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Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965

Honda CL72 Scrambler 250

Clement Salvadori
November 11, 2011

photography by Steve Ready [This Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965 was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Rider magazine] In the early ’60s big changes were coming to the motorcycle world. The British industry did not understand that it was on death row, Harley... Read more »

Retrospective: Matchless G15/45 750cc (AMC): 1962-1963

Year/model: 1963 Matchless G15/45. Owner: Paul Allen, San Luis Obispo, California.

Clement Salvadori
November 10, 2011

[This Retrospective: Matchless G15/45 750cc (AMC): 1962-1963 was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The old American adage goes, “There is no substitute for cubic inches.” And in the early ’60s there was definitely a battle for the biggest among the British exporters... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha YM2C Big Bear 305 Scrambler: 1967

Yamaha YM2C Big Bear 305 Scrambler

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2011

In the early ’60s the Big Bear race was a pretty serious event, running across California’s Mojave Desert and up to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. The idea that this beautiful, highly chromed street-scrambler had any possibility of winning against high-strung Euro-bikes like Maico,... Read more »

Retrospective: Meguro Junior S3 250: 1957 – 1958

Meguro Junior S3 250

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This Retrospective: Meguro Junior S3 250: 1957 – 1958 was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Pretty good-looking motorcycle, this OHV 250. Look down at the right-side engine case and you might expect to find the stacked... Read more »

Retrospective: BSA W1 Winged Wheel 35cc: 1953 – 1957

BSA W1 Winged Wheel 35cc

Clement Salvadori
November 8, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This Retrospective: BSA W1 Winged Wheel 35cc: 1953 – 1957 was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Following the ravages of World War II, Britain was eager to get back on wheels—preferably motorized wheels. Motorcycles were... Read more »

Little Poland Vintage Bike Shop in a Vintage Brooklyn Neighborhood

Gnarly 1973 Triumph arrived at the Works Engineering shop after its “character” was enhanced by fuel-tank fire.

Paul Garson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson Carl Jung, the pioneering psychoanalyst, once wrote a small book titled Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle that describes a mystifying phenomenon in which you encounter a whole bunch of apparently random coincidences clumped together under one particular... Read more »

Legend of the Motorcycle 2007: Act II

Looking north toward the main display area on the Ritz-Carlton hotel’s golf course.

Clement Salvadori
April 28, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori Ever eat too many desserts? The waiter keeps rolling the dessert trolley by, and you can’t resist? Chocolate truffles. Créme Brule. Strawberry shortcake. Tiramisu. Peach cobbler. Key lime pie? That is rather the way it is at any good concours d’elegance—there... Read more »

The 2006 Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d’Elegance

2006 International Concours d’Elegance grounds

Clement Salvadori
April 14, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This International Concours d Elegance motorcycle travelogue October 2006 issue of Rider Magazine] Nothing like wandering along acres of ocean-front lawn, admiring scores of beautifully turned-out motorcycles parked on the well-mowed grass…. A dozen Crockers... Read more »

Corsa MotoClassica

A rainbow of classic bikes showed up on the Streets of Willow.

Paul Garson
April 13, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson If you’re vintage enough yourself, you’ll remember when Ike was elected President, and after 40 years of rule in the USSR, Stalin signed off. DNA was discovered, Edmund Hillary scaled Mount Everest and Joe DiMaggio wedded Marilyn Monroe. And the Willow Springs... Read more »

A Collector’s Collection

Clement Salvadori
February 11, 2011

What's this Honda doing here? I see, it's a CB160, suitable for the Motogiro competitions. Scattered around these United States are probably upwards of a dozen official motorcycle museums – official in that they have regular hours, tax status, et cetera – from the elaborate Barber in Alabama... Read more »

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