Co-Built flat track racer

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…

Seeley Norton 750

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…

Speed Triple 1050 drift bike

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…

Ducati 750 F1

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…

Sirkegian Triumph Thunderbird

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…

1968 Bultaco TSS racer

The New Zealand auction house Webbs has a habit of uncovering some gems for its sales, and this is the star of its next show:…

Two-wheel-drive motorcycle

The Honda CRF450X is a pretty good motorcycle straight out of the box. Every time it’s been entered in the Baja races, it’s won its…

Honda RC166 model motorcycle

If your Dad is an industrial designer and machinist, you can expect to receive some unusual toys. This Honda RC166 model motorcycle belongs to Anna…

Villa V4 Replica

If you’ve never heard of the Villa V4, it’s not surprising: this racing motorcycle never turned a wheel in anger. The lovely machine here is…

Moto Guzzi V8

The Moto Guzzi V8 ‘Otto Cilindri’ is widely regarded as one of the ten greatest motorcycle designs of all time. Yet it only won three…

FB-Mondial 250 Bialbero

I’m always looking for an excuse to feature a racing motorcycle with a dustbin fairing. These new shots are from Australian photographer Phil Aynsley, and…

Yamaha YZR500

By Richard Fowler of Motorsport Retro—This exquisite piece of rolling sculpture is Yamaha’s 1975 YZR500. It’s the OW23 variant, the machine that took Giacomo Agostini…

Ducati TT2 racing motorcycle

In 1981, Ducati unveiled a gorgeous racing twin based on the successful Pantah. The TT2 used a Verlicchi-designed frame with a steel cantilever swing-arm, Marzocchi…

DKW racing motorcycle

Here’s an interesting old ’un coming up for auction in a few days in England. It’s not an original DKW, but a replica of the…