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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.

Forward Motion as a Community

By Richard Backus

Motorcycle Classics magazine is staying the same, but we’re embracing our other communities in a new way in 2019.

Rides & Destinations: Mesa Verde National Park

Story and photos by Joe Berk.

There’s plenty to see in Mesa Verde National Park with over 40 miles of roads with scenic turnouts and well-preserved ancient structures.

Vintage Boat Cross: Trip Essentials

By John L. Stein

What does it take to prepare a couple of old Hondas and a boat for a trip across the lake and on the trail? Quite a bit, it turns out.

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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