2012 Zero XU: Ride Report

by Richard Backus

Although the focus of Motorcycle Classics is yesterday’s motorcycles, every so often we like to dip a toe in the present. Witness our coverage of bikes in the retro classics category, which includes machines like the iconic Royal Enfield Bullet, the revived Triumph Bonneville range and Moto Guzzi’s tres cool V7 models. Thanks to a long heritage, we think the retro classics fit in naturally with our focus. So how do we end up testing a 2012 Zero XU all-electric motorcycle? That takes a bit more explaining.  

Mustang Reborn: California Scooter Company

By Joe Berk

Steve Seidner is hard at work making the motorcycles he believes Mustang would build today.

Bonhams to Offer the Incredibly Rare 1905 Leo Motorcycle at Vegas Auction

Press Release

Following the recent news of Bonhams’ consignment of the remarkably original 1902 Rambler Model B from the Indian Motorcycle Museum, Bonhams is pleased to once again announce another headlining addition to their third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.

The Magnificent Mustang Motorcycles

By Joe Berk and Jim Cavanaugh

Uniquely American, Mustang motorcycles were the little small motorcycles that could — and still do.


1911 Flying Merkel Board Track Racer

by MC Staff

A 1911 Flying Merkel on display in the new board track racer display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

1906 Curtiss V-twin

by MC Staff

A 1906 Curtiss V-twin on display with other classic motorcycles at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

Rare Birds: Restoring a 1907 Curtiss Motorcycle

By Tom Cotter

Dale Axelrod’s restored Curtiss motorcycle is both a personal treasure and a valuable antique.

1916 Thor Motorcycle

by MC Staff

A 1916 Thor motorcyle, on display with other classic motorcycles at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

The sound and the fury: celebrate the machines that changed the world!

Motorcycle Classics JulAug 16Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Every issue  delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!

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