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Bullets Over Bhutan

Story and photos by Robert Smith

In 1997, Robert Smith joined one of the first motorcycle tours through the quiet Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

The Bike Made Me Do It

Column by Landon Hall

Sometimes a motorcycle talks to you, like when a Triumph T100C spoke to Editor Landon Hall during last year's Getaway in Pennsylvania, you have to listen.

Looking for the Right Bike

Column by Richard Backus

The founding editor needed to find something reliable that could be ridden daily to preserve the Laverda RGS and BMW R75/5, but what to get?

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 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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