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1969 BSA 441 Victor

In Dual-Sport, England by Abhi0 Comments

We have featured several BSA Victors over the years here. They are always a crowd favorite, and could serve as the poster-boy for the original “dual-sport” concept – take a race bike, add lights, a mirror and pretty it up a bit, and go!

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Champion Framed – Yamaha DT250 Flat Tracker

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Champion racing frames were the highly sought after handiwork of Californian Doug Schwerma. He built frames in the late sixties and early seventies that were highly desired by flat track racers – “champions” like Don Vesco, Steve Baker, and Kenny Roberts could be seen riding Champion frames. After Schwerma passed away, the Champion frame design and name went to another …

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Auction Preview – Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale April 2017

In Auctions by Abhi0 Comments

On Sunday, many of you will be busy watching Marc Marquez attempt to take his 5th consecutive win at Circuit of the Americas. But there are other things going on in the world of motorcycles, including an auction of “Pioneer, Vintage, & Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Spares” by Bonhams in Staffordshire, England. There will be 304 lots going up for …

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Video Intermission – Twist the Throttle

In Intermissions by Abhi0 Comments

Several years ago, the Discovery Channel had a show called Twist the Throttle. Each episode of the series featured a different OEM – including Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha. Thanks to reader Tim S, I just discovered that the episodes are still online for your viewing pleasure.

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1984 Moto Guzzi SP1000 with Sidecar and Trailer

In 3 Wheels, Italy, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I featured a modern Harley with a sidecar and trailer, and the general consensus (understandably) was that you’d be better off with a truck. While that might be true, I still find these combinations interesting – triply so when it’s a classic Italian, the sidecar allows the bike to lean, and everything is painted to match!