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Category archive: Motorcycle

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...

On yer bike: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

On yer bike: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he delves into a movie and rock star machine… Harley-Davidson has to have the biggest motorcycle cult following in the world. The brand has been around since 1903 and the machines have a sound and style all of their own. Other marques have…

On yer bike: Ducati 900SS MHR

On yer bike: Ducati 900SS MHR

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he follows in the foot pedals of Mike Hailwood… Mention the brand Ducati and thoughts immediately turn to its great racing heritage and the endless line of racing machines it has produced. But some stand out more than others. You may be forgiven…

On yer bike

On yer bike

Photo credit: Gideon Nel   FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we describe one of his favourite old machines…   The 2018 Durban to Johannesburg Motorcycle Rally, the D-J Run, ended on March 11 and FMM curator Wayne Harley once again took part on the ex-Ian Brodie 1934 Triumph…

On yer bike: BSA S23 500

On yer bike: BSA S23 500

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we describe one of his favourite old machines… BSA – the Birmingham Small Arms Company – first started producing motorcycles in 1906, becoming the largest producer of motorcycles in Britain, and during 1911, 1912 and 1913 the company’s entire production was sold out….

Wayne Harley taking part in D-J Run 2018

Wayne Harley taking part in D-J Run 2018

Last year FMM curator Wayne Harley fulfilled a dream on when he took part in the Durban to Johannesburg Motorcycle Rally – the D-J Run – riding the ex-Ian Brodie 1934 Triumph 350 3/1 sponsored by Marius Malherbe. On March 9-10 this year he will be having a recurring dream when he again will take…

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