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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reader Submittal. Honds NSR250SP

I've got a few very regular contributors to the board and Mike Skelton is cementing himself as one of the best. Today he sends in this drippingly exotic Honda NSR 250 SP.

Mike Writes:


A friend that I have known for 30+ years emailed me and told me that he had sold his 1993 Honda NSR250SP on Ebay, one of 900 made. Originally a Japanese model only, somehow it got registered in the states years ago and my friend has owned it for 8.5 years. It needed to go so he could finish restoring his Lotus.

I HAD to get some pictures for MPOTD, and I shot them in the large format that you request. The new owner has 6 other motorcycles, only one a 4 Stroke, and he races a RD400. From Virginia I think.

Note the original dealer decal on the tail section.
Enjoy and post away!
When do I get my MPOTD Contributing Photographer hat?? lol!

Mike if it was a paying job I'd give you a raise! Maybe we need to start thinking about hat and T-shirts for our "field corespondents"!! Hmmmm... I'm going to give that some serious thought. Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

2 UPDATE2!!: A Gillette roadracer. What is this?

2nd update from a poster on ADV rider:
I remember seeing this bike in a magazine in the early 80s. As I recall the frame is from a Gilera and the engine is made from 3 Mobylette moped engines hence the name Gil/ette. The builder thought this was a great name as the Gilette shaving people had just brought out their 3 blade razor.

UPDATE: From the comments section, Andy in Melbourne writes in:

Hi, I met the bloke who built this bike in 1991 on the Isle of Man. It was late one night and I was staggering up the beachfront at Douglas and i almost stumbled onto this little Gem. I asked what it was and when he said a Gillette 150 I was most amazed. in 30 years of riding I had not heard of a Gillette, but that was because this is the only one ever built by this man, whos name from memory was Dave Gillette. He made the crankcases and the 3 cylinders and heads are the power heads from chainsaws from memory and so 3 X 50cc. =150cc. It was as pretty in the flesh ( what I could see , it was Very late) and I have never forgotten. what a great treat to se this amazing little bike again
Andy in Melbourne

Thank You sir for the heads up. I was really stumped on this one. Great Stuff!

I've googled and really not found much. What is this cool little bike?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cool H1 mild custom.

Found this over on Rocket Garage (please pay them a visit). I love the H2 tailpiece on the H1 chassis with the shortened seatpan. Cool mod.

Thursday, June 3, 2010