Category Archives: Foreign

All bikes other other than British bikes entered into this years show

Honda C114 1964

Entry number 050 – Entered by Loz

This little poppet is a 50cc, 4 speeder, which can get up to just over 40mph on the flat. But if there is a head wind or on hills, she rapidly struggles. She went round the Isle of Man TT course in 1 hour 17 minutes (not bad for 50cc), but needed first gear briefly when starting the mountain climb.

Loz’s Honda C114 – 1964

Indian 741B 1941

Entry number 048 – Entered by Del

This was originally a 500cc, now bored to 600cc. It’s been made less life-threatening by having the throttle changed to the usual, right-hand side, unlike it’s original spec. Foot clutch, 3 speed. Shame about the colour!

Del’s Indian 741B – 1941

MZ TS250 1977

Entry number 022 – Entered by Roy

Started life as a TS250 stored in a garage for 35 years and used for parts Always wanted an ISDT  G,5 got the bike and rebuilt it as an ISDT copy.

Roy’s MZ TS250 – 1977

BMW R45 1979

Entry number 017 – Entered by Mike A

I bought this bike in 1994 and for the first four years used it daily to travel from Reading to Didcot  in all weathers. Eventually one of the pushrod tubes rusted through and the bike was taken off the road for repairs, a frame respray, new exhaust system and a good clean and polish. The rest of the paintwork is original.

Mike A’s BMW R45 – 1979

Suzuki GT380M 1974

Entry number 013 – Entered by Jon

This is my Suzuki GT380M, (made in late ’74 but the “M” was for the ’75 MY). It’s in original Candy Rose red colour.

Comprehensively restored by the previous owner with full engine rebuild and (very expensive) re-chroming of the original exhausts and guards.

Since I’ve had it I’ve finished the few remaining bits and now it really is a nice rideable classic two-stroke. I love the sound and the smell, (aaah, the ’70’s!), even at 28mpg…

It makes a great garage-mate for my 2018 Triumph T120.

Jon’s Suzuki GT380M 1974

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