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Bike Find of the Day 1954 Victoria Bergmeister

Manufactured in Germany, this classic art deco-styled motorcycle shares many features with the BMWs and Moto Guzzis of the era, and it sports a motor design that, in my humble opinion, is more beautiful than either of those powerplants. Victoria was a bicycle manufacturer in Nürnberg, Germany, but they also...

Bike Find of the Day The Kawasaki Estrella

The Kawasaki Estrella In 1991 Kawasaki, in their infinite wisdom, began building this lovely bit of  nostalgia for the Japanese motorcycle market, The Estrella. The company launched the machine  in Japan back in 1992. But you couldn’t get one here in the US, and that’s a shame, because I think...

1960 Aermacchi Chimera 175 Bike Find of the Day

1960 Aermacchi Chimera 175 Then and now, Aermacchi was famous for producing aircraft. But they made some lovely motorcycles as well. Aermacchi, at least on this side of the pond, is probably best known for a well-intentioned, but unsuccessful joint venture with Harley-Davidson. H-D dropped a significant investment with the...

Ariel Leader Bike Find of the Day

The Ariel Leader was an attempt by the British motorcycle manufacturer to take on the popularity of the Lambretta. Ariel hoped that they could make a bike reminiscent of a scooter but which featured “motorcycle” performance characteristics. The Leader was designed by Val Page and Bernard Knight, and for the...

The Art Deco BMW R7 Bike Find of the Day

There are precious few examples of truly beautiful motorcycle design in the world. For the most part, a motorcycle is a thing of utility. It does what it was meant to do, but at various times in history, designers have reached into their bag of tricks in attempts to achieve...