The legendary bicycle designer Paul Brodie is given the challenge to make a much needed fender stay for Frankie Juhan’s Historic Honda CR750 Krause-Yoshimura.
Frankie trusted Paul and gave him artistic license with the design.
The results as shown in this video are that of a master craftsman, an avid motorcyclist, historian and a great storyteller. I love the video and hope you do to!
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Fujio Yoshimura visits the Krauss memorial which states DREAMERS AND VISIONARIES SHARE COMMON THREADS BOTH HAVE EXTRAVEGANT FANTACIES FILLING THEIR HEADS BUT THE DREAMER STOPS WHILE THE VISIONARY ENDURES
The Editor of this blog knows the parties and the bike in this post rather well.
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Legendary Honda Engineer Fuyuki Hosokawa introduces the revolutionary new family of Honda Hornet Engines.
When Honda untethers Fuyuki Hosokawa on a project the results speak for themselves, and this new engine will find itself in other models. Please Click on the video and give it a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe if you care.
On the Hornet Objective Hosokawa sama said ” Our aim has always been to match these to the lightest, most agile handling possible, to make every ride – even in town – as engaging and fulfilling as possible.
To get the kind of performance and lightweight handling we wanted, we knew we had to develop an all-new short-stroke twin-cylinder engine with a 270° crankshaft.
This would deliver that top-end rush and the sporty low-down torque, ideal for riding in urban environments and powering out of corners on the open road.
The Hornet has always been the ultimate representation of the streetfighter concept, and this new Hornet proudly carries on this tradition.
The Hornet has always been an exceptional motorcycle for Honda. Exciting, engaging performance has always been matched to lithe, agile handling. “
As we move into 2023 and with the Milan show behind us we can see the production models that Honda will release using this new engine.
Welcome to 2023. We always think back as a New Year starts for some reason, and here is one of the places my head was this weekend,. Please let me know what you think.
Out of the blue in my Inbox lands a picture from 1972. It was from a Cross Country Race in British Columbia on my XL250. I had stripped the lights from it, changed the exhaust and went racing, When the weekend was over I stuck the lights back on and used it as a commuter. I think I raced that bike in a 100 miler and a couple of 200 milers. The poem is a result the feeling looking at the picture caused. Wondering where in my brain (The Grey Matter) these memories were stored.
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Happy New Year everyone this is the last post for 2022. It is a Video that I created for the Honda Centre in British Columbia in Canada
It is highlighted by snippets from Honda Global images that are used with permission and edited using Adobe.
Featuring my of my favorite motorcycles The Honda Africa Twin which I first encountered in 1988 as the XRV650 then the Honda NXR-750, which won the Paris -Dakar Rally four times in the late 1980s. In 2023 Honda will release a brand new bike Honda XL750 Transalp which feature in a future Blog. I am still waiting for permission from Honda. Coming Soon!
The current model the CRF1100L shown in this video is a wonderful piece of technology.
The Video was created for the header to the Company’s Wed Site and featuring video from Honda Marine, Honda Europe, Honda.com and the Honda Centre. The Africa Twin, 250hp Honda Outboard, 2.3 Honda Outboard, Honda CBR, Honda Generators are included
Edited and narrated by Duncan Fraser
All copywrite stays with the original producers this video may be shared when used in it’s entirety
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World Champions in Road Racing, Motocross, Speedway and Enduro all train with trials bikes.
It is the motorcycle sport where control, balance and concentration not speed is paramount. It is the quiet motorcycle Sport. It does not get the coverage of it’s more flashy cousins yet it is probably the most environmentally friendly of our disciplines.
Noraly from itchyboots travels the world on a motorcycle and she has over a million followers and I am one of them! She took the time to learn something about Trials between her episodes.
The Canadian National Trials Championship In IOCO B.C. this month just a few minutes from where I live and Noraly was just here in British Columbia on her Honda CRF300L Rally on the way to Alaska. That is what prompted this post
This young lady is am inspiration. Please let me know what you think
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Motorcyclists from every era have one bike that for them is the best bike of all time.
I asked the late great Czech Speedway Champion Franta Juhan what his favorite bike was and and he told me.
“Sonny” (his nickname for me) I have raced many great bikes including the Gilera Four in Monza, The Vellocette KTT which I rode to a new lap record in Switzerland and rode in the Isle of Man TT. I had a DKW 240 Speedway bike and a 1000cc Covenry Eagle and raced Jawa in the Six Days Trial. I have ridden Jawa, Vincent, Gilera, Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta but my favorite was the Jawa 350 Speedway Bike.” Franta was a big imposing gentleman and is eyes got a far away look when he hung his arm over my shoulder and talked of these bikes.
I was what you could call a child of the sixties and my own personal best was the incredible Honda RC166.
You can see it here an my vlog Duncan Fraser Reads.
I should come as no surprise than Honda have grouped together small motorcycles and scooters and are marketing them as a group. Honda are world leaders in this space. The practically invented it with the introduction of the Honda Cub in 1958.
This wee bike has sold over 100 million units world wide and is the most sold bike in history.
The current lineup will have to go some to meet those lofty numbers but the actual concept is not new to Honda,
Small affordable transportation for the masses,
The Current Canadian Mini Moto can be seen in Duncan Fraser Reads vlog of the mini moto at the Honda Centre in Burnaby BC