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    Ahem.



    Shown this before. My tuned H1/KH500 hybrid from the eighties. It didn't hang about. And, despite the stories, it handled just fine!

    Yes. Those are genuine Denco road/racing pipes. The bars were flat Norton pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Ahem.



    Shown this before. My tuned H1/KH500 hybrid from the eighties. It didn't hang about. And, despite the stories, it handled just fine!

    Yes. Those are genuine Denco road/racing pipes. The bars were flat Norton pattern.
    That is pornography. I had a set of Allspeeds on mine and K&N filters, it used to howl like a banshee. Very true about the rose tinted glasses but I'd love to have it back, if only to ogle at these days.
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 /Ortofon Quintet Black, Cambridge CXC CD transport/Musical Fidelity X DAC/Musical Fidelity X10v3 tube buffer, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Mordaunt Short Signifer, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Ahem.



    Shown this before. My tuned H1/KH500 hybrid from the eighties. It didn't hang about. And, despite the stories, it handled just fine!

    Yes. Those are genuine Denco road/racing pipes. The bars were flat Norton pattern.
    I know, and it's ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

    Now *THAT* is a bike!

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    Had one of these for a while, an absolute hoot to ride. Honda CB-1. Same engine as the 'Baby Blade' CBR-400.



    There were three versions. Mine was the full power example, it was faster than my trusty old GSX-600F and it handled amazingly well. Made interesting sounds once over 12,000 rpm. Nearly as quick as the Kwaka 500.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Very true about the rose tinted glasses but I'd love to have it back, if only to ogle at these days.
    So not so "rose-tinted" then, Ian, if it's nicer to ogle at than modern bikes?

    LOOKS is an area for me, which today's motorcycle technology hasn't improved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Had one of these for a while, an absolute hoot to ride. Honda CB-1. Same engine as the 'Baby Blade' CBR-400.



    There were three versions. Mine was the full power example, it was faster than my trusty old GSX-600F and it handled amazingly well. Made interesting sounds once over 12,000 rpm. Nearly as quick as the Kwaka 500.
    Nah, not in the same league, for me, (looks wise) as the Kawa....

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    Two of my favourites. Egli Vincent and Velocette Thruxton. Wish I had the money!

    Note the 'Goldie' silencer on the Egli. Bet that sounds great!



    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    So this is my current ride, which I think actually looks pretty good.

    Some of the modern "classic" range of BMWs are actually pretty cool, id certainly ride one if funds and space allowed.

    SL1210
    Jelco SA-750 & AT150 MLX,
    Firebottle phono stage,
    Jungson JA-88 amp,
    JBL L40 Speakers.
    M2tech Young dac .

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Two of my favourites. Egli Vincent and Velocette Thruxton. Wish I had the money!

    Note the 'Goldie' silencer on the Egli. Bet that sounds great!



    I like the top one, which is super-sexy! Not so keen on the bottom one, which for me looks somewhat old-fashioned and 'clumsy', compared with the other bike. It doesn't have the same elegant 'lines'...

    However, for me, the Jap bikes from the 70s had 'something' about them, much like some cars did from the 60s (and to an extent early to mid 70s)... It's an era thing. In some eras, designers got it right more than in others.

    What year was the Kawa? I'm guessing mid 70s?

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    Bet it has ABS, traction control, fuel injection and a seventeen speed gearbox!
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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