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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...

1970s Ducati L-Twin | Motorcycle History

Ducati L-Twin Emerges The Ducati bevel-gear twin-cylinder with a 90° V configuration (the "L-twin") was born and bred on the last day of winter in...

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom & ’74 El Dorado 850 | New Cool vs....

2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom & 1974 El Dorado 850 Ride Down Memory Lane The Moto Guzzi El Dorado 850 was used by many...
Rider’s Library | BMW Motorcycles of the Century: Guide to Models 1923-2000

Rider’s Library | BMW Motorcycles of the Century: Guide to Models 1923-2000

BMW Motorcycles of the Century Book Review If you have a fondness for older BMW motorcycles, or, more importantly, you are considering the purchase of...
Rider's Library | Hell on Wheels an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

Rider’s Library | Hell on Wheels an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Lest you think Bill Hayes’ book "Hell on Wheels an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs" is a latter-day knock-off of...
The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars by Allan Girdler | Rider's Library

The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars by Allan Girdler | Rider’s Library

Among legendary rivalries in motorcycle history, perhaps none has deeper roots than that between Harley-Davidson and Indian. Girdler tells the story.

Rider’s Library | The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

Motorcycle Library Retro Review If you fear you may never get a chance to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., let alone plumb the...

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...

Buttinger 50s Through Modern Japanese Motorcycles to Bonhams

The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in England This year's Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in England will feature a tasteful collection of nearly 100 Japanese motorcycles...

Meet Sonny Barger and ‘Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel’ Author at Corbin Event

Corbin's 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day Sonny Barger, an American Legend and founding member (1957) of the Oakland, California, U.S. chapter of the Hells Angels...

Legends and Heroes of Motocross Tour To Honor McCollough

MX Legend Ferrell McCollough the Honoree at Budds Creek MX National Ferrell McCollough will be honored this Saturday as part of the Legends and Heroes...

‘Malcolm! An Autobiography’ to be Released in December

Legendary Motocross & ISDE Rider Malcolm Smith Tells his Story It's true: Malcolm Smith, perhaps the most well-known and accomplished motorcyclist on the planet, is...

1966 Norton Manx Tops Record Bonhams Motorcycle Auction

Bonhams Stafford Motorcycle Sale Tops $2.1 Million Bonhams annual sale of collectors’ motorcycles at Stafford on Sunday, Oct. 20, made a total of £1,337,475 ($2.169,384),...
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.
Honda Gold Wing Collection

8 Must-See Hondas at Progressive IMS

8 Must-See Hondas at Progressive IMS - 5 Vintage plus 3 2015 Hondas Honda didn't show a large group of surprising new 2015 Hondas at...