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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.

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.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148

Monday, February 18, 2013
Our memorable motorcycle correspondent heralds the 124cc five-cylinder Honda RC148 – remembered fondly by three-time world champion Luigi Taveri, and less fondly by others...

Memorable Motorcycle: Davies 500 Honda 4

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Melling braves the cold, misty climate of Anglesey in November to have a run with the breathtaking Davies Honda 4, built by John Davies and his nephew Colin.

Memorable Motorcycles: BSA M20 Despatch

Thursday, November 22, 2012
The BSA M20 Despatch proved instrumental to the British war effort during World War II, making it a memorable motorcycle indeed.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RS125R

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Our vintage expert gets to sample the latest in cutting edge Grand Prix technology, taking a spin on a Honda RS125R kitted out for rising British racing star Joe Francis.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CB750 F1

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Our classic bike expert passes on his sage counsel to aspiring vintage bike owners on a good beginner mount – the Honda CB750 F1.

Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 450 Scrambler

Monday, April 16, 2012
For this edition of Memorable Motorcycles, our man Melling presents the 450 Ducati Scrambler - which featured a beautiful Italian Single, and its fair share of quirks...

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda DN-01

Friday, February 24, 2012
In the newest release of Memorable Motorcycles our vintage expert resurrects the DN-01 cruiser, which was originally introduced by Honda at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show but has since been discontinued.

Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Our vintage motorcycle expert takes a look back at the BSA C11G, memorable in its ineffectiveness, and as a historic thumbprint of post-war Britain.

Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha OW01

Thursday, November 17, 2011
This month our vintage motorcycle expert revisits Yamaha's OW01, a production sport bike that managed 16 World Superbike wins with minimal help from race mechanics.

Memorable MC: 1957 Gilera Four

Monday, September 12, 2011
This month our man Melling gets aboard his most coveted road test to date, piloting the bike of his youthful dreams – the 1957 Gilera Four.

Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Black Knight

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The likes of Rollie Free and Hunter S. Thompson ingrained Vincent motorcycles into the cultural psyche. This month our vintage motorcycle expert does his part, taking a closer look at the Vincent Black Knight.

Memorable MC: BSA A10 Golden Flash

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The iconic Thunderbird wasn’t the only 650 Twin rumbling out of Britain in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This month our vintage motorcycle expert examines the BSA A10 Golden Flash.

Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta 750S

Thursday, April 28, 2011
In this Memorable Motorcycle our correspondent shines a spotlight on MV Agusta's 750S - its shortcomings and unmistakable historic appeal.