This bike is a Harley-Davidson Sportster custom by Art of Racer, it’s based on a 1991 Sportster though the only parts of the original bike are the engine, transmission and carburettor. That rather unique looking frame, modified springer front-end, suicide clutch, saddle, handlebars, rear fender and fuel tank are all custom creations.
Personally, I think the 1930 Dollar 350cc S3 pictured above and below is one of the most handsome motorcycles from the early ’30s, the attention to detail is phenomenal and that engine/exhaust/carburettor set up is just beautiful.
Monet-Goyon started life in 1916 as an un-powered tricycle manufacturer for disabled servicemen injured in WWI, by 1919 they were building in-wheel powered motorcycles.
This photograph is from the film “The Girl on a Motorcycle”, a 1968 British-French film starring Alain Delon and Marianne Faithfull.
The helmet designs from French company Roof are nothing if not unique, the Boxer V8 is a full-face helmet with a flip-up front that swivels around to the rear, allowing the wearer to choose between 3/4 face or full depending on weather and riding conditions.
We featured the new Ruby full face Castel helmets a couple of months ago, since then we’ve grown even more fond of them.
This beautiful Triumph cafe racer/dirt tracker is the most recent creation from Vintage Racers, a Paris based motorcycle club, blog and garage. The first impression the bike gives you is that it’s ready to cross the Maginot Line…
The new Castel Helmet by Ruby is one of the most beautiful 3 dimensional objects we’ve featured in some time here on Silodrome.
This retrotastic Harley Ironhead flat-tracker just popped up for sale on the official W1910 store based in France, it’s a 1975 model that’s seen some significant modifications from it’s racetrack-only beginnings.
This captivating short film was created by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson, it covers a winter journey through the mountains of France in the saddle of 3 bikes by Blitz Motorcycles.
The team at Blitz Motorcycles have a refreshingly heretical approach to custom motorcycle design, they forgo the usual spit and polish, instead focussing on truly rideable cafe racers, scramblers and urban trackers.
First created in 1929 by Gaspard Cognet the Douk-Douk knife is still made by M.C. Cognet in France using the same, time tested methods. Each blade is handmade from high-carbon steel and both handle and blade features a beautiful series of engravings that are a story unto themselves.