Brough Superior SS100

Superior by name, Superior by nature

The modern Brough Superior motorcycles are superior by name and superior by build and nature. They are now being imported to Australia by industry stalwart Fred who has opened a showroom for the expensive bespoke machines in his business equipment offices at 6/281 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane. Click here for more details. The model line-up is: SS100, …

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Brough Superior Fred Drake

Bike wrecker now Brough Superior importer

When he started his motorcycle wrecking parts business under his house in 1971, Fred Drake probably never dreamed he would one day be selling $100k+ Brough Superiors to well-heeled riders. Fred, 70, is now the first Australian distributor for the venerable British-now-French marque in more than 80 years. He has opened a showroom for the …

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BSA Victor 355 sketches revival

Whatever happened to BSA revival?

The expected revival of the traditional British motorcycle brand, BSA, seems to have stalled more than three years after the brand was bought by Mahindra. Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) bought the revered brand for $A5.4m in October 2016 through their wholly owned subsidiary, Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL). At the time they expressed …

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Jawa Perak bobber revival

Jawa launch Perak bobber, but not for us!

One year ago Jawa Motorcycles returned to production with two neo-classic models in India and now they have released a third, the Perak bobber. Owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. The bike has been a roaring success and put a dent in …

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Tony Ehret's 1951 Vincent Black Lightning valuable vintage

Top Tips for Restoring a Vintage Motorcycle

(Contributed post for our North American readers. Image: Vintage Vincent) Restoring a vintage motorcycle is every motorbike enthusiast’s ultimate dream. Just imagine cruising on the open road as your bike roars its mightiness. You can also think about all the money you would earn from making an excellent job of the restoration process. According to …

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Shannons rare RC30 and Walter Wolf special

Rare classic motorcycles at Spring Sale

Two very rare classic motorcycles — an RC30 and a Walter Wolf special — are coming up for sale at the Shannons Sydney Spring Auction on 18 November 2019. The 1989 Honda VFR750R RC30 ‘Homologation Special’ and 1986 Suzuki RG500 ‘Walter Wolf Special Edition’ come from the same private collector. They are among 11 classic …

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1948 Vincent Rapide

Rare ride on Ray’s 1948 Vincent Rapide

It is a rare delight to ride a classic motorcycle, so there was no hesitation when Ray Schriever offered me a ride on his prized 1948 Vincent Rapide. Ray, 69, is a retired aviation engineer who marvels at the British bike’s clever engineering, much of it courtesy of Australian engineer Phil Irving. “We became friends …

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The Island Classic is the southern hemisph ere’s largest historic motorcycle meet

Phillip Island Classic returns in 2020

Riders and lovers of classic motorcycles should save the 2020 Australia Day long weekend for the 27th running of the International Phillip Island Classic. It is the southern hemisphere’s largest historic motorcycle meet. The Island Classic returns to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from 24-26 January 2020. It will feature a century of motorcycles …

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Nabiac museum expands horizons

Nabiac Motorcycle Museum expands horizons

The National Motorcycle Museum in Nabiac, NSW, is expanding its horizons to include some veteran cars and classic toys to attract a wider variety of visitor. However, don’t think motorcycles are being abandoned. Five years ago when I last visited the museum on the Central Coast of NSW they had 800 motorcycles. Now they have …

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