Back in 1912, W. Harry Bashall won the Junior TT on a Douglas in 3hrs 46min 59sec at an average speed of 39.65mph. Pig slow you say, but right this moment the enormity of his achievement is beginning to dawn on me as I am riding a 1912 Douglas, very much like the one Bashall must...
1989The last year of the Eighties highlighted just how quickly motorcycles had advanced. The top bikes of ‘89 had liquid-cooled, multi-valve engines and high-tech chassis, some with aluminium frames and multi-adjustable suspension. They weren’t far removed from the superbikes of ...
BARKING UP THE WRONG TREESince the introduction of Bell’s open face helmet in 1954, little has changed in basic construction techniques over the past fifty years. Look inside any modern crash helmet and you’ll still find a polystyrene, energy-absorbing inner shell and a hard, fib...
YOU MIGHT not think of it as a sharp motorcycle company at the moment, but things could be about to change at Ural, as there's a new boss in town. Normally known for building the antiquated Russian motorcycle and sidecarcombinations, the company has
and took 7th place.Moto Electra specifications: * AC induction motor * 62 hp and 115 foot lbs. of torque * Regenerative braking * 118 volts nominal * Carbon fiber wheels * Top speed of 135+ mph * The only licensed antique vehicle
The village of Helland sits in the middle of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and is home to just 103 people. Apart from a bridge, an old arboretum and a posh manor house called Pencarrow which showcases a magnificent collection of antique dolls, there isn
for them and only 300 - yes, you read that right, just 300 - coming to the UK and France each.What is it with our metropolis dwellers? Can we not see the advantages of our own, lithe, nimble personal transport? Freeing us from the shackles of antiquated
seat, vast, protective fairing and a 14,000rpm redline equalled raised eyebrows and the ring of cash tills.Right up until its demise in 2006, the ZZ-R600 confounded bikin fashion pundits by remaining popular despite their guffaws at its antiquated
Click to read: Yamaha MT-01 owners reviews, Yamaha MT-01 specs and to see the Yamaha MT-01 image gallery.Tuned-up, air-cooled 1670cc cruiser engine and an image that makes all Harleys and retros look like effete antiques. This is the cruiser
as they are a much better alternative to antiquated, under-funded and sometimes down-right dangerous public transport. So there.
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