Mystery Motorcycle in Vintage Photo

by MC Staff

Can you identify the vintage motorcycle in this photo?

Gary Nixon: 1941-2011

by Richard Backus

Gary Nixon, 1967 and 1968 AMA Grand National Champion, passed away on Friday, August 5, after suffering a heart attack. He was 70 years old. Over a decades-long career that started with his first professional race in 1958 at the age of 17, the seemingly indefatigable Nixon rode his way to the top. From flat track to road racing, Nixon did it all, and always excelled.

The Making of Magni Motorcycles

by Richard Backus

Ask your average motorcyclist about Magni motorcycles, and you’re likely to get a blank stare in response.

1909 Reading Standard

by MC Staff

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. 


1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100

by Christian Williams

The 1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

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.

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