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1961 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH


With the new for 1957 XL model line, the “H” for touring, the “CH” as the new for 1958 high performance version, Harley-Davidson satisfied the needs of riders looking for lighter, nimbler high performance motorcycles. Following in the tracks of the K model, which remained only in racing form after 1956 as the KR750, the …

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1938 Triumph Speed Twin


In 1938 Edward Turner unleashed his 500cc Speed Twin, followed by the higher performance T100 Tiger in 1939. Triumph’s first parallel twin was a nimble high performance machine  20 pounds, or more, lighter than typical twin and four cylinder machines made in America.  This marked the beginning of a great run for Triumph; the parallel twin design …

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1956 BMW R26


Unusual for its creamy white paint, the next time you visit the National Motorcycle Museum, you’ll probably see this 1954 BMW R25. Among other European bikes on loan as part of the collection of over 400 motorcycles at the Museum, it’s a standout. The BMW R25 offered design features similar to those of the BMW …

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