From early sporting leanings in the roaring 20s, Norton’s immortal 490cc pushrod engine developed into a delightful lusty slogger, fondly remembered by many. The ‘Easy’ 2 was a mainstay of the Norton range for over three decades, and it’s not difficult to see why it had such a devoted following
Geoff Duke on the incomparable Gilera, Dave Bickers on a 250cc Greeves in the British MX GP and 'skiing' in Austria. Just some of the images from 1962...
Rod Ker is reminded of breezing along through a blue haze of burnt two stroke oil when he rides the smallest of Suzuki’s three-cylinder trio
Close inspection of the Yamaha twin’s engine internals reveals a relatively happy state of affairs for spannerman Rod Gibson
Rod Gibson completes the Yamaha's engine and gearbox rebuild but it’s not back in the frame – the owner is so pleased with the motor that he’s now going for a full restoration
Stories of 750 owners being traumatised by a well-ridden Yamaha 350 are not the stuff of legend, rather, a very well documented fact. It’s realistically now very difficult to convey just what a complete package the Yamaha 350 was. Ostensibly a 350 in a 250 frame, the model was a performance ground breaker...
Two rotary-engined bikes but they’re as different as chalk and cheese. Bob Berry is surprised to discover that it was the troubled Norton factory that got it right while Suzuki went high tech and high cost and must have lost a packet...
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will take place in California on Saturday August 18th as Mecum Auctions puts private collector Gary Kohs' 71-bike MV Agusta collection under the hammer. But the collection's being sold as one lot, so deep pockets are needed...
It was a simple premise – build a upmarket commuter motorcycle for Everyman, one that would appeal to everyone and be capable of doing all things for all men. And it succeeded when others fell by the roadside. So why was Velocette's flawed LE so special?
• Ariel Huntmaster superprofile
• BSA Gold Star
• Triumph Speed Twins
• AJS R7 Brooklands racer
• Ted Mellors’ reflections
• Closer Look – 1952 Sidecar GP season
• Jerry Thurston column
• Marque of distinction – Velocettes
• Restoration Guide – JAP engines
• Technical feature – New Imp rebuild, part IV
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