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1935 – The Greatest TT?

Some consider the 1935 Isle of Man Senior TT the greatest of them all, with only...

‘The Angels of Pervyse’

Mairie and Elsie were motorcycle pals from 1912, who took their bikes to Belgium...

Hooligan Racing: Gateway Drug to Flat Track

How do you get into flat track racing? Hooligan Michael Lawless tells his...

Vintage Triumph Wins Mexican 1000

Dirt; it’s how Americans race. That was the story in 1961 anyway, when Daytona still referred to a beach. Honda wanted to crack the American market, and that meant building dirt bikes; they’d dominated global GP racing, but were mostly absent on the rough stuff. The machine they developed to spearhead an off-road push was the CL 72 Scrambler, which used the sophisticated OHC twin-cylinder motor of the CB 72 Hawk, installed in a new full-cradle frame with a bash plate and high ground clearance, high-level exhausts, minimal fenders, and a...

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‘A Handlebar Derby’ – Daytona Beach Racing

Before the Daytona Speedway was built in 1963, racing was strictly on the beach!...

Selling Speed: What’s in a Name?

Manufacturers use evocative names to sell motorcycles - the oldest game in the...

The Current: Livio Suppo – From MotoGP to eMTB

An exclusive and candid conversation with former Repsol HRC MotoGP team...

Glenn H. Curtiss

Curtiss built the best motorcycle engines in the world from 1903 onwards, and...

There Goes my Hero

The Indian motorcycle industry consists of small-bore bikes plus the Royal...

The Silent Types

Silent films of the 1920s featured incredibly motorcycle stunts by Harold Lloyd,...

The Ride: Vintagent X Gestalten

'the Ride' books explore the new global custom motorcycle scene around the...

The Current: Al(ta) in the Family

The Alta Motors story is rooted in California flat-track and club racing, via...

The Age of Monsters

In the early 1900s, racing rules allowed the development of ultra-lightweight...

Confessions of a Factory Trials Rider

Gwen White was a factory-supported Trials rider in the 1950s, for Francis-Barnet...