Production Motorcycles

  • Moto Morini Scrambler

    Moto Morini Scrambler

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Moto Morini (est. 1937) deserves a much higher profile than it currently enjoys. The Scrambler has finally gone on sale, with a grunty 1187 cc ‘Bialbero CorsaCorta’ 87° V twin, and chunky rubber to match the typically Italian good looks. This motorcycle is not going… Read more »

  • Track T-800 CDI diesel motorcycle

    Track T-800 CDI diesel motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles

    This was the very first studio shot of the turbo-diesel motorcycle from Dutch company Track. CEO Erik Vegt was surprised when we hassled him for for it: “Isn’t your website a bit too ‘classic’ for the T-800CDI?” he asked. Maybe, but we’re big fans of… Read more »

  • Rumi Sport 125

    Rumi Sport 125

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles ,

    The jewel-like Rumi Sport was revealed at the Milan Fair of 1951, and immediately attracted attention. Its lines were elegant, and the 8hp engine offered 100km/h performance. The motor, a two-stroke 125cc twin also used in Moto Rumi’s scooters, was famed for its smoothness. Aficionados… Read more »

  • 1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane

    1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane

  • Ural Gear-Up Sahara

    Ural Gear-Up Sahara

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Few motorcycles are as tough as the legendary Ural sidecar, built the old-fashioned way in the Irbit MotorWorks Factory, Russia. There’s a small but healthy market for these bulletproof machines outside the Eastern Bloc, helped by some smart marketing. The latest Ural is the Limited… Read more »

  • Kawasaki H1 Mach III

    Kawasaki H1 Mach III

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles ,

    “Responsible for changing the vernacular of motorcycling, the terms ‘wheelie’ and ‘tank slapping’ were invented by the exasperated pilots of the Mach III. With a top speed of 130mph, the combination of significant frame flex, negative rear wheel weight distribution and an extremely ‘abrupt’ power… Read more »

  • 1967 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 27

    1967 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 27

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    When the Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Montesa withdrew from racing, disgruntled former employees formed Bultaco. The new company quickly found success in trials racing, and the Sherpa T was perhaps its most famous machine. The lightweight two-stroke was designed with help from Irish racer Sammy Miller,… Read more »

  • Roehr 1250sc

    Roehr 1250sc

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    Think of an American-made sportsbike, and most folks think of Buell. But we’d rather think of Illinois-based Roehr: the delicious and very new 1250sc packs a Harley V-Rod twin, supercharged to give an extraordinary 180 bhp. Walter Roehrich’s design oozes class, and the components are… Read more »

  • 1972 Aspes Super Sport 50

    1972 Aspes Super Sport 50

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles ,

    One motorcycle brand we haven’t come across before is Aspes. It was an Italian marque that operated from 1967 to 1982, using mostly Minarelli or Sachs engines for its motorbikes. The delicate styling of this Super Sport model is sublime: just check that pea-shooter silencer.… Read more »

  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883

    Harley-Davidson Iron 883

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Harley is waking up to what everyone else knows. The future is not in bloated, leather-tasselled cruisers, it’s in messed-up, edgy, stripped-back designs. So here’s Milwaukee’s angle on the retro-modern trend: the Iron 883. It’s part of Harley’s “Dark Custom” range, and there’s more than… Read more »

  • Bill Phelps

    Bill Phelps

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesPhotographersProduction Motorcycles ,,

    Brooklyn photographer Bill Phelps dropped us a line the other day, attaching some images that blew us away. They’re surreal, sensual, and often feature motorbikes. Bill’s style is unusual: sometimes there’s a dusty sepia look, and sometimes a hint of Victoriana. Often, there’s a heady,… Read more »

  • Mission motorcycles

    Mission motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Electric MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles

    This is the Mission One electric sportbike prototype. The styling was certainly electrifying, with shades of the KTM RC8. Top speed is reportedly 150 mph, and the range is 150 miles. The Mission One went on sale as a 50-unit limited edition, with an RRP… Read more »

  • Laverda 1200

    Laverda 1200

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesPhotographersProduction Motorcycles ,,

    Tony Starr, a photographer from Melbourne, spotted this motorcycle in the street and squeezed off a quick shot. I’d say it’s a Laverda 1200 from 1978 or thereabouts, a big inline triple weighing almost 250kg. Tony has a real eye for color and the signature… Read more »

  • Brammo Enertia

    Brammo Enertia

  • Chris Hunter Electric MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles

    As a breed, electric motorcycles are still in the gawky adolescent phase. But the Brammo Enertia is one of the prettier ones: it reminds us a little of the Aprilia Moto 6.5 designed by Phillipe Starck. At 285lbs it’s light for a road bike, about… Read more »

  • Riding the Côte d’Azur

    Riding the Côte d’Azur

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Frenk Palm, a Dutch sound technician, has created an evocative three-minute film that perfectly captures the joy of motorcycling. Called Easy Rider, it was shot during a five-day trip with friends in the south of France. Hit Play: your daydream starts here. Canon HX-A1 and… Read more »