The Bimota SB2 – The First Road-Legal Bimota

Bimota SB2 Motorcycle

The Bimota SB2 was a significant evolutionary step forward for motorcycles when it was released in 1977. Massimo Tamburini had designed not just a superbike, but the future of superbikes. His new creation featured an ultra-lightweight chromium molybdenum trellis perimeter frame, a bulletproof Suzuki GS750 DOHC engine that doubled as a stressed member, and handling…

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Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica – The Mighty MHR

Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica Front

The Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica was the best-selling Ducati of its time, both because of its sporting abilities and its close association with Mike “The Bike” Hailwood who had ridden a Ducati 900SS to a hugely popular comeback win at the 1978 Isle of Man TT in the Formula I class. Mike Hailwood –…

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Alpinestars Distance Fleece – A New Retro Mid-Layer

Alpinestars Distance Fleece

The Alpinestars Distance Fleece is a retro sweater from the Italian motorcycle gear manufacturer designed to reference the styling of the ’60s and ’70s – the era when the company was first established and making a name for itself. Alpinestars was founded by Sante Mazzarolo in the early 1960s in the Northern Italian town of…

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Spidi X-Village Boots – Daily-Wearable Motorcycle Boots

Spidi X-Village Boots

The Spidi X-Village Boots are daily-wearable motorcycle boots that offer protection while riding, without compromising on comfort while walking. The Daily-Wearable Motorcycle Boot Problem With motorcycle boots there’s always a trade-off between safety and comfort, at one extreme you have MotoGP-level boots that are almost impossible to walk in, and at the other extreme you have…

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A Rare Maserati Motorcycle – 1955 Maserati T2

Maserati Motorcycle Front Fender

Whenever I see a Maserati motorcycle at a show I have to go over for a closer look and chat to the owner, they’re a rare sight nowadays, and there are many who have no idea that motorcycles were ever built by the Italian company far more famous for their performance cars. Maserati Motorcycles – Fabbrica…

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Tripla 0.0 675 – A Triumph Street Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle

Triumph Speed Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle 7

Tripla 0.0 675 is a series of 5 bespoke Triumph Street Triples from Italian Dream Motorcycle, a company that describes itself as a microscopic motorcycle manufacturer due to the fact that they produce a limited series of motorcycles each year, with a maximum of 5 per series. Sergio Giordano and Italian Dream Motorcycle Italian Dream is an unusual…

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Holy Freedom Motorcycle Neck Tubes – Primaloft Insulated

Holy Freedom Primaloft Motorcycle Neck Tubes

This series of motorcycle neck tubes by Holy Freedom is made from Primaloft, a space-age microfibre thermal insulation material that retains body heat even when soaked with rain, covered with snow, or splattered with mud. Neck tubes have been used by motorcyclists for decades as an alternative to scarves which have a bad habit of…

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