1974 BMW R75/6 airhead

MotoDoctor’s stunning BMW airhead resto

Some claim BMW boxers have a look only a mother could love, but for Owen Hobbs the classic airhead epitomises motorcycle purity, individualism and adventure.   So in 2015 he approached Richard Scoular from Classic Bikes Direct to look for a suitable bike on one of his international searches. It had to be original, silver and …

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Honda CX500

1980 Honda CX500 becomes a project

On just my second ride on a 1980 Honda CX500 that I recently bought as a project bike, it broke down. And already I’ve learnt my first lesson in restoring old bikes. It was going fine, then suddenly the bike had no electrics. I checked the battery and whatever I could that didn’t require any tools because I …

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Honda XL250

Honda XL250 resto rekindles race win

By University of Queensland journalism student Paul Joshua It’s no coincidence that long-time bike fan Charlie Webster chose to restore a 1972 Honda XL250. The 61-year-old Brisbane electrical contractor owned three XLs during the ‘70s and was the first person to pick one up from the Honda dealership in Toowoomba. That same year he rode the …

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