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1953 Norton Manx 350

In England, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the most iconic racing bikes in history, the Norton Manx was available in 500cc (30M) and 350cc (40M) variants. Here’s one of the latter that had a race successful race history before it was restored. The Manx has seen a recent resurgence in popularity for classic motorcycle racing, leading to aftermarket firms specializing in service and parts supply …

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1986 Suzuki GSX-R750

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Putting lights on racebikes has always been a reliable way to sell motorcycles. The one or two days a month spent at full throttle and full lean are worth all the discomfort. Recently, some of these bikes have been built as unattainable technology exercises utilizing manufacturing processes that were developed just to see if they were possible (i.e. BMW HP4 …

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Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2019 – Mert’s Hands

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Mert Lawwill is a motorcycling legend who’s been inducted to both the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. You may know him from his success in the glory days of flat track (he was the 1969 AMA Grand National Champion), his prominent role in On Any Sunday, or maybe even his run of 19 bikes …

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Never Ridden – 2001 BMW R1150R

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

BMW’s R1150R standard wasn’t a particularly sexy bike, but they’re excellent workhorses for taller commuters or people that just want to travel on two wheels. That’s why they typically cover lots of miles in a given year, and it’s what makes this example particularly special as it has just 2km on the odometer (the bike is in Canada) because it’s …

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Sitting Since 1990 – 1979 Harley-Davidson Sportster

In America, Cruiser by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

It could be argued that the Harley Davidson Sportster recipe is so good that it is destined to die without changing. An air cooled v-twin and carefree attitude has always been undeniably cool. Even in 1979, 20 years of R&D gave the Sportster a 12 volt ignition with electric start, upgraded forks, and a wet clutch. Classic American escalation brought …

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One Owner – 2012 Honda CBR1000RR

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

2012 was a redesign year for the Honda CBR1000RR. Honda has traditionally been at the forefront of technology, but they have chosen to focus on chassis and suspension as of late. 175hp carries over from the 2011 model, with the only engine changes being to the ECU. In 2012, traction control was all the rage. Everyone wondered if Big Red …

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Picture Intermission – Motoporium on Route 66

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On my way back from the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ launch, I was riding on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona when a beat up BSA caught my attention. It was on display in front of something called Motoporium, and a sign announced that there were vintage cars and vintage motorcycles inside. Considering that nearly every bike I had seen …

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1975 Kawasaki H2 750

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The biggest and baddest of Kawasaki’s two-stroke triple terrors, the H2 name is so powerful that Kawi brought it back for their new supercharged sportbike. This standout example was originally acquired by the seller in May 2015 from the Hinshaw Honda collection.

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TCD’s Aviation-Inspired Custom – 2013 Triumph Thruxton

In Custom, England by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Built by Moscow’s TCD (short for Timokhin Custom Design), this one-off Thruxton was commissioned by a client who works in the aviation industry, and requested a jet-inspired theme for the Brit bike. So the Russian shop crafted up a full set of custom aluminum bodywork; a sharp, low-profile cafe tail and leather saddle feeding into a diagonally-topped tank that connects …

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Event Recap – 2019 AMCA Perkiomen National Meet

In Guest Writers by AbhiLeave a Comment

Over the years, David N has kindly shared his experiences at AMCA meets. His kindness continues with a recap of the AMCA Perkiomen meet in Oley, Pennsylvania: Greeting from the mud-hole which was the AMCA Perkiomen National Meet. This year’s event was said to be Saturday April 25, but if one was smart, one didn’t wait until Saturday. Folks leave …

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1 of 50 – 1972 Ducati 750 Sport “Z-Stripe”

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The predecessor to the legendary Ducati 750/900 SS, the 750 Sport was one of the first no-holes-barred cafe racers to reach American shores. Right out of the box, the 750 came equipped with clip-ons, rear-sets, and the quintessentially Italian racing megaphones. It was a pure bred sport machine more suited to the track than the street, and a crucial step …