Norton Will Build Only 50 Following the Commander Street model that Norton did not too long ago, the company will now build a Dominator Street limited-edition motorcycle. The company announced the bike a few days ago and said that it will only build 50 of the motorcycles. In a Facebook post, the company said the …

The Special Edition Motorcycle You Didn’t Know You Wanted Norton Motorcycles is one of the most iconic brands in the entire industry. Breitling Watches is a fitting counterpoint in the watch and timepiece industry. It makes a lot of sense they would both decide to team up. At an event in New York City, the …

Norton TT Racer Norton TT Racer to Compete at Isle of Man More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Vintage & Classic Motorcycles April 18, 2012 – Norton Motorcycles has announced the factory’s intent to compete in the 2012 Isle of Man TT Senior race, and the development of their new race bike. Racing is an essential part of …

Illustrated Norton Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide by: Roy Bacon Hardcover 160 pages, (1991) Niton Publishing, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England ISBN: 1-85579-004-1 Dimensions (in inches): 0.375 x 9.20 x 7.43 Here’s yet another in the series of “Illustrated Buyer’s Guides”. This time, the focus is on Norton. It includes many excellent photos of old and strange …

The Best Place for Honda Lovers Are you a huge fan of Honda motorcycles? Then the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the place to be this July. The Hillclimb event and motoring gathering will have Honda motorcycles as its main motorcycle theme, according to Motorcycle News. The event will celebrate 60 years of Honda’s …

The Bikes Return to the Desert The Mint 400 is a desert race close to Las Vegas. The race used to have several classes of vehicles compete, but it shut down in 1989. Some folks resurrected the race in 2008. However, motorcycles were not included. That changes this year. This year, the race will take …

Modern and Vintage Triumph, Norton, BSA and British Motorcycles Triumph Motorcycle News 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Announced 2013 Triumph Trophy first photos, information and specifications! Triumph Tiger Explorer first photos and video from the 2011 EICMA show! New 2012 Triumphs Announced! Triumph Tiger 800 info, photos and video. Booster Plug fixes fuel injection problems on the Triumph …

Ducati GT1000 Blog Welcome to my GT1000 blog!  The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I move the older articles to Blog Page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! Still in process: I still need to install the Scotchcal paint protection …

Discovering a new, unique and interesting motorcycle-related product is always a thrill, and this LED motorcycle sign definitely meets that criteria. I learned about them purely by chance in a motorcycle forum thread that just happened to catch my eye. The signs are made in Quebec by Rene Wollin, who also runs Wolltech, a manufacturing company …

Modern and Vintage Motorcycles For Sale Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles For Sale:  Vech has World class restorations of antique BMW’s – BMW motorcycles; pre-1970 parts; antique, vintage and classic R50, R60, R69S, R51, R26, R27, R25  |  Chrome Classics vintage motorcycles and restorations  |  Garage Company vintage motorcycles and memorabilia  |  J. Wood & Co. vintage and antique motorcycles and motorcycle …

Used Motorcycle Parts and Salvage:  A&J Cycle Salvage has new and used parts for Japanese streetbikes AND they have a website with part photos!  |  Bates Used Cycle Parts is a “family-owned business specializing in used parts for all types of motorcycles, from racing to touring, from vintage to late models…”  |  MotoConnection has wrecked motorcycles, used motorcycle engines, motorcycle …

Welcome to the wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles Page!   Information on restoring vintage and classic motorcycles, vintage motorcycle parts, tires for classic motorcycles, vintage and classic motorcycle clubs and more! Vintage Motorcycle News: 2015 Yamaha SR400 Photos and Specifications  |  2014 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Announced!  |  Custom Café Racers at the 2013 AIMExpo Vintage Motorcycle Events:  Now on …

Welcome to the wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles Page! Information on restoring vintage and classic motorcycles, vintage motorcycle parts, tires for classic motorcycles, vintage and classic motorcycle clubs and more!  Vintage Motorcycle News: 2015 Yamaha SR400 Photos and Specifications  |  2014 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Announced!  |  Custom Café Racers at the 2013 AIMExpo Vintage Motorcycle Events:  Now on the wBW Vintage …

Motorcycle Photographs & Art The wBWGallery:   Guenevere Schwien’s  Ducati art work  |  2010 AMA Superbike Mid-Ohio Photos  |  2010 AMA Superbike Championship – Road America Photos More:  Italian motorcycles slide show from the Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Festival  |  Ducati photos from Duc Pond open house Postage Stamps: Motorcycle postage stamps page! Vintage and Antique: Vintage photos of the Towner Brothers from the 1920’s  |  Motorcycle art – …

Mike’s Triumph and British Bike Paint Shop Mike restores Triumph and British motorcycles. He can reproduce any of the Triumph or British bike paint schemes and colors. That includes new decals, pinstripes or custom designs. fenders, fuel tanks, side covers, oil tanks, frames and more. Mike says: “You get one man to work on your …

Riding Skills, Safety, Restoration, History Books and More, We Review The Best Motorcycle Books for Every Use Case At wBw we have spent years pouring through every conceivable motorcycle book you can imagine. While the internet is awesome we still love the physical aspects of paper. We tried to organize this page into broad topics that made sense. …

The Leather Boys Director: Sidney J. Furie (“The Ipcress File”) 108 minutes Made in 1963 Starring: Rita Tushingham (“A Taste of Honey”), Colin Campbell, and a young Dudley Sutton (“Tinker” from Lovejoy!) More:  Home  |  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  | Motorcycle Videos Page Even though this film is often listed for sale on various motorcycle book and …

A-Z of British Motorcycles by Duke Video Available From:  Motolit and other sources VHS – 3 Volumes.  Claimed to be available on DVD. Each VHS is $29.99 3 hours each, total of 9 hours. Filmed in a studio. Volume 1: The Pioneers1898-1929 (#DU1111) Volume 2: The Vintage Years 1930-1949 (#DU1112) Volume 3: The Post War Classics 1950-2000 …

Our Team Got A Lot Done While Testing The Latest Motorcycle Tools & Tool Kits Whether you are changing tires, adjusting your valves or installing an aftermarket light, having the right tools is important to success. The right tools make life easier and safer which is why we review tools for our readers. The wrong …

BMW GS: A 30-Year Catalog – wBW Book Review BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle: A 30-Year Catalog by Hans-Jurgen Schneider and Dr. Axel Koenigsbeck Hardcover w/jacket: 210 pages Dimensions (mm): 287 x 227 x 23 Publisher: Parker House; (April 2009) ISBN: 978 097 968 917 8 List Price: $50.00 See Also: BMW GS Essential Buyer’s Guide book review. Dual-sport …

Passing the Torch From Grandfather to Grandson It was Fall of 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show and Ducati announced its plans to introduce theSportClassic line of L-Twins. “Motorcycles that capture the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of the original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970’s.” read the press release. “Even though they reflect the …

1974 Ducati 750 GT Custovation Diary During my years of riding, restoring and collecting vintage British and European bikes, I fell in love with four distinctive vintage marques. The muscular engineered Vincent Rapide; the gentlemanly smooth Ariel Square Four; the petite and potent Velocette Venom thumper and the Ducati 750 V-Twin, an Italian blend of …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG Monza, 12th September 1954: In the Italian Grand Prix, Wilhelm Noll with Fritz Cron in the sidecar were the first to see the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG e the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship title for Germany and the first for BMW. For the two riders from Kirchhain near Marburg, it was the third …

New Wheels, Just Like Magic Rebuilding spoke wheels is one of the rights of passage in the “custovation”* of an old bike. That convoluted three-dimensional puzzle with an alloy hub at the center of a spider web of steel, wrapped in a rubber donut, is not as intimidating as some think. I admit, my first …

Historic Racing Motorcycles Dimensions (in mm): Approx. 125×185 Original Publisher: Temple Press Books, London, 1961-1963 The wBW Rare Motorcycle Book Review Series:  Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches From Early Twentieth Century Women  |  Triumph Bonneville: Portrait of a Legend  |  60 Years of MotoGP  |  Hold ON! by Stan Dibben  |  Classic Motorcycling: A Guide for the 21st Century  |  The Rugged Road …

British Motorcycles of the 1930’s The A-Z of Pre-War Marques By: Roy Bacon Hardcover: 239 pages Dimensions (in cm): 20.6×27.7x22mm Publisher: Osprey Publishing Ltd., London, 1986 ISBN: 0850456576 The wBW Rare Motorcycle Book Review Series:  Triumph Bonneville: Portrait of a Legend  |  60 Years of MotoGP  |  Hold ON! by Stan Dibben  |  Classic Motorcycling: A Guide for the 21st Century  …

Café Racers By: Mike Clay Published: in 1988 by Osprey Automotive, London Hardcover; Dimensions: 8″ x 11″ (20.5×28 cm) ISBN: 0850456770 Can be found for approx. $25.00 More:  wBW Reviews Home  |  Book Reviews Index We have been very fortunate to recently stumble upon a source of “NOS” (new old stock) motorcycle books. Some of these books are true …

The Mod Years – The Rocker Years “Bookazines” Edited by Steven Myatt Published by Mortons Media Group Ltd. £6.99 each Available from Mortons Books (UK) wBW Reviews Home  |  Book Reviews Index More: wBW Vintage, Classic & Antique Motorcycles Not many people outside the UK know about the Mods and the Rockers. I was fascinated by both movements in my …

Motorcycle Stickers and Decals Back in the old days, decals were fragile things that were soaked in warm water and carefully removed from their paper backing. If you were really, really lucky and if all the stars were aligned, the decal would slide off the paper and on to the surface of the model car or …

You asked for it! Here’s a listing of the books we’ve reviewed on webBikeWorld, sorted by our “Flaming Helmet Rating System”, and also sorted alphabetically within each rating group. The wBW Flaming Helmet Rating System: 4 = Fantastic book, a must have; 3 = Really good, should have; 2 = Would be nice to have, but don’t sweat …

Triumph:  See the complete listing of all wBW Technical and Maintenance Articles  |  Visit the wBW Triumph Thunderbird Sport Page for more information and maintenance articles wBW Triumph and Thunderbird Sport Repair and Maintenance Articles Removing the plastic gas tank on a Triumph Tiger Triumph Tiger Chain Adjustment Raising the fork tubes changes the geometry of the motorcycle’s front end and can quicken the …

Welcome to the webBikeWorld Triumph Thunderbird Sport (TBS) page! Information about parts, accessories, repair, maintenance and more! More: How to replace the ignition coils on a Thunderbird Sport  | wBW Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Articles  |  Maintenance and Repair Article Index Thunderbird Sport Specifications: The specs and datafor the 1999 Triumph Thunderbird Sport motorcycle Thunderbird Sport Maintenance and Repair Articles: See …

These motorcycle news stories were posted on the webBikeWorld.com home page. Once a link is removed from the Motorcycle News column on the home page, it is posted here, by month for the calendar year. News from previous years is linked in the right-hand column. 2015 Motorcycle News New Arai Signet-Q Pro Tour Graphics Announced “A …

Remote Lens With Continuous Recording Option The INNOVV C3 action camera is a bit different from some of the other motorcycle video cameras we have reviewed on webBikeWorld. This one separates the camera body or “brain” from the lens with a 1.5 meter long cable. The C3 comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens and a narrower …

UK Motorcycle Industry Statistics and Economic Impacts May 15, 2010 – The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA; UK) recently published a study on the economic significance of the “powered two wheel” (PTW) sector in the UK, according to ACEM, the European motorcycle industry association. The report, available as a .pdf file, says that 65,530 employees depend on …

Doc Allen’s Versatool The Versatool is a handy little screwdriver bit set with a unique multi-position drive handle. The handle provides different amounts of grip and torque. The entire package is about as small as it could possibly be. It fits easily in any shirt or jacket pocket or a Sportbike seat. It’s been over …

Seventy Years Ago: The “Kompressor” BMW Scores a 1-2 Victory in the Tourist Trophy “Asking me about the most impressive experience in my racing career, you will make my mind wander back to the year 1939 on that classic island in the Irish Sea, where the world-famous Tourist Trophy has been held for almost a …

Building Budget Brits A Practical Guide for Refurbishing BSA and Triumph Unit Twins by Mike Brown ISBN: 978-1-884313-62-2 Whitehorse Press 2009 175 pages, B&W photos and illustrations. List Price: $24.95 There are two things I have to do before I lower the side-stand for the last time. First, I have to own a Moto Guzzi. …

Great Motorcycle Legends By; Richard Renstrom Paperback: 128 pages Dimensions (in inches): 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.4 Publisher: Haessner Publishing, Inc. USA (1977) ISBN: 0877990573 This is another in our series (6 so far) of book reviews covering rare, out of print or hard-to-find motorcycle books. Great Motorcycle Legends was written by Richard Renstrom. He …