Aprilia RS250 – Last of the Two Stroke GP Replicas

The Aprilia RS250 is a legendary V-twin two-stroke road going GP inspired motorcycle that satisfied riders needs for a truly excellent machine. Produced between 1994 and 2004 the Aprilia RS250 remains a modern classic today and continues to revel in the well-deserved hype that followed it from the models inception. It was 1991 when the … Read more

Yamaha RD400 – Classic 70s Two Stroke Motorcycle

The Yamaha RD400 had a relatively short lifespan and was produced between 1976-1979 having been first introduced in the Summer of 1975.  It followed on from the RD350 and was later replaced by the RD350LC in 1980 which took the world by storm as one of the leading two-stroke motorcycles of the 80s.  The RD400 … Read more

Yamaha DT250 Duel Sports Bike 1971 to 1982

Yamaha DT 250

The Yamaha DT250 started life in 1968 as the DT-1 and it very quickly sold through the initial 12,000 unit production run.  The US market was slowing down and yet there was a gap in the market for off-road motorcycles which only manufacturers such as Bultaco and Husqvarna were currently supplying specific off-road machines. To … Read more

The Ducati Panigale 1199: A New Era In Superbikes

I don’t know about you, but when Ducati first introduced the Panigale 1199 in 2012, I immediately started crunching numbers to figure out how I could afford one.  I was still in college then, balancing a full-time career in logistics at night then going to classes in the morning. It was rough and I wasn’t … Read more

Ducati 1299 Panigale – Last of the L Twin Superbikes

The Ducati 1299 Panigale was introduced in 2014 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.  Production began in 2015 and it was built to replace the Ducati 1199.  The 1299 Panigale is Ducati’s most powerful twin cylinder ever produced.  In 2017 Ducati replaced the model with a limited edition run of the 1299 Panigale R … Read more

Yamaha RD350LC – Rebirth of the 2 Stroke

It was 1980 and two-stroke fans in Europe were eagerly awaiting the release of the Yamaha RD350LC. It had been delayed due to disruption with production and the smaller RD250LC had actually already been released earlier in the year.  The bike was a huge hit and is looked upon as one of the most influential … Read more

Matchless Motorcycles – An Overlooked British Classic

Matchless Motorcycles are one of the oldest British motorcycle companies and up until the collapse of parent company AMC in 1966 they produced some pretty special motorcycles. We largely look back at these machines with a sense of nostalgia and longing for days gone by when motorcycles were simple, no tech, just two-wheels and the … Read more

Yamaha RD250LC – Hooligan Bike of the Early 1980s

The Yamaha RD250LC is considered to be an absolute hooligan machine and its reputation particularly in the UK in the 80’s is partly why it had such a short lifespan.  It was released in 1980, an extension of the earlier RD250 and it was very quickly deemed a two-stroke icon; it is highly collectable today.  … Read more