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1939 Crocker Big Tank - 3/4 right

1939 Crocker Big Tank Sells For $704,000 At Mecum Auction

Mecum Auction: 1939 Crocker Big Tank Sells For $704,000 Casting aside a pre-auction estimated top selling price of $500,000, a 1939 Crocker Big Tank went for...

What’s Up With Bluetooth? Explaining Motorcycle Headset Communication

Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication Systems Explained Perhaps being a preteen amateur radio operator had its effect on me because communications and the related hardware still interest...

James Bond Triumph: Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 in New Movie

James Bond movies have a long history of motorcycles participating in the spy's cinematic adventures around the world. However, it did take Agent 007...
Megola Motorcycle

Top 10 Strangest Motorcycles of All Time

Top 10 Strangest—and Most Ground-Breaking—Production Motorcycles Here in the 21st century, we have become accustomed to the general concepts of contemporary motorcycle design. The seating...

Jorge Lorenzo Career Retrospective: Five-Time World Champion

We have a collection of images from Jorge Lorenzo’s final MotoGP season, inarguably the most challenging of his career, which hastened the end of...
40 Years of the Honda Gold Wing | A Ruby History

40 Years of Honda Gold Wing History | A Ruby Anniversary

Honda Gold Wing History As 2015 came to a close and many riders packed away their bikes for the winter, we were reminded that that...
Reunion with a Honda CJ-360T - Motorcycle Reflections

Reunion with a Honda CJ-360T | Motorcycle Reflections

Honda CJ-360T Reflection Those of us into vintage and classic bikes often have good memories that we associate with certain motorcycles. It might be that special...
Elvis Presley's Last Motorcycle

Elvis Presley’s Last Motorcycle To Be Auctioned At Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood

Elvis Presley’s Harley-Davidson Electra Glide On The Auction Block Elvis Presley's last motorcycle—a 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide—will be up for auction at 10...
1985 Honda VT500 at Gile Flowage

Living with the Honda VT500C Shadow – 35 Years Later

A narrow-angle V-twin without a counterbalancer that doesn’t shake like crazy? Yep. Back in 2004, I bought a used 1998 Honda VT 1100C2 Shadow ACE...

2014 Triumph Thruxton | Exclusive First Test

2014 Triumph Thruxton | Exclusive First Review With Triumph giving the Thruxton a few updates for 2014, it is certainly time to revisit the venerable...
Toyokawa Assembly Plant

Building the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R | Suzuki Factory Visit

The employees at the Suzuki motorcycle factory take every aspect of its manufacturing very, very seriously. It is very striking to witness.
1949 Honda Dream D-Type, Honda's First Motorcycle

Honda Produces 400th Million Motorcycle: History & Milestones

Honda reached 70 years of motorcycle production in 2019 and achieved a significant milestone in December - producing its 400th million bike. The company surfaced...
Secrets of Route 66 | Touring the Mother Road Via Motorcycle

Secrets of Route 66 | Touring the Mother Road Via Motorcycle

Secrets of Route 66 - Motorcycle Travel It was a late April afternoon when we rode up on the “Ghost Stretch” of Spencer, Mo. There...

1911 Harley Tops Most Successful Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

Mecum and MidAmerica Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction A total of 537 motorcycles went on the block last weekend at the 23rd annual MidAmerica Las Vegas...
Johnny Allen Triumph Streamliner land speed record holder

60 Years Ago, Johnny Allen Brought the World Motorcycle Speed Record Home

By today’s world speed record standards (376.363 mph), Johnny Allen’s 1956 record of 214.4mph seems tame. But it truly was a feat for Triumph and Allen.