Motorcycle Information

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The 1957 Ariel Mk II motorcycle was developed by one of the British motorcycle industry's more adventurous manufacturers. It featured a four-pipe exhaust and a plunger rear suspension. See pictures and learn more about this unique classic motorcycle.

The 1994 BMW R1100RSL motorcycle featured BMW's traditional 'boxer' twin engine. Equipped with adjustable handlebars hand controls seat and windshield the RSL could also be fine-tuned to almost any rider's personal tastes. Learn about the RSL.

The 1957 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster motorcycle featured an overhead-valve engine. The Sportster looked similar to the final KH models -- because it was. Learn more about the 1957 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster.

The 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide motorcycle had a genuine rear suspension, finally giving Harley riders a smoother ride -- perfect for touring. The engine gave 50-60 horsepower from 1200 ccs/74 cubic inches. Read more about the smooth Duo-Glide.

The 1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide motorcycle was popular with riders for its modern design, comfortable ride and larger front brake. It also featured modern telescopic forks. See pictures and a profile of the 1949 Harley FL Hydra-Glide.

The Harley-Davidson company celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special edition Anniversary Yellow 1954 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide motorcycle that featured a special medallion on its front fender. Learn more about the FL Hydra-Glide.

The 1959 Ariel Leader offered several new technologies and unique styling. An interesting aspect of the Leader was the long list of options available. As a result, few of the 22,000 produced were exactly the same. Learn more about the 1959 Ariel Leader.

The 1956 Harley-Davidson KHK model was the final flathead motorcycle that Harley would ever produce. The KHK featured lower handlebars, less chrome trim, and more-performance oriented camshafts. Learn more about the 1956 Harley-Davidson KHK.

Bimota got its start in the early 1970s by wedding Honda or Kawasaki four-cylinder power with its own exotic chassis and bodywork. The 1992 Bimota Tesi motorcycle was exciting and exotic but it wasn't the star Bimota hoped for. Find out why and see pictures.

The 1992 Bimota SB6 R motorcycle was a higher-tech version of the strong-selling SB6. It weighs about 20-30 pounds less than a comparable Suzuki -- and costs well over twice as much. See pictures and learn about the Bimota SB6 R.

The 1965 BMW R-27 motorcycle was a popular single-cylinder design. BMW did not offer another single until the early 1990s when an Italian-built on/off-road model powered by a Rotax engine was introduced. Learn about the 1965 BMW R-27.

The 1981 BMW R65 motorcycle was for those who admired BMW's quality construction but couldn't afford its high prices. The R65 was really just a scaled-down edition of the company's larger 1000-cc model.

The 1990 BMW K-1 motorcycle was a departure from BMW's standard fare. Intended to compete in the sport-touring segment of the market the BMW K-1 was intended to appeal to a more youthful crowd. Learn about the 1990 K-1.

The 1970 Ducati 350 Scrambler motorcycle was quick even without Ducati's hot desmodromic valve train. The 350 Scrambler was considered one of the "tamer" models though it was still fast for a bike of its size. See pictures and learn about the 350 Scrambler.

The 1977 Ducati 900SS had a top speed of over 140 mph making it a force on the racing circuit. The new 900SS added desmodromics to the larger engine pushing the performance envelope even further. See pictures and learn about the 1977 Ducati 900SS.

The 1981 Ducati Hailwood Replica motorcycle honored Mike Hailwood the Ducati racer. The race-proven 860-cc V-twin complete with desmodromic valvetrain seems right at home in the traditional Ducati birdcage chassis. Learn about the 1981 Ducati Hailwood Replica.

The 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich was designed by the renowned Fabio Taglioni and named for the famous Montjuich Park Gran Prix circuit in Barcelona Spain. See pictures and learn about the 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich.

The 1992 Ducati 851 Desmoquattro motorcycle launched a new era of Ducati street bikes. Power routed through a six-speed gearbox and the combination helped racing versions rack up an enviable string of victories. Learn about the Ducati 851 Desmoquattro.

The 1993 Ducati Superlight employed carbon fiber on almost every nonstructural cover to reduce the bike's weight. They are a rare sight on American roads as only a total of 300 were imported to the United States. Learn about the Ducati Superlight.

The 1994 Ducati 916 boasted Ducati's desmodromic valvetrain and was one of the lightest superbikes. Since just 400 were planned to be exported to the United States the 916 became an instant collectible. See pictures and learn about the Ducati 916.

The 1997 Ducati 750 Monster was stripped of non-essentials hewing to minimalist motorcycle design. The approach resulted in a feather-light curb weight of just 390 pounds. See pictures and learn about the Ducati Monster.

The 1998 Ducati ST2 aimed for the sport-touring crowd but offered expected Ducati speed and performance. The bike also included a digital display for fuel level engine temperature and time of day. See pictures and learn about the Ducati ST2.

The 1910 Emblem was a popular and affordable motorcycle, but the Emblem brand wasn't destined to last. Claiming "Class Power Speed & Satisfaction," Emblem had high hopes of achieving success in a crowded market. See pictures and learn about the 1910 Emblem.

The 1915 Emblem Twin motorcycle's 76.6-cubic-inch engine was unusually large for its day. It was a bold offering from a company struggling to remain afloat amongst fierce competition and the ravages of an economic recession. Learn more about the 1915 Emblem Twin.

The 1911 Excelsior motorcycle was a product of Schwinn better known for bicycles. As was common for the era, the single was driven by a wide leather belt with progress slowed by a rear coaster brake. Learn about the 1911 Excelsior motorcycle.