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Motogiro D’Italia Road Rally | Motorcycle Event

The residents of Morciano di Romagna don't seem to mind the parade of exotic motorcycles storming through their narrow streets, a cacophony of straight-pipe exhausts resonating against ancient stone facades. Even better, neither do the local police, who have made it clear that the riders may regard speed limits—and most traffic signs—as suggestions. The town's joy is captured in the faces of its schoolchildren, who have the afternoon off to watch our vintage machines stream past.

MV Agusta Racing Classics | History

Cascina Costa Beauties

It was Count Domenico Agusta's obsessive policy to keep the secrets of his racing machines well hidden; many bikes suffered the ignominy of destruction, while others were interred beneath his airstrip's runway.

Battle Gear

Blending old and new, Italian and American, this commemorative jacket from Ducati celebrates Italian racing great Marco Lucchinelli's “Battle of the Twins” win at Daytona in 1986.

MV Agusta F4 Tamburini | Review

Moto Masterpiece

Fire up the radial-valve 998cc 4-cylinder motor of the MV Agusta F4 Tamburini (MT4), and you will know that this masterpiece of design, bristling with technological innovation, must be Italian.

2005 Triumph Rocket III | Motorcycle Review

Since the reintroduction of Triumph motorcycles in the mid-1980s, the English motorcycle manufacturer has continued to make pragmatic, measured movement forward with its motorcycle model lineup. Its engines have grown gradually larger and more powerful, the styling slowly has become more modern, and sales figures have continued to climb. Triumph built its loyal fan base with reliable, enjoyable motorcycles, but it also established a reputation for having a relatively conservative nature.

2005 MZ 1000S | Motorcycle Review

When the conversation turns to German motorcycles, three letters usually spring to mind: BMW. Possibly the most famous acronym in the two-wheeled world, the Bavarian Motor Works has been producing solid, reliable motorcycles for more than 80 years. Not as recognizable in the United States, though, is another German manufacturer that has been producing motorcycles for just as long. Simply known as MZ (Motorradwerk Zschopau), the company traces its roots to the once-glorious DKW Company, which first began producing small two-stroke engines for bicycles in 1920.

Spirited Travel

The sophisticated wanderer.

BRM’s V14-44 Racing Limited Edition

Men's Watches

While the dial and caseback generally envelop the movement of a mechanical watch, watchmakers increasingly are using exhibition casebacks made of sapphire crystal to display the timepiece's inner workings.

Turning a New Leaf

Trying something new can be a rich experience.

Steve Posson Sculptures | Motorcycle Fine Art

Metal Magic Motorcycle Art.

Somewhere in the shadow of Hearst Castle, along a quiet stretch of the California Coast, artist Steve Posson can be found in his studio sketching, modeling or casting his next bronze sculpture. This is far from lightweight work, however, as Posson's interpretations of Motorcycle and Car designs can weigh in at upwards of 600 pounds.

Victorious V593

Cagiva's unlikely MotoGP success.
Michael Czysz

2005 MotoCzysz C1 | Prototype Racer

MotoCzysz C1 Review

We all fantasize about creating the ultimate bike, one that combines the improbable ideas we dream up during commutes, long flights, or while lying on a beach. For most of us these chimeras remain unrealized, but occasionally someone surfaces with the drive, determination, and—above all—the resources to build a dreambike.

The MotoGP Series | A History to 2005

Somehow, I ended up in the same corner of the Castrol Honda Superbike hospitality tent as MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and his friends while attending a World Superbike race at Misano, near Rimini and Riccione, on Italy's Adriatic Coast. I sat a few tables away and watched as Rossi's party chatted and ate prosciutto, apparently enjoying a relaxed day at the track.
 
All weekend long, thousands of Italians had streamed past the Honda hospitality area—its windows wide open to the glorious Italian sunshine.

Taking It to the V-Max

Shod with dragstrip-worthy 150mm tires and polished chrome and aluminum air scoops, the V-Max desperately sought attention and earned it in spades.

Italy by Vespa | Motor Scooter Travel

Italy Travel

Zip through Chianti's winding back roads and quaint villages on an Italian classic. Not by a car or on a motorcycle but on a Vespa motor scooter.