The Vintage Motorcycle Road Test Library
Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe’s intent is to find the original road tests and ads about vintage motorcycles and share them with the world of classic motorcycle enthusiasts. To create a place you can find real, ‘when-it-was-new’ stats and specs. Free.
Try it out – type something in the search box, like “James Comet” or “Ace Four” and see what comes up. Or pick a category to browse, like “Royal Enfield”. Or just cruise the blog posts. There will be new ones added all the time.
The project is ongoing and contributions (of articles and ads) are welcome. Do you have a stash of old motorcycle magazines? Is there a particular vintage motorcycle you’d like to find info on but can’t? Please let us know.
Also note: The owners/publishers of these articles who still exist have been contacted and the articles are being posted with permission. In the cases where the publisher is no longer in business or has been unreachable for some reason, I hope they find this and allow the project to continue. If you are an owner or publisher of any of this material we’d love to hear your thoughts. Even if it means taking your material down – we’re not here to plagiarize or infringe.