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Royal Enfield

Retro classics are a part of the motorcycle industry we've kept a close eye on since the founding of this magazine in the summer of 2005. Over the years we've featured new model profiles of many of the big hitters like the myriad iterations of the Triumph Bonnevilles, Scramblers, Thruxtons ...


Time to Ride

By the time you receive this issue, it will be mid-June. With any luck, it's warm where you are and your bikes have had all the maintenance they need to be ready for a summer and a fall full of riding. It's tough to know what events will or won't take place this year. Individual states and ...


Introducing the Gearhead Gathering

One of the most rewarding parts of working for this magazine all these years has been meeting and interacting with all the wonderful people that make up the old motorcycle hobby. Meeting readers and enthusiasts at motorcycle shows and events throughout the years has allowed me to put faces with ...


Thinking Spring

With fall firmly here and winter trying to set in, any day the weather warms a bit I try to get out for a ride, knowing full well that any day now might be that last perfect ride of the year. Kansas winters can have their warm days, so I don’t really completely take any of my bikes off the ...


The Ride of the Summer

As we look towards the colder months with fall here already, the memories of summer rides come floating back. A busy travel schedule and too many deadlines kept me off a bike more than I would have liked this summer, but I did have one solid stretch of time on two wheels: our 4th Annual Ride ...


The Bike Made Me Do It

I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I’ve met a lot of motorcyclists in my life, and I bet 75 percent of you would agree with me on this: Motorcycles can speak to you. Some days they audibly speak: they misfire, they squeak, they squeal, or when things go really wrong, they grind, ...


Onwards and Sideways

Welcome, friends. Last issue in this space you read about the changes going on around here, yet despite a slightly-less-old guy behind the desk, the song remains the same. The only minor change this issue is you now get to read the drivel of not one, but two Motorcycle Classics editors. ...

Motorcycle Classics Magazine

Featuring the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!