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Commemorating our 35 Years of Motorcycling during the
25th Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show & Autojumble:

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Trike Goldwing GL 1500cc 1996   Trikes Goldwing 1500cc and 1800cc

Trike Goldwing GL 1500cc 1996                        Trikes Goldwing 1500cc and 1800cc

The Honda Goldwing trikes, custom made yet incorporating high technology - attracted everybody's attention. The models in that stand were perfect in all details.

Vintage Honda Collection

 

Yamaha FS1E DX 50cc 1975

Vintage Honda Collection                        Yamaha FS1E DX 50cc 1975

I stayed flirting for a while with the bikes of Honda Collection, where each model in it remembered me of a friend, of a fact or even of a teen dream.  I become an adolescent again.  An interesting detail: the Yamaha FS1E above represent a passion the British have by this little 50cc bike.  There was a stand of a store that is specialized in this model, selling parts, manuals and giving hints for those interested in restoring one of those bikes.  The variety of parts in that stand (fs1galore)was so complete that it was possible to assemble a FS1E from scratch.  Pay attention to the pedals this bike has (this is a standard part in the Brazilian Caloi Mobylette motorbikes).  This was a standard part of those bikes coming to the UK (but not on those coming to Brazil), specially in England of the seventies in order to be classified as ''moped'' (...Some localities require pedals, thus making them  hybrid transport using both human power and machine power...).


I keep being a passionate motorcyclist and enthusiastic about everything related to motorcycling, and I take every opportunity to watch motorcycles anywhere I go.  In July 2005 I spent some days in Amsterdam, and there I could see many bicycles  and some motorcycles. From all motorcycles I saw at the streets of Amsterdam, two of them caught my attention immediately. The Suzuki Hayabusa, for being imponent and very powerful - thus contrasting with the bicycles around it; and the Honda Bol D'or 900 cc, for being very original and well maintained.  Then I decided to pose for Theresa in order to have those photos I am showing here in my pages.

Here I am aside a Suzuki Hayabusa in Amsterdam - Holland, July 2005.

Here I am aside a Suzuki Hayabusa in Amsterdam - Holland, July 2005.

I had been in Amsterdam in 1976, and my impression this time is that the number of bicycles increased a lot (now there are approximately 600.000 bicycles in this city of 738.000 inhabitants).  The Dutch people built a great nation in a small territory, putting their effort and dedication.  The many dams, canals, bridges and water ways allowed the people to "create" new areas.  Every bit of land is carefully and skillfully utilized.  When leaving the country we could observe from the airplane we were in that all areas around Schipol International Airport were cultivated.  They really value the natural resources available to them.

Honda Bol D'Or 900 cc in Amsterdam - Holland, July 2005.

  Honda Bol D'Or 900 cc in Amsterdam - Holland, July 2005.


The following section was inserted in this page on the 31st of January, 2018

Motobikes at the streets of Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra (Portugal) and London, Windsor (England)


During part of September and October, 2017 I have been on vacations with my family in Portugal and England. I took every opportunity during those vacations to take photos of motorcycles at the places I have been. After organizing the respective photo albums of those motorbikes (and eventually scooters, cars and even trikes and tuk-tuks) I made them available to those who access this website.

Links to the mentioned photo albums follow:

Motobikes at the streets of Lisbon - September 2017: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=F4596AEAEF09CF68%214976&cid=F4596AEAEF09CF68

Utilizing motorcycles as a means of transportation is a tradition in Europe that has been in place for more than a century, and the addition of scooters to this immense two-wheel fleet has been considerable in the last two decades. I was surprised by the quantity and variety of tuk-tuks at the streets of Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra.  The great majority is constituted of trikes made by Piaggio, many others are of bigger size and capacity. The latter are electric trikes made in China.


Motobikes at the streets of London - September / October 2017: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=F4596AEAEF09CF68%215094&cid=F4596AEAEF09CF68

The Brits in general have a close relation with motorcycling and motorbikes. The British motorcycling industry, with its many brands, has contributed and still contributes a lot to the development of the motorcycling industry worldwide. The number of motorbikes and scooters at the streets is considerable, even during Autumn and Winter.


Ace Cafe London - October 2017: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=F4596AEAEF09CF68%215345&cid=F4596AEAEF09CF68

During my visit to Ace Cafe London I was transported back to the golden age of international motorcycling (the 1950s, 1969s and 1970s). The bikes that arrived there being ridden by their proud owners would have a special place in any collection worldwide. Many of them British, Japanese, and from other European countries enriched that spontaneous meeting of motorcycling aficionados in that morning of Saturday, the 7th of October, 2017. Their presence to the local made my day and enriched immensely my visit there.


Brooklands Museum - Outubro 2017: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=F4596AEAEF09CF68%215189&cid=F4596AEAEF09CF68

At the Brooklands Museum I could realize how important was and still is the British car and motorcycle industries to the development of this sector worldwide speaking. The quality and variety of motorbikes, cars and even bicycles being exposed there is flagrant.


Motorcycles at multi-brand dealers London - October 2017: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=F4596AEAEF09CF68%215293&cid=F4596AEAEF09CF68

On those dealers that I have been visiting I could observe an enormous variety of European brands, the traditional ones as well as those that came to the market more recently. I noticed a predominance of small sized motorbikes and scooters, the majority being powered by 125cc engines. All of them incorporating cutting edge technology, and many of them showing interesting retro design.

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