Britten – Return to The Island

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Britten – Return to The Island is a look at one of the most fascinating motorcycles of the 1990s – the Britten V1000. The film is 8 minutes long, and provides a wonderful look back at an often overlooked piece of motorcycle history. Official Description The Isle of Man TT is, without doubt, the most…

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1929 BMW R62

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BMW motorcycles have always been a little unusual, the Germans were never afraid to depart from the norm, and to their credit, the German consumers have been more than happy to jump on for the ride. Although the R62 wasn’t produced for long it’s still much sought after by enthusiasts thanks to its elegant looks…

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Original Sandcast 1971 Ducati 750 GT

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This is one of the original sandcast Ducati 750 GTs from 1971, this first series of bikes included the legendary Imola race bikes, and they have the historic distinction of being the first Ducatis to have a 90° L-twin (otherwise known as a V-twin). On top of being the first L-twin Ducati, it was also…

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Deus Ex Machina MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

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The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is a triple cylinder naked bike with 140hp and a kerb weight of 168 kilograms. As you can tell by those figures, it’s anything but a boring commuter. So when Woolie of the Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California was commissioned by MV Agusta to build a…

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1959 AJS 7R

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Phil Walker designed the 7R with a single cylinder, single overhead camshaft engine – based on the lessons learned with the pre-WWII “cammy” engines. The chain driven overhead camshaft gives the 7Rs engine a distinctive look on the timing side, with an oftentimes gold-painted timing and cam cover sitting below the AJS fuel tank with its large knee indents on either side.

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1970 Ducati Desmo 350

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The company we now know as Ducati was founded in 1926 by Antonio Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno, and it was originally named “Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati”. Ducati originally made condensers, vacuum tubes, and other intricate radio parts – and by the outbreak of WWII the company had become important…

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The-Marvel-Ous by Ludwig

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Meet Riccardo Casarini The-Marvel-Ous is the work of Riccardo Casarini, an Italian motorcycle builder who grew up in a family of classic car restorers in the town of Voghera in Northern Italy. He grew up having adventures on bicycles as many of us did, developing a love of two wheeled machines in the process. After high…

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1949 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead

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A Brief History of the Harley-Davidson FL Panhead The Harley-Davidson FL series was introduced in 1941, originally fitted with the Knucklehead V-twin and leading-link front suspension, with a hard tail rear. The first major update was in 1948 when the improved Panhead V-twin made its first appearance in the FL, and a year later in 1949…

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1977 MV Agusta 850SS

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The MV Agusta 850SS was the last, the largest, and the fastest of the MV Agusta 4-cylinder road machines from the 1970s. In fact it was one of the fastest production road-going motorcycle in the world in 1977 with a top speed of 150+mph and between 85 and 95 hp on tap, depending on who…

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Lithium Cycles Super 73 Scout

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The Super 73 Scout by Lithium Cycles is an electric bicycle designed for people who hate electric bicycles. It’s been developed to look nothing like other electric bikes on the market, whilst incorporating a 500 Watt hub motor (peak power output is 1050 Watts) and a 48 Volt 14.5 amp-hour lithium ion battery offering approximately…

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1910 Thor Single

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Although many people have never heard of Thor, the company played a huge role in the early days of the American motorcycle industry – employing Oscar Hedstrom, Al Crocker, and Bill Ottoway early in their careers, these men would later become famous for their work at Indian Motocycles, Crocker Motorcycles, and Harley-Davidson respectively. A Brief…

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