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1977 – HARLEY-DAVIDSON CAFE’ RACER – 1000

Willie G. Davidson, the nephew of one of HD’s founders, has a real talent for art and mechanics and from …

1978 – HAGON-JAWA GRASS TRACK – 500

Perhaps best remembered now as one of the UK’s most successful-ever drag racers, Alf Hagon only turned to “straight line” …

1978 – HONDA BRITAIN “PHIL READ REPLICA” – 750

“Limited Edition” or “Celebration” models have long been established as a sound marketing technique for both cars and motorcycles, so …

1979 – MONTESA COTA 349

When the famous Trial Cota 247 could no longer match the pace of its Spanish rivals, Montesa developed the 348. …

1981 – SUZUKI GSX KATANA – 1100

The Suzuki Katana was a sports motorcycle produced in the early 1980s at the request of Suzuki Deutschland specifically for …

1985 – YAMAHA V-MAX 1200

One of the finest Japanese motorcycles of all time was ironically born outside of Japan. The project came in fact …

1986 – BUELL RR 1000

Erik Buell is an American engineer who always loved competitions, both as a pilot and as a constructor. His first …

1987 – GILERA SATURNO BIALBERO 500

Part of the Piaggio empire since 1969, Gilera introduced a glittering array of new models during the 1980s. The majority …

1987 – NORTON CLASSIC – 600

After a lenghty development programme commenced in the 1970s by Norton –Villiers-Triumph, Norton’s rotary-engined roadster debuted in 1982 as the …

1989 – DUCATI PASO 906

Introduced for 1989, the Paso 906 was a development of the preceding 750, one of the first models to emerge …

1991 – BRITTEN-CR&S V1000

John Britten (1949-1995) is universally revered as one of the most brilliant designers in the history of motorcycling. He was …

1991 – GILERA CX 125

It was the hitherto unknown Gilera CX 125 that was to be one of the queens of the Milan Motor …

1991 – NORTON NRS 588 – 600

This bike, with the official colours of the JPS-NORTON Team, took part in the English “Formula 1” championship with pilots …

1994 – DUCATI 916 – 900

Styled by Massimo Tamburini, the 916 and its subsequent evolutions established Ducati as one of the world’s foremost brand names. …

1995 – APRILIA MOTO’ 6.5 – 650

In the early ’90s Aprilia proved to be one of the most daring and inventive manufacturers, capable of amazing audiences …
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