1919 Indian Powerplus Board Track Racer

A Short History of Board Track Racing Board track racing was one of the first mass-spectator forms of motor sport, it rapidly rose to popularity in the 1910s and peaked in the 1920s, before quickly disappearing forever during the difficult years of the Great Depression. The first board track was the Los Angeles Motordrome (pictured below) built…

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REV’IT! Alpha RF Chinos

The new REV’IT! Alpha RF Chinos are an alternative to the standard moto-pant offerings of either Kevlar denim or leather. Chinos offer a more office-friendly look for those who work in corporate environments, where jeans would raise eyebrows and leather pants would lead to a desk clear-out. Each pair of Alpha RF Chinos have an…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Whiskey Peaks Rock Glasses

The Whiskey Peaks rocks glasses have three dimensional impressions of America’s greatest mountain peaks in their bases – Denali, Half Dome, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Whitney. Each glass is hand-blown from premium lead-free glass, and come in a full set – with one of each. As each glass is made by hand, it will have…

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The Norton Domiracer

A Short History of the Norton Domiracer Norton Motorcycles was returned to England in 2008, after having spent 15 years in American hands. Norton is one of the most iconic of all the British motorcycle marques, so its return to British hands was warmly welcomed, even though the timing coincided with the Great Recession – leaving many…

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Bell Riot Helmet

The Bell Riot Helmet is a 3/4 face lid with 5 different shell and EPS sizes to keep the helmet profile low, even on people with medium to small sized noggins. For wind and eye protection the Riot is fitted with a flip up NutraFog II™ anti-fog, anti-scratch, and UV protected shield, and there’s a…

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BrakeFree: Smart Brake Light for Motorcyclists

BrakeFree is a new invention, designed to give motorcyclists a prominent brake light right in he line of sight of other road users – particularly those with a higher eye-line, like SUV, bus, and truck drivers. Thanks to high-strength neodymium magnets, the BrakeFree can be attached to any standard motorcycle helmet, then detached in less than a…

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Shanghai Customs 100% Electric Sidecar Scooter

Over the past decade or so China has become a leading builder and consumer of electric vehicles – so much so that many large cities have banned the formerly ubiquitous small capacity scooters and motorcycles that used to swarm the streets in clouds of smog. The Shanghai Customs Electric Scooter The scooter you see here…

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Official Buying Guide: Land Rover Series I

Introduction The Land Rover Series I was never expected to be a sales success. When it was first introduced it was not expected to be in production for more than three years and had you told Rover executives and planners that it would wildly outsell their line of prestigious luxury cars for decades into the…

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Documentary: Look at Life – Vintage Models

The Look at Life series of short documentaries were produced in the 1960s to offer a glimpse into parts of society that might otherwise never be seen by the average Brit. This film, titled Vintage Models, is a look into the world of classic car enthusiasts – as they were in 1963. It’s interesting to look back…

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Steve McQueen’s Honda CB450

Steve McQueen’s love for motorcycles is well documented, he owned many over the course of his life, including Indians, Triumphs, Husqvarnas, Hondas, and even a Cyclone board track racer. In 1973 he starred in a commercial for the Honda CR250, and as part payment Honda sent him a brand new CB450 – doubtless hoping he…

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