Motorcycle History

Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycles,  Antique Motorbikes

Tales of a Moonlight Rider by Russell Groover: Rider’s Library

I discovered Russell Groover through an article he wrote for the American Motorcyclist Association member magazine, American Motorcyclist. It was a type of article we...

Corkscrew Paradise Honors Laguna Seca Raceway

How many amazing World Championship Grand Prix road races have we seen at Laguna Seca Raceway over the years? Eddie Lawson won the first...

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Ohio Reopens Today

Closed since March 20, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame reopens to visitors today. The AMA is following Ohio’s Responsible RestartOhio guidelines, which means...

Ducati Museum Reopens July 4 in Borgo Panigale, Bologna

After an extended closure due to Italian efforts to combat COVID-19, the Ducati Museum in Bologna is opening on July 4. The opening is...
BMW GS: The Swiss Army Knife of Motorcycles Turns 40 [History Recap]

BMW GS: The Swiss Army Knife of Motorcycles Turns 40 [History Recap]

There's no denying the popularity of the BMW GS. Since its introduction in 1980 as the R 80 G/S, the bike immediately gained recognition as...
What's My Dream Motorcycle? 1971 Norton Commando 750

What’s My Dream Motorcycle? It Depends on the Ride

In the real world, there’s no such thing as the ultimate motorcycle—no bike that excels at every type of riding, whether it’s touring, cruising,...

Vintage BMW Motorcycles Auction: Bonhams at Barber

Bonhams’ third annual Collectors’ Motorcycle at the Barber Museum auction on October 10 will be featuring five impressive vintage BMW Motorcycles. The BMWs range...

Honda Dual Clutch Transmission 10th Anniversary Celebrated

Ten years ago, the Honda Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology made its debut on a production motorcycle—the 2010 Honda VFR1200F. Although the genre-ambivalent VFR1200F...

1964 Benelli 250 GP Winner Fetches £149,500 At Bonhams Auction

A works 1964 Benelli 250cc GP motorcycle that two-time World Champion Tarquinio Provini rode to victory at the 1964 Spanish GP went for £149,500...

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R 100th Anniversary Limited Edition First Look

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Suzuki, there will be a limited edition of the 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R for sale in October. The flagship...
Ducati Celebrates Fabio Taglioni

Ducati Celebrates Fabio Taglioni: 100th Anniversary of Birth

September 10 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed Ducati engineer Fabio Taglioni. Taglioni was responsible for a wide variety of Ducati...

2021 BMW R 18 Test: City and Country Life with the Big Boxer

Let's say we hop into Mr. Peabody's WABAC Machine and set the date for October 1936 and Berlin as a location. With us, we...

1957 Gilera Extra Rossa 175 by Machine 1867: The Inside Story

“I really liked the look of the engine,” Edi Buffon of Machine 1867 explains, “and I thought I’d make something really interesting from it.” The...

Classic Superbikes by Frank Melling Book Review: Motorcycle History

Frank Melling is an old-school moto journalist and former factory racer. He lives with his wife Carol on a beautiful farm in northwest England....

Six Amazing Honda Minis at Mecum’s Kissimmee 2021 Auction

If you’re in the market for a 50cc or 70cc Honda mini motorcycles from the 1968 to 1971 era, Mecum Auction’s upcoming Kissimmee 2021...