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

Triumph Rocket 3 – Ultimate Muscle Bike

The Triumph Rocket 3 is one of the most exciting muscle roadsters that the world has ever seen. It is certainly the most exciting bike to come out of the Triumph factory.  At first the monster bike was considered a bit of a joke, overkill, a need to just be the biggest production motorcycle and … Read more

Norton Classic Rotary P43

Norton Classic Rotary P43

The Norton Classic Rotary is likely the rarest Norton ever to have existed, and certainly the rarest to find today for collectors. The bike is highly coveted for motorcycle historians and collectors, the reason being is it’s rotary Wankel engine.  With only 100 ever produced, the backstory is fascinating and while it didn’t take off, … Read more

BSA Gold Star – All You Need To Know About The Big Single

Ask any motorcycle enthusiast about BSA and their immediate response would be along the lines of “You mean the Gold Star?” The BSA Gold Star was not only the most successful motorcycle throughout the Birmingham-based company’s 111 year history, but one of the most successful British motorcycles of all time, both on and off the … Read more

Norton Commando 750

The Norton Commando 750 was a breakthrough in British motorcycling history. Despite being released during the UJM takeover, half a million were sold during the decade it was in production. Today, the Norton Commando 750 remains a popular buy to ride classic motorcycle. Norton Commando History  The origins of the early Norton Commando 750’s can … Read more

AJS Motorcycles – 8 Classic Bikes

AJS Motorcycles is one of the longest surviving British motorcycle companies to date. Founded in Wolverhampton, the Stevens brothers, Harry, Joe Junior, George and the company’s namesake Albert John (or Jack, as he was more popularly known as) created AJS in 1909. It was their dream to manufacture a motorcycle to win at the Isle … Read more

Ariel Square Four Classic Motorcycle

Ariel Square Four

The Ariel Square Four was a completely new design and had a spectacular impact on the motorcycle design industry in the 1930’s and then beyond.  It was a tough, endurance workhorse capable of nearing 100 mph that stood the test of time. Let’s take a look at what made it so great. Ed Turner and … Read more

Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 2006 – 2019

Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

The modern Triumph Bonneville Scrambler appeared back in 2006. An off-road styled version of the Triumph Bonneville, it also took many visual cues from the iconic TR6 Trophy, a bike that was made famous by Steve McQueen.  Powered using the same 865cc air-cooled, parallel twin engine as that of the Bonneville of the day, Triumph … Read more

Triumph Speed Triple – The First Production Streetfighter

MK1 Triumph Speed Triple

The Triumph Speed Triple has been a cult icon all its life.  Just the name brings about visions of big twin headlights, sleek single-sided swingarms, a wide motocross handlebar, and a rottweiler stance that knows how to beg for speeding tickets. Which is interesting considering that the original production streetfighter, Triumph’s 1994 Speed Triple, shared … Read more

Where Are Triumph Motorcycles Made?

Where are Triumph's built?

The Speed Triple and Tiger 1200 were the last mass produced models to be built at Hinckley. Here’s a break down of where current production takes place. Where are Triumph motorcycles made? 85% of all Triumph motorcycles are now built at their 3 Thailand facilities. 8.5% are assembled at their Brazilian facility and the remaining … Read more

Why Are Triumphs So Expensive?

Are Triumphs really expensive?

Some people consider Triumph to be expensive, others believe they offer value for money. Here’s what I found after doing some price comparisons…. Why are Triumphs so expensive? When compared with other marque motorcycle manufacturers Triumph are competitively priced. In the emerging markets they are less so due to economy-class motorcycles mass produced by companies … Read more

Why The Triumph Street Twin is Good for Beginners

Triumph street twin side view

The Triumph Street Twin has a lot going for it. Apart from its fantastic retro styling and excellent value for money, the Street Twin is a great all rounder and popular with riders of all ages. Is the Triumph Street Twin good for beginners? With a seat height of 790mm (under 30 inch), weighing in … Read more