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Ducati Museum 916 Room 3

Ducati Museum Renovated for 90th Anniversary | Ceremony Photos & Video

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, Ducati has restructured and renovated the Ducati Museum, which is located at Headquarters in Borgo Panigale.
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.
Chrysler Sno-Runner Cryotherapy | Hope for Motorcyclist with Winter Doldrums

Chrysler Sno-Runner Cryotherapy | Hope for Motorcyclist with Winter Doldrums

Looking for ways to battle the winter motorcycle doldrums, Gary finds a Chrysler Sno-Runner to restore and ride - sure beats watching figure skating.

Von Dutch Condor Custom Motorcycle | The Master’s Favorite

The 1941 Van Dutch Condor offers a glimpse into the psyche of Von Dutch, one of the most influential and mysterious figures of custom car and bike culture.
1974 Ducati 750 SS tank

Ducati, MV Agusta, Vincent, and Megola at Bonhams Auction

Ducati, MV Agusta, Vincent, and Megola at Bonhams Charity Auction Philanthropist and businessman Robert White died in 2015, leaving his Robert White Collection of motorcycles...
Moto Guzzi 254

Moto Guzzi 254 & Kawasaki S1 History | Mighty Mini Multis

There are some superbikes—well, somewhat super—that have been overlooked. Let’s call them the mighty mini-multis. For example, about 209 years after Moto-Guzzi dazzled the GP racing circuit with its V-8, and after its merger with the De Tomaso Group, it produced one of the most interesting mighty mini-multis ever built for the consumer market. It was known simply as the 254.
Harley-Davidson Racing History - SDT Gold

Harley-Davidson Racing History – From TT to ISDT Gold

Harley-Davidson Racing History Harley-Davidson sets new Transcontinental Record, cleans up at TT races, Hillclimbs and gets ISDT Gold You may have checked out Nic de Sena’s...
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...
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...
Peter Kisgen’s Cold War Classic Motorcycles

Peter Kisgen’s Cold War Classic Motorcycles

Pete’s Vintage Motorcycle Corner - Cold War Motorcycle Classics The period following the end of World War II saw allies become enemies afterward. Popularly known...
Updated ISDE History & Vintage Black & White Photos 1

Updated ISDE History & Vintage Black & White Photos

ISDE History and Vintage Photographs Just ahead of the 90th edition of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) set for Kosice, Slovakia, September 7-12, the...
Honda Grand Prix Wins Reach 700 with Marquez MotoGP Win

Honda Grand Prix Wins Reach 700 with Marquez

Honda Grand Prix Wins Reach 700! Back in 1954, Soichiro Honda - Honda’s founder - made a bold move. Under the aim to “realize the...
1950’s Motorcycle Racing Star Geoff Duke Passes at 92

1950’s Motorcycle Racing Star Geoff Duke Passes at 92

The 1950s are considered the Golden Age of motorcycle racing, and one man has a huge role in this - Britain’s Geoff Duke. From his...
Franco Farnè, Ducati 125, 1958

Ducati Soul Mate Franco Farne Passes at 80

With racers always making the headlines, we sometimes forget about the people off the track - the engineers, technicians, mechanics and test riders. These are...
Malcolm Smith's 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross from On Any Sunday

Malcolm’s ‘On Any Sunday’ Husky to AMA Hall of Fame

Arguably the most iconic film in motorcycling, “On Any Sunday” helped promote the way of BRAAAP to thousands of youngsters and adults. The film, produced...