1929 Opel Neander

In the 1920’s, most motorcycle frames were built up from cast iron lugs and steel tubing, brazed together. German inventor Ernst Neumann employed state of the art aluminum in an innovative riveted channel section frame design just starting to be used in winged aircraft and dirigibles. “Duralumin" was the name given to an aluminum and copper Read more

1969 BSA Rocket 3

Looking back to post-World War II offerings, 1969 was possibly the most exciting year since for new motorcycle introductions. The Commando Fastback had already hit in 1968, in 1969 great new machines came from BSA, Triumph, Honda and Kawasaki; great new looks and high performance. By the late 1960's, the Triumph 500 and 650 had served riders Read more

1968 Yamaha DT-1

The Yamaha DT-1 was a “clean slate” design for Yamaha, did not borrow any major components from street machines in Yamaha’s line-up. Although other “high pipe” machines like the Yamaha Big Bear and Honda CL72 had been available for years, it can be argued the DT-1 is the first real dual sport bike out of Japan; single cylinder, two-stroke, Read more

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