Iconic Seventies motorbikes up for public sale later this month

The upcoming public sale of Aste Bolaffi Mopeds, Scooters & Bikes on 28 November presents an distinctive number of iconic highway and off-road motorbikes from the Seventies.

Standing out are the undisputed queens of that interval: the Kawasaki 500 and 750 three-cylinder two-strokes and the legendary 900 four-stroke four-cylinder TESTA NERA Z 900. No much less consultant of their typical orange are the Laverda SF 750 and 1000. The filth observe is effectively represented by the full of life and very uncommon Bultaco Matador SD enduro bike and the fascinating English competitors BSA C 15 Cross. Additionally of word is the blue pearl Montesa Cappra DS 360 Cross.

The Husqvarna CR 250 ‘Mikkola reproduction’ completes probably the most well-known autos of these unbelievable years. A leap into the brand new millennium is made with an HM Racing 300, winner within the 2008 trial yr.

In BMW’s centenary yr, a prestigious number of autos couldn’t be lacking: the traditional R 80 G/S and the mighty R 100 GS deliver again recollections of African raids. The highway boxers are current with a chic R 50/5 America, an R 100 R/S and a vibrant R 100 R.

Then there may be the Norton Manx 40 M Backyard Gate, which has an essential historical past and has ridden on essential worldwide circuits.

Lastly, within the moped and scooter sector, a small and very uncommon Lem Small in addition to a Vespa 150 “Ostrich” in want of restoration, filled with fascination for lovers of classic two-wheelers.


In 1972, the Kawasaki Bike Division – a part of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd – introduced the highly effective Z1, a complicated four-cylinder four-stroke motorbike with a 900 cc double camshaft which, within the authentic venture from a number of years earlier, was presupposed to be 750 cc . Sadly, the competitor Honda managed to precede it by inserting the CB750 4 available on the market: identical attention-grabbing engine architectures, excluding the single-shaft distribution. This pressured the Akashi technicians to closely evaluate the venture, making it extra attention-grabbing for customers.

The displacement elevated as much as 900 cc, with an accredited energy of 82HP. To accommodate such a cavalry, a double cradle spherical metal tube body was designed with not in a position reinforcements within the areas of the steering head and the swingarm pivot; the suspension was supplied on the entrance by a tele hydraulic fork with a diameter of 36 mm and on the rear by a pair of “Twin Shock ” shock absorbers adjustable to 5 positions, whereas, for the braking system , a 296 mm diameter entrance disc with inflexible caliper was used. Single piston and a 200 mm single cam drum on the rear.

These traits, mixed with the good common reliability and the driving pleasure it conveyed, quickly made the Z1 the queen of sports activities bikes. Its gross sales success was worldwide.

The piece ASTE BOLAFFI will put at public sale on November 28th belongs to the primary collection, known as Testa Nera because of the color of the engine and is probably the most sought-after model. It’s in good situation and has been professionally restored by Kawasakistory.  

https://www.astebolaffi.it/en/public sale/153


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