Harley-Davidson Ironhead Chopper

Harley-Davidson Chopper

I don’t tend to feature choppers on Silodrome very often, there are a few reasons for this but generally speaking I try to avoid motorcycles that are built with a focus on form before function and sadly, many modern choppers are little more than metal flake show ponies. It wasn’t always like this though, when…

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BMW Scrambler by Officine Rossopuro

BMW Scrambler

I’m not sure if I’m stuck in some kind of Baader-Meinhof loop, but I seem to be constantly discovering new BMW scramblers, and I could swear they’re constantly getting better. In fact the one you see here has quickly become my new favourite. Officine Rossopuro is an Italian custom motorcycle garage that many of you…

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Kawasaki W650 by Motovida

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The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle that quickly earned itself a place amongst the modern breed of retro motorcycles with 21st-century engineering – a genre that has consistently out-performed manufacturer’s expectations since it began in the late 1990s. The similarity between the Kawasaki W650 and the Triumphs of the late ’60s is no mistake, in…

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Yamaha XJR 1300 by Keino Cycles

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The Yamaha XJR 1300 is what I like to imagine the Kraken would ride, if it rose from the ocean and decided that its campaign of terror would be a lot more fun if conducted from the saddle of a motorcycle. The XJR series from Yamaha needs no introduction for fans of balls-to-the-wall, hairy-chested motorcycles…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

Top 5 Cafe Racers

The Cafe Racer has been a major fixture of the custom motorcycle world since they first started rolling out of small British sheds in the late 1950s. They’re now a global phenomenon and we regularly see them being built in garages and workshops from Java to Jersey – the fundamentals are usually defined as a Manx-style fuel…

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Stories of Bike – Two Cities: Part 2

Stories of Bike - Two Cities

As many regular readers of Silodrome will know, I have a bit of a soft spot for the Stories of Bike series by Cam Elkins. This film is the second part in the Two Cities series that covers The Rising Sun Workshop in Sydney and The Kustom Kommune in Melbourne, including an in-depth look at the…

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BMW R100RS Flat Tracker

BMW R100 RS Flat Tracker

The BMW R100RS is a motorcycle that was never really intended to be anything other than a grand tourer, the bike was fitted with a Hans Muth designed, wind-tunnel developed fairing that allowed it to travel at 100mph all day long on the Autobahn – in fact the R100RS is still considered one of the…

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