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Memorable MC: Hans Van Bregt Minarelli 50

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Our man Melling stands up to the challenge issued by Hans Van Bregt, to sample a finely-tuned, expertly crafted Minarelli 50.

Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette LE

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Designed with the best intentions, the Velocette LE is an example of how seemingly sensible market analysis can result a motorcycle that completely misses the mark.

Memorable Motorcycle: 1957 Moto Guzzi V8

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Our man Melling tosses a leg over a priceless vintage GP racebike, as the Moto Guzzi V8 gets wheeled out of the museum for a couple laps around the track.

Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 900SS

Monday, November 10, 2014
Our man Melling critiques Ducati’s D900SS, a classic sportbike which languished on the sales floors until Mike Hailwood stepped out of retirement for TT glory.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda NC750X DCT

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Our man Melling gets his mitts on a bike American riders can’t access yet, Honda’s NC750X. But can Frank’s romantic temperament toward riding jive with the Honda’s imminently practical nature?

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.

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...