Videos from Motorcycle Classics
Our motto at Motorcycle Classics is simple: ride ’em, don’t hide ’em. Below you can browse our video archive that shows it’s more than a motto for us: It’s a lifestyle. From multiple project bikes and ride reviews to events coverage and museum tours, our videos explore the ins and outs of the classic motorcycle hobby. We’re always putting together new videos, so check back often for new releases.
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Race to Rebuild Project Bikes
1973 Honda CB500, Part 1
The 1973 Honda CB500 project bike is rough, and in this video editor-in-chief Richard Backus and associate editor Landon Hall attempt to get it started.
Triumph Bonneville Build, Part 1
Motorcycle Classics editor-in-chief Richard Backus and advertising director Rod Peterson begin stripping a new Triumph Bonneville in preparation for customization as a bobber.
Triumph Bonneville Build, Part 2
Motorcycle Classics editor-in-chief Richard Backus and son Charlie show off and start up the new Triumph Bonneville that MC editors Backus and Landon Hall have customized as a bobber.
Unveiling the Unrestored BMW R90/6
Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance teamed up to build a custom classic out of a 1974 BMW R90/6. We found our project bike in Colorado and had it delivered to MC HQ in Kansas, where we got our first look at the “bones” of the build.
Race to Rebuild: 1974 BMW R90/6
Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance have teamed up to build a custom classic out of a 1974 BMW R90/6. Here’s a look at the progress of the project bike.
Classic American Motorcycles
1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000
After languishing for some 17 years, a 1974 Harley-Davidson roars back to life following a sympathetic refurbishment by owner Ken Peters, who sold the bike 19 years ago and just got it back!
1959 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster
The Hollingsworth Racing Team from St. Augustine, Florida, pulled out the stops at the 2015 Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance, bringing 11 Harley-Davidson race bikes, including an outrageous 1959 XLCH Sportster!
Classic British Motorcycles
Quick Ride: 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel
Motorcycle Classics editor-in-chief Richard Backus takes a ride on Mark Scott’s 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel at the 2009 Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala.
2010 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic C5
Motorcycle Classics’ editor-in-chief Richard Backus rides into the office on a brand new 2010 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic C5 500cc fuel-injected single.
Starting a 1951 AJS 7R Boy Racer
A 1951 AJS works 7R starts up at the Lone Star Vincent Owners Club and North Texas Norton Owners Association joint rally and ride.
Classic German Motorcycles
Classic Italian Motorcycles
1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga
Antonio Ricciardi rides his 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga into the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds, Ala.
1971 Ducati 350 Silver Shotgun
1971 Ducati 350 Silver Shotgun owned by Robert Westercamp, Cedar Falls, Iowa. This bike was entered into the 2011 Road America Motorcycle Classics Ride & Show in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Starting Up a 1934 Moto Guzzi GT-17
Rod Schmidt starts up his 1934 Moto Guzzi GT-17 at the 2011 Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic in Elkhart Lake, Wis., June 11, 2011. Rod’s Guzzi took the People’s Choice Award in the Motorcycle Classics Ride and Show.
1934 Moto Guzzi GT-17
Walking around Rod Schmidt’s 1934 Moto Guzzi GT-17 at the 2011 Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic in Elkhart Lake, Wis., June 11, 2011. Rod’s bike took the People’s Choice Award in the Motorcycle Classics Ride and Show.
Classic Japanese Motorcycles
Allen Brotz’s 1973 Yamaha Enduro Lineup
This lineup of 1973 Yamaha Enduros owned by Allen Brotz was entered into the Motorcycle Classics Ride and Show at the 2011 Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic in Elkhart Lake, Wis., June 11, 2011.
SYM Wolf Classic 150
The small-bore single gets a new lease on life with the new SYM Wolf Classic 150.
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