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There has always been a strong vintage and historical component within the pages of Canadian Biker.

Whether it be in the English Speaking column, Robert Smith’s monthly Vintage Hall or feature stories by many other contributors, the variety and interests in vintage, antique and collectable motorcycles is almost as diverse as the number of manufacturers that have built motorcycles through the years.

Below are a just a few samples of our Vintage content through the years showing just how wide the spectrum is – from a built from scratch A.J.S. V4, to a Norton 650SS from 1962 to Honda’s spectacular VF1000R from the mid-1980s.

Following the vintage bikes are stories of a more general historical significance.

Check back often for areshly archived stories.



A.J.S. V4

A.J.S – Resurrecting a 1946 AJay


Ariel 350

Ariel 500 : The Red Hunter

Ariel Cyclone


BSA vs Bonnie

BSA Super Rocket

BSA Victor

Can-Am Sonic 500 (Custom)

Can-Am Sonic 500 (Mostly Stock)

Douglas 90 Plus

Ducati 750 F1

Ducati 750GT

Ducati 900SS

ducati Mk3D Desmo silver shotgun 450cc

Ducati “Silver Shotgun” Mk3D Desmo

Ducati Monza Cafe

The Evolution of a Vintage Roadracer

excelsior board track replica

Excelsior OHC Board Track Replica

The Flying Merkel

Four-Fathers: Early Four Cylinder Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Sportster : The Original (1957)

Harley-Davidson XLCR-XR

Harley-Davidson Super Glide (1971)

Honda CB175 K3

Honda CB350

custom cb350sl

Honda SL350 Cafe

Honda CB500T Cafe

Honda Dream, Benly and other ’50s Hondas

Honda CX500T – A Turbo Survivor

Honda CX650 Eurosport at Bonneville

Honda VF1000R V-4

Honda VF1000R

Kawasaki Z1-R

Kawasaki GPz1100

Kawasaki KZ1300

Kawasaki_kz1000S1 ride side profile

Kawasaki KZ1000S1

Laverda 1000cc V-6

Matchless G12

ducati 1979 mike hailwood replica

Mike Hailwood & Ducati’s 1979 Replica

Moto Guzzi Falcone

1967 Moto Guzzi V7 red tank

Moto Guzzi V7 (1967)

Moto Rumi Scooter

Norton 650SS

norton commando r and s

Norton Commando – R and S models

Norton Commando Custom – Factory Parts Only!

Norton Ten-Ten Rotary Prototype

blue Norton Commander still shot side

Norton Commander

Paragon Villiers

Royal Enfield MKII Interceptor

Suzuki PE250

Suzuki GSX-R750 : The Bike That Changed the Game

Triumph Model 6/1 

Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph Trophy

triumph classic restoration

Triumph TRW Military Spec : A Bike in a Box

Triumph Bonneville T120R (1970)

Triumph Bonneville T140ES


Yamaha FJ1100

Yamaha RD350B

red 1978 yamaha sr500 in a park sure angle

Yamaha SR500E

Yamaha Virago

Zundapp Bella

Memories and Other Things

Vintage Collectables : Window Shopping at Bonham’s

Registro Storico Benelli : Preserving a Legacy

Old Dog, New Tricks : The SV Cup

A Special Day for a Vincent C Series

BSA Gold Star, Brylcreem and a Midnight Run

Big Iron and Little Iron on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Bob’s Vintage Collection

Ride The Red Coat Trail – Geezers on Wheezers

Great Chemistry: A Kawasaki GPz550 Revived

The Journey : A Personal Top Ten Motorcycles

Vintage Things: Honda CB750F Super Sport and a Renewed Romance

Going South : The Real World’s Fastest Indian

A Faraway Motorcycle Collection

Shovels are the New Pans

Lean and Give Me Fifty : Harley-Davidson’s Iconic XR750 Turns 50

The Zen Gearhead and Nicholson Brothers

When Honda Raced Flat Track Twins

Yamaha SR400 – Still Single After All These Years

Reynolds-Alberta Museum – A Motorcycle Collection

John and group of racers from the 1950s

Talking to a Racer from the 1950s

100 Years on the Throttle : A History of the Victoria Motorcycle Club

Ten Tips When Heading to The Auction

restored chevy apache 10 parked in front of Honda office

Honda’s Chevrolet Apache

See You At Todd’s Show – Tsawwassen Vintage Swap Meet

Vintage? Maybe… Collectible? Depends Who’s Looking…

evo cb750 rd350 vtwin

Seven Engines That Changed the Motorcycle World

VRRA and The Evolution of a Vintage Racer

Dreamcycle – Motorcycle Museum

Mike Hailwood: Greatest of All Time?

Motorcycle Exotica – Just One List

Honda Helix Scooter – Was It Too Cool?

Meet At The Ace Cafe – LeMay Museum

Requiem for The Cruiser – A History of Honda’s Metrics

Yamaha xs650 air-cooled twin

Could It Really Be My Old XS650?

Nice Bike … Just Not For Me – 1982 Honda CB900F

Six Carbs to Clean – A Honda CBX To Do List

Not Your Average Norton – A Very Custom Commando

Yamaha VMAX: Goodbye to a Legend

black max doing a big burnout

A KLR650 Retrospective

Honda CB350 – Honda Reintroduces the Classic for 2021

Steve Drane Joins the Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Second Chances – New Parts for an Old Kawasaki


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