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Memorable Motorcycle Yamaha FS1

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
In our May issue of Memorable Motorcycles, we'll take a look at the little Yamaha FS1, also known as, the Fizzy.

Memorable Motorcycle BSA Speedway

Friday, April 1, 2005
It is difficult today to imagine just how big a company BSA was at its peak. At one time, in the mid-1960s, the BSA group was the tenth-largest company in Britain.

Memorable MC Ducati 450 Desmo

Tuesday, March 1, 2005
It is often the case that the best example of a bike is found at the very end of the model's life. This is certainly true of the 450 Desmo Ducati.

Memorable MC Greeves Sportsman

Thursday, February 10, 2005
Everything about the Greeves Sportsman is crude and amateurish. Despite that is has been severely beaten with the ugly stick you still can't look away and that's why its here.

Memorable Motorcycle AJS 7R

Tuesday, January 11, 2005
The time is 1948 and Europe is coming out of its nine years' of a nightmare of crushing depression. Things are beginning to stagger back to normality and, in the bike racing world, this means racing: enter the 7R.

Memorable Motorcycles Bridgestone GTO

Monday, December 6, 2004
Technically advanced, beautifully finished and with dynamic, original styling the 345cc disc-valved twin was state of the art when launched in 1966.

Memorable MC Venom Thruxton

Tuesday, November 2, 2004
After sixty years of being a world leading innovator and manufacturer Velocette was beginning to look like a living industrial museum with designs and production techniques dating back to the 1930s.

Memorable Motorcycles Triton

Tuesday, August 3, 2004
Tritons were a bike of their age - but some 40 years later new versions of this most famous "special" are still being created.

Memorable Motorcycles Seeley Suzuki

Tuesday, July 6, 2004
There is no question that Colin Seeley was by far and away the most successful British chassis manufacturer - yet, outside the racing world, he is scarcely known.

Memorable Motorcycles BSA Gold Star

Monday, June 7, 2004
If there is one classic bike name which still carries immense weight it is the BSA Gold Star. It was the definitive hyper-sports bike of its day.

Memorable Motorcycles Honda CBX

Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Of all of the impressive works of the Honda engineers, the Honda CBX goes down as one of the Japanese manufacturer's best bikes ever.

Memorable Motorcycles P&M Panther

Monday, April 5, 2004
Conceived in 1932, The P&M Panther remained in production well into the 1960's and holds a special place in the history of motorcycles.

Memorable Motorcycle BSA Bantam

Monday, March 8, 2004
By 1951 BSA sold more than 50,000 Bantams making it one of the most successful machines of its generation.

Memorable Motorcycles Manx Norton

Friday, February 13, 2004
By 1949, Norton's flagship Grand Prix race bike - and therefore its single most important marketing tool - should have been consigned to the museum.

Memorable Motorcycles Ariel Leader

Tuesday, January 13, 2004
If the Japanese launched the Ariel Leader today, with a modern four-stroke engine, it would most likely be considered a stunningly creative and radical design.

Memorable Motorcycles Yamaha V-Max

Friday, December 5, 2003
There's no argument the Japanese have led the motorcycling world in terms of producing efficient, reliable machines as far back as the 1960s.

Memorable Motorcycle Honda RC30

Friday, November 7, 2003
Soichiro Honda wanted to show the world what his factory could build if it had a no-holds-barred attack on making a super-sports bike. The RC30 was that bike.

Memorable Motorcycle Norton Dominator

Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Post-war British motorcycle factories were a perfect example of how not to build motorcycles - but Norton still managed to produce one of the best big bikes of its era.

Memorable Motorcycles Kawasaki H1

Thursday, September 4, 2003
If the H1 were a lad, it would be the sort of boy you desperately hoped your daughter wouldn't bring home: fast, noisy and dangerous.

Memorable Motorcycles Honda Monkey

Friday, August 1, 2003
The Monkey was an accident of time and place and was never intended to be a commercial product yet it did and has since become a memorable motorcycle.