Motorcycle History

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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...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Rider’s Library | Illustrated Buyer’s Guide Harley-Davidson Since 1965

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Suppose you get a chance to buy a vintage Harley-Davidson — let’s say a 1967 FLH in “fair” condition. There...

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...

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...

‘The Missing Link’ Documents 1913 Harley 9G Motorcycle Truck

1913 Harley-Davidson 9G Motorcycle Truck (Forecar) The Edge Ltd., producer of Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend, the true-life story of the world famous dual-engine Norton dragster,...

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...