Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club

Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club

This fantastic photograph shows the Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club at a hill climb near Miami (Manitoba, Canada) in 1945. Most (if not all) of these men would have fought during WWII, many returning veterans found solace in the company of like-minded former soldiers and relatively cheap ex-Army motorcycles were easy to come by. This resulted…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Honda Motorcycle

There’s a broad assortment of unusual cafe racers on eBay this week, in fact it’s probably the most interesting one yet – For the aficionados of American iron there’s a Panhead-based bike that took 1st place at the Scandinavian Championships of Custom Motorcycle Building in 2012, for the lovers of Italian styling there’s a beautiful little Ducati…

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Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

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Usually when we feature a custom motorcycle the builder of the bike goes to great lengths to stress how many parts of the bike were hand-fabricated – So it was interesting to get an email from Nathaniel Salzman of Salzmoto explaining to me he just built a bike using 100% off the shelf parts –…

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Ducati Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler Motorbike

The long rumoured Ducati Scrambler was unveiled by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer at INTERMOT in Germany yesterday, this is a bike we’ve been hearing about for years although as it turns out – none of the rumours were particularly accurate. The most persistent Ducati Scrambler rumour was that it was going to be a slightly…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

Yamaha SR500 4

This feature was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of Auto Fabrica. It makes a nice change when custom bike builders write the words to accompany their creation – and it allows the reader a chance to see deeper into the process than would otherwise be possible. The Original type 3 was a bike which…

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On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday is a film that needs no introduction, however if you’re unfamiliar with it a brief blurb would look like this: Released in 1971 the documentary On Any Sunday was directed by Bruce Brown and co-produced by Brown and Steve McQueen – who also partially funded the film. It provided a unique look…

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Cafe Racers – The Collection

Yamaha Cafe Racer

The team at eBay Motors have commissioned Silodrome to create a series of Collections of various motor related subjects – Everything in the Collections is currently for sale on eBay. The Cafe Racer is a genre of motorcycle that has its roots in late-1950s Britain, they started out as stock bikes that had been stripped…

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