European Motorcycles

Hans Smid

Dutch Motorcycle Collector, Restorer and Historian

Hans has been kind enough to contribute a number of photographs of Van Veen motorcycles and some history of the extraordinary rotary-engined machines, along with images of other European and Japanese classics, among them H1 and H2 Kawasaki, MV350 Twins, Benelli Twins and the truly exotic Bimota.

His site contains a wealth of information, but at time of writing (Jan 2011) it is only available in Dutch. It's a very nicely presented Flash site, and is well worth a visit.


Phil Aynsley Photography
Phil Aynsley Photography
Thousands of quality photographs featuring Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and numerous other marques. An index to many of the amazing galleries on his site is available here:
Phil Aynsley's Motorcycle Photos