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Memorable Motorcycles Hercules W2000

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The Hercules W2000 was the first ever production rotary engined motorcycle and for that reason deserves a place in history. Frank Melling brings us the history of this some times forgotten wonder.

Memorable MC Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Though he's our resident classic motorcycle expert, the Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom so impressed our Memorable Motorcycle man that he had to write an article about it.

Memorable Motorcycles Honda CB400

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Our vintage motorcycle correspondent, Frank Melling, looks back at one particularly memorable ride - the Honda CB400F1.

Memorable Moto Francis Barnett Cruiser

Friday, October 3, 2008
This month's Memorable Motorcycle is the 1957 Francis Barnett Cruiser, a lightweight, utilitarian bike that couldn't quite compete with other 250s of its generation, like the Triumph Cub or the Ducati Silverstone.

Paul Smart's 1972 Imola Victory

Thursday, July 3, 2008
If there's one race that springboarded Ducati onto the superbike racing scene, it has to be Paul Smart's amazing victory at Imola. Ride along with Smart as he recounts the race.

Memorable Motorcycles Riding the TT

Friday, June 20, 2008
This month our man Melling describes the thrill of racing the famed 37 3/4-mile Isle of Man TT course aboard the Ducati Sport Classic.

Memorable Motorcycles Works Triumph Bonneville

Monday, May 12, 2008
Our Memorable Motorcycles correspondent takes a ride on a Triumph oddity, one of four special build production Bonneville racers.

Memorable Motorcycles La Baneza

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Our man Melling gets his machismo rolling at full boil when he participates in the classic racing experience that is La Beneza.

Memorable Motorcycles Honda 350

Friday, March 14, 2008
Our memorable motorcycles correspondent looks back to a short-lived wonder from Honda, the 1972 350cc Four.

Memorable Motorcycles An Inside Look

Friday, February 8, 2008
Our favorite Brit explains how Memorable Motorcycles came to be and answers readers' FAQ.

Memorable Motorcycles Ducati Silverstone Super

Friday, January 11, 2008
This month our Memorable Motorycles correspondent takes a look back at an Italian classic, the Ducati Silverstone Super.

Frank Melling's Year in Review

Monday, December 31, 2007
In this essay, our Memorable Motorcycles correspondent takes a look back at what has been a very memorable year.

Memorable Motorcycle Suzuki GS1000

Friday, December 14, 2007
Melling takes a frank look back at one of the Japanese literbikes which ushered in the Superbike era - the Suzuki GS1000.

Memorable Motorcycles Hypermotard

Friday, November 16, 2007
Our man Melling proves that a motorcycle doesn't have to be old to be memorable when he taps the Ducati Hypermotard as this month's MMC selection.

Memorable Motorcycle Matchless G.50

Thursday, October 4, 2007
A small investment in Melling's past pays big dividends in the present as our Memorable Motorcycle man secures his dream bike, a modern take on a classic British Grand Prix racer.

Memorable Motorcycle Kawasaki Z1

Friday, July 27, 2007
American riders were treated to one of the greatest motorcycles ever produced when the four-cylinder Kawasaki Z1 hit showrooms in the early 70s.

Isle of Man TT Memories

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
MotorcycleUSA correspondent, Frank Melling, has made the trip out to the Isle of Man TT many a time - our Memorable Motorcycles correspondent shares his best memories with us.

1907 Norton Isle of Man TT Winner

Sunday, May 27, 2007
Frank Melling relives the running of the first Isle of Man TT aboard the historic 1907 TT-winning Norton ridden by Rem Fowler.

Memorable MC 1960 Triumph Bonneville

Thursday, May 3, 2007
The Beatles were only part of the British Invasion as the 1960 Triumph Bonneville owed much of its success to its popularity in the U.S.

Memorable MC Cagiva Raptor 1000

Thursday, April 5, 2007
Our Memorable Motorcycle for April looks to the not too distant past and the circumstances that prevented the Cagiva Raptor 1000 from enjoying the success of Galluzi's other creation, the Monster.