Motorcycle History

Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycles,  Antique Motorbikes

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...

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...
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...
Sammy Miller and Dougie Lampkin: Six Days Trial Legends

Sammy Miller and Dougie Lampkin: Six Days Trial Legends

Six Days Trial Legends Scotland is a land that’s famous for it’s stunning scenery; from its ancient highland landscapes to some of the cleanest beaches...
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...
The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible by Ian Falloon | Rider's Library

The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible by Ian Falloon | Rider’s Library Review

Perhaps no European motorcycle evokes the passion of a high-performance thoroughbred like Laverda. Ian Falloon's book focuses on Laverda Twins and Triples.
Motorcycle Flashback: A Look into Twistgrip Magazine from Summer 1958

Motorcycle Flashback: A Look into Twistgrip Magazine from Summer 1958

I found original issues of a small magazine called Twistgrip, the official publication of the Worldwide Cycle Club based in Los Angeles. Here's a look back.
Rem Fowler 1907 win Isle of Man TT Hip Flask

Would you Pay Up to $39K for Rem Fowler’s Isle of Man TT Hip...

The Original TT Trophy - Rem Fowler's Isle of Man TT Hip Flask Would you pay up to $39,000 for a hip flask? Some would argue...
The Life Harley-Davidson by Darwin Holmstrom

The Life Harley-Davidson by Darwin Holmstrom Review | Rider’s Library

Darwin Holsmstrom’s "The Life Harley-Davidson," is about the brand's broader history and the cultural impacts of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Triumph Motorcycles Factory Visitor Experience McQueen

Triumph Motorcycles Launches Factory Visitor Experience

Triumph has launched a factory Visitor Experience that showcases Triumph’s 115-year history of not only motorcycles, but also racing and pop culture.
Honda’s March to Perfect the 500 Twin: 1975 CB500T

Honda’s March to Perfect the 500 Twin: VT500C vs CX/GL500C vs CB500T

The recent buzz about new 500 cc bikes like the new Honda Rebel and CB500F got me thinking about the Honda 500s I’ve had owned over the years.
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, 1958

What do Hot Dogs, Hydra-Glides and Willie G. Have in Common?

Willie G. Davidson's first industrial design job was not with Harley-Davidson, but rather was working with designer of Wienermobile, Brooks Stevens.
Burt Munro: Indian Land Speed Record Stands After 50 Years

Burt Munro: Indian Land Speed Record Stands After 50 Years (Interview with Son)

we were surprised to learn that an official AMA Number 1 plate symbolic of holding a land speed record has never been issued to Burt Munro.
Motor Cycling Magazine, 1947 Look Back: British Motorcyclists Feel the Effects of WWII

Motor Cycling Magazine, 1947 Look Back: British Motorcyclists Feel the Effects of WWII

This rare issue of Motor Cycling magazine, dated September 4, 1947, tells the story of how British Motorcyclists felt the after effects of WWII.
John Surtees Dies: Only Person to Win Motorcycle GP & Formula One Titles

John Surtees Dies: Only Person to Win Motorcycle GP & F1 Titles

The only man to claim both motorcycle GP and Formula One championships, John Surtees, died at 83 March 10 in London's St. Georges Hospital.