Triumph Board Tracker

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This Triumph Board Tracker is a motorcycle that was built far more recently that you might guess, utilising parts and engineering practices that were common back in the heyday of the board track racing revolution – from the 1910s till the late 1920s. It uses a vintage Triumph bicycle frame that was sourced by New Zealander…

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Norton MM

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The Norton MM is a limited edition production motorcycle developed by 72 Motorcycles out of the UK, with the full blessing of Norton Motorcycles. Some of you will have immediately pegged that its design ethos is based on the iconic Ron Wood “Big Tube” Norton flat track racer from the 1970s, which has the distinction…

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2×2 Rokon Trail-Breaker

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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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ACP Customs Suzuki Katana

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When the Suzuki Katana was introduced in late 1980, it was billed as the fastest production motorcycle in the world thanks to its 1100cc inline-4 – an engine borrowed from the mighty Suzuki GS1100. Interestingly, the Katana started life in Germany, Suzuki Deutschland requested a motorcycle that would appeal directly to their local market –…

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1976 Suzuki RG500 XR14

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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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Ventus Garage Moto Guzzi V65

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The Moto Guzzi V65 was released in 1982 and sold in various forms until 1994, it was fitted with a 643cc twin (with a bore of 80mm and a stroke of 64mm), and either 2 or 4 valve heads. As with most Guzzi, the V65 had a longitudinally-mounted V-twin with a 90 degree V-angle and a…

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Tamarit Motorcycles Triumph Scrambler #216

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The Triumph Scrambler was introduced in 2006 as a modified version of the already-popular Triumph Bonneville. The design closely followed that of the Bonneville, however chief designer John Mockett drew additional inspiration from the iconic TR6C Trophy Special, favoured by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins. The drivetrain engineers at Triumph took the…

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Croft-Cameron Super Eight

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The Croft-Cameron Super Eight was the top-of-the-line model from the little-known British motorcycle manufacturer during their relatively short 1923 to 1926 lifespan. Croft-Cameron was a competitor with the likes of Brough Superior and Coventry-Eagle, and their motorcycles all look relatively similar from 20 paces – though this has more to do with the engineering best-practices…

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Brass Balls Cycles F3 Rocketeer

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The Brass Balls Cycles F3 Rocketeer is a limited production motorcycle based directly on the initial prototype that won the AMD World Championships of Custom Bike Building (production class). Just 15 will be made in total, and a number of them have already been delivered to customers in the USA. Brass Balls Cycles is a…

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5 Minute Histories: Ducati Monster

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Miguel Galluzzi, the creator of the Monster, once said “In the mind of a motorcyclist you need a gas tank, a seat and a motor.” Galluzzi was working for Honda back when the seed of the idea that would become the Ducati Monster appeared in his mind. He was looking at a picture of a…

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