Memorable Motorcycles



Memorable Motorcycle: 1957 Moto Guzzi V8
Memorable Motorcycle: 1957 Moto Guzzi V8

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 900SS
Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 900SS

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda NC750X DCT
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda NC750X DCT

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?


Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha AS1C 125
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha AS1C 125

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


Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS
Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha TZ750A
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha TZ750A

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: XT660Z Tenere
Memorable Motorcycle: XT660Z Tenere

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6
Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6

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?”


Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 750
Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 750

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CT90
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CT90

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki SV1000
Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki SV1000

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.


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148

Monday, February 18, 2013

Our memorable motorcycle correspondent heralds the 124cc five-cylinder Honda RC148 – remembered fondly by three-time world champion Luigi Taveri, and less fondly by others…


Memorable Moments of World SBK 2012
Memorable Moments of World SBK 2012

Monday, February 11, 2013

As the 2013 World Superbike season opener approaches, we take a look back at the historic 2012 season, highlighting some of the most unforgettable moments.


Memorable Motorcycle: Davies 500 Honda 4
Memorable Motorcycle: Davies 500 Honda 4

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Melling braves the cold, misty climate of Anglesey in November to have a run with the breathtaking Davies Honda 4, built by John Davies and his nephew Colin.


Memorable Motorcycles: BSA M20 Despatch
Memorable Motorcycles: BSA M20 Despatch

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The BSA M20 Despatch proved instrumental to the British war effort during World War II, making it a memorable motorcycle indeed.


Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki DR350
Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki DR350

Monday, October 8, 2012

Our intrepid contributer from across the pond, Mr. Frank Melling, takes the Suzuki DR350 for a spin and finds a bike that is solid, reliable and fun for motorcyclists of all skill levels.


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RS125R
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RS125R

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Our vintage expert gets to sample the latest in cutting edge Grand Prix technology, taking a spin on a Honda RS125R kitted out for rising British racing star Joe Francis.


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CB750 F1
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CB750 F1

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our classic bike expert passes on his sage counsel to aspiring vintage bike owners on a good beginner mount – the Honda CB750 F1.


Memorable Motorcycle: Aprilia SRV 850
Memorable Motorcycle: Aprilia SRV 850

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Aprilia SRV 850 is a luxury scooter with power and design elements that will turn any head. But our man Melling ponders whether the $12,000 is worth the expense?


Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 450 Scrambler
Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 450 Scrambler

Monday, April 16, 2012

For this edition of Memorable Motorcycles, our man Melling presents the 450 Ducati Scrambler – which featured a beautiful Italian Single, and its fair share of quirks…


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda DN-01
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda DN-01

Friday, February 24, 2012

In the newest release of Memorable Motorcycles our vintage expert resurrects the DN-01 cruiser, which was originally introduced by Honda at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show but has since been discontinued.


Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G
Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our vintage motorcycle expert takes a look back at the BSA C11G, memorable in its ineffectiveness, and as a historic thumbprint of post-war Britain.


Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha OW01
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha OW01

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This month our vintage motorcycle expert revisits Yamaha’s OW01, a production sport bike that managed 16 World Superbike wins with minimal help from race mechanics.


Memorable MC: 1957 Gilera Four
Memorable MC: 1957 Gilera Four

Monday, September 12, 2011

This month our man Melling gets aboard his most coveted road test to date, piloting the bike of his youthful dreams – the 1957 Gilera Four.


Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Black Knight
Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Black Knight

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The likes of Rollie Free and Hunter S. Thompson ingrained Vincent motorcycles into the cultural psyche. This month our vintage motorcycle expert does his part, taking a closer look at the Vincent Black Knight.


Memorable MC: BSA A10 Golden Flash
Memorable MC: BSA A10 Golden Flash

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The iconic Thunderbird wasn’t the only 650 Twin rumbling out of Britain in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This month our vintage motorcycle expert examines the BSA A10 Golden Flash.


Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta 750S
Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta 750S

Thursday, April 28, 2011

In this Memorable Motorcycle our correspondent shines a spotlight on MV Agusta’s 750S – its shortcomings and unmistakable historic appeal.


Memorable MC: Triumph Thunderbird 650
Memorable MC: Triumph Thunderbird 650

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This month’s Memorable Motorcycle harkens back to the post-war era, when GIs returned home and forked over mustering pay for sleek rides like the Triumph Thunderbird.


Memorable Motorcycles: Bultaco 400 Pursang
Memorable Motorcycles: Bultaco 400 Pursang

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Bultaco 400 Pursang will always be an unsung hero for the manufacturer because despite its potential, ill-timing of its development and internal politics doomed it from the start.


Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CR110
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CR110

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Memorable Motorcycle correspondent takes a closer look at the Honda CR110, which was Mr. Honda’s answer to the FIM 50cc class.


Memorable MC: MV Agusta Brutale
Memorable MC: MV Agusta Brutale

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This month our vintage expert unveils the MV Agusta Brutale as seen through his eyes – a complete styling mess with poor performance to boot.


Memorable MC: Works Racing Norton Manx
Memorable MC: Works Racing Norton Manx

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This month our British correspondent takes a look at the Work Racing Motorcycle’s Norton 30M Manx, which features the first engine produced digitally.


Memorable MC: Mike Hailwood Ducati Replica
Memorable MC: Mike Hailwood Ducati Replica

Monday, August 23, 2010

For this month’s Memorable Motorcycle our vintage editor takes a look back at a racing legend and personal hero, riding the Mike Hailwood Replica Ducati.


Memorable Motorcycle: BSA Victor Special
Memorable Motorcycle: BSA Victor Special

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

From dirt racer to road warrior, this month we take a look at the BSA Victor Special, which was originally a motocross machine until its road conversion in 1967.


Memorable Motorcycles: Honda Rune
Memorable Motorcycles: Honda Rune

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This month our Memorable Motorcycles man looks back at Honda’s monstrous Flat Six-powered cruiser flop, the short-lived Honda Rune.


Memorable MC: 1938 Triumph Speedtwin
Memorable MC: 1938 Triumph Speedtwin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This month our vintage editor looks back at an English original that redefined the motorcycle landscape – the Triumph Speedtwin.


Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This month our vintage motorcycle correspondent takes a closer look at the Yamaha SRX – calling it the best British bike the Japanese have ever made.


Memorable MC: 1973 Yamaha Monoshock
Memorable MC: 1973 Yamaha Monoshock

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This month our memorable motorcycles expert looks back at the early ‘70s radical suspension concept – the Yamaha factory monoshock.


Memorable Motorcycles: 1956 Triumph TR5
Memorable Motorcycles: 1956 Triumph TR5

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This month our vintage motorcycle expert looks back to the golden era of the British motorcycle industry and the Triumph TR5, an off-road sports bike.


Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 1000
Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 1000

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This month’s memorable motorcycle heralds from the not-to-distant past – Massimo Tamburini’s immaculate sportbike, the MV Agusta F4.


Memorable Motorcycles Honda CB1300A
Memorable Motorcycles Honda CB1300A

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our British correspondent found a memorable motorcycle he deems perfect for the American rider, the Honda CB1300A. Too bad it’s not available in the States!


Memorable Motorcycle – Belgian TT
Memorable Motorcycle – Belgian TT

Friday, October 16, 2009

Our Memorable Motorcycles correspondent takes us back to the golden era of racing on closed public roads, this year’s Belgian TT in Gedinne.


Memorable Motorcycles Ariel Square 4G
Memorable Motorcycles Ariel Square 4G

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Our vintage motorcycle correspondent looks back at a unique offering from his native British motorcycle industry, the Ariel Square 4G.


Memorable Motorcycle BSA B.40 350
Memorable Motorcycle BSA B.40 350

Friday, August 7, 2009

Motorcycle USA’s favorite Brit recalls, with harsh clarity, the BSA B.40 350, a British motorbike surely fitting the definition of a memorable motorcycles.


Memorable Motorcycle Honda XL 125
Memorable Motorcycle Honda XL 125

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Honda XL 125 is a fine little motorcycle, very fit for the term ‘memorable’, so what does the Mujahideen and the CIA have to do with things? Find out in this month’s memorable motorcycle.


Memorable Motorcycles KDX 175
Memorable Motorcycles KDX 175

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Our vintage motorcycle correspondent dusts off an early ‘80s dirt bike review of the Kawasaki KDX 175, remembering the 2-stroke gem and the suspension snafu that spoiled the rest of that year’s class of Kawis.


Memorable Motorcycles Classic Biking Britain
Memorable Motorcycles Classic Biking Britain

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Motorcycle USA’s vintage motorcycle correspondent delivers a primer on the antique two-wheeled travel opportunities in Great Britain. Check out Melling’s Classic Biking Britain.


Memorable Motorcycles Honda RC181
Memorable Motorcycles Honda RC181

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This month Frank brings us a RC181 replica race bike, but this is no ordinary replica; this one might even surprise those who saw the original.


Memorable MC Bridgestone Hurricane
Memorable MC Bridgestone Hurricane

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bridgestone is world-renowned for its tires but the Japanese firm also produced motorcycles – the topic of this month’s memorable motorcycle.


Memorable Motorcycle 1973 CCM Trail Bike
Memorable Motorcycle 1973 CCM Trail Bike

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Frank looks back to the 70’s to check out a 1973 CCM Trail Bike in this month’s Memorable Motorcycles.


Memorable Motorcycles Hercules W2000
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
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
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
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.


Memorable MC Husqvarna 390 Automatic
Memorable MC Husqvarna 390 Automatic

Friday, July 18, 2008

This month our Memorable Motorcycles correspondent, Frank Melling, teaches us young whippersnappers about the true cutting edge automatic motorcycle – the Husqvarna 390 Automatic.


Memorable Motorcycles Riding the TT
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
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
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
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
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
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.


Memorable Motorcycle Suzuki GS1000
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
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
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 MC ’81 Paris-Dakar BMW
Memorable MC ’81 Paris-Dakar BMW

Friday, September 14, 2007

Frank dusts off an oldie but goodie with this month’s Memorable Motorcycle, his original report on the BMW beast which won the 1981 Paris-Dakar race.


Memorable Motorcycle Kawasaki Z1
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.


Memorable MC 1960 Triumph Bonneville
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
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 Motorcycles Honda TL125
Memorable Motorcycles Honda TL125

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Before trials riding reached the pinnacle of popularity it currently enjoys, Honda came out with its progenitor to modern trials bikes, the Honda TL125.


Memorable MC 1980 CCM 500TE
Memorable MC 1980 CCM 500TE

Friday, February 9, 2007

Our classic bike expert takes a look at a vintage MX bike that demonstrated both great promise and imminent failure.


Memorable MC 1959 Honda CB92
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Motorcyles BSA Titanium
Memorable Motorcyles BSA Titanium

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

In 1965, BSA set out to build the best motocross bike the world had ever seen.


Memorable Motorcycles Suzuki TS250
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
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
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
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 MC Suzuki PE250B
Memorable MC Suzuki PE250B

Friday, August 12, 2005

Very rarely, there appears a bike which engenders affection – a motorcycle which is the true embodiment of the mechanical horse. The Suzuki PE 250B was one of these special machines.


Memorable Motorcycles Ural Sidecar
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
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.


Memorable Motorcycle Yamaha FS1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 MC Triumph TR5T Adventurer
Memorable MC Triumph TR5T Adventurer

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Triumph Adventurer is one of the great, “If only…” stories of the British motorcycling industry.


Memorable MC 360 Mikkola Husqvarna
Memorable MC 360 Mikkola Husqvarna

Monday, September 13, 2004

The story of the 1974 360 “Mikkola” Husqvarna is a fascinating one. At that point in time, motocross was big business – especially in the open class.


Memorable Motorcycles Triton
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
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
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
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.


Frank Melling looks back at vintage motorcycles that, good or bad, make for a memorable motorcycle.