5 Minute Histories: Ducati Monster

Miguel Galluzzi, the creator of the Monster, once said “In the mind of a motorcyclist you need a gas tank, a seat and a motor.” Galluzzi was working for Honda back when the seed of the idea that would become the Ducati Monster appeared in his mind. He was looking at a picture of a…

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5 Minute Histories: The Norton Commando

The 5 Minute History series are produced by Silodrome for eBay Motors. Click here to read the full article on eBay. Introduction The Norton Commando is a vintage British motorcycle whose name would become so iconic it’s still a household name decades after the originals left production. Most people with even a passing interest in…

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Top 10 Dual Sport Helmets of 2016

Dual sport helmets are designed to be used both on and off road, incorporating the best design features of both helmet styles. Dual sport motorcycles have been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years, and it shows no sign of abating any time soon. In recent years we’ve seen classically styled scramblers coming back…

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5 Minute Histories: The Honda CB750

Motorcycles were a market that was to be a natural opening for Japanese industry. Although the British, Americans, Italians, and Germans were making motorcycles that sold well they were steeped in traditional ideas of what a motorcycle should and should not be. The Japanese were not. Japan had worked on creating a motorcycle industry especially in the post war period.

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Top 8 Open Face Motorcycle Helmets

The first motorcycle helmet was co-developed in 1914 by a British doctor who ran the medical facilities at the Brooklands race track. After seeing countless head injuries caused by accidents during races he contracted a local man to build a hard shellac helmet with a slightly softer internal canvas lining. These early helmets weren’t designed…

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Top 7 Armored Motorcycle Vests

Armored motorcycle vests are becoming more and more popular with riders looking for a little additional safety and peace of mind. Most modern armored vests are made to CE-approved safety standards, using advanced impact absorbing layers with a harder outer layer to resist penetration and deformation. They’re typically strapped to the rider’s torso using thick…

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Top 6 Motorcycle Backpacks

Finding the right backpack can be a tricky dilemma for some motorcyclists, and the correct solution will largely depend on the kind of riding you do. Urban commuters will want a bag that can hold a laptop, protect its contents from a sudden downpour, and stay comfortable on the shoulders. Long distance riders will want…

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Top 12 Motorcycle Movies

Ever since the first motorcycle was built it’s been the de facto vehicle of choice for some of cinema’s greatest heroes and villains. The first motorcycles were little more than bicycles with a small internal combustion engine added, this made them far cheaper to build and buy than automobiles – which meant they were quickly…

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Top 7 Summer Motorcycle Jackets On eBay

Summer can be a difficult time to ride safely, especially in warmer parts of the world. When daytime temperatures reach or surpass 100F it’s almost impossible to wear standard leathers without risking heat exhaustion. One of the best solutions to staying both safe and cool is either making the jacket from a hard wearing and…

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Top 8 Classic Motorcycle Goggles On eBay

Goggles have been an essential element to the motorcyclists kit bag since the first inventors began bolting primitive engines into bicycle frames. Most of the first goggles used by motorcyclists were actually designed for biplane pilots, but the challenges faced by both were similar, so things like leather helmets, sheepskin jackets, and goggles were equally…

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