Le Gicleur Noire is French for “always bet on black”, it’s also the (rather fitting) name chosen by Deus Ex Machina for this, their beautiful new Kawasaki W650 custom.
This Honda Dominator NX is a new addition to the list, the 650cc single cylinder base model has a loyal fan-base around the world, the bike is famous for it’s reliability and it’s capability to quite literally climb mountains.
I have a deep love and long standing respect for BMW motorcycles. I’ve never actually owned one, but I’ll get around to picking one up someday. In the meantime, I’ll make do with ogling other people’s Beemers.
The Triumph T120 is a veritable beast of a motorcycle, the model was originally introduced back in 1959 and saw a remarkable lifespan of 16 years and innumerable model iterations.
Iron & Resin have organised a series of races at the Ventura Raceway in California in April, May, June, September and November, the part that piqued my interest was the fact that the race is vehicle class: anything.
There’s something about classic flat tracker motorcycles that makes me deeply happy, the chap in this photograph in the lead is wearing the coolest boots, jacket and helmet I’ve seen in a long while.
Deus chose the 007 moniker for this, their bored out 542cc SR400, and it isn’t hard to see why. This is a very menacing, very big bellied Japanese chap.
I’ll be sending pictures of this brilliant, minimalist Yamaha XS 650 Street Tracker over to Rex at Garage Project Motorcycles, he’s been advising me on a project I have planned to build an XS650 Tracker and this bike has a lot of the elements I want to incorporate into the design. The engine in the…
The custom Sportster is one of those types of motorcycles that can really go either way. I’ve seen beautiful examples and I’ve seen garish and raked out hack jobs that’ve made me want to set them alight, just to put them out of their misery.
Roland Sands Design took the newish Harley-Davidson Blackline Softail and built the bike that the designers at Harley would have built, if they didn’t have to answer to middle management and bean counters.
Anyone who’s been reading Silodrome for a while will know of my undying passion for flat tracker motorcycles, the guys at Co-Built Motorcycles have taken their own passion for the bikes to its inevitable conclusion, they build their own. And then they race them.
Deus Ex Machina have produced some of the coolest modern day flat trackers currently on the road and this W650 is no exception, something about the look of a classic flat tracker appeals to me greatly, I’m not sure if it’s the mud-flinging capabilities, the promise of long rides down empty beaches or the fact that the lack of a rear seat means I have an excuse not to lug the Mrs around with me (which I’m joking about if she reads this).