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AJS

From its humble beginnings as a maker of screws, through almost 120 pre-war world record engines, to its established reputation as the finest in British machinery. Find out more about AJS bike here.

Boss Hoss

Few could mistake the sheer size of a Boss Hoss bike for a scooter, but the young company’s remarkable engineering has produced some big machines somehow capable of staying quiet. Find out more about this group here.

CCM

Founded in 1971 by trails and scramble master Alan Clews, CCM found early success by designing and producing the sort of engines he would have wanted to race on in his heyday. Find out more about CCM here.

Derbi

Producing a five-time world championship 125cc engine is just one of the many achievements posted by a company named cheekily for making Derivatives of Bikes. Find out more about Derbi here.

Harris

Harris is the only UK company to have been specially commissioned for their world-renowned contributions to World Superbike and Grand Prix. Find out more about Harris here.

Malaguti

As the family-owned company responsible for some of the sleekest and sexiest scooters and mopeds of the modern motor era, Malaguti’s proud traditions have endured through its 80-year history. Find out more about Malaguti here.

Voxan Motorcycles

The French Motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1995 in Issoire, was the first of French nationality run by several partners to enter the global market. After unveiling the prototype in 1997, the first model for production was released two years later in 1999. Find out more about Voxan motorcycles here.

Buell Motorcycles

After 26 years in business Buell closed its doors and ceased business in October 2009. Having bought the rights to produce spare parts, Harley-Davidson has committed to continuing to supply replacements for this classic motorcycle. Find out more Buell motorcycles here.

Moto Guzzi Motorcycles

As one of the world’s most recognised brands, Moto Guzzi is a name just about every serious rider will recognise. Find out more about Moto Guzzi motorcycle here.

Vectrix Motorcycles

Established in 1996, Vectrix was created to offer inner city transportation that was efficient and reliable. After ten years the result was a zero emission, completely electric vehicle that entered production in 2007. Found out more about Vectrix motorcycles here.

Bimota Motorcycles

The Bimota philosophy hasn’t changed since the company was established, and they continue to create handcrafted Italian motorcycles with an unshaking attention to detail. In a bid to please even the most demanding riders, the company only offers seven models. Find out more about Bimota motorcycles here.

Cagiva Motorcycles

Created in 1978, Cagiva has won the GP 500 world championship with two riders, and produces a range of road bikes from 125cc – 1000cc alongside its sports arm. Find out more about the Italian brand here.

Gilera

Founded in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera, the group began in Arcore north-east Italy and was privately run until Piaggio purchased them in 1969. In the summer of 1992 Gilera made a Grand Prix return and although the famous Arcore factory closed in 1993, Piaggio make a small number of motorcycles bearing the name Gilera. Find out more about Gilera here.

Italjet

Italjet is best known for the manufacture of light motorcycles, scooters and more recently quad-bikes. The group was founded in 1959 by Leopoldo Tartarini, in the Bologna region of Italy. In 1998 their Dragster was exhibited as part of The Art of Motorcycles at the New York Guggenheim. Find out more about Italjet here.

Laverda

In their day, Laverda were without doubt held as one of the most innovative performance motorcycle manufacturers. The brand was taken over by Aprilia and then subsequently absorbed into Piaggio in 2004 and production of the Laverda motorcycles closed down. Find out more about Laverda here.

MV Agusta

MV Agusta was born from a passion for mechanical workings and motorcycle racing. It was founded in February 1945 near Milan, Italy by Count Giovanni Agusta. Other than a few off years MV Agusta held the MotoGP Championship from 1956-1974 in the 500cc class. Find out more about MV Agusta here.