FIVE OTHER FAVES

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - The 1990's -

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.

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