Pure Madness: 1914 Militaire

Story by Hamish Cooper. Photos by Phil Aynsley.

Part car and part motorcycle, the Militaire was marketed at traveling gentlemen who owned a large automobile and desired a lighter vehicle to get around economically.

Lee Buffenmyer's Penton Café Racer

By Lee Buffenmyer

A reader we bumped into at Vintage Motorcycle Days tells us about his 1973 Penton Six-Day enduro-turned Penton café racer.

Artisanal Ambitions: 2018 Janus Gryffin

By Richard Backus

Welcome to the Janus Gryffin, the small, craft-built motorcycle from Goshen, Indiana, designed to evoke memories of simpler times.

American Fours: 1910 Pierce Four and 1914 Henderson Four

By Alan Cathcart

Alan Cathcart rides a 1910 Pierce Four and a 1914 Henderson Four back-to-back.


Refined Pioneer: 1921 Reading Standard

By Margie Siegal

Some antique motorcycles do much better in current conditions than they did when they were built.

The Same, But Different: 1927 Cleveland 4-45 and 4-61 Motorcycles

By Margie Siegal

A pair of 1927 Cleveland four-cylinder motorcycles, a model 4-45 and a model 4-61, together in one place.

Against All Odds: 1971-1972 Yankee 500Z

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

Comparing the Yankee 500Z and its main competitors, the Husqvarna Baja Invader 500 and the BSA B50SS Gold Star.

1955 Simplex

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

This 1955 Simplex was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

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