Friday, July 3, 2015
Classic Vincent motorcycles like the Rapide and Shadow often get high praise, but our man Melling makes his case for the Comet being the best of the bunch in this installment of Memorable Motorcycles.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Our man Melling revisits one of the most dominant bikes in British enduro racing, Geraint Jones’ 1980 Maico 440.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Our man Melling looks at the development of Honda’s CT90, a leap forward in the world of all-purpose utilitarian vehicles and a very memorable motorcycle.
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.