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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.
Memorable Motorcycles Harley Davidson XRTT 750
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
While most XRs live in cocooned luxury, two do not. These belong to Georgia car dealer, pilot, bike racer and Harley-Davidson enthusiast Keith Campbell.
Memorable Motorcycles Vincent Rapide
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
At a time when even a very good super sports bike was pushed to scrape over 100 mph, the touring Vincent would burble along all day at well over the magic ton.
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