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…

Cagiva Elefant 906 SP

I’ve always thought the Cagiva Elefant was the coolest Dakar motorcycle of all time. And this one, naked in white and straight off the factory…

Derbi Angel Nieto replica

Sometimes a motorcycle built purely for function can have beautiful form as well. This vintage 50cc racer from the Spanish Derbi factory is packing just…

Ducati 125 Grand Prix

I’ve often thought that the appeal of racing motorcycles is in their sculptural qualities. And despite the charmless name, there are few things more elegant…

The Peril Speed Equipe

Bonhams can usually be relied on to supply some oddball motorcycles in their auctions—but I haven’t seen the likes of these Triumph sprint bikes before.…

Buell RR1000R

This is a beast with a convoluted history. It’s one of just three racing RR1000s produced by Erik Buell before the road version was released…

Honda CR 750

If I had to make a list of the most iconic racing motorcycles of all time, the Honda CR 750 would be in my top…

Bultaco Cazarécords

In 1960, the young Spanish manufacturer Bultaco decided to make a name for itself and claim some long distance records. It built this stunningly beautiful…

1986 HPN BMW Paris Dakar

Right now, the 2011 Dakar Rally racers are somewhere near Córdoba in Argentina. These days the motorcycle class is dominated by KTM, but in the…

BSA Gold Star Daytona Special

From David Edwards—Last time we saw a Bobby Sirkegian bike on these pages, it was a super-clean Triumph 650 dragster. Now comes his BSA Gold…

Godden Weslake

There’s an unwritten rule that Bike EXIF does not feature bikes shot against a garage door. But this is one of the rare cases when…

Vintage Moto Guzzi Corsa 2V

EXCLUSIVE Barn finds don’t get much rarer or more exciting than this: here’s a privateer racing motorcycle built to order in 1928 by Moto Guzzi,…

ELF Honda

Between 1981 and 1983, Honda’s outlandish ELF prototypes competed in the World Endurance Championships, generating a slew of patents for Honda—including one for a single-sided…