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Memorable Motorcycles

Frank Melling looks back at vintage motorcycles that, good or bad, make for a memorable motorcycle.
Latest Memorable Motorcycles
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha AS1C 125
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Melling looks at one of the flagship models of Yamaha's game-changing AS line from the late 1960s, the AS1C 125
Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS
Monday, July 21, 2014
Melling looks at a technological marvel of its time, the Velocette KSS - a machine that requires skill and finesse to merely start and a sizable bank account to own.
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha TZ750A
Monday, April 21, 2014
Our man Melling delves back into Daytona lore to feature one of the most memorable bikes in racing history – Gene Romero’s Daytona-winning Yamaha TZ750A.
Memorable Motorcycle: XT660Z Tenere
Monday, March 17, 2014
Our man Melling reviews a popular bike that Adventure-Touring crazed Americans can’t ride, and have likely never heard of, Yamaha’s prolific XT660Z Tenere.
Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Our man Melling sorts through the cornucopia of two-wheeled delights he's experienced and figures the Triumph TR6 as one undisputable answer to the question "what bike would you spend your own money on?"
MMC: HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Melling’s latest memorable motorcycle ride is the 2007 HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR piloted by Ian Hutchinson to a Superstock TT podium.
Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 750
Monday, September 30, 2013
This month's Memorable Motorcycle celebrates the MV Agusta F4 750, an alluring racebike and brain-child of MV's on again-off again owner - Claudio Castiglioni.
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CT90
Monday, July 15, 2013
Our man Melling looks at the development of Honda's CT90, a leap forward in the world of all-purpose utilitarian vehicles and a very memorable motorcycle.
MMC: Norton Dominator De-Luxe 600
Monday, May 27, 2013
Our man Melling recalls the Norton Dominator De-Luxe 600, a memorable motorcycle that was met with contempt back during his youth.
Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki SV1000
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Suzuki SV1000 seems an experiment gone awry, so sayeth MotoUSA's expert on motorcycling oddities, who digs in to see what makes this bike so confounding.