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TAG : classic british motorcycles

Install a Ventura Bike Pack System on a Norton

The Ventura Bike Pack System installed on a 1974 Norton 850 Commando.We’ve wanted to check out a Ventura Bike Pack System ever since we first heard about it a few years ago. While the majority of riders do their motorcycle touring on newer machines, there are still plenty of owners and riders ...

1951 Sunbeam S7

1951 Sunbeam S7Originally a famous bicycle maker, John Marston produced his first Sunbeam motorcycle in 1913. It was a side-valve single with and enclosed primary. Sunbeam quickly established a fine reputation for high-quality enamel finishes, enclosed chain drives and the sound engineering ...

Restoring a 1966 BSA 441 Victor

Beat Me Again Please!Or why I restored a 1966 BSA 441 VictorDo you need professional help? Would a 12-step program be a good idea for you? Are you certifiable? Well, if you own a British car, one or more of the above would certainly apply. Why else would you spend countless hours dealing with ...

Classic Triumph Motorcycles to be featured at 2012 Barber Festival

Look for lovely classic Triumphs like this 1967 T120 at the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. (Photo Neale Bayly)Triumph motorcycles will be the featured marque at the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Barber Vintage Bike Show at the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, ...

Michael Bailey's Norton Project Bike

Here are some shots of Mother Norton, a ten-year project I finished this August, just in time for my 65th birthday!  I bought it from behind a tool shed for $500 – just as it was getting ready to settle its basic elements back out into the earth. But despite the grime encrustation, ...

1955 Vincent Black Prince

1955 Vincent Black PrinceEngine: 50-degree OHV V-twin  Displacement: 998cc Bore and Stroke: 84mm x 90mmPower Rating: 52hp at 5,700rpmIgnition: Lucas coil ignition, Miller dynamoSuspension: Girdraulics front fork, hydraulic single-spring rear suspensionIn 1950 Vincent reintroduced 500cc ...

Classic Motorcycle Racing on a BSA Gold Star

Bored at the grocery store, I ventured to the magazine rack. I noticed the BSA Gold Star on your cover, which sparked memories of my father, who raced flat track in the late Forties and mid to late Fifties.  Awesome article! My father never spoke much about his motorcycle racing days, so when ...

1936 Norton Manx

1936 Norton Manx Early Factory RacerNorton'a impressive reputation was founded on its considerable success on the race track. The firs engine to carry Norton's own name, a single-cylinder design, was produced in 1908. The company went on to develop a wide variety of singles - from racers to ...

1959 Triumph Thunderbird

1959 Triumph ThunderbirdBud Ekins, who was a stunt double for Steve McQueen (most famously in "The Great Escape"), built this bike. It was painted by Von Dutch.

1928 New Hudson Model 88 ee

1928 New Hudson Model 88 eeManufactured in England, the first New Hudson cycle (ca 1903) were Minerva-engined bicycles. Switching to J.A.P. engine in 1910, New Hudson developed their own 499cc side-valve single cylinder engine starting in 1911. OHV models were manufactured in the 1920s. New ...

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