Motorcycle History

Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycles,  Antique Motorbikes

Rider’s Library | Indian Motorcycles (Hatfield and Halberstadt)

Motorcycle Library Retro Review With all the recent hoopla about the new Polaris Indian models, it may be time to look back on the original...

‘2 Million Bikers’ Descend on Washington D.C.

2 Million Bikers Rally on 9/11 As part of a group called "2 Million Bikers," motorcyclists from across the states and Canada descended on Washington...

Bonhams to Auction 1901 Ariel Quadricycle

A 1901 Ariel 345cc Quadricycle, frame no. 85, engine no. 607, will be Bonhams London to Brighton sale on November 1. Bonhams estimates the Ariel...

Rider’s Library | Classic Motorcycles by Vic Willoughby

Motorcycle Library Retro Review If you’ve ever wondered how motorcycle design came to be what it is today, and if you have an interest in...

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...

Rider’s Library | This Old Harley, Edited by Michael Dregni

Motorcycle Library Retro Review With cover art by noted artist Dave Barnhouse and a list of contributors that reads like a who’s who of motorcycle...

Ducati to Produce 161 ‘Senna’ 1199 Panigale S Models

Ducati 'Senna' 1199 Panigale S Photos As Ducati's presence in Brazil continues to grow since opening its first subsidiary there in October of 2012, the...

Shopping the New Triumph Catalog…in 1959

Triumph Motorcycle Shopping Down Memory Lane In 1959, I was only four years old. But, a lot of discriminating motorcyclists were in the market for a...

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...

Rider’s Library | Scrapbook Series 1 – Triumph

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Imagine for a moment that you would like to compile the ultimate scrapbook collection of images, memorabilia and history for some...

2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Ceremony Inducts 6

2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas Six legends took their places among motorcycling's best and brightest Friday, Oct. 18, at...

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),...

Rider’s Library | Encyclopedia of Motor-cycle Sport

Motorcycle Library Retro Review For the enthusiast who simply has to be able to check out who won which historic motorcycle racing event, Peter Carrick’s...

Rider’s Library | The Classic Harley-Davidson a Celebration of America’s Legendary Motorcycles

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Martin Norris’s book, The Classic Harley-Davidson a Celebration of America’s Legendary Motorcycles, is a departure from most of the books I...

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...