The five-door Camping-Limousine seen here is but one of half a dozen body styles made available by the nationalized East German manufacturer. Seen as very much a “German Car” and upscale in comparison to the Trabant, which was the only other option available to the general public in the GDR, the 311 was still a far cry from modern designs emerging in the West.
Carlo Lavezzari, an Italian designer, decided to design a microcar, powered by a 125cc Innocenti Lambretta engine, and built by Scattolini in Italy. He unveiled it at the 1966 Paris Salon where Henri Willame, President of Lambretta SAFD, became interested in it.
The “CR107" is advertised as a “dirtbike for power hungry riders looking for adventure.” It was designed by Guy Cooper, 1990 American Motorcyclist Association National 125cc Motocross Champion and styled after the Honda XR50.
At first glance, this Yamaha Scooter may not appear to be anything special. Upon closer inspection, you will see that it only has .4 of a mile on it. In fact, it has 10,000.4 miles on it as the speedometer has turned over.
This is a current mid-range “bullet” bike offered by Yamaha. Ever since its founding as a motorcycle manufacturer on July 1, 1955, Yamaha Motor Company has worked to build products which stand among the very best in the world through its constant pursuit of quality.
HAVING COME TO DOMINATE ROAD RACING AND MOTO-CROSS, THE MAJOR JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE FACTORIES TURNED THEIR ATTENTION TO THE TRIALS WORLD IN THE EARLY 1970S, RECRUITING TOP BRITISH RIDERS TO ASSIST WITH MACHINE DEVELOPMENT.
In 1953, Genichi Kawakami, Yamaha motorcycles’ first president, was looking for a way to make use of idle machining equipment that had previously been used by the company to make aircraft propellers. Market and competitive factors led him to focus on the motorcycle market.