Motorcycle Poll: Which 1983 Superbike Would You Buy?

by Richard Backus

They may seem tame today, but when they were introduced, yesterday’s air-cooled DOHC inline fours were fearsome machines. In 1983, if you wanted a really big, really fast four, three machines that really stuck out were the Honda CB1100F, Kawasaki GPz1100 and Suzuki GS1100SD Katana. Compared to earlier fours from Japan, these were strikingly styled motorcycles with prodigious levels of horsepower and technological wizardry. Ignored for years, they’re increasingly coming back on the radar, and good ones are hard to find. So the question is, if you could buy just one, which would it be?

1911 Detroit Motorcycle

by MC Staff

1911 Detroit motorcycle on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

1942 Saroléa Magmotor

by Christian Williams

Very rare 1942 Sarolea Magmotor Belgian motorcycle featured on History Channel's "Pawn Stars" and sold at the 2010 MidAmerica Vintage Motorcycle Auction.

1975 Moto Beta 125 Premier Enduro

by Ted Guthrie

Ted Guthrie reminisces on the acquistion of a 1975 Moto Beta 125 Premier Enduro.


Footage from the 2010 Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball

by Christian Williams

A collection of videos highlighting the 2010 Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball

The Whizzer Sportsman

by Jack Jines

Art White tells reader Jack Jines about his childhood experiences with the prototype Whizzer Sportsman motor bike - a bike he still owns! - and his father's role with the Whizzer Motor Company.

Motorcycle Poll: Which classic single-cylinder thumper would you buy?

by Richard Backus

Oh for the days of the classic thumper. Time was when all the great British marques had something to offer the fledgling racer. Velocette never built anything but singles, with many people pointing to the 500cc Venom Clubman as the best of the breed. Norton of course had the immortal Manx, built in 350cc and 500cc versions and one of the winningest motorcycles ever made. And who can forget BSA’s incredible Gold Star, also in 350cc and 500cc guises. So the question is, if you could buy just one, which would it be?

Motorcycle Art: The Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar

by Landon Hall

For those of you that haven't yet heard of  Bike EXIF, it's a slick website that features a variety of unusual motorcycles, both classic and modern. The latest offering from the site is the Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar, and it's full of bikes from professional builders like Falcon Motorcycles, Deus Ex Machina, and the Wrenchmonkees, along with bikes you've seen in the pages of Motorcycle Classics, including two lovely custom cafés.    

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