MORE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES


Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance Bonneville Build is Almost Done

By Richard Backus

For the past few months we’ve been working on our latest project with Dairyland Cycle Insurance, taking a brand new, 2010 Triumph Bonneville and transforming it from what’s already an oh-so-nice retro classic into something with just a little more attitude and style; a new Triumph retro bobber. We’re getting close to finishing the bike, but while you’re waiting we thought we’d share a pic or two to give you a glimpse of what our new retro bobber’s going to look like.


Found on eBay: 1947 Scott Flying Squirrel

by Landon Hall

Here's something you don't see every day: Yes, it's a well-loved Scott Flying Squirrel, ready to ride and enjoy. Some days you just have to love eBay.


Circa-1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle sells for $132,000!

by Richard Backus

One of the few surviving Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycles, the world’s first production motorcycle, sold for £86,200 – $131,866 at current exchange – at Bonham’s April 25 auction, held during the annual International Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford, England. The amount was close to double of most pre-sale estimates, which had the bike’s value pegged at $65,000 to perhaps $100,000.


Rockers vs. Mods in Dallas: Taking it to the streets

by Richard Backus

Forget the trailer queen shows and head to Texas for the rolling and rocking Rockers vs. Mods rally March 26-28, 2010, in Dallas. Showcasing one-of-a-kind bikes, a raffle, slow races, night rides through downtown, bands, DJ’s and general mayhem for Italian scooter and European bike enthusiasts and spectators, the Rockers vs. Mods rally brings cool classic bikes out of the garage and onto the street.


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AMA Hall of Famer Malcolm Smith to serve as Grand Marshal for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

by Richard Backus

In recognition of Malcolm Smith's contributions to the success of Husqvarna, the American Motorcyclist Association and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America have announced that Smith will serve as Grand Marshal at the 19th annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this July 9-11 in Lexington, Ohio. Husqvarna is the Marque of the Year for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.


The Mustang Motorcycle is back!

By Richard Backus

New retro bikes continue to grow in popularity. Royal Enfield, Triumph, Harley and Moto Guzzi all build motorcycles geared to riders whose tastes lean to yesterday’s classics. Add one more to the list thanks to the newly incorporated California Scooter Company, which is launching a line of bikes directly inspired by the classic Mustang motorcycles built in Glendale, Calif., from 1947 to 1965.


1895 Hildebrand and Wolfmüller to be auctioned by Bonhams

by Richard Backus

Bonhams will auction one of the few surviving Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycles, a circa-1895 model that’s been in the same ownership since the early 1930s, at its annual International Classic Motorcycle Show in Stafford, England, April 25.


Ceccato 75 takes top honors at AMA’s 2009 Concours d’Elegance

by Richard Backus

An extremely rare – as in the one and only – Ceccato 75 won the 2009 Concours d’Elegance held by the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in conjunction with the museum’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Owned by Italian bike collector Guy Webster, the Ceccato is believed the only survivor of five made by the Italian Ceccato company.