Living Color: AHRMA Racer Larry Poons

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

The concept of artist as racer sounds a bit abstract itself until you learn that Larry Poons is as much a racer as he is an artist.

Remembering the Whizzer Bike Motor

By Sam Moore

A fond childhood account of the Whizzer, a bike motor that started a new transportation trend in the late 1940s.

1909 Torpedo V4 (Videos)

By Richard Backus

Videos of the 1909 Torpedo V4 from start to finish.

Vintage Motorcycle Racer Sarah Lahalih

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

Vintage motorcycle racer Sarah Lahalih was the first female ever to compete in the Thruxton Cup.


No Survivors: 1909 Torpedo V4

By Phillip Tooth

Only one semi-radial inline V4 Torpedo racer was built, and it was lost to history long ago. But thanks to a Czech enthusiast who created this replica, we can hear it roar into life again.

Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Recognizes Greg Williams

By Richard Backus, with information from

Motorcycle Classics regular contributor Greg Williams to be honored at Edmonton ceremony.

The Rotary Wankel Engine

By Robert Smith

Looking at how a rotary Wankel engine works.

Cut That Out!

By “Blue” Mike Peterson/Chetek, Wisconsin

“Blue” Mike Peterson fears Motorcycle Classics is keeping an eye on him and his restoration projects.

The sound and the fury: celebrate the machines that changed the world!

Motorcycle Classics JulAug 16Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Every issue  delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!

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