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Hands-On

A few issues ago (March/April 2015, to be exact), I told you about our online reader surveys, where we query you for your opinions on a variety of subjects. Your response to those surveys helps us choose the stories we run and the covers we feature, and the comments you leave help us track your ...

Collecting Classic Motorcycles

It had been a few years since I last attended the annual vintage motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas, and returning home from the January 2015 event, I found myself ruminating over what constitutes a “classic” motorcycle and what drives interest and prices for old motorcycles.As you can read ...

Twin-Engined Triumph Bonneville

Steve Pieratt’s amazing twin-engined Triumph Bonneville. It’s long, but it still looks like a Bonnie.The annual Barber Vintage Festival is always full of surprises. Interesting, odd and downright weird classic and vintage bikes seem to come out of the woodwork for this annual celebration of ...

Take the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Survey

Many vintage bike fans are unaware of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation. A non-profit educational group founded in 2007, the AMF helps educate the public about the important role motorcycles have played in technology and culture. It’s an important organization performing necessary and ...

Motorcycle Enthusiasts: Taking the Pulse

Likely as not, a lot of you reading this magazine probably aren’t aware that as we go about the business of putting together articles and coming up with ideas about what we think should be in Motorcycle Classics, we survey readers to see if they agree with us and to get their opinions on what ...

Getting Small: Lightweight Motorcycles

My first motorcycle was a 1971 Kawasaki Bushmaster enduro, purchased with 721 miles on it from a retired teacher who kept it lashed to the front of his Winnebago. A 100cc 2-stroke single, that little Kawi was the perfect first bike. Light and underpowered, it was easy to handle, easy to work on ...

1909 Torpedo V4 (Videos)

If you haven’t already read the November/December 2014 issue of Motorcycle Classics featuring Czech enthusiast Pavel Malanik’s amazing recreation of the fabled 1909 Torpedo V4 — really an inline semi-radial 4-cylinder — do yourself a favor and click here to learn the full story behind ...

On the Road, Italian Style in the Vintage Benelli Tour

I just returned from the Vintage Benelli Tour in Italy, an amazing week of discovery,  riding, predictably enough, vintage Benellis through the Italian countryside. The central Italian region of Marche where we spent most of our time is storybook beautiful, a landscape punctuated by hills, ...

Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Recognizes Greg Williams

 Motor journalist Greg Williams, one of Canada’s most widely published motorcycle journalists and a regular contributor to Motorcycle Classics, will receive the Barr and Heddy Hodgson Award during ceremonies for the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The award recognizes “those who have ...

Royal Enfield Continental GT: Saddle time with CEO Siddhartha Lal

Royal Enfield’s Siddhartha Lal on the new Continental GT. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Wing.)Is Royal Enfield boss Siddhartha Lal simply a wealthy heir to industry who’s risen to his position by dint of birth? Or is he a true visionary and motorcycle enthusiast bent on reviving a once noble ...

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