Category: 5 Minute Histories

5 Minute Histories: The Indian Chief

Introduction The story of the Indian Chief is one that is not quite of the…

A Brief History of the Universal Japanese Motorcycle

The creation of the Japanese sword gives us an insight into the thinking behind the…

5 Minute Histories: The Yamaha SR400 & SR500

Back in 1978 when Yamaha first created the SR500 it was intended to be a…

5 Minute Histories: The Vincent Black Shadow

If the Brough Superior was the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles, then the Vincent Black Shadow was…

5 Minute Histories: The Norton Commando

Introduction The Norton Commando is a vintage British motorcycle whose name would become so iconic…

5 Minute Histories: The Honda CB750

Motorcycles were a market that was to be a natural opening for Japanese industry. Although…

5 Minute Histories: Triumph TR6 Trophy – The Desert Sled

Introduction to the Triumph TR6 - The Desert Sled The Triumph TR6 Trophy, otherwise known as…

5 Minute Histories: The Story of the Yamaha XS650

The Beginning The Japanese are an interesting people. When US Commodore Matthew Perry engaged in…

5 Minute Histories: The Story of the BMW K100

The Japanese rise as a dominant force in the motorcycle industry during the seventies caught…