built a chain case for my VFR to keep the Scott Chainoiler fluid off the rear wheel.....these are the prototype bucks...BBags saddlebags from Germany
Bill Mayer seats......he did the resto. race bike seat in the late 70's and the VFR seat in the early 00's........the best IMO
Deep in the BMW Mobile Tradition museum
Dahne's Endurance Championship 90S....extremely light
in for a 600 mile service........or not
bought new in '72, sold in '04 ..... 24000 miles of fun, never apart
DuHamel's AMA Superbike in Honda US race shop
back when I was a serious BMW guy
two weird-harold singles
Del Mar show pix
Del Mar Concours race bike class
Judging.....amazing how many enthusiasts remembered the old bike
Last time I took the BMW out of the shop..it had been ten years since I showed the bike and the public response was still amazing.....won another prize and realized it was time to move get the bike back where it belonged...in the factory museum..things moved quickly when I told them I was ready...
maybe I need a Harley....Steve Storz loaned me his show bike....naw.........
Cal Hot Rod
worked for a car race team in UK and Yamaha was a sponsor.....my first twin
Dr. John tweaks....worked for Guzzi 'til they went broke
Elephant with factory accessory tank
Father's second 'ranch' bike
Dale Newton's three ... Cal Hot Rod restored, the 60 degree Paul Ritter bevel and a TTII
the BMW racer spent a year at the AMA Museum.....realized when it was gone that I now longer missed it.....
Reg Pridmore rode McLaughlin's old bike around the pits at the '96 20th celebration of the bike's big win....Udo/Toddy, the bike's builders, stand behind the bike
John Stein's Imola and the Red n' Silver Pile.....the Cycle Magazine backup bike for the Cal. Hot Rod......built but never raced.....
great bike...if you're not 6'4"
kit for trip to Alaska with wife.....camping, ferry boats, great trip
great bike, painted frame red......
Cycle World color shoot for magazine story about old Superbike
Magazine shot I did for Storz Performance...one of my best, IMO
truth in advertising
it was amazing in '76!
thought this would work...i was wrong
1st showing after restoration....without the number plates, nobody knew what they were looking at
how it looked when I bought it from Johnny's BMW Bakersfield....for $5000...huge money in late 70's
never again.....one restoration is enough
two stroke Laguna Seca grid
hated the white frame on my new 92 Ducati 900SS
early 90's Santa Barbara Motorcycle Concours....Dale Newton brought his collection and this is likely the best showing of early superbikes every to be
Udo tunes another Daytona winner.....he's had a bike on the box 16 times in his career......
when i sold the race bike to BMW, I sent every piece of history I had collected with the bike....every bit, saved nothing
newly restored......bike now in Munich where it belongs....
all gone now
back home in Munich...the bike is now front and center in the new Museum
had to cut down a rear tail section to fit the BBags saddlebags.....
Cycle's Phil/Cook show.....superbike winners '77 Daytona and the end of the greatest run in American motorcycle journalism.....Phil provided the pix......
Udo's street copy of the Butler&Smith Superbike....nearly lost in the recent Houston floods.......
Udo/Toddy built this S used by John Long .. much faster than the S I owned, it nearly won the 79 title...did win the Canadian SB title that year....also now back in Munich Museum
John Stein airs out his Imola....one of seven
990-'s rule..from Cycle News
Gayle Brock photos..USGP
built by daughter of Santa Barbara Ducati owner Trevor Dunne....and a winner in the Ducati Monster competition.....very crafty
craziest thing i've ever ridden
Built by Rudi Gregor, Munich journalist and engineer....and the guy who provided all the BMW pix on this site.....he rebuilds this thing every winter, hoping to find 90hp....I've told him to buy a 600.......
Ducati factory bikes late 80's Daytona.......
Mountaineer 90.....bought for $400.....sold for $400 and never heard it run......900SS with hateful white frame......this back when I thought I needed more than one motorcycle
Imola Ducati in Cycle's shop Westlake Village
rare 60 degree bevel heads