Magnesium Bonus

I’ve been a bit of a motorhead ever since my dad taught me how to stack bricks under the VW Beetle engine so we could gradually drop it out of the bottom of the car. So every once in a while I can’t help myself when confronted with such temptation as an affordable 1968 Volvo 1800S. More on that later. The Volvo included a 2000 KTM 520SX, which is just about the beastliest production dirt bike in the world. This beautiful synthesis of magnesium and sacrificial plastic is great for tilling the garden or pissing off my wife. Anyway, thought I’d share this little bit of Teutonic sculpture before I hock it to pay for new braided stainless steel brake flex hoses, a rebuild kit for the Volvo’s twin Strombergs and the marriage counselor’s bill.

Posted by on October 4, 2006