SM Motorbike thread

Geo

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I’ve got a whole list of those!

What was it like? I’ve never spoken to someone who’s actually had one before.
It’s a long time since riding it, but the overriding impression was tons of torque. Being a large low reving twin side valve, it would pull like a train in any gear. The bike had a long wheelbase, and steering was really slow. It was massively stable in a straight line, but a lot of input was required when cornering.
 

Nibby

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Check this out.
Crazy, I've owned some nice bikes like T160 Triumphs and a lovely 250 S1 Kawasaki but if I'd kept all my bikes my Fantic Chopper moped would've been worth the most,lol
 

Saigon

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My first was a 1965 Honda 250 cc CB-72, I could ride it on a provisional licence and 0 to 60 in 10 seconds, which is nothing compared to today but back then compared to a BSA C15 was unbelievable. Top speed and acceleration comparable to a lot of British 500 cc machines. And wow, an electric starter. Now one of the most collectible *** bikes, but unfortunately it went to the scrap heap.
 

TimR

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In addition to above, not sure why my abbreviation of Japanese was replaced by ***.
:DI was amusing myself trying to guess at what the the "redacted" might be....
Thankfully you told us because Id have never guessed,,,!:oops:

Barbara Woodhouse would be proud ! ;)