European Motorcycles

Fran├žois-Marie Dumas

Vintage & Classic French Motos - Images from Museums, Racetracks and Private Collections of Europe

Moto Passion, produced by Fran├žois-Marie Dumas, brings together nearly two thousand photographs with a comprehensive history of the machines presented.

  • "This unique material, which is probably the most comprehensive encyclopedia ever written on the history of the motorcycle, was conducted with the assistance of many specialists - Ganneau Didier, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange - and others."

Many Belgian and French marques are represented - New-Map and Gillet-Herstal (15 or 20 pages) for instance. There is also a blog which to which many interesting posts are added on a fairly frequent basis, example below. (The English text is a precis, the original is in French).

Richard Küchen : le roi des Allemandes
JAP : les 250/350 double ACT des années 20
Jonghi 350 double ACT 1934-38
Les Femmes et la Moto

F-M Dumas is co-author of Scooters du monde, 100 ans d'histoire

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