Retro Reviews

What rider doesn’t love a look back at the motorcycles that preceded today’s tech-savvy creations? Welcome to the Ultimate Motorcycling archives; we’re revisiting some of our favorite reviews from years past, highlighting the machines that laid the rubber for what’s on today’s showroom floors. Enjoy.

2005 Triumph Thruxton for sale

2005 Triumph Thruxton Retro Review | Digging Into Archives

Providing a solid link to this past, the Triumph Thruxton proudly flaunts its illustrious history, while enjoying the benefits of being a thoroughly modern machine.
MV Agusta Tamburini F4 blessing

2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Tamburini Retro Review | Digging Into Archives

Fire up the radial-valve 998cc 4-cylinder motor of the 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Tamburini (MT4) and you will know that this masterpiece of design, bristling with technological innovation, must be Italian.
2005 Honda RC51 review

2005 Honda RC51 Retro Review – Digging into Archives

Prior to the release of the amazing CBR1000RR—Honda’s primary liter sport machine—Honda amassed a shelf of trophies with the CBR’s predecessor, the V-twin powered RC51.
1976 Kawasaki KZ900 Review - in action

1976 Kawasaki KZ900 | Motorcycle Review

The Z900 Family

The year 1967 was awash in monumental events. Summer of Love bromides aside, the image of Hendrix immolating his Strat at Monterey is a visual time stamp of a convulsive year. Change and upheaval, among other things, were in the air.