Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

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…

Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

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…

BMW R75/5

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…

Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

Everyone assumed that Ducati would be the star of this year’s Italian motorcycle show. Especially when MV Agusta and Aprilia offered little more than facelifts…

Bimota Tesi 1D

Bimota is a wild card in the motorcycling world. Since 1973, the Rimini-based company has been delivering the weirdest and wildest machines, wilfully taking the…

Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré

In the late 70s, ‘dual sport’ or ‘enduro’ style bikes with long-range fuel tanks were starting to attract attention in Europe. In Japan, Yamaha took…

GG Quadster

I can’t work out whether this is cool or not. But I bet it’s a blast to ride. Grüter + Gut’s first model, the Quad,…

Can-Am Spyder RT

We prefer our three-wheelers to be sidecars rather than excrescences such as the Harley Tri-Glide, or scooters like the Piaggio MP3. But Can-Am’s products have…

Touratech F 800 ScrambleR

Most motorcycle design is a compromise between function and form. To our eyes, vintage scrambler-style motorcycles have a head start: road bikes that can also…

Sommer 462 Diesel

Diesel motors have never really caught on in motorcycles: most have abysmal power-to-weight ratios. But the German company Sommer has been plugging away with its…

Confederate P120 Fighter

Memo to Batman: here’s the next release from Confederate, America’s highest-profile boutique motorcycle brand. it’s called the P120 Fighter, and it’s scheduled to ruffle feathers…

Aprilia Moto 6.5

Yesterday I was looking again at some pictures of the Brammo Enertia electric bike. It felt like I’d seen this motorcycle before, a long time…

Honda CB450S

Everybody knows Honda’s long-running CB series of motorcycles—and their potential for being turned into cafe racers. But one of the lesser-known variants is the CB450S,…

Hercules W2000 rotary

Think of rotary engines, and you probably think of Mazda. But in the 1970s, two companies put those silky-smooth Wankel rotary engines into motorcycles. One…

Derringer Cycles

Interest in ‘motorized bicycles’ is growing, and the Derringer is one of the best. This “neo-classical interpretation” of a 1920s-era board track racer is the…