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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.

Gilera Motorcycle History

Gilera History

The history of the Gilera motorcycle company began in the early 1900s with the launch of the VT 317, the first motorcycle designed by Giuseppe Gilera, in 1909. After the first World War, Gilera's 500cc flathead motorbikes won the top international races.

Rider’s Library | The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Motorcycles

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Abako. Abendsonne. Blotto. Bodo. Eber. Jehu. Le Vack. Piola. Remus. Tremo. Utilia. Zetge. Seen any of these motorcycle brands around, or...
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...

Torsten Hallman to be Honored as AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

A MA Motorcycle Hall of Fame News Torsten Hallman was instrumental in the introduction of motocross to America, and on Friday, Oct. 18, he will be...
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...
Tribute of McIntyre's 1957 TT 'Ton' Lap Set for Classic TT

Tribute of McIntyre’s 1957 TT ‘Ton’ Lap Set for Classic TT

To celebrate Bob McIntyre's first-ever 100mph lap at the Isle of Man TT in 1957, Michael Dunlop will pilot a replica Gilera at this year's Classic TT.

Classic TT: Cummins Tops Tuesday Qualifying on Suzuki

2013 Classic TT at Isle of Man Tuesday Qualifying Results After a short delay moving vehicles on the Mountain section of the Course, qualifying for...
1975 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 and 2015 Gold Wing 40th Anniversary

Honda Gold Wing Turns 40 | History-Making Motorcycles

Honda Gold Wing Having caught most of the world off guard with the introduction of its CB750 in 1969, Honda introduced another ground-breaking road bike...

Rider’s Library | Dream Machines Motorcycles by Roland Brown

Motorcycle Library Retro Review If you read any motorcycle literature, be it U.S. or U.K., you have probably read Roland Brown’s work. He has ridden and...
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...
Flying Merkel Twin 1913

Pre-World War II Motorcycles like Flying Merkel Twin to Vegas Bonhams

Many Pre-World War II motorcycles will highlight the Vegas Bonhams show, including an all-original, un-restored 1913 Flying Merkel Twin.

Rider’s Library – Sheene by Brian Tarbox

Motorcycle Library Retro Review If you are a reader/rider of a certain age, you may recall a brash, outrageously talented British motorcycle road racing sensation...
Honda VF Series Debuts the 'Successful' V4 - Motorcycle History

Honda VF Series Debuts the ‘Successful’ V4 – Motorcycle History

Honda V4 and VF Series Motorcycle History Honda was not the first motorcycle manufacturer to build bikes with V4 powerplants. Ducati experimented with a V4,...

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...