1980-1990s Other Motorcycle Manufacturers

From the Boss Hoss to the Suzuki T10, the Other Motorcycle Manufacturers Channel explores bike models from the 1980s and '90s. Read about these modern bikes and see photos.


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1997 Ural

The 1997 Ural motorcycle was essentially a reproduction based on parts from different BMW models. The styling if the Ural is crude but the motorcycle and sidecar could be purchased for a cheap price. See pictures and learn about the Ural motorcycle.

1996 Aprilia RS250

The 1996 Aprilia RS250 motorcycle put its new Italian maker in the classic motorcycle big leagues. Powered by a highly tuned version of a Suzuki two-stroke V-twin it was essentially a road racer for the street. See pictures and learn about the Aprilia RS250.

1988 Laverda SFC 1000

The 1988 Laverda SFC 1000 motorcycle featured Laverda's trademark three-cylinder engine. This particular model was not intended for export sales so this motorcycle is very rare in the U.S. See pictures and learn more about the Laverda SFC 1000.

1996 Boss Hoss

No question about it the 1996 Boss Hoss motorcycle is the biggest baddest bike to ever roam the streets. It defines 'bigger is better' by packing a Chevy V-8 engine. See pictures and learn about the outrageous Boss Hoss.

1994 Buell S2 Thunderbolt

The 1994 Buell S2 Thunderbolt motorcycle was backed by Harley-Davidson as a contender in the sportbike market. Powering the S2 Thunderbolt was a modified 1203-cc V-twin from the Harley-Davidson Sportster. Learn about this important motorcycle.

1992 Bimota Tesi

Bimota got its start in the early 1970s by wedding Honda or Kawasaki four-cylinder power with its own exotic chassis and bodywork. The 1992 Bimota Tesi motorcycle was exciting and exotic but it wasn't the star Bimota hoped for. Find out why and see pictures.

1998 Bimota SB6 R

The 1992 Bimota SB6 R motorcycle was a higher-tech version of the strong-selling SB6. It weighs about 20-30 pounds less than a comparable Suzuki -- and costs well over twice as much. See pictures and learn about the Bimota SB6 R.