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Vintage Motorcycles 2013
Vintage Motorcycles Calendar
Speed and handling—combined with sleek design—have been the dream of avid motorcyclists since the first bike took to the road some 125 years ago. Photographer Steve Cote takes enthusiasts on a road trip through a year of classic bikes. Vintage Motorcycles brings you the groundbreaking models that would be the highlights of any collection.
14 x 22 inches, open
Motorcycles featured include:
1913 Flying Merkel V-Twin
Joseph Merkel's high-performing V-Twins were only made between 1910 and 1915.
1984 Moto Morini 500 Sei-V
The Bologna, Italy-built Morini has always been recognized for its undeniable fun-to-ride quotient
1970 BSA A650 Thunderbolt
The A650 came in three flavors: the Thunderbolt, the Lighting, and the Spitfire.
1969 American Eagle 750GT
The Italian Laverda was first imported under the American Eagle name. After this arrangement failed in 1970, they were imported under Laverda's own name.
1924 BSA 250cc Round Tank
BSA sold 35,000 of this little bike with a two-speed transmission and a top speed of 43 mph. There was no front brake, but the bike had a dual rear brake. Reliability was so good the Post Office in the United Kingdom used them for deliveries.
1973-74 Ducati 750 Sport
In the early 1970s this was the street bike that was closest to a factory race bike.
1949 Moto Guzzi Motoleggera
Often referred to as the Guzzino, the 65cc Motoleggara was one of the most significant machines to emerge from the works in Mandello del Lario, Italy.
1977 Bimota SB2
The Italian Bimota SB2 was a mix of Italian exotic, Japanese performance, and the reliability of a Suzuki GS750.
1955 Matchless G3-LCS
Henry Herbert Collier started Matchless in 1899 to make bicycles. The company began manufacturing motorcycles in 1902 and continued until 1966.
1984 Harley-Davidson XR-1000
The XR-1000 was sold as a street version of the highly successful XR-750 Harley flat-track race bike.
1979 Suzuki GS-1000
Suzuki came out with the GS-1000 in 1978. With 83-90 horsepower and a top speed of 135 mph, the big Suzuki not only was fast but it handled well.
1973 Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone
Intended to serve the Italian Army and police departments, the Nuovo offered improved suspension with conventional dampers, coil ignition, and wet sump lubrication.