Moto Moments

Great Motorcycling Moments: Harley-Davidson staff buyout

The great brand was all but finished. Until a brave band of visionaries refused to allow it to die... Harley-Davidson owned a massive 80 per cent share of the US market for big motorcycles in...

Great Motorcycling Moments: Ernst Degner defects

Suzuki can trace its two-stroke racing success to one man and a spectacular escape. And he wasn’t Japanese. German Grand Prix racer Ernst Degner was born Ernst EugenWotzlawek on September 1931 and died September 10...

Honda CB750: The bike that most influenced motorcycling history?

In the mid-sixties the global motorcycle landscape was populated by British smaller-displacement singles and twins. In that light, it was bold of then up-and-coming brand Honda to set about the development of a large-displacement, transverse,...

Great Motorcycling Moments: The Britten

In 1992 design engineer and glass artist John Britten set up the Britten Motorcycle Company in Christchurch New Zealand. A driven individual, Britten produced his own drawings, constructed his own patterns and designed the engine...

Great Motorcycling Moments: On Any Sunday

Released in 1971, On any Sunday was greeted with a resounding cheer from real motorcyclists. For once here was a motorcycle-based story that told it like it was, and indeed still is. With a touch of...

Great Motorcycling Moments: Evel Knievel’s Wembley jump

The day one man made the decision to jump 13 buses, even though he was pretty sure he’d never make it. Womaniser, drunk and massively popular, Evel Knievel was an enigma. Whatever you may think, the...

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