1939 Excelsior Manxman J14 classic motorcycle

The Excelsior Manxman is, without question, one of the most visually appealing motorcycles of the 1930s. The 500cc version is also especially rare...

1950 Triumph TR5 Trophy classic British motorcycle

Though functional-looking, the Triumph TR5 is also arguably one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made – and this one’s a real stunner...

1937 Series A HRD Vincent Comet

Series A Vincent-HRD singles were the model which set the Stevenage maker on the road to immortality. The story goes that the engine was designed in under four months, as Vincent was disillusioned by the performance of 'bought in' engines...

1926 AJS G6 classic British motorcycle

The 350cc ohv AJS is one of the iconic machines of the vintage era, famed for its light weight and sporty performance. James Robinson takes up the story...

1955 Vincent Black Prince classic British motorcycle

Vincent’s Black Prince rode at the vanguard of a brave campaign. It was a visionary product, offering rider protection and clean lines in 1954, but the motorcycle buying public, traditionally a reserved bunch, didn't take to it. Mike Lewis tells the story...

1960 Matchless G50

When Associated Motor Cycles’ engineers enlarged the 350cc AJS 7R to make the 500cc Matchless G50, one of the best looking racers of all time was created...

BSA A65 Spitfire Hornet classic British motorcycle

As rarities go, they don’t come much more unusual than this US-only off-road BSA A65 competition twin...

1952 Triumph Thunderbird classic British motorcycle

Triumph's Thunderbird is undoubtedly one of the most famous names in motorcycling lore, with both the model’s achievements and a notorious film appearance adding to the legend...

1961 Matchless G12 CSR, classic British motorcycle

Sports twins were very much in vogue at the turn of the 60s and the offerings from AMC in Matchless and AJS guise were up among the best...

1938 Magnat-Debon Poum

Ace restorer John Guy is well known on the show circuit, for his collection of vintage and post-vintage machines, six of which are SOS two-strokes. To find John as the owner of the featured French-built Magnat-Debon, then, was a bit of a surprise...

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