1957 Catalina Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

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The Catalina Grand Prix was a motorcycle race held annually between 1950 and 1958 on the island of Santa Catalina off the coast of Los Angeles. The races were hotly contested, and the rules that governed races on the mainland didn’t apply – meaning it was a hotbed of race testing with cutting edge parts fitted to…

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The BMW R nineT Hera Project

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The Hera Project was born from the minds of the team at Italian publication Chop and Roll Magazine – they picked up a new BMW R nineT, and then brought their fellow Italians at South Garage Moto Co. onboard to design and oversee the build.

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1974 Ducati 450 Desmo MK 3

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This article was written by the talented team at Ellaspede. Often the case with stock motorcycles, the best examples of each are usually those released in the final year of the model’s run. John’s 1974 Ducati 450 Desmo Mk 3 is one such example. With the superb 450 Desmo single engine, classic Italian looks and…

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The Galaxy Custom Yamaha XS650

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Meet Galaxy Custom Galaxy Custom is a Bulgarian custom motorcycle garage, interestingly it lives inside a workshop that builds bespoke high-end furniture – this means they have the skills, personnel, and equipment on hand to build just about any bike they can dream of. Their previous builds have included a couple of BMWs – including a…

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2Loud BMW R nineT Scrambler

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The 2Loud BMW R nineT Scrambler Scramblers have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, they offer riders the opportunity to have adventures down fire trails and other light-to-medium grade off road routes, whilst still being well-suited to road use. When 2Loud Customs took on a commission to build a scrambler based on a BMW R nineT they…

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Moto Adonis Yamaha TR1 Cafe Racer

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The Yamaha TR1 was developed to appeal to the motorcyclists who had been left behind by the great UJM arms race – not all riders wanted a high revving inline-4 that’d snap your neck if you grabbed a little too much throttle. Many riders wanted a bike that favored torque over high-RPM horsepower, a more upright riding position, and a simpler engine that they could work on themselves.

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Buy The Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Brand

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Full ownership of the Excelsior-Henderson motorcycle brand will be up for auction on the 27th of January, including all its intellectual property, the Excelsior-Henderson brandname, 10 federally registered trademarks, internet domains, previous motorcycle frame and engine designs, as well as 18 expired patents that can be used by the owner of Excelsior-Henderson. A Very Brief History of Excelsior-Henderson In the…

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1953 Piaggio Ape Calessino

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The Piaggio Ape was designed on the platform of the iconic Vespa scooter – “Vespa” meaning “wasp” in Italian, a reference to the side profile of the scooter with its bulbous rear, narrow waist, and handlebars that some say look like antenna. The Humble Vespa In many respects, the Vespa was to the post-WWII Italians…

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