Silodrome’s Top 18 Motorcycles Of 2018

Top-18-Motorcycles

This is our annual collection of the most popular motorcycles on Silodrome for the year – this list is compiled in reverse order based on which motorcycles got the most visits on Silodrome over the past 12 months. There are more than a few surprises on the list, there are a few bikes missing that…

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An Original Rob North Triumph Trident Formula 750 Racer

Triumph Trident

The Triumph Trident and its BSA Rocket 3 sibling were, in a way, a last hurrah for the previously globally dominant British motorcycle industry. The Rob North Triumph Tridents A racing effort funded on a shoelace budget was launched in 1970 to promote the 750cc triple being used by both Triumph and BSA. Frame construction was…

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Unseen Footage: 1982 Barry Sheene Interview

Barry Sheene

This 1982 Barry Sheene interview has been largely unseen for the past 36 years, it includes some fantastic quotes from Barry including him remembering a time he had to steal diesel in from a construction site in Munich to get to a Grand Prix in Austria in 1971. It was originally filmed as part of a…

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Resurrecting The Mighty AJS V4 From 1936

AJS V4 Engine

The AJS V4 was an advanced engineering effort undertaken by the British motorcycle company in the mid-1930s, the first prototype was intended as a road-going motorcycle and it was shown at the Olympia Show in 1935. Building The AJS V4 Racer The road-going version of the V4 didn’t get a green light for production, it’s…

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The Bimota SB2 – The First Road-Legal Bimota

Bimota SB2 Motorcycle

The Bimota SB2 was a significant evolutionary step forward for motorcycles when it was released in 1977. Massimo Tamburini had designed not just a superbike, but the future of superbikes. His new creation featured an ultra-lightweight chromium molybdenum trellis perimeter frame, a bulletproof Suzuki GS750 DOHC engine that doubled as a stressed member, and handling…

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Your Help Needed: A Mystery About The Britten V1000

Britten V1000

Editor’s Note: We’re now in touch with Stephen’s family and they have the negatives safely in storage. At the moment it’s just a matter of them finding time to have a look through the boxes. We also picked up two more leads on some other historically important Britten images. If you have any Britten-related images…

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