Ariel Square Four Wallpaper

Ariel Square Four

The Ariel Square Four was a sensation when it was released at the Olympia Motorcycle Show in 1930, the concept of putting four cylinders in a square and then counter-rotating the two crankshafts was a eureka moment and it allowed the engine to be exceptionally well-balanced with none of the gyroscopic forces encountered with a…

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TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6 is one of the newer iterations of the Monaco line, the series of watches was first unveiled by Heuer (before the TAG takeover in 1985) in 1969. The Monaco was made famous by Steve McQueen who wore one while filming Le Mans in 1971, since then the watch has…

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Ferrari 275 GTB

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The Ferrari 275 GTB was the much anticipated replacement to the iconic Ferrari’s 250 series, it was akin to being the singer who had to go on immediately after Aretha Franklin, but the 275 GTB managed it with aplomb. As Ferrari’s new Grand Turismo, much effort was expended improving and modernising the car’s underpinnings, it…

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Bell x Barn Fresh Bullitt Helmet

Bell Bullitt Barn Fresh Helmet

The Bell x Barn Fresh Bullitt Helmet is the work of the Lennard Schuurmans, the man behind the famous Bubble Visor blog and founder of Barn Fresh – an apparel company inspired by vintage motorcycles and the lifestyle that surrounds them. We’ve featured the retro-looking, but thoroughly modern, Bullitt helmet from Bell a few times…

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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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Minimalist Wallet by Portel

Minimaliat Wallet

We’ve featured gear by Portel a number of times previously and it’s always been very popular, the brand was one of the first to offer classically-styled leather iPhone wallets and they followed up this success with the line of minimalist wallets you see above. Each of these wallets can hold three cards and a few…

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The Bienville Legacy

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– This article is a conversational interview of motorcycle and car designer JT Nesbitt by Jason Cormier – “So tell me what you think, man.” JT is wearing a shit-eating grin and holding a tallboy of Coors. He’s beaming because today is the first time his incredible creation has been rolled out of his New…

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Otto Lamp by Urban Light Factory

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This is the Otto Lamp by Urban Light Factory, a small German company that specialises in rescuing vintage car and motorcycle parts and turning them into elegant desk and floor lamps. The company is owned and run by a friendly Berliner by the name of Ulf, when he isn’t building lamps he’s restoring vintage German…

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Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 is the car remembered for integrating the still relatively new world of technology into the automotive drivetrain – making it an elegant alternative to the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari F40 which both relied on traditional thundering engines and hairy-chested drivers to set competitive lap times. Porsche began the development of the 959…

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Minimalist Formula 1 Posters

Formula 1 Race Posters

This stunning collection of minimalist Formula 1 posters is the work of Jason Walley, a talented artist based out of Cincinnati whose Etsy store has fast become a favourite with fans of international motorsport. Jason’s Etsy store is called Hors Categorie and it currently lists 29 Formula 1 and Indy 500 related posters for sale…

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Maple Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans

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Maple’s Kevlar motorcycle jeans occupy a place quite close to my heart, I own a pair that I’ve used on motorcycle treks through Vietnam, across Australia and cross-country through a rather wintery Europe – and over time I’ve become quite fond of them. The main reasons I chose Maple over the immediate competition is that…

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