1941 BSA W-M20

When first reviewed by the British Government’s War Office in 1936 the BSA M20 was thought to be nothing short of disaster. British motorcycle magazine Motor Cycling’s tester reached only 69 miles per hour and cited 56 miles per gallon, and early on there were cylinder wear problems. Yet by the middle of World War II there were 126,000 of them Read more

1953 Horex Regina II 350

The Horex Regina fits into the typical design of German and many European bikes of the time. But in some ways it’s a step up in styling and engineering details. Note the chrome plated fuel tank and cloisonné Horex crest badge. The fork bridge and triple tree are aluminum alloy, there are alloy fork lowers, full width polished aluminum brake drum/hubs, Read more

1939 BMW R12

The BMW R12 and R17, both introduced in 1935, used unique pressed steel frames and may have been the first production motorcycles with hydraulically-damped telescopic forks. Steel pressing equipment BMW used for automobile manufacturing led the company to this chassis design solution through about 1942. It also offered interesting “art deco” Read more

Older posts «

Fetch more items