Rotary Revival: Van Veen OCR 1000

By Alan Cathcart

The Wankel-rotary-powered Van Veen is just as wild today as it was when it debuted in the 1970s.

Au Naturel: 1978 Bultaco Streaker

By Dain Gingerelli

Rare as hen’s teeth, fewer than 100 Bultaco Streakers were brought to the U.S. over its three-year production.

Bob Vail’s “Similaria” Motorcycles

By Bob Vail

Reader Bob Vail builds motorcycles with a vintage look but have modern performance and features.

Mahindra Group Buys BSA, Rights to JAWA

By Alan Cathcart

Among the future bikes envisioned is a single with the Gold Star name.


Yin and Yang: Vee Two Australia Imola Evo

By Alan Cathcart

First seen at the Barber Vintage Festival, the Vee Two Imola Evo is the realization of a dream.

Sonic Boom: 1982 Can-Am Sonic 500

By Robert Smith

The Can-Am Sonic 500 wasn’t a big seller when it was built, making it a rare model today.

Iron Curtain Artistry: 1954 JAWA 250 Perak

By Corey Levenson

Beautifully restored, this JAWA 250 Perak might be one of the nicest post-war Czechoslovakian motorcycles.

1951 FN Military M13

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

This 1951 FN Military M13 was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.