Classic Bike Guide

PAUL D’ORLÉANS

BLAME IT ON TOLSTOY: MY WINTER READING list has inspired ruminations on beauty – or the lack of it – in motorcycle design. There isn’t much rolling on two wheels I consider to be beautiful today, and I wonder how much we ever saw, as a percentage of what’s available?

“Despite the pie-in-the-sky possibilities of electric technology, we’ve yet to see a George Brough, Edward Turner, or Massimo Tamburini working in the electric motorcycle sphere.”

Beauty is not a science, nor are there

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