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European Motorcycles

Barnstormers Vintage Motorcycles

Historical, Racing and Technical Articles on British and American Motorcycles

From their website:

  • An Introduction to Pre 1945 Motorcycling.

    Time has marched on for motorcycling. Electric start, disc brakes, 6 speed gearboxes are just some of the advancements that have made motorcycling more enjoyable over the last 40 years. But what of the pioneering machines that made us what we are today. The rigid framed, girder forked, side valve machines that generously populated our and other countries in the first 30 years of last century. These machines and their riders opened up the frontiers of travel, and their successes encouraged even more motorcyclists to take to the road. The riders may have passed on leaving only family photographs of their exploits, however many of their machines still exist and are ready waiting for new riders.

    www.barnstormers.co.nz is hopeful of rekindling interest of these early motorcycles, mainly the pre 1945 girder fork machines that seem to hide away in garages deteriorating through lack of use.

    We are not a club however through the pages of this website we hope to offer assistance, information, and runs that will result in better appreciation of these bikes.

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