Superbike Seventies

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Superbike Seventies

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:18 pm

Some great bikes and oh, the memories (thumbs)
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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by AndyB » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:22 am

So where were the other Superbikes of that decade? I know it's considered fun to pick holes in British bikes but the Ducati 750SS, Moto Guzzi Le Mans and Laverda Jota were all made at the same time and apart from the Ducati being a bit fragile they were much better than anything coming out of Japan :cheer:

Nice find though.

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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by Redmurty » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:43 am

sudden rush of teenage hormones think I've just sprouted a zit. Oh Debbie Debbie Debbie......

What a great man cave, took me back to my KZ750 days.

great vid cheers for posting

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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by sprintster » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:16 am

A bit before my time,but I can still remember the first time I saw a GS1000 when I was 12.I think that's what planted the seed! (thumbs)
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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by gland » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:09 am

enjoyed that but they showed the CBX that handled like a shopping trolley and forgot the Z13 that was far superior in my humble opinion

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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by fullerton » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 am

would have liked to see more of that 240z

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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by Redmurty » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:18 am

gland wrote:enjoyed that but they showed the CBX that handled like a shopping trolley and forgot the Z13 that was far superior in my humble opinion
must admit I hate the handling on the CBX when I test rode on and I got off a boxer to jump on the Honda

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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by AndyB » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:36 am

I rode a CBX when they were still a fairly new release and it went sideways at about 100mph on the A1 in pouring rain and that was enough to persuade me it wasn't for me. It felt like an absolute rocket at the time but a friend has one now and keeps offering me a go and I always refuse in case it just seems like an overweight, ill handling slug.

I might take my H2 out for a little spin around the countryside now that I've got over rated old bikes in my mind :whistle:

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Re: Superbike Seventies

Post by johnnyboxer » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:53 am

Here's a closer look at his fantastic collection
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Superbike Seventies

Post by Africa John » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:01 pm

Rode my mates CBX when I had a GSXR750L scared the shit out of me! Awesome engine mediocre brakes and crap handling (think trying to turn a supertanker! ) put me off it

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