BMW R nineT by Revival Cycles

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BMW Motorrad released the R nineT in 2014, the bike had been specifically designed to tap into the exceedingly popular cafe racer market – a genre that’s exploded since the mid-2000s and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With the R nineT the boffins at BMW Motorrad created a platform for customisation,…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Honda CL350

This week’s Top 5 includes another Rickman – the frequency with which we’ve been discovering them on eBay makes it seem like they aren’t actually as rare as they actually are. It’s also interesting to note that although other classic motorcycles from the ’70s (and before) are all shooting up in value, the Rickmans are…

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Datsun 240Z V8

Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z was an exceedingly important car for Datsun, the automaker saw the need for a halo-car that would help shift the brand’s image away from just being just another Japanese econobox manufacturer. The team behind the Z took inspiration from two of the most famous sports cars in the world at the time:…

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Top 14 Motorcycles of 2014

Top 14 Motorcycles of 2014

Each year we put together a list of the most popular motorcycles to appear on Silodrome, we use raw traffic data to compile this list – so each person who clicked through to read more about a motorcycle was essentially casting a vote. It’s always interesting to see what becomes popular on the site, it’s…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Cafe Racer Harley

This week has been an interesting one for cafe racers on eBay, the genre seems to be continuing to pick up steam and become more popular with the general public – resulting in an ever-increasing array of interesting (if not always well-advised) customs. The most immediately eye-catching bike this week has to be Chica’s Kamikaze…

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Suzuki GN125 by Dream Wheels Heritage

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Portugal recently updated their licensing laws to allow anyone with a standard car license to ride a motorcycle or scooter up to 125cc in displacement, the idea behind the new law is that the number of cars on the road will drop and the general population will have the chance to save a small fortune…

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Yamaha XV950 by Marcus Walz

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Since the beginning of the Yamaha Yard Built program we’ve seen a surprisingly diverse array of motorcycles developed by custom bike builders from all four corners of the globe. The number of different ways the new Yamaha XV950 platform has been interpreted by the different builders has been interesting to see and it gives me…

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