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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The South Liverpool Motorcycle Club found a novel but not entirely unexpected way of injecting some more excitement into an egg and spoon race on August 30, 1930 – by seating the brave participants, spoons and all, on their motorcycles...

1931 AJS Model S3 classic motorcycle

The AJS S3 was a bright and bold new design from AJ Stevens of Woverhampton. Unfortunately, its release couldn’t have come at a worse moment...

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...

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