My 1933 Velocette KTT MkIV: ‘The Mule’


The long history of Velocette KTT470 as documented by Paul d'Orléans, from the factory for Mack's Motorcycles to Eddie…

The Velocette KTT MkI


This is my idea of a truly compelling motorcycle: a Velocette KTT Mk1, built between 1928-1931. A real gem of a…

Phil Irving’s ‘Other’ Twin: the Velocette Model O


Phil Irving co-designed the legendary Vincent V-twin: he also designed a parallel twin for Velocette in 1938 that was…

2019 Velocette OC Summer Rally


Meandering through the summer wilds of far Northern California for a week, with friends and old motorcycles. Is there…

1967 Velocette Clubman Veeline


The 1967 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline - what a mouthful of a name for what is an absolutely gorgeous…

2006 Velocette Owners Club Summer Rally


The Velocette Owner's Club Summer Rally lasts one week, and the ride is a 5-day, 1000-mile adventure in a different…

Australian Velocette Club Centenary Rally


A visit to the largest Velocette Owners Club week-long rally on the planet, with over 120 Velocettes touring the…

Double Trouble: the CoVel Story


Hedley Cox built a twinned Velocette KTT engine for the Isle of Man TT in 1951, to race in the 500cc category, without…

Shooting ‘The Mule’


When 'Motorcycle Classics' wanted a story, they sent Nick Cedar to shoot my 1933 Velocette KTT Mk4 - better known as…

Brooklands Relived 2005: David Vincent


David Vincent won his Gold Star in 1936 aboard a two-year old Velocette KTT MkIV, on of only 29 riders to win the award…

The Ultimate Old Bike Test – 2012 Cannonball


Motorcycles as static relics are ultimately dead things; I'm a rider first, and I prefer riding old motorcycles.…

100 Years of Montlhéry: VRM 2024


A borrowed helmet and gloves was good enough for tech, and I knew it would be a wild ride, even if Rob promised to…

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2013


Vintage Revival Montlhéry is open to pre-1940 vehicles to race on the oldest banked autodrome in the world, 40 minutes…

2023 Quail – No Rain, No Pain


The 2023 edition of the Quail Motorcycle Gathering was blessed with no rain, and a lot of fascinating people and…

The Girl on a Motorcycle


Long before the days of women's self-exploitation on social media, Anke-Eve Goldmann's image was exploited by novelists…

The Bilbao TT: 1932


Few remember that Bilbao, Spain, had a TT of its own in 1932, with serious international participation. We translate…

Bonhams Spring Stafford 2019


Bonham's Spring Stafford sale has an outrageous mix of over 400 motorcycles and tons of rare parts and basket cases,…

Road Test: 2010 Falcon Kestrel


Ian Barry's Falcon Kestrel is a contemporary masterpiece of custom motorcycle design, and we Road Tested this beauty in…