Outrageous jet-powered motorcycle, based on a 1929 Harley-Davidson. This was a US ebay auction lot last year. As unpractical as projects go, but likely to earn its keep in show attendances. And if not, you could fly to the moon...
There are almost as many Honda RC181 four race replicas around these days as Honda have built road bikes. And they range from fantastic, like the RC181 featured here, down to ‘really shouldn’t have bothered’. Malc Wheeler takes up the story
The old adage of what looks right is right applies here. Despite this Huntmaster being the end of the line for Selly Oak, its handsome lines are complemented by an attractive third wheel. Even a reluctant sidecarist is bowled over by this Birmingham-London plot…
By the mid-1960s the once-great independent Matchless and Norton concerns had been amalgamated, and the two firms – once great rivals – were now producing identical-bar-the-badge machines
Ridden by Arthur Lampkin in the 1966 ISDT, its one and only event, this slightly uneasy alliance between industry giants Triumph and BSA resulted in an ISDT Gold medal winner
Bud Ekins was that rarest of things – a jack-of-all-trades, but also a master of all of them. Desert racer, scrambler, long distance trials rider, dealer and stuntman, he was near the top of his profession whatever the motorcycling discipline
This Moto Guzzi S3 has been superbly restored and uprated by its owner, and is now capable of what the Italian factory originally claimed for it…
Though the Norton Model 50 is often derided for its lack of pace, it’s more a case of an exceptional frame, rather than a disappointing engine that has led to this largely unjustified criticism. Roy Poynting tells the story...
Cycle World magazine once awarded the Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster the title of ‘Motorcycle most likely to be stolen’, which actually says more about the bike than about contemporary American society...
• Norton Dominator Super Profile
• BSA V-twin
• Beardmore Precision
• Straight from the plate – Thruxton, 1951
• Reader’s restoration – Rudge Multi
• Touring in France
• Closer Look – BSA’s sidecar stars
• Men who mattered – Georg Meier
• Marque of distinction – Sunbeams
• Restoration Guide – Gilera lightweights
• Technical feature – Ignition
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