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Tempting Fate: Around the World on Ducati 175 Tourismos

By Hamish Cooper

Before Ewan and Charley, two Italian youths named Leopoldo Tartarini and Giorgio Monetti rode Ducati 175 Tourismos across five continents.

Learning Curves

By Richard Backus

The editor’s Laverda RGS 1000 is back on the road, after a bit of a learning curve, but it gets easier from here right?

Steel Shoes Steal the Show

By Dain Gingerelli

Steel shoes on the race track were slow to catch on until every flat track racer’s left foot was inside one, thanks to several clever racers.

Rides and Destinations: The Nethercutt Museum and Collection

By Joe Berk

Boasting 250 vintage automobiles, the Nethercutt Museum and Collection also features a collection of vintage furniture and vintage musical instruments.


Thinking Small, Take Two

By Richard Backus

Riding various small bikes at Rockerbox, Motoblot and Vintage Motorcycle Days once again reminds Editor Backus just how fun small bikes can be.

Rides and Destinations: New Hope, Pennsylvania

By Joe Berk

The ride in and around New Hope, Pennsylvania is a great one, filled with beautiful little towns, rolling hills and Revolutionary War history.

Thinking Small Can Bring Big Benefits

By Richard Backus

Motorcycles have been getting bigger over the decades as riders have become more horsepower obsessed, but there’s another way to get more power, and that’s with less.

40 Years Ago: Mike “The Bike” Hailwood’s Isle of Man Comeback

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

Remembering Mike Hailwood’s legendary 1978 Isle of Man Formula 1 victory on the Sports Motorcycles Ducati 900SS.

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