Archive for April, 2013

1967 Honda Trail 90 (CT90) Off-Roader – 2013 HoAME Show

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The Honda Trail 90 (CT90) is practically indestructible, but most have been used hard and left rusty and dusty, unlike this one seen at the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show. Originally created by a rural Honda dealer by taking the leg shield off of their popular 50cc step through scooter, and adding a much bigger rear sprocket, the CT90 became a perennial favorite. Unlike most other dirt bikes, these were not about playing or racing off-road, but simple transportation where there were no roads, be it a farmer’s field, a rancher’s grazing range, or the forest hunting ground’s of a sportsman.… Read the rest

Bill Doll’s 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Cafe Racer – 2013 HoAME Show 2nd Best Moto Guzzi

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Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Bill Doll’s custom Moto Guzzi 850 T3 cafe racer at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. The 850 T3, resplendent in Italy’s tricolor paint scheme, was awarded 2nd Place — Best Moto Guzzi by Reno’s PowerSports KC.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. … Read the rest

1983 Suzuki RGB500 Gamma Grand Prix Racer – 2013 HoAME Show 2nd Best Race Bike

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A surprise entry at 22th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show was this rare 1983 Suzuki RGB500 grand prix race bike, one of only a handful Suzuki made each year. Originally introduced in 1974, these bikes won the world championship seven years in a row from 1976-1982. The street going version of the Suzuki Gamma 500 is rare enough, with only about 10,000 of those made between 1985 and 1987, but this pure racebike is a legitimate unicorn.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest

Tom Marquardt’s 1980 Honda CB750F AMA Superbike Racer – 2013 HoAME Show Winner Best Race Bike

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Clymer visited the 22th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show and took a close up look at Tom Marquardt’s 1980 Honda CB750F former AMA factory race bike. It received the trophy for Best Competition Motorcycle sponsored by Heartland Park Topeka. This factory AMA Superbike was part of Honda’s re-entry into AMA competition, with a team including Freddie Spencer,  Steve McLaughlin, and Ron Pierce, who raced this bike in competition. Midway through the year Ron was injured racing in the Suzuka 8 hour endurance race, and Roberto Pietri finished out the season.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest

1975 Suzuki T500 Cobra/Titan Cafe Racer – 2013 HoAME Show

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Clymer Manuals got an up-close look at this sweet 1975 Suzuki T500 Cobra/Titan cafe racer at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Motorcycle Show in Kansas City, MO.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… Read the rest