer own any of these bikes.
     
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  15. Lou160487

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    Very nice. The little Honda is beautiful.
     
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    Thank you. It’s a ‘71 CL 175. The paintwork & chrome parts are all the original. The photo flatters it a bit as there is, understandably, a patina. I ride it “like I stole it “ as the engine behaves almost 2 stroke like. And with the exhaust baffles long since rotted away it howls!
     
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    These CL175's get everywhere!! That one looks super, probably a bit better than mine, which is a 1973 K6 version

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    Looks a cracker.
     
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  19. Pegscraper

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    I don't think it's as clear cut as that. I got my first bike in '81 and passed the test in '82, progressing straight into Jap "superbike" territory with a Z1300 so, apart from a ride on a Z1B, I had no experience of earlier Jap stuff, let alone British produce, yet I bought a new classic Triumph twin last year and rate it as one of the best bikes I've owned for smiles per mile. Modern bikes are streets ahead of their ancestors in just about every department. Aerodynamic performance obviously dictates the design of fairings on high speed machines but that aside, styling is very subjective and purely down to personal preference. Just prior to retiring last year I contemplated getting another Z13, having a bit of a soft spot for them, being my first "real" bike but I just keep coming back to the fact that, as a ride, they're hopelessly outdated. Nostalgia is a powerful emotion but for me personally it isn't enough to justify owning one.
     
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    You need a bit of Jap to go with the Thai ! 9CB0089A-1F36-4A43-B83F-F3D819B4E627.png B16FDFA9-451C-4A16-BD70-AA8F13DF1185.png 1795ECFF-93FB-4805-B052-9F154732796B.jpeg
     
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