Wednesday, 15 December 2010


There will be Joker Machine CB750 Café Racer Triple Trees on my motorcycle in 2011.

The pieces are already in the making, and I am really looking forward to install the CNC parts.

Specifications: Aerospace grade materials, 7075 Aluminium, and built in brake fluid manifold, for a really clean brake line set-up. Nice…

Thanks to Bryan from Joker Machine who has been exceptionally professional about everything, I really appreciate the way Joker Machine deals with their costumers.

Highly recommendable!

If this rocks your boat check the following link for more details about the super cool CB750 Café Racer Triple Trees from Joker Machine:

Friday, 10 December 2010

Homage to Hideo "Pops" Yoshimura

Well here is another Christmas gift about Honda's motorcycle brilliance through the 60s and 70s, and the story about one of the people who made it all possible.

Merry Christmas to all of you.


The Legendary motorcycle tuner, race team owner and manufacturer of speciality motorcycle accessories, Hideo "Pops" Yoshimura was born in Fukuoka City, Japan October 7, 1922. Maybe most remembered for his ties to the AMA Superbike racing and Suzuki factory racing team, he was tuning many Honda CB750s to victory in the early 1970’s.

Yoshimura was called into military service during the Second World War where he was trained as an aircraft mechanic. After the war, he began tuning motorcycles for American servicemen stationed in Japan and in 1954, he opened his first shop. In addition to being a world-class tuner, Yoshimura possessed plenty of business sense.

In the early 1970s, big Japanese multi-cylinder bikes were becoming the rage in the United States and Yoshimura sensed an opportunity. In 1971, he moved his business to Los Angeles. His timing proved to be perfect. Honda’s revolutionary CB750 was rapidly followed by Kawasaki’s Z-1 and the era of superbikes was born. Just like he had in Japan, Yoshimura quickly earned a reputation for making the already speedy new bikes even faster.

In 1978, Steve McLaughlin won the Daytona Superbike race on a Yoshimura Suzuki. The next year, Yoshimura riders Ron Pierce, Cooley and David Emde finished one-two-three at Daytona, marking the first time a single team had swept the podium in an AMA Superbike national. Yoshimura Suzukis won the Daytona Superbike race four-straight times from 1978 to 1981.

His company experienced success as one of the world's largest performance aftermarket sportbike exhaust manufacturers. Yoshimura died of cancer on March 29 1995, and left a legacy as a master craftsman, tuner and fabricator and was one of the pioneering personalities of superbike racing.

In 2000, he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. His son continues to operate the company which still enjoys success in the AMA superbike class with rider Mat Mladin winning six championships in seven years, and Ben Spies winning the 2006-2008 championships.

Read more about Yoshimura at the following webpage:

Thursday, 2 December 2010

A Christmas Present On The First Day Of December

For the longest time I have wanted a CR750 seat for my bike, and on the first day of December my wish came true.

Santa flew a long way to bring it to me, 10.388Km to be precise, all the way from Brazil! I bought this unique seat from Paulo at Joe King Speedshop, and what a cool comrade he is. We had all kinds of hell with the Brazilian postal service “Correios”, but Paulo took care of things and managed to pass the seat over to Santa who speeded it to Denmark.

After some fitting, paint and wraping in leader this will be the coolest seat for miles!

Thanks to Santa & Joe King Speedshop