1947 AJS Model 18

This 1947 AJS Model 18 has been owned long-term and, though originally used for trials, now finds itself at work on the hard stuff...

Bradbury Speed model

The Bradbury 3½hp single was unusual for having its engine case integral within its frame, an arrangement that offered several advantages...

Rudge Special 1939 classic motorcycle

One man’s lifelong love affair with his Rudge has resulted in a show winner that means far more than money to its owner...

1932 Ariel VH32 Red Hunter classic British motorcycle

This four-valve sporting Ariel single was only catalogued for the single season, though its name lived on...

Pre-war motorcycle clutches

Pioneer riders, on direct drive motorcycles, struggled on steep hills and with starting their machines. The advent of clutches, along with methods of altering drive ratios, broadened their horizons immeasurably...

BSA's classic CB34 classic motorcycle

BSA's Clubman Gold Star is one of the most iconic and revered British motorcycles ever made, and rightly so. This CB34 is a touch earlier – and rarer – than the more usual Beeza Clubman DBDs, but it still has plenty of pedigree...

One of the oldest and most elite regiments in the Italian Royal Army is the fabled Bersaglieri...

Panther Pegasus

This sprinter was built by three engineering apprentices in the early 1960s – and it’s continued to impress with its rapid pace in the decades since...

JAP classic motorcycle speedway engine

Considering it was almost never made, the competition single had an extraordinarily successful competition career. It is fortunate that John Prestwich, founder of the world-famous company that manufactured JAP engines, had second thoughts after visiting a local speedway meeting in 1928...

Norton Dominator Model 88, classic British motorcycle

In 1953, a Featherbed-framed Norton Dominator would have been an unusual sight on the UK roads, being hampered by a very high price tag. But that aside, the early Norton Dominator gives off an unmistakeable aura of competence and quality...

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