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Manx Motorcycle Club announces Past Winners Parade

MCN, 23 November 2012 14:32

The Manx Motorcycle Club will hold a past winners parade as part of the celebration's for the Manx Grand Prix 90th anniversary. The parade will take place over the mountain course on August 28 during the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, which runs August 17 - September 1. The new event incorporates the Manx Grand Prix, the Classic TT, ...

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'Old Bill' Brough sells for world record £290K

Phil West, 25 October 2012 10:31

A new world record sale price for a classic motorcycle has been set by historic Brough Superior 'Old Bill', which sold for £291,200 at H&H's Duxford auction on Tuesday. The bike, built in 1922 for the personal use of Brough Superior founder, George Brough who raced it to over 50 sprint victories, is considered one of the most historic of ...

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100-year-old Premier with the same owner for 60 years

MCN, 07 September 2012 17:30

When it comes to relationships with bikes they don’t come much stronger – or longer – than Desmond Brown and his vintage 1912 Premier. For the West Country octogenarian – 83 to you and me – is not only still riding, and a regular in the Pioneer Run for vintage machines, the bike that remains his No. 1 choice has ...

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Cagiva Elefant 900 - less than 30 left

MCN, 29 June 2012 17:30

With just nine Cagiva Elefant 900s left on the roads of the UK, plus a further eight tucked away in people’s garages on a SORN, you might reasonably expect the Cagiva Elefant, one of the original adventure bikes, to be better represented. On face value, for the early 1990s, marrying a Ducati V-twin with a monster trailie chassis seemed like ...

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Rare scooter highlight of auction

Zoe Richards, 21 May 2012 15:11

This rare 1959 Rumi Formichino is the highlight of the H and H auction taking place on May 24 at The Pavillion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire. The Formichino is one of seven classic motorcycles up for auction, with other bikes such as a 1946 BSA C11 and a 1971 Honda CB125J also included. Made by the Italian factory Rumi, the ...

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Rare classic military scooter up for auction

Anonymous, 10 May 2012 16:56

What you see in the picture to your right is a 1959 Vespa Militare. And yes, it is real. The scooter was modified to take a 75mm cannon because it was seen as perfect for negotiating the rough terrain of Messana, a coastal village on the east of Sicily. Rocket propelled grenades are 'attractively presented in a wicker basket.' The estimated ...

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Dozens of classic Ducatis for sale in auction

MCN, 27 April 2012 10:53

Details have been revealed of the dozens of classic Ducatis that will be auctioned in Monaco in May by RM Auctions. The collection was put together by Carlo Saltarelli, a Ducati test rider, racer and dealership owner who amassed over 100 road and race bikes over three decades. The eight examples here are the tip of an exquisite Italian iceberg, ...

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Goodwood celebrates two-strokes

Michael Neeves, 23 March 2012 15:58

This year’s Goodwood Festival Speed, held on 28 June - 1 July, will be alive to the sounds and smells of two-stroke and promises to be one of the highlights of the summer biking calendar. Grand Prix racing waved goodbye to the last two-stroke at the final 125cc GP in Valencia last November, so Goodwood are paying homage to the ...

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Keeping Meriden twins alive

Andy Westlake, 17 February 2012 14:34

Triumph for most may today mean Hinckley 675s and Speed Triples, but the old Meriden twins still have a huge following – not least because of a British factory still making and supplying virtually every spare part imaginable. That firm is is LF Harris of Honiton in Devon, which for a number of years after the Meriden collapse, even produced ...

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Is this the UK's only Munch Mammoth

Andy Westlake, 10 February 2012 10:30

When it comes to classics they don't get much rarer - or wilder - than the Munch Mammut (or Mammoth in English). Unveiled at the 1966 Cologne show, the Mammoth was the creation of German engineer Friedl Munch, whose dream was to build the most fantastic motorcycle in the world. With financial backing fromAmerican workshop-manuals millionaire Floyd Clymer, he arguably achieved ...

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