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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.

Memorable MC 1959 Honda CB92

Thursday, January 4, 2007
The legendary CB92 played a crucial role in Honda's transformation into a major player in the motorcycle industry.

Memorable Motorcycles BMW R90S

Friday, November 10, 2006
Our Memorable Motorcycle correspondent, Frank Melling, delivers one of his best ever with his write up on this Bavarian beauty - the BMW R90S.

Memorable MC 1979 Norton Commando

Thursday, October 5, 2006
Frank takes a spin on one of the last machines ever produced by the Norton firm, the 1979 Norton Commando Interstate.

Memorable MC 1928 Rudge Four

Friday, September 15, 2006
You're a sporting rider and want the latest and greatest sportbike. If it's 1928, you'll want to ride the Rudge Four.

Memorable Motorcycles Baker Honda K4

Thursday, August 3, 2006
Our Memorable Motorcycles correspondent, Frank Melling, tries his hand at classic racing behind the controls of the Baker Honda K4.

Memorable Motorcycles Suzuki T20

Thursday, July 6, 2006
The X-6 Hustler changed the way the world looked at Suzuki's products, becoming the bargain sportbike to beat in the mid-'60s.

Memorable Motorcycles Barber Museum

Thursday, June 1, 2006
For this month's edition of Memorable Motorcycles, Frank takes a stroll through George Barber's amazing motorcycle museum in Birmingham Alabama.

Memorable Motorcycles Norton Kneeler

Thursday, April 6, 2006
Back in the early '50s Norton's attempt to improve their failing Grand Prix racer resulted in the 1953 Norton Kneeler.

Memorable MC BSA Bantam Sports

Friday, March 10, 2006
This month Frank takes a closer look at the BSA Bantam Sports, a bike that was behind the times before it was even manufactured.

Memorable Motorcycles Suzuki TS250

Tuesday, January 3, 2006
Our Memorable Motorcycles' standby Frank Melling, kicks off the new year with a look back at a bike which stirs up memories of his former racing glory - the Suzuki TS250.

Memorable MC Triumph Speedtwin

Wednesday, November 2, 2005
In the early sixties the Triumph Speedtwin emerged as the bike of choice for the gentleman motorcyclist.

Memorable MC Honda CB1100R

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Before the exotic RC45 and RC30 came the last of Honda's inline-Four homologation special Superbikes, the CB1100R.

Memorable Motorcycles Cyclemaster

Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Frank Melling focuses his attention this month on the Cyclemaster, a little machine that brought about big change to cultural life of Britain.

Memorable Motorcycles Ural Sidecar

Wednesday, July 6, 2005
It's not just the mediocre performance, or appalling reliability, which takes the Ural to the very top of the worst motorcycle ever chart. Rather, it is the militant lack of care with which the bikes are built.

Memorable Motorcycles Suzuki T500

Wednesday, June 1, 2005
By current standards, the Suzuki T500 does not look like an engineering masterpiece - but nearly 40 years of hindsight is a wonderful thing.