Ace Four Motorcycle

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Ace was founded in 1919 by William G. Henderson – an American engineer and motorcycle designer who had previously founded Henderson Motorcycle, which he had sold to Ignaz Schwinn’s Excelsior Motor Manufacturing & Supply Company in 1917. William carried on working at Excelsior for just under 2 years before differences in opinion resulted in him resigning…

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JvB-moto Yamaha MT-07

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The Yamaha MT-07 (known as the FZ-07 in North America) was released in 2015 along with its larger engined sibling the MT-09. The MT-07 has a lightweight parallel twin with a swept capacity of 689cc, 74 hp at 9000 rpm, a lightweight tubular backbone semi-trellis frame, a monoshock rear, and traditional telescopic forks up front. The…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

1:5th Scale Model: US Navy Boeing PT-17 Stearman

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The Boeing PT-17 Stearman started production in 1934, over 10,000 were made in the lead up to WWII and the majority of American and Canadian pilots did some or all of their early flight training in one. The large radial engine was uncowled on most PT-17s but some owners choose to add a cowling after…

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Vista Tiny House

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The Vista and Vista GO are tiny homes designed as full-featured caravans, with all the standard power, water, and sewage connectors – as well as options for solar cells and onboard water tanks for off-grid holidays. Tiny homes have become more and more popular in recent years, as many people find normal home ownership prohibitively…

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1974 MV Agusta 750S

MV Agusta 750S

The engine used in the MV Agusta 750S was originally placed in the MV Agusta 600 in 1966 – making it one of the first road-going motorcycles to mount an inline-4 transversely across the frame. It’s unlikely the Italians had any idea how common this engine arrangement would become, particularly once it was adopted by Honda…

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Icon 1000 Axys Jacket

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The Axys Jacket by Icon 1000 is a new release for late-2016, it’s designed as a 3-season jacket that can potentially do 4-season work depending on your local climate. It has perforations along the inside of each arm and on both sides of the jacket to allow airflow, and a zip-out quilted liner for the…

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Egli-Vincent Racer

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The Egli-Vincent has become so famous since it was first developed in the mid-1960s that its name now almost rivals the Vincent marque itself. Developed by Fritz Egli of Switzerland, the original Egli-Vincent was his own race bike, a bike he used as a testbed for his own engineering experiments. The main drawback to the original…

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Davida Gov Visor

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The Davida Gov Visor is a solution for those who need something halfway between a bubble visor and a pair of traditional aviator goggles. Perhaps the most significant benefit to the Gov Visor is the fact that it can be worn with glasses or sunglasses – a feature missing from most motorcycle goggles. Available in…

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5 Minute Histories: The Norton Commando

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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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The Radial Engined Megola Motorcycle

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The Megola motorcycle was designed by Fritz Cockerell in 1920, it’s powered by a 5-cylinder radial engine mounted inside the spokes of the front wheel. The are a few benefits to this layout and a couple of drawbacks, on the positive side there is very little power lost to mechanical drag and the engine’s simplicity…

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Interview: Enzo Ferrari on Ferrari

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This 25 minute interview is one of the best conversations with Enzo I’ve ever seen. The man behind Ferrari was notoriously difficult to get along with, and many journalists and interviewers over the years struggled to get him to open up and talk freely. Sadly there’s no information about who actually produced this film, but…

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