…I said I was putting together a long list of specs for a bunch of bikes? Well, I did a chunk of bikes (probably about 15), but that list was long, and I didn’t want to let it out until I’d finished it off.
I did, however, run into the problem you describe a lot. Motorcycle magazines, wikipedia, and really arcane Google searches are your friends.
And what the hell, here’s the half-completed spec sheet that I haven’t touched in an embarrassingly long time: