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MZ was a popular commuter for cash strapped


In the cash-strapped times of the late 70s recession the East German MZ TS models were the machines of choice for wallet-savvy motorcyclists...

Garelli Tiger Cross

With a motorcycle now out of reach until 17 years of age the dis...
Moto Morini 500 classic Italian motorcycle

Moto Morini V-twins

Ignore the Moto Morini V-twins at you peril. Great, surefooted h...
Moto Guzzi Airone Sport

Moto Guzzi Airone Sport

Mick Walker is to blame, apparently. Before browsing through one...
1938 Magnat-Debon Poum

Magnat-Debon Poum

Ace restorer John Guy is well known on the show circuit, for his...

Latest General Feature

Moto Guzzi S3 classic Italian motorcycle

Italian favourites part one

In the seventies the Japanese motorcycle industry was beginning to dominate the bike market, with its high tech performance designs. The Italian response was typically heart- rather than head-led. John Nutting picks 10 of his seventies Italian favourites...
Ducati 350 Desmo single

Italian favourites part two

John Nutting's concluding look at Seventies Italian classics, st...
Zundapp KS750 military three wheeler

Zundapp KS750

The Zündapp KS750 was designed as a go-anywhere, unbreakable mi...
Moto Guzzi Museum

Moto Guzzi Museum

The Moto Guzzi Museum, at the firm’s factory in Mandello del L...
Ducati 900SS heads Ducati 250 Desmo single

Ducati Desmo dynasty

Ducati's Desmo singles and twins hold a special place in the hea...

Latest Archive Feature

MM classic Italian motorcycle

Italian Vincent

'Vincent of Italy' is what MM claimed for their motorcycles. Tim Holmes and Patrick Uden take a closer look at a painstakingly restored example by bike restoration expert James Tennant-Eyles...

BMW’s lightweight off-roader

BMW customised classics are all the rage. Go on the Net and you...
1948 Dutch motorcycle TT

Dutch TT 1948

The photograph shows the start of the 350cc race, which began th...
1960 Moto Guzzi Lodola Italian classic

Moto Guzzi Lodola

Moto Guzzi's Lodola, made from 1956 to 1966 initial­ly as an ov...
BMW 60 years motorcycle production celebration article

BMW: sixty years of flat twins

One of BMW's first satisfied customers was none other than Man­...

Latest Reference

MZ 124cc motorcycle engine in exploded diagram form

Racing engines: MZ

The whys and wherefores behind the phenomenally powerful rotary-valved 124cc 200bhp/litre MZ two stroke explained by Vic Willoughby

Latest Road Test

Benelli 650 Tornado

Benelli 650

Benelli’s 650 twin was a radical take on the British parallel twin design. But the Italian BSA beater arrived as the British industry went into decline, and it soon began to look dated against Japanese exotica. Rod Gibson tells the story...
Bimota SB2 Italian performance motorcycle

Bimota SB2

Bimota’s SB2 was both the Italian factory’s and Massimo Tamb...
Jawa 90 Roadster

Jawa 90 Roadster

Teenagers understand just one style of motorcycle riding – thr...
MV Agusta 790cc ‘America’

MV Agustas

MV Agusta’s exotic sports bikes of the Seventies offered a gli...
NSU Quick 50

NSU Quick 50

Quick and Quickly puns apart, the NSU Quick 50, based on a prove...