Located in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania, Reading Standard built some of the most interesting American motorcycles between 1903 and 1922. This is the 1909 Reading Standard on display at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa.
The 1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
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 on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
Very rare 1942 Sarolea Magmotor Belgian motorcycle featured on History Channel's "Pawn Stars" and sold at the 2010 MidAmerica Vintage Motorcycle Auction.
Ted Guthrie reminisces on the acquistion of a 1975 Moto Beta 125 Premier Enduro.
A collection of videos highlighting the 2010 Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball
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.
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