Honda VF750FD: Time for a change

By the late ‘seventies, Honda’s venerable across-the-frame four was looking a bit tired, at least in marketing terms. Inside the world’s biggest producer of motorcycles, it was time for a change. A V change. Leaving […]

1988 Gilera Nouvo Saturno Bialbero

Story and photos: Jim Scaysbrook An unlikely Japanese/Italian alliance resulted in the motorcycle that was both unusual and unique. For a once-great marque, Gilera, like most of the Italian motorcycle industry, was moribund by the […]

The Nimbus: Danish treats

Story Jim Scaysbrook and Lars Glerup • Photos Independent Observations, James Jubb, Antony Gullick, Gaven Dall’Osto, Michael Andrews. Honda has built over 100 million variants of the C100 Step Through. Yet in a manufacturing life of […]

Velocette Model O: O what a feeling!

Story: Dennis Quinlan and Jim Scaysbrook • Photos: Dennis Quinlan archives. Could the Velocette Model O have saved the company? It had everything going for it, but the timing wasn’t especially good. When Velocette decided to […]