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The 10 Best Motorcycles of EICMA 2015

The 10 Best Motorcycles of EICMA 2015

As the giant EICMA 2015 motorcycle show closes its doors, we’re getting the feeling that manufacturers are shifting their focus. Everyone’s scrambling (see what we did there?) for a share of the modern-retro scene. They’re designing bikes that blend modern tech with classic aesthetics and timeless sensibilities. That means motorcycles with neutral styling, more options…

Wards Riverside

“Riverside Racer” by Analog

The latest build from Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles is this 1966 Wards Riverside—a bike that originated from an unlikely marriage between Chicago’s Montgomery Ward and Benelli motorcycles of Italy. From 1959 to 1969 Montgomery Ward, the now defunct department store, sold motorcycles and scooters via a mail-order catalogue. Under the brand name of “Wards…

Benelli Sei

Joop Berghorst’s race-ready Benelli Sei

Of all the recent motorcycling anniversaries, one seems to have passed unnoticed. This year marks the centenary of the illustrious Italian marque Benelli—and according to my calculations, that makes it the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in (more or less) continuous operation. Today the Chinese motor group Qianjiang owns Benelli, but the Pesaro factory still produces…

1969 Benelli 250

The motorcycle in front in this wonderful image is Benelli’s glorious 1969 250cc four racer. It was a remarkably advanced machine for its day, with…

1977 Benelli 750 Sei

Just look at those pipes. Yes, ‘Sei’ means six in Italian, and this is the legendary Benelli superbike from the 1970s. The 750 Sei was…