Those, who really like motorcycles can’t be indifferent to their history, which goes back to 19-th century, when the first motorcycle with a steam-engine was assembled. But honestly, it is hard to call it a motorcycle, because a true motorcycle is a two-wheeled motor vehicle with combustion engine.
By the end of 1885, close cooperation of 2 great engineers from Germany gave results. These were Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. They are considered as inventors of first combustion engine. Besides, in 1885, they also invented such component of power unit, as carburettor and brought
The Black Lightning was produced by Vincent-HRD. First built in September 1948 at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, and produced from 1948 to 1952. The last motorcycle of this model rolled off the production line in 1948 in in Stevenage,
Yale was one of many American motorcycle manufacturers, which disappeared by the 1920s. It started out as the Yale 1912 California, produced in Sacramento. but were bought out by the Consolidated Manufacturing Company and production moved to Ohio.
Werner 1901, also known as New Werner, is a motorcycle produced by Werner brothers - Russian emigrants, who moved to Paris in the end of 19-th century. The engine capacity of this motorbike was 217 ccm.
Velocette got its start in the world of sporting motorcycle racing back in 1905. They successfully produced several different models and quite a range of engine options before closing in 1971, the final year of production for the Thruxton.
The Velocette MSS is a motorcycle made by Velocette. It was fast, reliable and economical but could not compete against a new range of British twin-cylinder motorcycles. Production was ceased in 1968.
Technically, the Rudge TT Replica was an over-the-counter racer offered for the first time for the 1931 season. Rudge had something to celebrate after the 1930 Isle of Man TT races, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Junior TT with a full radial design straight from the drawing board, and 1st and
The Ossa 250 Copa based on the new racks endurance of the mid-seventies starts this renewal of the road model motorcycle. Born a fully fledged tourism, fitted with guards of stainless steel, intermittent, new electrical system with all the laps and miles and dampers account. As for the engine on
The Dominator is a twin cylinder motorcycle developed by Norton. The original Dominator was designed in 1947 and 1948 by Bert Hopwood, who had been on the Speed Twin design team at Triumph. Available for sale from mid 1949, this design set the pattern for Norton twins for the next 30 years.
D.R O'Donovan's work at the Weybridge track resulted in the introduction of tuned 'Brooklands' models in 1913, and these highly developed sports versions continued into the 1920s. According to its manufacturer, the Norton Brooklands Special (BS) was 'for those who desire
The Matchless G3L is a motorcycle used by the British Army during the World War 2, when Matchless manufactured G3 and G3L models. The G3L became one of the most popular motorcycles used during World War 2 , as it was the first to replace the unforgiving girder forks with a new technology
The Matchless G50 is a racing British motorcycle made by Associated Motorcycles (AMC) at the former Matchless works in Plumstead, London. This is one of the classic British racing motorcycles that comes from the single-cylinder era. Approximately 180 factory G50s were made up to 1963.
The Matchless G9 is a 500cc twin engine motorcycle. It was supposed to be of very comfortable ride. Possibly the sweetest sounding Matchless G series twin you will ever hear. This bike starts and runs so well, as if it just wants to be ridden.
The Indian v-twin configuration allows for optimum torque for a given displacement.