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Oct 16, 2018

Norton Commando Hi-Rider

The Norton Commando Hi-Rider was a wild factory chopper...well, sort of. Essentially a stock Commando with ape-hanger handlebars, a banana seat and sissy. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Oct 15, 2018

Norton Commando Production Racer

The Norton Commando Production Racer was just what the name implied: a factory racer that the public could buy. Special hand-built engines. Eye-popping pictures, specs, history & more.

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Oct 08, 2018

Norton Commando SS

The Norton Commando SS was their 'Street Scrambler' with high side pipes. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Sep 29, 2018

John Player Norton

The John Player Norton was a limited-edition 1974-75 factory cafe racer commemorating British cigarette maker John Player's sponsorship of Norton's racing efforts. Eye-popping pictures, specs, history & more...

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Sep 03, 2018

1979 Triumph T140D Bonneville Special

The 1979 Triumph T140D Bonneville Special had special paint, mag wheels & 2-into-1 exhaust. Pictures, :Specs, History & more...

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Sep 02, 2018

1977 Triumph Bonneville Sliver Jubilee

The 1977 Triumph Bonneville Silver Jubilee was a limited edition commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

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Aug 26, 2018

1964 Matchless G3C

The 1964 Matchless G3C was an excellent motocrosser. Pictures, specs, history & more...

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Aug 26, 2018

1955 BSA Gold Star

The 1955 BSA Gold Star was at the top of the food chain for 500 singles in 1955. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Aug 26, 2018

Motorcycle Racing

Motorcycle Racing has been with us as long as there have been motorcycles. Road racing, dirt track, desert racing, & Brit bikes led the way. Races, race bikes, pictures, history & more...

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Jun 20, 2018

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Jun 13, 2018

Helmet Features 2018

Check out the Helmet Features 2018 for all the latest in motorcycle helmet technology for safety, comfort & good looks.

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Jun 08, 2018

Clubmans All-British Weekend 2012

Clubmans All-British Weekend 2012: 25th Annual Clubman's Show 3/31/12. 150+ classic Brit bikes indoors in San Jose CA. Don't miss this show!!

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Apr 22, 2018

1961 AJS Model 31

The 1961 AJS Model 31 was AMC's 650 twin, the only British vertical twin with a center main bearing. That's huge! Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 22, 2018

1959 AJS Model 16

The 1959 AJS Model 16 was a versatile 350 single, and the sister-bike to the Matchless G3. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 22, 2018

AJS Motorcycles

AJS Motorcycles were part of the AMC Empire of brands, and sister to the Matchless brand.

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Apr 22, 2018

1927 AJS Model H4

The 1927 AJS Model H4 3.49-horsepower sidevalve single is a true antique. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 21, 2018

1959 AJS Model 31

The 1959 AJS Model 31 was a robust 650 twin, whose sister-bike was the Matchless G12. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 21, 2018

1946 AJS Model 18

The 1946 AJS Model 18 500cc single was one of the first post-war bikes produced by AMC. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 21, 2018

1964 AJS Model 16

The 1964 AJS Model 16 was a 350cc OHV single that proved competitive on the street, track, and in the dirt. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 21, 2018

1953 AJS Model 18

The 1953 AJS Model 18 was a competitive 500cc single, whether on the street or in the dirt. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 19, 2018

1950 AJS 7R Boy Racer

The 1950 AJS 7R Boy Racer was a factory road racer with a 37-horsepower 348cc OHC engine. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Apr 06, 2018

1953 BSA B33

The 1953 BSA B33 was one of the last with plunger rear suspension, swing arms showed up the following year. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 26, 2018

Johns British Cycles

Johns British Cycles opened in Seattle WA in 1972. It closed after 41 years in 2013 & owner John Allamano passed away in 2018. We remember John's the shop, and John the man.

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Mar 23, 2018

1961 Matchless G80 Typhoon

This 1961 Matchless G80 Typhoon is actually a G80TCS. The big 600cc single was a brute, but still had handling finesse. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 21, 2018

1958 BSA Gold Star

This 1958 BSA Gold Star is a period-correct road racer, showing just how versatile the 'Goldie' was. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 20, 2018

Ariel Twins

Ariel Twins, spun-off parent-company BSAs designs, were fast, robust & handsome. Year-by-year & model-by-model breakdown, Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 20, 2018

1959 Ariel Huntmaster

The 1959 Ariel Huntmaster was Ariel's entry into the 650 vertical twin race. Fast, solid & handsome, they never sold in the numbers hoped for in the US market. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 18, 2018

1964 Triumph Thunderbird

The 1964 Triumph Thunderbird was their entry-level 650 twin. Earlier "Bathtub-styling" was shrinking every year, now just fat side covers. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 18, 2018

1961 Triumph Cub

This 1961 Triumph Cub 200 is dressed-out as a period-correct flat tracker. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 17, 2018

1959 Velocette Venom

The 1959 Velocette Venom was a big, fast 500 single, and Velo's top performance bike. In 1961 a Venom would set the 24-hour world speed record at 100.05mph. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 14, 2018

1955 Triumph TR5R

The 1956 Triumph TR5R was the Roadster version of the twin-carb 500 twin. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 14, 2018

1955 Vincent Black Prince

The 1955 Vincent Black Prince was one of the world's first fully-enclosed touring bikes, and was Phil Vincent's last attempt at success. Too little, too late. Vincent closed the same year. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 14, 2018

1951 Triumph Speed Twin

The 1951 Triumph Speed Twin was Triumph's entry-level 500 twin, already eclipsed by the 650 Thunderbird. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 14, 2018

1958 Ariel Huntmaster

The 1958 Ariel Huntmaster was Ariel's entry into the 650 vertical twin market. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 12, 2018

1954 Triumph T15 Terrier

The 1954 Triumph T15 Terrier was their 150cc 'tiddler' & their entry-level bike. Pictures, Specs, History & more

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Mar 11, 2018

1941 Harley-Davidson WLA

The 1941 Harley-Davidson WLA was produced in great numbers for the US Army from the start of World War 2. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 11, 2018

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

This 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA is a fine example of the military motorcycles used by the US Army during World War II. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 11, 2018

1999 Harley-Davidson MT500

The 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 was the Rotax-powered Military Bike that Harley built for the US Army. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 11, 2018

Military Motorcycles

Military Motorcycles have played a vital role during wartime, from World War I to modern times. Model-by-model breakdown with Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 10, 2018

1957 Matchless G11

The 1957 Matchless G11 was a 600cc vertical twin, born of the 500cc G9/G45

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Mar 10, 2018

1955 Matchless G45

The 1955 Matchless G45 500 twin ran from 1951-58 & was unique among British parallel twins in that it had a center main bearing. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 10, 2018

1955 Ariel Red Hunter

The 1955 Ariel Red Hunter was a top-of-the-line 500 single. Whether on the street or in the dirt, they competed with the best. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 10, 2018

1953 Matchless G80

The 1953 Matchless G80 was a big, fast, robust 500 single that did as well on the street as it did in the dirt. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 09, 2018

1951 BSA Gold Star

The 1951 BSA Gold Star was many things: Dirt Bike, Street Bike, Race Bike, Sport Bike, Road Racer and it was good at all of them. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 09, 2018

1949 Vincent Rapide

The 1949 Vincent Rapide was one of the fastest motorcycles in the world at the time. Eye-popping Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 09, 2018

1949 Vincent Comet

The 1949 Vincent Comet 500 single was Vincent's best-selling bike. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 06, 2018

1948 Velocette KSS

The 1948 Velocette KSS was a 350cc OHC single & very sophisticated for its time. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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Mar 06, 2018

1939 BSA Silver Star

The 1939 BSA Silver Star was BSA's premium street bike at the time & the basis for BSA's line of singles for years to come. Eye-popping pictures, specs, history & more...

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Mar 01, 2018

1947 Matchless G80

The 1947 Matchless G80 was a top-of-the-line 500 single & one of AMC's biggest sellers. Pictures, Specs, History & more...

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THIS MONTH'S FEATURE PAGE:
Norton Commando Production Racer

NEW PAGES
added this month:

Norton Commando SS
1977 Triumph Sliver Jubilee
* 1979 Triumph T140D Bonneville Special
* Motorcycle Racing
* 1964 Matchless G3C
* 1955 BSA Gold Star
* AJS Motorcycles
* Helmet Features 2018
* AJS Motorcycles
* 1961 AJS Model 31
* 1959 AJS Model 16
* 1927 AJS Model H4
* 1959 AJS Model 31 CSR
* 1946 AJS Model 18
* 1964 AJS Model 16
* Norton Commando Hi-Rider
* 1953 AJS Model 18
* 1950 AJS 7R Boy Racer
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