Tag: classic motorcycles

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...

Norton Commando MkII 1973 restoration

Restoring a Norton Commando from a roughie to a reliable rocket. The ‘barn find’ motorcycle. Everyone has heard of some wondrous thing that has stood for decades, just waiting for a dusty shard of light...

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