Kawasaki KZ200 Tracker

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The Kawasaki KZ200 is a motorcycle that was developed largely for the South East Asian market, with a particular focus on Indonesia. For a while back in the 1970s, the Indonesians had a law limiting motorcycle engine sizes to a maximum of 200cc and much of the region still tends to favour engine capacities in…

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Rising Sun Workshop Tee

Rising Sun Workshop T-Shirt

The Rising Sun Workshop is a communal motorcycle garage and cafe based in Sydney that launched in 2014 and quickly established itself as a home for the local two-wheeled community. The team behind RSW has now found themselves a much larger location to handle the increased demand, and has launched a new tee design to raise…

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Saint Kevlar Motorcycle Drills

Kevlar Motorcycle Pants

Kevlar technology is progressing at a rapid rate, mostly fuelled by development for military and law enforcement applications, but motorcyclists have been reaping the benefits as a bit of a side benefit. The pants you see here are made from 100% black Kevlar and are designed specifically for use by riders, they’ve been subjected to…

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Honda FT500 by Gasoline Motor Co.

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The Honda FT500 was released in the early 1980s with a strong focus on American flat track racing (the “FT” in the name was a reference to this), it was fitted with the same 499cc single cylinder engine as the almost bullet-proof Honda XR500 enduro bike – with the addition of cast aluminium wheels, an…

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BMW R65 by Ellaspede

BMW-R65

The BMW R65 was introduced in 1978 to provide a mid-sized touring motorcycle for the BMW faithful, it utilised the bullet-proof airhead engine with a capacity of 649.6cc and it sent 45hp to the rear wheel via a maintenance free shaft-drive. As the middle bike in BMW’s R model line the R65 appealed to a…

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Now Available: Stories of Bike T-Shirts

Stories of Bike T-Shirt

Stories of Bike is a series of short films that you’ve probably heard of if you read Silodrome or other websites in our gasoline scented corner of the internet. Each episode is typically under 10 minutes and features a person and their motorcycle, the cinematography is spellbinding and the stories are well worth a few…

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Maria’s Yamaha SRV250

Yamaha SRV250 Motorcycle

The Yamaha SRV250 was a hat tip to the classic cafe racer long before the modern resurgence of the genre, they essentially took the V-twin out of a 250 Virago and retuned it from 21hp to 27hp and then bolted it into a frame that bears more than a passing resemblance to the iconic Norton Featherbed. The…

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Motorcycle Jacket by Deus x Barbour

Quilted Motorcycle Jacket

The Euripides Quilted Motorcycle Jacket is the result of a new collaboration between Deus Ex Machina and Barbour, aimed at bringing the 120 year old heritage of the British company to a new generation of motorcyclists. Ideally designed for use in climates with proper winter weather, the Euripides features Barbour’s signature quilted front and back…

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