Author: Brian

1962 Matchless G50

1962 Matchless G50

The British motorcycle industry has had its trying times, and because of this, there were occasions of competitors becoming partners. This was the case for AJS and Matchless, two companies with their own racing...

1939 Velocette KTT Mark VII

1939 Velocette KTT Mark VII

When your dad owns a motorcycle company, you as the children have a very important role in the business. You are to go racing. This is what Percy and Eugene Goodman did for their father,...

The tale of two John Player Nortons

The tale of two John Player Nortons

Norton and their Winning Ways were making a comeback in the 1970’s, and with the backing of John Player Tobacco Company, they were back on the track. The Norton Atlas had grown into the...

1974 Kawasaki H1R replica

1974 Kawasaki H1R replica

The same year that Honda introduced the CB750, Kawasaki gave the world something as special, but with a little more blue stroke. Offered from 1969 until 1975 the Kawasaki H1 gave the rider lots...

1951 Maserati 125cc Prototype

1951 Maserati 125cc Prototype

So using the great wide web, I Learned Today, that Adolfo Orsi was the patriarch of the Maserati industrial corporation that produced spark plugs, batteries, motorcycle, cars and probably a lot of other things....

1951 Triumph Tiger T-100

1951 Triumph Tiger T-100

There are motorcycles that hold their place in time and space. They become a reference point for motorcycles, they measure what came before, and after. This 1951 Triumph Tiger T-100 is one of those...

1979 Yamaha Daytona Special

1979 Yamaha Daytona Special

The world was changing, and when the calendar flipped from 1979 to 1980, one of the things that did not make it was the street legal, 2-stroke motorcycle. This 1979 Yamaha Daytona Special was a...