Ikara Anti-Submarine Tail Fin

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The Ikara was an Australian anti-submarine missile developed in 1959, over the course of its life it would be used by the Australian, British, Brazilian, New Zealand and Chilean navies. Ikara is an Australian Aboriginal word for “throwing stick”, it was powered by a Bristol Aerojet Murawa two-stage solid-fuel rocket engine and could be controlled…

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A Long Hard Day – The 1980 Bathurst 1000

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The 1980 Bathurst 1000 was officially titled the “Hardie Ferodo 1000”, it took place on the 5th of October at the world renowned Mount Panorama Circuit in the town of Bathurst in south eastern Australia. This would be the first year that the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon would meet at Bathurst, and it was…

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Saint Motorcycle Denim Jacket

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The Motorcycle Denim Jacket by Saint is different to the denim jackets you’ve encountered in the past in one very important way – it’s made from a proprietary blend of cotton and Dyneema® unbreakable UHMWPE fibres. This hybrid fabric is 20 times tougher than standard denim, and will hold up far better to the unforgiving asphalt…

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Deus Electric Motorcycle

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The Deus Electric is a custom motorcycle by Melbourne-based team Ryan Mischkulnig and Joe Fischer, they began with a humble Honda C90 Cub and over a period of 5 weeks they created a minimalist electric motorcycle that would go on to win the 2015 Deus Bike Build Off in Sydney. Electric motorcycles are nothing new…

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Kawasaki KZ200 Tracker

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The Kawasaki KZ200 is a motorcycle that was developed largely for the South East Asian market, with a particular focus on Indonesia. For a while back in the 1970s, the Indonesians had a law limiting motorcycle engine sizes to a maximum of 200cc and much of the region still tends to favour engine capacities in…

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Yamaha XS650 by Makarne Custom Motorcycles

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The Yamaha XS650 is quite a remarkable motorcycle, the parallel twin engine started life as a 500cc unit in the Hosk SOHC twin that first entered production in 1955. It was a relatively advanced engine design for the time, overhead cams weren’t common on motorcycles and unit construction was still a somewhat rare thing to…

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Rising Sun Workshop Tee

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The Rising Sun Workshop is a communal motorcycle garage and cafe based in Sydney that launched in 2014 and quickly established itself as a home for the local two-wheeled community. The team behind RSW has now found themselves a much larger location to handle the increased demand, and has launched a new tee design to raise…

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Saint Kevlar Motorcycle Drills

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Kevlar technology is progressing at a rapid rate, mostly fuelled by development for military and law enforcement applications, but motorcyclists have been reaping the benefits as a bit of a side benefit. The pants you see here are made from 100% black Kevlar and are designed specifically for use by riders, they’ve been subjected to…

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Honda FT500 by Gasoline Motor Co.

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The Honda FT500 was released in the early 1980s with a strong focus on American flat track racing (the “FT” in the name was a reference to this), it was fitted with the same 499cc single cylinder engine as the almost bullet-proof Honda XR500 enduro bike – with the addition of cast aluminium wheels, an…

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BMW R65 by Ellaspede

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The BMW R65 was introduced in 1978 to provide a mid-sized touring motorcycle for the BMW faithful, it utilised the bullet-proof airhead engine with a capacity of 649.6cc and it sent 45hp to the rear wheel via a maintenance free shaft-drive. As the middle bike in BMW’s R model line the R65 appealed to a…

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Now Available: Stories of Bike T-Shirts

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Stories of Bike is a series of short films that you’ve probably heard of if you read Silodrome or other websites in our gasoline scented corner of the internet. Each episode is typically under 10 minutes and features a person and their motorcycle, the cinematography is spellbinding and the stories are well worth a few…

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