Burt Munro: Offerings To The God Of Speed

Burt Munro Photograph

Burt Munro: Offerings To The God Of Speed is a documentary that was made many years before Munro became an international icon thanks to the Anthony Hopkins film The World’s Fastest Indian. Burt was born in New Zealand in 1899, he’s most famous for his incredible exploits at Bonneville but in his earlier life he was a professional speedway rider,  a…

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Norton Classic Wankel Rotary

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The Norton Classic is an exceedingly rare motorcycle, just 100 were made in 1987 and today it’s considered one of the most collectible of the post-WWII models from the storied British marque. A twin-rotor Wankel engine was developed for use in the Norton Classic by David Garside who worked at BSA’s Umberslade Hall research facility….

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Ducati 750SS by XTR Pepo

Ducati 750 SS

The third generation Ducati 750SS was never quite as popular with the Ducatista as it’s larger sibling – the 900SS. That said, Ducati did sell a significant number of them due to their affordable pricing, and their capabilities versus their immediate Japanese competition. When Ducati released the model in 1991 they priced it directly inline…

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Original Honda CB750 Press Bike

Honda CB750

The Honda CB750 was released in 1968 by the Japanese marque to fill a request from their distributors in the USA who had been asking for a larger capacity and much higher performance motorcycle with high levels of reliability, an electric start and the ability to compete directly with the larger capacity motorcycles from Britain,…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Honda Street Tracker

We tried to incorporate as much variety as possible this week, so we’ve included both original bikes and their customised counterparts. The bikes come from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s, and I think it’s safe to say that there’s something here for every taste – unless you’re a die hard cruiser fan…

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1970 Egli-Vincent

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The Egli-Vincent has become a brand unto itself, it was all started by Fritz Egli in Switzerland in the 1960s – he was a motorcycle racer with a Vincent who he felt could handle better given the 10+ years of engineering development that had taken place since his bike was originally built. Fritz stripped the…

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MV Agusta 750 America

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The MV Agusta 750 America is a motorcycle that was designed by Italians to meet a very specific American specification. By 1975 MV Agusta was in dire financial difficulties, so Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of the sole US MV Augusta importer Commerce Overseas Corporation, sent a specification sheet to Italy outlining a bike they…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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We came across a couple of very rare motorcycles on eBay this week including an MV Agusta 4C6 and an original Harley-Davidson WRTT. That said, all of the bikes here are collector’s items that would make excellent additions to any garage. Each week I pick out a personal favourite and this week it was actually kind of…

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Norton Model 18

Norton Model 18

The Norton Model 18 was the most advanced motorcycle ever built by the British marque when it was introduced in 1923. Unlike its forbears the Model 18 was fitted with a new overhead valve engine – replacing the now obsolete side valve designs that had been popular in the formative years of motorcycling. In 1922,…

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Tamarit “Ronin” Triumph Scrambler

Custom Triumph Scrambler Motorcycle 2

Tamarit Motorcycles is a Spanish custom motorcycle and parts company who have turned out some of the best looking and most usable Triumph Scramblers we’ve seen over the past few years. Their builds are typically characterised by practicality – they’re designed to be bikes that are ridden everyday rather than just on weekends. This bike…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

BSA Motorcycle

We found some beautiful and unusual vintage motorcycles on eBay this week, I think we’ve got something for everyone here including a 1975 Yamaha TZ750 – a two-stroke 750cc motorcycle that’ll accelerate so fast you’ll have a hard time hanging on. Picking out a personal favourite this week came down to a choice between the…

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