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His Lordship’s Motorcycle: 1984 Hesketh Vampire

By Margie Siegal

With a few custom tweaks, a rare Hesketh Vampire becomes a killer naked bike for the street.


Triton with a Twist: Williams Triton 804

Story by Alan Cathcart

Dave Williams built the custom Triton he always wanted, complete with a host of hidden details.


Best Kept Secret: 1950 Zenith Big Twin

By Alan Cathcart

This rare Zenith uses a 1930s 750cc JAP twin, which sat on a shelf through World War II.


Selly Oak Sophisticate: 1960 Ariel Arrow 250

By Robert Smith

Arrow owner Joe Li wanted a 2-stroke, but he didn’t want something Japanese. Enter the Ariel Arrow.


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Big Cat: Panther Model 100

By Phillip Tooth

The Panther Model 100's big sloping cylinder makes it one of the most iconic British motorcycles of all time.


Past Perfect: The 1937 Brough Superior SS100

By Greg Williams

A collector's Brough Superior SS100 in original condition was once also owned by one of our writers and by George Brough himself.


Going for the Ton in Texas

By Mark Scott

Making a 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel really fly!


1961 Triton

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

The 1961 Triton was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.