1971 Steyr-Puch Haflinger

The Steyr-Puch Haflinger was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the ageing American-built Jeeps that were still being used by the Austrian military. The engineering that went into the unusual looking Haflinger was outstanding, and despite its unconventional appearance its capabilities as an off-roader are exceptional. The head engineer was Erich Ledwinka,…

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Aviatore Veloce Turbojet Coffee Machine

Just 100 examples of the new Aviatore Veloce Turbojet Coffee Machine will be built, and much like the other creations from Super Veloce it’s unlikely that most people will know what it actually is at first glance. Each is made from aviation grade 6061 T6, 2000 series aluminium alloy, stainless steel 316 Ti, 304 and…

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Ducati Condor Racer by BevelTech

The Condor A350 is a motorcycle built in Switzerland by Condor-Werke AG for the Swiss Military. Rather then building a bespoke engine for the motorcycle it was decided that the single-cylinder from the popular 350 Scrambler would be used. The benefits of this were significant – it was a simple, well-engineered motor with excellent parts…

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XTR Pepo Ducati Racer

This new Ducati by XTR Pepo is a chimera of sorts, much like the creature from Greek mythology it’s composed of parts from multiple other creatures – in this case a 1994 Ducati Monster 750, a Ducati 900SS, and a Ducati 749. XTR Pepo is a Madrid-based custom garage run by Pepo Rosell, you may…

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2×2 Rokon Trail-Breaker

The Rokon Trail-Breaker is an American-made 2-wheel drive motorcycle that’s been used by everyone from the US military, to the forestry service, to treasure hunters. It’s designed exclusively for off-road use, however it can be driven on the road at speeds up to 35 mph if needed. The original design was completed by American inventor…

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1976 Suzuki RG500 XR14

The Suzuki RG500 has been hailed by many as the Norton Manx of the 2-stroke era. Its unusual square-4 engine launched the Japanese 2-strokes to the forefront of global motorcycle racing competition – and kept it there for the better part of 20 years. The water-cooled, square-4, 2-stroke powerplant used in the RG500 was a significant gamble for…

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1974 MV Agusta 750S

The engine used in the MV Agusta 750S was originally placed in the MV Agusta 600 in 1966 – making it one of the first road-going motorcycles to mount an inline-4 transversely across the frame. It’s unlikely the Italians had any idea how common this engine arrangement would become, particularly once it was adopted by Honda…

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Egli-Vincent Racer

The Egli-Vincent has become so famous since it was first developed in the mid-1960s that its name now almost rivals the Vincent marque itself. Developed by Fritz Egli of Switzerland, the original Egli-Vincent was his own race bike, a bike he used as a testbed for his own engineering experiments. The main drawback to the original…

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The Radial Engined Megola Motorcycle

The Megola motorcycle was designed by Fritz Cockerell in 1920, it’s powered by a 5-cylinder radial engine mounted inside the spokes of the front wheel. The are a few benefits to this layout and a couple of drawbacks, on the positive side there is very little power lost to mechanical drag and the engine’s simplicity…

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1930s-Era Dashboard Instruments

This matching pair of 1930s-era dashboard instruments were mounted to the dash of a long forgotten race car, as a way of tracking temperature and altitude – both measurements that would potentially require modifications to fuelling and spark timing. Engine tweaks like this were mostly manual at the time of course, and some of the…

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