Triumph TT Bonneville (T120R)

If Tonka made motorcycles, then one can’t help thinking they’d make something like this chunky and purposeful TT Special. James Robinson reports...

1939 Triumph Tiger 100

Though the Speed Twin came first (in 1938) and was immediately well-loved (a position it retained), the Tiger 100 – launched for 1939 – was a different animal...

Ariel Leader

'The modern motorcycle', so proclaimed Ariel advertising slogans. And when the Leader was introduced, the firm could really be considered the makers of such a thing...

1947 Royal Enfield

Nowadays, Royal Enfield is known for its solid, dependable, four-stroke Bullet singles. But it is easy to forget the company made other machines too – while the parallel twins are still widely recognised and enthused over, there were others as well…

1938 Rudge Special

Though it was called a ‘Special’ the so-named model was actually the cooking 500cc single in the Rudge range - much to the embarrassment of one concours judge who awarded it first prize in the Specials' Class at a classic show, much to the derision from Triton builders...

Attacking Beggars Roost is R W Praill, on his Harley-Davidson outfit

The 1953 Land’s End Trial welcomed an entry of 260 motorcycles, including 31 sidecar outfits and three-wheelers, in addition to the 166 car competitors...

Ray Milland and Mary Martin

Welsh-born actor Ray Milland poses on his Indian Chief, with fellow movie star Mary Martin perched on the back...

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