1969 Benelli Buzzer

Before the early 1970’s there weren’t many light weight motorcycles with low seat heights. Even Hummers, Whizzers and most scooters had 25 inch or more seat heights, so kids had to wait until they grew to over five feet tall or so to learn to ride. But backyard mechanics, sometimes aided by plans and kits found in magazines like Popular Mechanics, Read more

1970 Harley-Davidson Rapido ML-125S

Owning controlling interest in the established Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aermacchi gave Harley-Davidson a wide range of small and middleweight, "entry level" machines for their line-up, including 50cc and 125cc two-strokes. This version of the Rapido is a handsome lightweight two-stroke with off-road or “enduro” styling popular in America Read more

Conspiring to be the Fastest

IT'S HERE!! Arriving at the National Motorcycle Museum safely in a very sturdy constructed crate  - the Rollie Free Vincent is here for all to admire. In the 1930’s Rollie Free, a dedicated motorcyclist and skilled rider/mechanic, had gained plenty of experience as a professional rider and driver. He was an Indian man, modified his own Read more

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