motorcycle touring holiday Germany Europe classic Ducati Bimota Superbike experience
Suitably, vintage BMW racing machines at the beginning of the tour,
Amongst the impressive collection of Manx Nortons, two versions with the 'proboscus' (nose) fairings.
A 'low boy' style frame.
And unusual side mounted carburetors.
MV Agustas hiding old and new Bimota Tesis behind.
Monotrace, 4 wheeled enclosed motorcycle.
Jones 4 cylinder special.
Mercedes Benz top fuel dragster.
A splendid Wilkinson blending 2 and 4 wheeled worlds with it's luxurious seating position.
The completely equipped dashboard of the Majestic,
with it's avant guard monocoque body and centre hub steering chassis.
The beginnings of it all: a Reitwagen which means 'riding car'
This speedway combination is equipped with a steering wheel for the passenger to assist in turns.
An O.E.C. with it's clever arrangement of links and sliding tubes to aid chassis ridgidity.
A Neander with pressed chassis components.
Beautifully understated Kreidler Florett racer.
Later versions got very functional
and technically advanced, with beautiful attention to detail similar to that of much more powerful machines.
Bridgestone V twin.
Motorcycle to provide slip streaming for time trial bicycles, equipped with a roller on the rear frame so that the closely following cyclist could not actually run into the back of his assistant.
A pair of Vincent singles,
and the patina of years of racing use to be seen on this AJS 7R 'boy racer'.