Tagged: 1953

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

By the 1970s, four-cylinder powerplants were dime-a-dozen in the motorcycling world. Formerly found only in high-end exotic machines like this Ariel Square Four, they’d become a characteristic of the generic “Universal Japanese Motorcycle.” But in...

Rare Mongrel: 1953 Rickman Metisse Triumph/BSA Mark III

Rare Mongrel: 1953 Rickman Metisse Triumph/BSA Mark III

The famous, sophisticated-sounding Metisse actually translates to “mongrel” in French, a testament to British humor, as well as ingenuity. This bike is different than our usual offerings: built for offroad use, it is powered...

The Other Bike from Bologna: 1953 Mondial 200 Sport

The Other Bike from Bologna: 1953 Mondial 200 Sport

History is littered with the corpses of car and motorcycle manufacturers that didn’t survive various economic crises and paradigm shifts and, unfortunately, boutique manufacturer Mondial is listed amongst the fallen. While we normally associate...

1953 MV Agusta 125cc SuperSport for Sale

1953 MV Agusta 125cc SuperSport for Sale

My fantasy garage is filled up with the classics: a big Moto Guzzi V7 or LeMans, a bevel-drive Ducati, a Laverda Jota…  Manly, brutal bikes all. But I always find myself prowling around, looking...