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Café Espresso: 1978-1983 Moto Morini 500

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

Comparing the Moto Morini 500 Sport with its primary rivals, the Moto Guzzi 500 Monza and Ducati Sport Desmo 500.


The Modern Four: 1967 MV Agusta 600

By Adil Jal Darukhanawala

The very first example of the very first road-going MV Agusta 4-cylinder, the MV Agusta 600, original and unrestored.


Radical Rondine: 1939 Gilera 500 Rondine

By Hamish Cooper

We take a look at the championship-winning 1939 Gilera Rondine, the world’s first 4-cylinder Superbike.


Italian Job: 1963 Ducati 350

By Dain Gingerelli

Built in California by racer Frank Scurria, a Ducati 350 began life as a Ducati 175 single in a 125 F3 frame.


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What Might Have Been: The Lambretta GP Racer

By Hamish Cooper

In the early 1950s, scooter maker Lambretta crafted this amazing 250cc V-twin GP racer.


30-Year Wonder: 1987 Ducati 851S

By Alan Cathcart

Thirty years after its introduction, Ducati’s game-changing 4-valve, liquid-cooled 851 is an icon.


Golden Anniversary: 1967 Moto Guzzi V7

By Greg Williams

Guzzi enthusiast Paul Harrison restores a rough 1967 Moto Guzzi V7 just in time for the bike’s 50th birthday.


Twin Dreams: 1955 MV Agusta 300B Bicilindrica Prototype

By Hamish Cooper

A fascinating prototype that never made it into production, the MV Agusta 300B seemed set to unlock the future.