Historic Harley

Replica of first Harley-Davidson in historic sale

A replica of the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle ever made is being offered in a sale of historic motorcycles through Heroes Motors in Los Angeles. The genuine first Harley sits in a glass case in the Harley museum in Milwaukee and would cost millions. This replica of the 1905 model is a comparatively cheap $US120,000 (about …

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Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum Norton ES2 motorcycle 1949Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum Norton ES2 motorcycle 1949

Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum

Anyone visiting the United Kingdom who has an interest in motorbikes should make a pilgrimage to Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum. It’s located just off the M42, near Birmingham Airport and pretty much opposite the NEC (the National Exhibition Centre). If you time it right you could also combine your visit and take in “Motorcycle Live”, …

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Honda CX500 historic motorcycle Mt Glorious

How to ride an historic motorcycle

Riding an historic motorcycle is a great deal of fun, but it requires mechanical sympathy and courtesy to other road users. While I don’t ride a vintage or veteran motorcycle, my 1980 Honda CX500 (pictured above) is a classic and grants me membership of the venerable Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of Australia. The bike wouldn’t …

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Daryl Beattie is ambassador fr the Australian Historic Road Racing Championships

Daryl Beattie backs historic motorcycle event

Historic motorcycles are booming in popularity and former motorcycle GP winner Daryl Beattie is backing that popularity as ambassador for this year’s Australian Historic Road Racing Championships. The meeting will be hosted by the Historic Motor Cycle Racing Register of SA from October 8-11 at Mallala Motorsport Park, just outside Adelaide. More than 250 riders are …

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Historic motorcycle

Historic motorcycles return to historic track

Historic motorcycle racing is roaring back into life this weekend at Queensland’s historic Lakeside Park Raceway. There will be plenty of eye candy for spectators from today (September 26) with bikes ranging from 1920s vintage models to those built up to and including 1990. The Shannon’s 2014 Australian Historic Road Race Championships, hosted by the Queensland …

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Historic motorcycles: Vincent HRD Speedway Sidecar

Rare historic motorcycles at Moto Expo

The inaugural Brisbane Moto Expo on March 21-23 will not only have a host of new bikes on display and for demo rides, but there will also be a display of 35 rare historic motorcycles valued at more than $1.5million. The display  at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds will include a 1911 Triumph TT racer which is …

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