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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Honda GB250 by Ellaspede

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The Honda GB250 is a motorcycle that came about as a derivative of a derivative – but despite this it’s one of the most genuinely fun little motorcycles I’ve ever ridden. The single cylinder 250cc engine in the GB250 started life as a 349cc unit in the early-80s Honda XR350R enduro racer, it was sleeved…

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Maria’s Yamaha SRV250

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The Yamaha SRV250 was a hat tip to the classic cafe racer long before the modern resurgence of the genre, they essentially took the V-twin out of a 250 Virago and retuned it from 21hp to 27hp and then bolted it into a frame that bears more than a passing resemblance to the iconic Norton Featherbed. The…

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Motorcycle Jacket by Deus x Barbour

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The Euripides Quilted Motorcycle Jacket is the result of a new collaboration between Deus Ex Machina and Barbour, aimed at bringing the 120 year old heritage of the British company to a new generation of motorcyclists. Ideally designed for use in climates with proper winter weather, the Euripides features Barbour’s signature quilted front and back…

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Harley-Davidson Street 750 Tracker

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The new Harley-Davidson Street 750 represents a new direction for the 111 year old motorcycle marque – It’s a liquid-cooled bike targeted directly at a younger demographic with a focus on both established and emerging markets. As you can probably imagine, the decision to use liquid-cooling is always going to be controversial for a company…

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Stories of Bike – Sister

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Sister is the latest episode in the popular Stories of Bike film series by director Cam Elkins, this episode features best-friends Maria and Nina – both Swedish women who currently live in Sydney and spend their weekends throwing their swags onto the back of their motorcycles and setting off into the countryside to see what they can see….

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