Production Motorcycles

  • Ducati Diavel

    Ducati Diavel

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    In 1964, Ducati dipped a toe into the large cruiser market with the mighty Apollo, a 1,256cc vee-four heavyweight designed to take on Harley-Davidson in the police market. The Apollo never made it into production, but 46 years later, its spiritual successor has appeared.

  • Kawasaki 250TR

    Kawasaki 250TR

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    The vintage dirtbike influence is growing in the custom scene. Street trackers (like those from Mule Motorcycles) are getting more attention, along with iconic machines from luminaries such as Ron Wood. The vintage motocross scene is booming. And even regular café racers are sporting dirt-track… Read more »

  • Ural Motorcycles sT

    Ural Motorcycles sT

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    You probably associate Ural with sidecar motorcycles. But the new Ural sT has extended the classic Ural experience to solo riders. The company says, “Think of it as a bike that could have been produced by Ural in the 1970s if the engineers were allowed… Read more »

  • Ducati 1198 R Corse

    Ducati 1198 R Corse

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    After a recent run of retro-themed bikes, I’ve been waiting for a contemporary machine to catch my eye. And finally, Ducati has delivered the goods with a 2010 model that will probably be regarded as an all-time classic in 2030. The $39,995 1198 R Corse… Read more »

  • Voxan motorcycles

    Voxan motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    In two weeks, the assets of French boutique motorcycle maker Voxan will go under the hammer in Clermont-Ferrand. It’s one of the sadder stories of the Global Financial Crisis, because Voxan was one of the last true independents in the motorcycling world. My favorite Voxan… Read more »

  • Barry Sheene tribute motorcycle

    Barry Sheene tribute motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    UPDATE 19 August 2010: Icon has revised the styling of the Sheene. The latest images are on the Icon website. By guest writer Tom Stewart. Looking for the world’s most powerful and expensive production road bike? Well look no further, because according to the newly… Read more »

  • Yamaha Maxam CP250

    Yamaha Maxam CP250

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    When I first stumbled across this odd scooter, I thought it was one of those concepts that would never see the light of day. And yes, the Maxam CP250 did start life as a concept—way back in 2005. But then Yamaha put it into production.… Read more »

  • Moto Gima

    Moto Gima

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    There’s an intriguing story behind this super-stylish motocyclette. Despite appearances, it’s not a vintage machine: it’s an accurate recreation of a 1950s GIMA, and costs just €4,290 (US$6,000). GIMA was a short-lived French manufacturer that made small but stylish bikes from 1947 to 1956, and… Read more »

  • Gas Gas EC 450 Desert

    Gas Gas EC 450 Desert

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    A new enduro model from Spanish manufacturer Gas Gas is attracting interest, with a curious absence of information fanning the flames of curiosity. Details are remarkably scarce on this striking-looking machine; after a brief appearance on Gas Gas’ US website, was it was quietly removed.… Read more »

  • Bimota HB4

    Bimota HB4

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    It’s very rare that we feature a factory-fresh machine, but Bimota’s HB4 is a worthy exception. This compact, sharply-styled racebike is Bimota’s first Honda-powered bike since the CB1100-engined HB3 of the mid-80s. The boutique Rimini-based manufacturer has stuck with its signature trellis frame, but this… Read more »

  • Royal Enfield Bullet 350

    Royal Enfield Bullet 350

  • Diesel Production Motorcycles ,

    By guest writer Diesel of Visual Gratification. There are quite a few off-the-shelf retro bikes, combining old world charm with the modern amenities that make motorcycling a pleasure. But what if you want a 50s bike just as it was, 50 years ago? With all… Read more »

  • Scorpa SR125-2T LongRide

    Scorpa SR125-2T LongRide

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always had a slightly geeky fascination with trials bikes. They’re like a nerd version of motocross: beautifully engineered, delicate machines piloted by riders of dizzying skill. And without the usual MX-style machismo and histrionics. So I pricked up my ears when reader Jorge Lopes… Read more »

  • Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

    Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    I so desperately wanted to like Norton’s new 961 range. After all, the Commandos of the past are among the most desirable vintage motorcycles in the world: sleek and sexy, and with some of the best frame engineering of all time. The specs of the… Read more »

  • Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

    Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Reader Greg Rathe is lucky enough to own one of these machines, and we’re jealous. Ducati only produced 200 Montjuichs, and just 20 were exported to North America. It was the first of three limited edition models of the F1 to be homologated for racing;… Read more »

  • BMW R75/5

    BMW R75/5

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    I love this image. And not just because I have a soft spot for old BMW airheads: it’s also a classic example of a picture telling a story. William Pruyn bought this 1972 ‘toaster’ (check the chrome-paneled tank) two years ago in San Francisco, and… Read more »