Tagged: single cylinder

Grand Prix Single: 1962 Matchless G50 for Sale

Grand Prix Single: 1962 Matchless G50 for Sale

Possibly less well known than the incredibly long-lived Norton Manx, the Matchless G50 was a beautifully simple Grand Prix race bike that used lightness and simplicity to great advantage, as seen in the photos...

One for the Moto Giro: 1958 MV Agusta 125 Turismo Rapido

One for the Moto Giro: 1958 MV Agusta 125 Turismo Rapido

While both modern and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts generally associate the name “MV Agusta” with expensive, exotic, competition-oriented motorcycles. But without more affordable, readily-available machinery like this little 125 Tourismo Rapido to plump up the...

Baby Sport: 1971 Ducati 450 MK3 Desmo for Sale

Baby Sport: 1971 Ducati 450 MK3 Desmo for Sale

For fans of Ducati’s sports singles, this Mark 3 450 Desmo is the top of the heap, and shares that gorgeous orange-yellow paint with the bigger 750 Sport. But, unlike that model, the 450...

Sophisticated Simplicity: 1939 Velocette KSS / MAC Special

Sophisticated Simplicity: 1939 Velocette KSS / MAC Special

For many riders, motorcycles are all about simplicity: throwing off the shackles of a roof and four doors, sound-deadening, automatic climate control, lane-change warning systems, info-tainment systems. And the real purists, be they lovers...

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...

Single and Italian: 1970 Ducati 450 Mark 3 for Sale

Single and Italian: 1970 Ducati 450 Mark 3 for Sale

This fine Saturday finds this Ducati 450 Mark 3 looking for a home. Although Ducati no longer makes single-cylinder motorcycles, they were the company’s bread-and-butter until the small-displacement Pantah twins arrived in the early...

Old World Craftsmanship: 1964 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline

Old World Craftsmanship: 1964 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline

1964 Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline. Now that’s a real mouthful of a name, but it just sounds so British. And it is, designed around a classic single-cylinder engine and built by hand by a...

Jewel-Like Racer: 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Race Bike for Sale

Jewel-Like Racer: 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Race Bike for Sale

Small bikes are big business these days, especially when the words “Ducati” and “race bike” are involved, and this little Ducati 250 F3 might be at the top of the heap. While Ducati’s improbable...

1937 Moto Guzzi PE 238 for Sale

1937 Moto Guzzi PE 238 for Sale

At the dawn of time, back before Honda made multis for the masses, the single was the epitome of motorcycling perfection. Certainly other companies did make twins and exotic four-cylinders, but the big single...

Yellow One-Lunger: 1975 Ducati 350 Desmo for Sale!

Yellow One-Lunger: 1975 Ducati 350 Desmo for Sale!

Today, Ducati’s famed “Desmo” valvetrain features across their entire range, giving them something to crow about in their marketing material, something for bench-racing affectionados to brag about, something that adds just a bit to...