FIVE OTHER FAVES
1975 Honda CB400/4
Petite and docile, the 400 Four immediately found an eager following and remains a favourite today.
1973 BMW R90S
A 1970s BMW and a sportsbike. No, really. Endurance and production race winner proved even that most sensible of manufacturers can let their hair down sometimes.
1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans
Born out of Guzzi’s proto-sportsbike the S3, the Le Mans was an unexpected if welcome sportsbike hit in the mid-1970s.
1973 Triumph Bonneville T140
We avoid old Brits in the pages of PS but Triumph’s 750 twin was a major bestseller of the decade for those sold on its olde worlde charms.
1971 Suzuki GT750
Nicknamed the ‘Kettle’ by us and the ‘Water Buffalo’ by the Americans, this grand tourer almost had sportsbike ability. Almost.