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1937 Brough (pronounced like “bruff”) Superior SS80

1937 Brough SS80_2

Elegance, performance and limited production are what have made Brough (pronounced like “bruff”) motorcycles world renowned as the best out of England and Europe before World War II; most would say they were the best in the world at the time. George Brough, the son of W.E. Brough, raced his father’s motorcycles, then went on …

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1965 Honda Super Hawk

1965 Honda Super Hawk_3

In the late 1950′s Soichiro Honda and his engineers stopped borrowing from other motorcycle designers and made a totally unique overhead cam parallel twin 247cc engine. Initially this engine went into a pressed steel frame similar to those used on NSU motorcycles, later morphed into the Honda CA72 Dream 250 in several iterations. But in …

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1977 Triumph Silver Jubilee Limited Edition


Among about 20 very nice British bikes on display at the National Motorcycle Museum is a Triumph Bonneville T140 Silver Jubilee Limited Edition. These machines were built to commemorate the first 25 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as the Queen of England. Originally the plan was to manufacture a total of 1,000 units for the home market …

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