Racing Motorcycles

  • Triumph T100 sprint bike

    Triumph T100 sprint bike

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    One of the UK’s top custom and vintage motorcycle builders is The Baron’s Speed Shop, based in South London. They’re famous for their meticulous work on old British iron, both unit and pre-unit—plus the occasional custom build for personalities such as Ewan McGregor and Charley… Read more »

  • Kreidler RMC

    Kreidler RMC

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    There’s a beauty in the stripped-down aesthetics of a pure racing motorcycle. Especially one hewn from metal, and unadorned with dayglo sponsor logos. This circa-1980 Kreidler RMC belongs to Dutchman Edwin Sweers, who bought it when he turned 16 years old in 1985. It now… Read more »

  • Ed Haazer Kawasaki Z1

    Ed Haazer Kawasaki Z1

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    The American Federation of Motorcyclists is the USA’s oldest motorcycle road racing organization. One of the fastest riders in its race series is Edwin Haazer, who’s famous for wrestling this 1975 Kawasaki Z1 to improbable speeds.

  • Harley-Davidson XR750TT

    Harley-Davidson XR750TT

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    One of the top European concours d’elégance shows is the Salon Privé. It’s held on the manicured lawns of Syon Park, just outside London, and is more than a petrolhead paradise—it’s also one of the top events on the English social calendar. Last year, motorcycles… Read more »

  • 1955 Triumph ‘Double Vision’

    1955 Triumph ‘Double Vision’

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    Tyler Malinky of Lowbrow Customs has a stellar reputation for building stylish old-school Triumph customs. He’s also one of the few people still around who can virtually engineer and build a bike from scratch. This is one of those bikes, a twin-engined 1955 Triumph called… Read more »

  • Yamaha YZ250 flat tracker

    Yamaha YZ250 flat tracker

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    Modern race bikes leave me cold, but vintage machinery gets my motor running. It’s mostly because you can actually see the bike with older machines, rather than a garish mish-mash of graphics fighting for your attention. This clean, sharp-looking Yamaha YZ250 flat tracker is a… Read more »

  • Yoshimura GS1000R Cooley/Crosby

    Yoshimura GS1000R Cooley/Crosby

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    Japanese motorcycle culture is full of little side streets and half-hidden diversions: it probably has more depth than anywhere else in the world. And when the Japanese get into something, they really get into it. The scale model motorcycle scene is typical: it’s huge over… Read more »

  • Suzuki T500 racer

    Suzuki T500 racer

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    Suzuki’s T500 was a rare beast: a large-capacity two-stroke road bike that sold in big numbers in the US. And it’s not hard to see why. For a late 60s motorcycle, it was light, fast, and blessed with agile handling. And more reliable than most… Read more »

  • Ritmo Sereno Guzzi

    Ritmo Sereno Guzzi

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    Shiro Nakajima, the CEO of leading Japanese custom workshop Ritmo Sereno, is a keen vintage racer. He’s been campaigning his Moto Guzzi Ambassador for a couple of years now, and felt it was time for a refresh. In its original incarnation—which we revealed just over… Read more »

  • Co-Built flat track racer

    Co-Built flat track racer

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    Co-Built is one of those companies quietly bubbling under, deserving of a higher profile. They’re three guys based in Oxford in England, and they build motorcycles for both road and track. This flat track racer is their latest creation, and it’s sporting a frame and… Read more »

  • 1974 Ducati 750SS Corsa

    1974 Ducati 750SS Corsa

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    Carlo Saltarelli has Ducati blood in his veins. He’s a former racer, test rider and dealership owner, and over the years, he’s built up a 100-bike collection of classic Ducatis. In May, this collection goes under the hammer in Monaco. For us, the highlight is… Read more »

  • Seeley Norton 750

    Seeley Norton 750

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    When function defines form, the results are often spectacular. And so it is with this lovely vintage racebike, one of the stars of Cafe Racer TV. Built by four-time AHRMA National Champion Kenny Cummings of NYC Norton for Dan Rose, the bike is a modern… Read more »

  • Speed Triple 1050 drift bike

    Speed Triple 1050 drift bike

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    One of the most eye-catching motorcycle videos of 2011 was a very unusual one: High Plains Drifters, a high-voltage clip that pitted a Kawasaki ZX-10R against a hot-rodded Mazda RX-7 drift car. It was the work of apparel brand Icon; the machine we have here… Read more »

  • Ducati 750 F1

    Ducati 750 F1

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    I’m a sucker for the endurance racer look, especially if twin headlamps are involved. And this is one of the best examples I’ve seen for a long time. It’s owned by Gregory Rathe, and there’s an interesting history behind it. In 1985, Ducati made a… Read more »

  • Sirkegian Triumph Thunderbird

    Sirkegian Triumph Thunderbird

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    As a kid, Bobby Sirkegian had better “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” stories than the rest of his school chums. Already making a name for himself in early Southern California drag racing, running and winning against full grown men, 13-year-old Bobby traveled with… Read more »