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1952 Vincent Black Shadow

The Black Shadow was introduced at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show as a turned version of the Rapide and was built until the production of Vincent motorcycles ceased in 1955. A 988cc 50-degree V-twin, it got its improved performance from a higher compression ratio, a larger bore carburetor and ...

Team Obsolete goes to Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio

Team Obsolete's 1954 AJS "Triple Knocker," one of just four built.Team Obsolete is set to bring two rare historic bikes to Vintage Motorcycle Days Mid-Ohio July 19-21, 2013. The AJS “triple knocker” 350 cc ex-factory Grand Prix racer that Rod Coleman rode to victory at the 1954 Isle of Man ...

1930 Douglas T6 600cc

The Douglas Engineering Co. was founded by two Scottish brothers, William and Edward, in 1882 in Bristol. Originally a general engineering company, they hired Joseph Barter whose own firm, Light Motors, had failed financially. Barter brought with him his own motorcycle design with a technically ...

Norton Upgrade: MkIII Head Steady

In the late 1960s, Norton was struggling. Faced with the dilemma of keeping its outdated big twin, the 750cc Atlas, viable in a rapidly changing market, the cash-poor company needed to do something but couldn't afford a clean-sheet approach. Fortunately, that something came when Dr. Stefan ...

Royal Enfield Prepares for Increased Motorcycle Production

Royal Enfield prepares for its next level of global growth: Commercial motorcycle production from the Oragadam manufacturing facility beginsChennai, April 30, 2013:Royal Enfield today started commercial production from its new manufacturing facility at Oragadam, Tamil Nadu. Spread over 50 ...

Record-Breaking Vincent Black Shadow

Record-Breaking Vincent Black Shadow Motorcycle Tops the Bill at Bonhams AuctionThe Bonhams auction at the International Classic MotorCycle Show at the Staffordshire County Showground topped £1.4 million on Sunday 28th April, with the top-selling lot a 1952 Vincent Black Shadow, which ...

BSA Victor Issues

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Buckle Up: Triumph 650

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Triumph T140 E and Mikuni 34mm

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

1937 Brough Superior SS80

1937 Brough Superior SS80The SS80 was so named because it was a Super Sports model guaranteed to do 80mph from the factory. It was first built in 1920. The Brough was once described as the "Rolls Royce of Motorcycles." The early models used JAP V-Twin engines, while later versions ...

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