A summary of the free wallpaper we've issued in the Classic Bikers Club newsletter. All images are sourced from the Mortons Archive, where we have in excess of four million classic images...
Mixed bag of images from our archive: pre and post-war, Isle of Man, motorcycle show and factory pics, Phil Read and Giacomo Agostini and many, many others.
Selection of screen sirens and classic bikes, published in Classic Bike Guide and drawn by Louise Limb. How many can you recognise?
Small selection of Post-war british bike magazine advertisements.
Dating from 1952 with the 'most popular BSA ad' the British manufacturers were selling laddish and girl-likes-boy-with-bike messages, which didn't change much until the extinction of the British motorcycle industry.
Some lovely quirky ads here, from the 'exceedingly smooth and flexible' JAP Dual Car, Ferodo's 'halting hand', the 1907 ad for Brooks Saddles with 'uniformly front-rank quality' whatever that means, and the Zenith Bicar, which is the 'hit of the 1907 season'. Was it?
Mixed bag of print ads to keep you on your toes - some bikes, some accessories. Lodge's spark plugs seem to impress a despatch rider (below), distinctively orange-coloured Instant Gasket was peppered in the motorcycling press and Firestone had created a new Diene RUBBER-X compound which was safe, smooth and long lasting.
A selection of print advertisements from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, starting in 1964. How many can you remember? We'll add to the gallery over the forthcoming weeks, so pop back for the latest selection.
Infamous through the hype of the local Press, Rockers ruled the highways in the 1960s with their black leather jackets, cafe racer style Triumphs – other models were available – and their rebellious lifestyle. Is it time for a comeback?
Given the level of competition in the Pre-65 Scottish Two Day Trial it stands to reason that the winning bike must be something really special. It has to be because if it wasn’t how could it cope with the tough sections that make up pre-65 events these days? Or at least that’s the way the assumption goes...
• Kawasaki KZ750
Kwak’s big twin ridden and remembered
• BMW R60
A terrific Teutonic Boxer twin
• 1974 Suzuki RV125 Vanman
One man and his balloon-tyred bike
• Aprilia RS125/KTM Hybrid
A gorgeous stroker, rebuilt as a thumper
• Suzuki GSX-R1100K/L/M
MIRA files marvels at the mammoth GSX-R1100 family
• Honda CBX1000 cafe racer
Our own take on the cafe racer craze with a CBX
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