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Off the beaten path? A Rokon was of taking you very far off the beaten

In the last post we spoke some of the fascinating two … that we’ve on the lookout for as we put the fourth annual Modern Motorcycle Show coming up on 1, 2014 at Martin Moto in Pa.  Then just our attention was drawn to yet another forgotten bike from the that we had overlooked. Simply resist posting this one

Rokon RT 340

Yup. It’s a Chock full of unusual like pull cord (think lawnmower) and a fully and clutchless snowmobile-like drive Rokons laid claim to a position pretty far off the beaten Nonetheless they earned stripes as serious dirtbikes by winning various enduro and competitions

And through the middle of the 1970s they were serious competitors in International Six Day (ISDT) events in both the US and

Rokon at the 1973 ISDT

Rokon was a New England based with headquarters in New Hampshire they pushed out the sturdy equipped with a 337cc two … engine that put out 30+ horsepower in stock form.

Rokons never sold in numbers and while the parent had its ups and downs, including a visit receivership, it is interesting to note Rokon continues on to this day a line of “Trail Breaker” 2 drive utility vehicles remain popular with outdoorsmen, forest service and even some military

Anyone got (or know of)  a RT 340 to nominate for the 2014 Modern Motorcycle Show?

We would to hear from you.  For information go to

Modern Ride-In This Saturday! Are Some Vintage Bike To Get You Revved Up!

As if we needed any further to get revved up for Saturday’s Modern Ride-In event at Martin As if indeed. OK, maybe a quick start” is necessary to get your bike juices flowing. If the case, then here you go!

Last weekend we attended the Concours in the rolling horse of nearby Chester County, Pa. was the featured marque this and we delighted in a tasty visual of featherbeds, racing Manxes, and

But just two weeks ago we also had the to attend the Vintage Bike at Miller Motorsports Park Salt Lake City, Put on by our at “Motorcycle Classics” Magazine, the show was held in conjunction the 10th Annual Bonneville Prix AHRMA Vintage event. Old bikes and, old race bikes. Does it get any

Not to tip our hand too soon, but we can only some examples of bikes nice show up at the Modern Events, both next and on March 1st at the 4th Annual Modern Show.

Moto Guzzi was the marque at the Motorcycle Classics show. Here’s a few that our attention.

Guzzi V50s are not common. This was a nice

Proving, once again, it’s a pretty small we were delighted to discover one of the Guzzis on display with a plate frame from the known Albert Sigman’s just up the road from Motorsports in Pleasant Valley, PA. had numerous Modern Classics that came out of Sigmans. of legendary in this area.

bikes were, of course. represented. Here a very Triumph 500 custom.

And a tasty We haven’t had much in the way of AJS entries at our Classics show. Maybe we to look harder!

And a very Royal Enfield.

Another we’ve never had at Modern is a “first year’ 1984 Ninja 900. The first and arguably the original Hypersport. won’t somebody nominate one for our

The special class at the 2014 Classics show will be Strokes.” Here’s an example of one like to see. a nice, all 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler. A color but anything but a boring

Yamahas’ RD350, and it’s evolution, the RZ350 make a couple. More cool two from the 70s and 80s.

You need travel a bit further back in to discover interesting older two like this BSA Bantam.

there is that “mother of all two the Kawasaki H2 750. Widow Say no more.

Of course, since show was paired with an vintage race event, you have to walk far to check out all of vintage race bikes. And relatively newer ones

How about this hand-shift Wanna race something this?

We could easily your computer screen dozens of additional photographs. A idea might be this. Why not on out to Martin Motorsports in Boyertown, Pa Saturday, September 14th and out a collection of vintage bikes this in person.

It’s our Modern Classics Ride-In and even we are excited to see what up. Want more info? out our web site at

See ya there!

Photo. A Dedicated Photo Just for Motorcycles.

In recent being a motorcycle dealer has not an undertaking for the faint of heart.  In a market everyone in retail that a key element of success is generating floor traffic. Get ‘em in the

Let ‘em to see and touch the product!

Successful dealers intuitively “get” concept and most offer “blowout” sales”, seminars, houses, demo rides and manner of special event, one intended to simply get people in the

Then there are the stores go a step further by transforming showrooms into destinations. not so hard to find dealers embedded cafes and restaurants the world’s oldest Harley dealer, Kegel’s in Rockford. Il they have a full on A personal favorite of ours is Corsa in Portland, Or.  Not does this Ducati have an indoor coffee bar a full time barista but offer their own brand of

Starbucks eat your heart

The next step beyond and drink for “destination” dealers may out to be a photo studio. A photo you say? Really?

Time tell how this all works out but Motorsports in Boyertown, Pa has taken daring leap by creating a 12 ft. x 16 ft. photo studio, specifically for motorcycle photography, in their Why would a dealer allocate a of hundred square feet of floor space to such a It goes beyond the obvious – a new and arguably unique product to

 Reaction to professional photos the past two years at Martin’s Modern Classics show has extraordinarily positive.  The done photo book documents the show each is also in great demand (ck it out ) and owners outside of show have regularly inquired having their bikes The presence of enthusiast and professional Joe Luppino on Martin Motorsports further made the decision to construction an easy one.

The features a turntable, custom radiused interior corners to cut on spurious reflections, and a sliding with height adjustable to shoot through. Shots can be from any angle and any height floor level to just 12 feet up.  Check out a couple of from recent shoots – with and without people!

And all of pics are shot in crazy resolution that lends to poster size blowups and larger.

Why would an owner pictures like this? It may be as as the fact that a great of us have treasured and carefully baby pictures. And we all know owners who refer to their as their “baby?” Hand customs, successful race and other “special” rides such quality pics for No?  Formal pics also great gifts – remember Father’s Day is coming up.

Rokon Scout

Wouldn’t something like look great in dad’s  Or yours?

What do you think? this idea have

Want to know more getting pics of your ride shot? Contact Joe of Pixelnation at 610.223.0715 or at .

Classics Show was Mega! you didn’t miss it!

We don’t the weather. We just live it. That being said, for the year running, the weather cooperated and Martin Motorsports’ Classics went off on a relatively dry, if a bit chilly March Those 40 degree temperatures no obstacle to heating up old bike with the third annual Classics show.

Themed Motorcycles That Made You a Modern Classics remains an show featuring historically bikes, of all marques, primarily the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. 1200 hardy attendees the chill (including a packed lot full of “ride ins”to out the 101 entries that transformed the

Martin Motorsports showroom a “Museum for a Day”. In addition to significant rides like a Ducati Mike Hailwood Mille, an all original  1973 Guzzi V7 Sport, and a near example of Honda’s 1990 special,  the sportbike RC30, also got to view the exceedingly 1957 Islo 175 Carrera.

The made (but Morini classic was Islo owner Lopez’ dream bike, for competition in the classic Italian races like the Moto Sadly the races were and Lopez passed away, the dream could be realized. of these bikes were and but just two survive, including the one at Modern Classics .

Guests relished this year’s class” of competition bikes.  An 750cc Sport Scout has been raced almost since it left the Springfield factory in 1936, a Suzuki Grand Prix bike, and a MV Agusta  350 Electronica featuring Giacomo Agostini’s on the tank,  were just a few of the attractions among the 40+ bikes delighted competition enthusiasts.

One measure of the show’s character is by the fact that there more MV Agustas on the show than Suzukis or Kawasakis.

year Modern Classics the debut of our unique onsite photographic studio, designed for motorcycle photography. Each bike is professionally photographed following the event, as in previous a collector quality photo will published to document the and show participants. The books are popular coffee table among both fans and owners and the series are becoming items in their own right.

not a judged show, the Modern does feature People’s awards in both the “standard” and the competition group. This attendees chose as winners the lightly customized but stunning Triumph Bonneville

and, in the category, a 60s Jawa speedway .  “Place” and “show” positions in the class went to a Triumph TR5 and to the meticulously prepared 1969 BMW .  The remaining podium positions in the class went to the 1936 Sport Scout that is being raced almost 80 since it left Springfield, and the MV Agusta 350 Electronica Twin.

year’s 4 th annual show is scheduled for early March. your calendars. And start

Modern Classics Bike Tomorrow…….A Sneak Preview!

The Annual Modern Classics is tomorrow and there is an absolutely collection of bikes gathering in the Motorsports showroom in Boyertown, PA. year’s show features street bikes from the 70s, and 80s as well as competition from the same basic era only a couple of stunning Just about 100 bikes of pedigree make up our “Museum For A For example right now there are count ‘em – five, MV Agustas on the showroom floor. Where can you see that on a Saturday in March?

Here’s a sweet Triumph X75

As a kind of preview of the sort of you might see, we’ve just one entry as a sample. the placard writeup for Tom Johnson’s Triumph Hurricane and a pic of an X75 to enjoy. on out to spend the day with these rides.

Here’s what Tom had to say his Triumph X75:

In the early the British motorcycle industry was desperately. Looking to improve prospects, Triumph turned to designer Craig Vetter. shown as a concept in 1970 featured on the cover of that Cycle World) Vetter’s created a firestorm of excitement.

three cylinder 750cc with its distinctive exhaust, gas tank, wild paint, and “chopper” proportions was unlike previously seen from the Isles and perhaps offered for the Japanese bikes that sweeping through the marketplace.

the moment I saw the Vetter Hurricane on Cycle World cover I someday I would own one. I was in the business when it was productionized by in 1972, but because I was so engaged in and flat track racing I focus on my street ride. in early 2000s I happened a basket case Hurricane restoration potential.

I was fortunate to found a matching frame and and became totally absorbed in a rider. A restorer helped me the recreation, and in 2010 another Triumph X75 Hurricane was born! I added the final touches OE tires it’s now working to a

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