XTR Pepo Ducati Scrambler

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The new Ducati Scrambler range of motorcycles was introduced in 2014, and went on sale in 2015. Their popularity has been nothing short of explosive, and in 2016 Ducati expanded the model line with additional smaller engined examples for smaller riders, and those new to motorcycling. The production of each Scrambler begins in the main factory…

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1986 Audi Sport quattro

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The Audi Sport quattro was released in 1984 as a Group B rally car and very limited production road car – strictly for homologation purposes. The Sport quattro had gigantic shoes to fill, it was the direct descendant of the supremely successful Audi Quattro – a car that was so important to Audi that they’ve…

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Top 5 Base Layers For Motorcyclists

Top 5 Base Layers For Motorcyclists

Depending on the season and your geographical location, a good base layer can prove invaluable – and extend your riding season by a good couple of months thanks to their ability to keep your core temperature balanced better than a regular cotton t-shirt. Each of these base layers is designed to fit reasonably snugly around…

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1933 De Havilland Gipsy Moth

De Havilland Gipsy Moth

The De Havilland Gipsy Moth, and its De Havilland siblings, were amongst the most important aircraft in the world during their production – and for quite a while after. Initially the airframes were manufactured by De Havilland, then paired with inline-4 cylinder engines built by Cirrus. These Cirrus power units used out of production World…

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Roland Sands Mojave Boot

Roland Sands Mojave Boot

The Roland Sands Mojave Boot is one of the better new additions to the retro motorcycle boot genre. For rider protection the Mojave has a moulded and reinforced protective heel cup, a molded ankle protector insert, a molded protective toe box insert, a side mid-foot protective insert, and a reinforced shank. The upper is 100%…

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1973 Seeley-Kawasaki H2A

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The motorcycle frames developed by Colin Seeley in the 1960s and onwards were so revolutionary that they had an enduring global impact on motorcycle engineering – an impact that continues to the current day. Colin grew up in a motorcycle family, his father owned a Vincent Rapide and they would both travel to the nearby…

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Coventry Rotary Tricycle – Circa 1879

Coventry Rotary Tricycle

The early days of pedal-powered cycle (or velocipede) were a time of significant experimentation, the earliest examples had pedals that were connected directly to the front axle, and it wasn’t until the mid-1800s that a chain was added with sprockets to improve gearing. This Coventry Rotary Tricycle was one of the designs that didn’t catch…

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1957 BMW Racing Kneeler Motorcycle

BMW Racing Kneeler Motorcycle

Sidecar motorcycle racing is one of the few forms of motorsport that uses an asymmetrical vehicle, or that requires the actions of two people to control. Whereas car and motorcycle racing have both enjoyed signifiant mainstream success, sidecar racing has lived on in the background, with a rag tag bunch of enthusiast competitors and some of…

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Vintage Grand Prix Pinball Machine

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This vintage Grand Prix pinball machine is being offered as part of the Beaulieu Sale by Bonhams on the 3rd of September, it’s estimated value is between £500 and £800, and the listing indicates that whilst it’s mostly working, it will need some recommissioning by a specialist. Buy Here

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5 Minute Histories: Harley-Davidson Sportster

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Harley-Davidson created their Sportster partly as a result of losing sales and prestige to the quick and nimble British motorcycles being imported into the United States in the fifties as Britain’s government used an “export or perish” economic model to pay off her war debts. These bikes from the likes of Norton, Triumph, and small arms maker BSA were around 500cc capacity heading on up to 650cc. Born in an environment in Britain where racing from café to café trying to reach 100mph and not get caught by the police had become a new sport.

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Pando Moto Karl Desert Motorcycle Jeans

Pando Moto Karl Desert Motorcycle Jeans

Pando Moto was established in 2011 by a group of friends who wanted to create protective motorcycle gear that’s comfortable to wear, good looking, and The Karl Desert Motorcycle Jeans are the result of this collaboration, they’re made from indigo 12.5oz Cordura® denim combined with CoolMax® technology, and an interlock-knit DuPont™ Kevlar® lining in impact…

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