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Learning Curves on the Training Course

Column by Richard Backus

The founding editor recalls his first motorcycling experiences after watching the editor of our sister publications acquire her motorcycle license under a far different process.

Onwards and Sideways

Column by Landon Hall

The new editor for Motorcycle Classics, Landon Hall, talks about this year's shows, his early days with the magazine and the Honda CB750 he wishes he never let go.

Rides & Destinations: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona

By Joe Berk.

A thrilling ride, the climb to Kitt Peak National Observatory is filled with twisties, cactus and abundant wildlife. Just watch out for jaguars.

Randy Mamola: Four Seconds to Greatness

Story by Dain Gingerelli.

Sometimes before you become a winner, you have to lose something — four times in fan favorite and philanthropist Randy Mamola’s case.


Shifting Gears

Column by Richard Backus.

It’s been a satisfying ride the past 14 years, but the time has come for Editor Backus to turn the controls of Motorcycle Classics over to someone else.

The Way We Weren’t in ’73

Story and photos by Dain Gingerelli.

Rediscovered photos evoke stories from a 1973 tour of California aboard a Kawasaki Z-1. No GPS, fancy tank bags or waterproof riding gear.

A Harley by Any Other Name is Still a Harley

By Dain Gingerelli. Photos courtesy Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Remembering the four-time Grand Prix World Championship-winning Harley-Davidson RR250/350.

Rest in Peace, Patrick Godet

By Alan Cathcart

Renowned Vincent restorer and expert Patrick Godet’s attention to detail and enthusiasm brought him customers from around the globe.

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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