Brough Breaks Bonneville Record

by Richard Backus

The specially constructed 1,100cc SS model Brough Superior completed two opposite-direction runs through the measured mile at Bonneville Salt Flats on September 1, 2011, at a mean average speed of 124.98 mph, breaking the AMA 1350-A-VG Speed Record established by a 1350cc Indian in 2005 at 114 mph!


Book Review: Shooting Star by Abe Aamidor

By MC Staff

Engaging and well-researched, Shooting Star: The Rise and Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry by Abe Aamidor tells the story of the British motorcycle industry’s fall in a way even the non-historian will enjoy.  


Cutaway Classic Motorcycle Engines

By Phillip Tooth

Herb Harris' magnificent collection of cutaway classic motorcycle engines.


Win a New Triumph Bonneville!

Richard Backus

Hot on the heels of Project Café, the 1973 Honda CB500 we transformed from a tired salvage yard reject to a beautiful café for the street, we’re gearing up for our next project, a customized and upgraded 2010 Triumph Bonneville. Dairyland Cycle Insurance is helping us make it happen, and when we're done, you could win it!


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Quick Ride: 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel

By Richard Backus

Ever wonder what it’s like to ride a truly vintage motorcycle? How about an 82-year-old water-cooled 2-stroke twin? It’s amazing enough to discover anyone even built such a bike back in the 1920s, more amazing is riding one and discovering that except for the expected deficiencies in braking, it’s a remarkably user-friendly machine.


Shooting Star — a Look at British Motorcycle History

By Motorcycle Classics staff

"Shooting Star" belongs on the short shelf of books about British motorcycle history that provide a concise account of the industry's rise and fall.


Riding Texas on British Singles

By Phillip Tooth

A motorcycle trip through Texas on British singles.


Daytona 200, Circa 1952

By Jim Walter

At Daytona in 1952 a team from Janesville, Wis., consisted of (left to right) R.L. Patterson, crew chief, John Haskell riding a BSA Gold Star, “Bud” Harder the local BSA and Triumph dealer and sponsor of the duo, and Fran Shackleford on a Triumph.



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