If you own a Honda CBX, then chance's are you've heard the name MR CBX. Lucky for us, the man himself, "MR CBX" lives just 30mins from our headquarters. We took a trip out to his shop to learn more about the business and checkout their incredible collection of motorcycles. Needless to say we spent a couple hours talking shop and sharing stories of all things vintage. Expect to see many more features coming from this shop, he has quite the collection of rare bikes that will have you all drooling!
There's no better way to spend a weekend than taking in the sights, smells, and sounds of vintage motorcycles racing. From a outside perspective, we've watched the vintage road race scene gain more and more traction with organizations like WERA, and AHRMA These organizations have done the best they can to recreate the golden years of vintage road racing and we tip our hats to them. Walk through the pits of one of their vintage events and you'll feel like you hopped in a time machine and went back to the 60's-70s. With these events you tend to see a trend of motorcycles that participate like the Honda CB160, CB350, Triumph daytona, Ducati Desmo, but one bike you don't see often is a Honda CBX. We caught word of a local racer in the suburbs of Columbus, OH. who was the son of MRCBX, If you're into CBX's then chances are you know who we are talking about. Through a local vintage motorcycle facebook group we connected with Robby Ringnalda to get the story on how road racing a CBX came to light.
It’s no secret that vintage Japanese is our specialty, but when it comes to our all time favorite model, the Honda CB750 takes the cake. From the factory these inline 4’s were a hotrod, and from the showroom floor these bikes were being customized. Some may forget that in the 70’s the chopper scene was full of Japanese choppers, guys were buying these bikes new and immediately chopping them up into a one of a kind ride. It’s safe to say that the Japanese platform had a heavy influence in the chopper world, and we’ve been seeing a resurgence of Japanese choppers being built or survivors being brought back to life!
When we came across some photos of Zach and Kristin Shipwash’ chopper they were building, we had to hear more. We reached out to the couple to get the inside scoop on this bike and a awesome collection of photos to go with it. Let’s get into it!
We recently received a message from a vintage enthusiast and fan of Old Bike Barn with a compelling story and a few photos of a pristine GL1000. A few words stuck out to us when reading through the message "$500 Goldwing and Cross Country" after reading that, we had to know more. Without further ado, let's dive in!
We recently did a little bike run through Indiana out to a rural property with a group of fun loving riders from all different states and Matthew Nebel came down from Cleveland with a great group to get away for a bit. We noticed right away he wasnt riding your average XS650 and after a few pits stops and close inspection we realized that he had something pretty unique that needed some light shed on it so more people could come to dig this ever evolving patina proud Yamaha chopper. We shot some photos and talked with him a bit about why he chose this for his daily rider.