Speed and handling—combined with sleek design—have been the dream of avid motorcyclists since the first bike took to the road some 125 years ago. Photographer Steve Cote takes enthusiasts on a road trip through a year of classic bikes. Classic Motorcycles brings you the groundbreaking models that would be the highlights of any collection.
This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Motorcycles featured in this edition include:
• 1957 AJS model 30
The English-built AJS model 30 ran a 593cc parallel-twin engine that produced 30hp
• 1977 Harley Davidson XLCR
Intended to compete with offshore imports, the XLCR was based on Harley’s Sportster, but was only built in 1977 and ’78.
• Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
The Sport ran a more powerful version of the Guzzi V7 roadster engine, along with a new frame and handlebars
• 1962 Matchless G2 CSR
Made in England, the G2’s 242cc single produced 18 hp, and reached a quarter mile in 19.6 seconds at 67 mph.
• 1991 Harley Davidson FXSTC Custom
Nostalgia for the Harley Davidson Hydra Glide and Super Glide led to the development of the FXST Softail that put shock absorbers out of sight to resemble its forbears
• 1984 Laverda RGS
To compete with Japanese imports, Italian builder Laverda moved up market with the RGS by combining the big triple from its Jota 120 with a new frame and flowing body work.
• Triumph Bonneville T120
A customized version of the T120 Triumph introduced in 1959, the Bonneville ran a parallel twin that could push this light, fast bike with great handling to 115 mph
• 1965 Greeves 24MX
Greeves claimed that its 246cc engine was the most powerful in standard production anywhere, and the proof was in winning as it did at the 1964 Manx Grand Prix with a final lap speed of 87.6 mph, never equaled by any British 250cc bike
• 1986 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE
This special edition Le Mans was built in 1986 and 1987 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi V7 and only 100 were sold in the U.S.
• 1965 BMW R60/2 with 1964 Steib S500 sidecar
Adding a sidecar to the BMW R60/2 was popular because its Earles-engineered front suspension fork was designed to accommodate the sidecar and made braking safer
• Rickman Honda CB750
The Honda CB750’s four-cylinder, overhead cam engine was best in class in 1969, and English chassis maker Rickman Motorcycles offered a frame kit to make the bike a pacemaker on the road or track
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