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On Yer Bike: Ducati 900cc

On Yer Bike: Ducati 900cc

This month, FMM Curator and self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast Wayne Harley describes his participation in the Giro dei Vigneti aboard the museum’s Ducati… As reported at the start of this newsletter, at the end of last month the museum hosted the 2019 Giro dei Vigneti ‘lap of the vineyards’ organised by Sonja-Liezel Theron and the CIAO Club….

On yer bike: Triumph Bonneville

On yer bike: Triumph Bonneville

Do the new retro bikes rekindle that truly retro ride and feeling, or are they all just about looks? FMM Curator and self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast Wayne Harley has set out to try and ride as many of the different retro-styled bikes as he can, not to directly compare them with each other, but to see…

On yer bike: Harley Davidson Sportster

On yer bike: Harley Davidson SportsterDo the new retro bikes rekindle that truly retro ride and feeling, or are they all just about looks? FMM Curator and self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast Wayne Harley has set out to try and ride as many of the different retro-styled bikes as he can, not to directly compare them with each other, but to see...

On yer bike: BMW’s R nineT

On yer bike: BMW’s R nineT

Do the new retro bikes rekindle that truly retro ride and feeling, or are they all just about looks? FMM Curator and self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast Wayne Harley has set out to try and ride as many of the different retro-styled bikes as he can, not to directly compare them with each other, but to see…

On yer bike: Easy Rider

On yer bike: Easy RiderFMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he goes cruisin’ with Fonda and Hopper...   Many people will have an iconic biker movie, be it The Wild One, Mad Max, On Any Sunday or Silver Dream Racer. However, for most there is one that stands out above the rest –...

On yer bike: Velocette Valiant

On yer bike: Velocette ValiantFMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he becomes Prince Valiant. Well, almost...   At first glance, you may think you are looking at a small-scale variety of a BMW, but after taking a closer inspection you would see you are thinking on the wrong side of the English Channel. ...

On Yer Bike – Suzuki AS 50

On Yer Bike – Suzuki AS 50

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he goes back to school in blazer and shorts…   Every year for the past seven years, participants in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride rode their classic and vintage-styled motorcycles to raise funds in support of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and mental health….

On yer bike: Ariel

On yer bike: Ariel

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he ‘squares up’ with an Ariel… The history of Ariel is almost as old as the mythical sprit that appears in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and like some other motorcycle manufacturers, it has its roots in the bicycle industry. James Starley and…

On yer bike: Suzuki AS 50

On yer bike: Suzuki AS 50

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he steps back to the carefree days in his birth town of Witbank and recalls his first bike… I don’t think I was much older than 12 or 13 when a buddy of mine offered to swop his motorbike for my skateboard. By…

On yer bike – Ner-A-Car

On yer bike – Ner-A-CarWell, not quite... This month, for a change, Mike and Wendy Monk take over the column for a look at one of the more interesting old motorcycles tucked away in the FMM storeroom awaiting some TLC to get it up and running again...   The Ner-A-Car was a type of feet-forward motorcycle designed by Carl...
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