The Toyota Land Cruiser FJ25 – The Japanese Jeep Rival

The Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser was part of the 20 series Land Cruisers that first appeared in 1955 as the second generation of the Japanese company’s Jeep-inspired 4×4. The BJ and FJ Land Cruisers would quickly win favour around the world competing with both Jeep and Land Rover, the first automobile that many remote tribes…

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The Bimota SB2 – The First Road-Legal Bimota

The Bimota SB2 was a significant evolutionary step forward for motorcycles when it was released in 1977. Massimo Tamburini had designed not just a superbike, but the future of superbikes. His new creation featured an ultra-lightweight chromium molybdenum trellis perimeter frame, a bulletproof Suzuki GS750 DOHC engine that doubled as a stressed member, and handling…

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Documentary: The History of Datsun

Datsun is a Japanese automobile manufacturer with a fascinating history, they officially dropped the Datsun name in 1986 in favor of Nissan, but the Datsun badge was brought back in 2013 to sell inexpensive cars in developing countries without the risk of diluting the perceived brand value of the parent company. A Brief History of…

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The Metalbike Garage Custom Honda Hornet CB600F

The Honda Hornet, known as the Honda CB600F in some countries, is considered by many to be about as close to the perfect daily rideable motorcycle as it’s possible to get. The Honda Hornet CB600F The formula behind the creation of the Honda Hornet CB600F creation was simple, Honda first took their much-loved Honda CBR600…

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1 of 2 Ever Made – A Rare Original Honda S800 Racing

The Honda S800 Racing was a special and very limited edition model developed by Honda France as a turnkey high-performance model for aspiring amateur racing drivers. The Honda S800 The Honda S800 was directly based on the Honda S600, which itself was based on the Honda S500 – the latter being Honda’s second-ever production car…

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The Yamaha XT500 – Winner Of The First Two Paris-Dakar Rallies

The Yamaha XT500 won the first two runnings of the Paris-Dakar Rally as well as the Paris-Abidjan-Nice, it also surprised everyone by winning the 1977 500cc Motocross World Championship (in significantly modified form) against the formerly dominant two-strokes. Today the XT500 is remembered along with motorcycles like the original BMW R80GS as a godfather of…

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