Motorcycle Classics has dedicated its first Special Collector Edition to celebrating the 1970s. Many great and classic motorcycles were designed and built in the ’70s, and Motorcycle Classics has put together a 100-page special edition featuring articles that explore the decade and what it brought to the motorcycle world. The Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, Triumph X75 Hurricane, BMW R90s, Suzuki GS1000, along with many others are all covered in this glossy-page, full-color guide. Whether you’re just discovering these bikes or have been riding them since they first came on the market, you’re sure to enjoy this special edition.

Discover how the Yamaha RD350 was the poor boy racer of its time and why it’s still great today. Learn how the best of Kawasaki’s 2-stroke, 3-cylinder rockets came from the days of heavy metal. Read how the often-overshadowed Triumph TR7V Tiger performed much like its twin-carb brother, the Bonneville. Understand why the iconic Ducati 750 Sport holds a special place in the hearts of Ducati fans everywhere.

More articles in this special edition include:

  • The New Year Bike: Harley-Davidson XLCR – Owned by Mark Harrigan since new, this 1,776-mile XLCR is original right down to the tires.
  • England’s First Superbike: BSA Rocket 3 – BSA’s Rocket 3 was, for a time, the fastest production bike available.
  • Perfection: Honda CB750 Four – The CB750 Four caused waves in the motorcycle market when it debuted. Viewed from the perspective of its contemporaries, the CB750 was a revelation.
  • Belle of the Ball: Yamaha XS1100 – Better late than never, Yamaha blew away the liter bike competition with its fast and fabulous XS1100.



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This photo of the impressive Duo Glide is the epitome of engine art. #19 in the series.

This 16" x 20" print-on-demand metallic print was created by professional motorsports photographer Daniel Peirce. Each print is signed and numbered by the author.

What is a Metallic Print? An Endura Metallic print is a unique imaging paper from Eastman Kodak. Photographically printed, the subtle metallic surface produces a depth and color richness unmatched by any other process. A subtle 3D effect is discernible in many of the images. Giclee printing is swell, but for engine pictures, Metallic is the only way to go. Also, print longevity is an impressive 100 years. Metallic prints will not disappoint. Please allow up to 5 business days to ship.



Originally used as a slur against riders who used hopped-up motorcycles to travel from one transport café to another, "café racer" describes a bike genre that first became popular in 1960s British rocker subculture … although the motorcycles were also common in Italy, France and other European countries. The rebellious rock 'n' roll counterculture is what first inspired these fast, personalized and distinctive bikes, with their owners often racing down public roads in excess of 100 miles per hour ("ton up," in British slang), leading to their public branding as "ton-up boys." Café Racers traces café racer motorcycles from their origins in the mid-20th century all the way into modern times, where the style has made a recent comeback in North America and Europe alike, through the museum-quality portraiture of top motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter and the text of motorcycle culture expert Paul d'Orléans. Chronologically illustrated with fascinating historical photography, the book travels through the numerous ever-morphing and unique eras of these nimble, lean, light, and head-turning machines. Café Racers visually celebrates a motorcycle riding culture as complex as the vast array of bikes within it.