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Interview – Monty Myrtle

In Interview by Abhi0 Comments

Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, you were introduced to Monty Myrtle when he featured an interesting Russian hack for sale. At the time I mentioned that I thought Monty had an interesting story – now it’s finally time to share it with you! Read on to get his answers to my usual questions. As a reminder, Monty is an …

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1968 Montesa Scorpion

In Off-Road, Spain by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Montesa was formed in 1944 under a partnership between Pedro Permanyer and “Paco” Bulto. When Montesa decided (after considerable success) to leave the racing division in 1958 Bulto moved on to form Bultaco. Montesa floundered for several years until it brought out it’s 250 CC single that would form the backbone of the successful Scorpion series. Where Bultaco concentrated on …

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1936 Sunbeam Model 9

In England, Vintage by Abhi0 Comments

Harry Sucher (RIP) was an early member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America and one of the most knowledgeable men out there on classic motorcycles – he wrote impressive histories on both Indian and Harley-Davidson. As you might expect from such a guy, he also had a great personal collection of motorcycles, one of which was this Sunbeam Model …

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1973 Triumph Bonneville T140V

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The second generation of the Bonneville is a cheaper alternative to the T120 generation – people love the classics! Despite the cheaper price nowadays, you’ll get a fifth gear in the transmission, bigger engine, and disc brake up front. Over the years the 140V gained dual discs, a left hand shift, better carbs, and electronic ignition…but as a ’73, this …

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DOA – 1949 Indian Scout

In America, Cruiser by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Indian is dying. It’s 1949 and the Indian Motor Company is bleeding money in the midst of the biggest boom economy ever. Many of the wounds are self inflicted, but Indian has an idea. Since the end of WWII they have poured their development money into a brand new model, based on the English twins of the period. The venerable …

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Video Intermission – A Sneak Preview of Moto Talbott

In Intermissions by Abhi0 Comments

When I went up to Carmel this summer for the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, I had the pleasure of meeting Robb Talbott. Robb has been quite successful in multiple ventures over the years, but the reason I’m featuring him today is because he just opened up an amazing motorcycle museum that you need to check out. Before the museum opened, Robb …

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1984 Honda Sabre VF700S Custom

In Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

The 698cc Sabre was one of Honda’s creations built to get around the tax imposed on imported motorcycles with engines of 700cc and up. By all accounts it was a solid touring bike, but because they were sold for just two years you rarely see custom builds based on this platform. Well, here’s one of the rare ones…but do you …