Join Motorcycle Classics at the 4th Annual Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic, June 7-9, 2013, at Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Nicknamed “America’s National Park of Speed,” Road America has legendary status in the American racing scene, the four-mile road circuit drawing world-class racing since it was built in 1955.
A 1922 Reading Standard on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
A 1962 Mustang Bronco on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
A 1913 Flying Merkel Model 71 on display with other classic motorcycles at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
A 1912 Pierce Four on display with other classic motorcycles at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
A motorcycle collector discovers two vintage motorcycle frames entwined with an aging maple tree.
by Richard Backus
Although the focus of Motorcycle Classics is yesterday’s motorcycles, every so often we like to dip a toe in the present. Witness our coverage of bikes in the retro classics category, which includes machines like the iconic Royal Enfield Bullet, the revived Triumph Bonneville range and Moto Guzzi’s tres cool V7 models. Thanks to a long heritage, we think the retro classics fit in naturally with our focus. So how do we end up testing a 2012 Zero XU all-electric motorcycle? That takes a bit more explaining.
Steve Seidner is hard at work making the motorcycles he believes Mustang would build today.