Triumph Speed Triple Custom by Metalbike Garage

Triumph Speed Triple Custom 3

This Triumph Speed Triple custom is quite unlike any other custom Triumph we’ve seen in recent memory. As you may have guessed it’s the latest build from the highly-regarded team at Metalbike Garage, who’ve made a name for themselves for their ability to shape aluminum bodywork into almost impossibly curved shapes. Metalbike Garage is based…

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Rare Factory-Built Special – The MV Agusta Mini Bike Racing

MV Agusta Mini Bike

This MV Agusta Mini Bike Racing was an official model offered by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer in the mid-1970s. As the story goes, a one-off special was made for Phil Read’s son in 1973 to celebrate his 500cc World Championship victory riding for MV Agusta. The mini bike was intended as a miniature replica of…

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The Bimota DB1 SR – A Double-Barrelled Italian Superbike

Bimota DB1 SR

The Bimota DB1 was the first Ducati-engined bike from Bimota, it was originally developed as a joint project between the two companies overseen by Dr. Frederico Martini – a former Ducati engineer – but things soured before the project was completed, and the bike was very nearly never built. The Bimota DB1 The Bimota DB1 is…

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The Ducati 916 SPS That Lived Down The Road

Ducati 916 SPS 9

This article was written by Paul Brace, a life-long bike enthusiast with a background in professional engineering and restoration, including the design and construction of the Eagle E-Type Speedster. I was looking for a lovely 916 for years but ‘the one’ never turned up. I would have been very happy with an exceptional standard 916…

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The Rare Italian/American Apollo 3500 GT

Apollo 3500 GT Nose

The Apollo 3500 GT is an American/Italian grand tourer that was intended to compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Maserati. It featured an all-American drivetrain and running gear mostly supplied by Buick, with an American-designed body that was built by Italians. Although we often associate global supply chains with the modern…

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