Yesterdays

1960 Matchless G50

The Matchless G50 is a racing bike made by Associated Motorcycles (AMC) at the former Matchless works in London. Developed in 1958 from the…

1934 Harley Davidson

The ‘flat head’ (side valve) Harley-Davidson VL ‘Big Twin’ was announced in July 1929 as a replacement for the inlet-over-exhaust ‘pocket valve’ twins that…

1914 Excelsior 500CC

The famous American Excelsior motorcycle was produced by the Excelsior Motor Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois from 1908 until 1931, latterly under the ‘Super-X’…

1958 James Cadet for Sale

James’s first post-war ‘125’ was the ML, a 122cc Villiers 9D-engined machine derived from a successful military design. It was superseded in 1948 by…

1905 Bruneau for Sale

Established at 12, rue Victor Hugo in Tours from 1899, the firm Bruneau built motorcycles and tricars. Paul Bruneau’s motorcycles had more than a…

1930 MGC Model N3C

Marcel Guiguet is born in 1901 in the village of Corbelin in the Département of Isère. His father and his uncles own a well-equipped…

1951 Vincent Rapide

The outbreak of WW2 in 1939 brought production of all Series A models to a halt, and when Vincent resumed production at the war’s…

1914 Excelsior 810CC

The Coventry firm of Bayliss, Thomas & Co. was established in 1874 so its roots dated from the solid-tyre bicycle era. Early manufacturers in…

Indian 1927 Chief 1200CC

The overwhelming enthusiasm for the new Scout that was brought out in 1920 caused many riders, dealers and overseas agents to push the factory…

1942 Zündapp KS750

Founded at the height of WWI to manufacture armaments, Zündapp found a new role post-war as a producer of motorcycles under the direction of…

1916 Flying Merkel

The Merkel brand first appeared in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1902, when Joseph Merkel set up shop producing single cylinder motorcycles. By 1905 he had…

Münch Mammut 2000 For Sale

Thomas Petsch, an entrepreneur from Würzburg blessed with the experience and financial strength of a successful CEO, was a dedicated motorcyclist and an avid…

NSU 1956 MAX 250CC

Founded in Germany in 1873 as knitting machine manufacturer, of all things, NSU produced its first motorcycle in 1901, the same time as Indian…

1917 Excelsior “Series17”

The famous American Excelsior motorcycle was produced by the Excelsior Motor Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois from 1907 until 1931, latterly under the ‘Super-X’…