Janus Tool Roll

Motorcycle Tool Roll

Regular readers of Silodrome have all become accustomed to my love of the classic tool roll, they were invented out of necessity shortly after the first motorcycle was invented – these bikes were unsurprisingly unreliable and so it became essential to have a decent tool kit on you at all times. Modern motorcycles are now…

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DMD Racer Helmet

dmd-racer-white-1 copy

The DMD Racer Helmet is a remake of an iconic ’70s era motocross helmet that’s been built to modern (ECE 22.05) safety standards, it has a shell made from a carbon/Kevlar blend, a removable/washable liner and a padded chin strap with a double-D ring closure. We’re seeing more and more helmets made with classic styling…

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Husqvarna 400 Cross

Husqvarna 400 Cross Front

The Husqvarna 400 Cross is a motorcycle made famous by both its endeavours in off-road racing throughout the late ’60s and ’70s as well as its headline appearance in the now legendary 1971 film On Any Sunday – starring Steve McQueen and Malcolm Smith riding Husqvarnas across a range of Californian terrains. The 400 Cross…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

New Norton Commando

This week has been a little more quiet for cafe racers on eBay Motors, that said, we did find a few gems including a beautifully presented CB750 and that Norton Commando 961 – not to mention the two-stroke 500cc Suzuki that’ll go like an absolute rocket ship. The new Norton Commando 961 is a bike…

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3 Pocket Wallet by Larsen & Ross

Minimalist Leather Wallet

The 3 Pocket Wallet by Larsen & Ross is a minimalist way of carrying cards and cash – without that huge bulge in your pocket that can make sitting down a lopsided affair. Each product from Larsen & Ross is hand-cut and hand-sewn in the US from American full grain vegetable tanned leather, then burnished with beeswax…

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Top 10 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay

Norton Commando

It’s always interesting to scroll through the broad spectrum of vintage motorcycles for sale on eBay in any given week, there are always some surprises to be had along with more than a few major temptations. This week we focussed on vintage European motorcycles with a close eye on both England and Italy, these are…

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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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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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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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Waxwear iPad Case by Jack Spade

iPad Case

The Waxwear iPad Case by Jack Spade is made from a thick, durable cotton canvas with a wax-waterproofing treatment originally designed for sailcloth. It has a padded black suede lining and twin stainless steel snaps, the design is understated – potentially useful for those who don’t necessarily want to advertise the fact that they’re carrying an iPad….

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