The Barracuda is one of the most advanced off-road racing vehicles in the world, the fact that you can build one from either a kit or from plans also makes it one of the most affordable.
The Patrol Waterproof Jacket by Icon is a fairly comprehensive solution to riding in everything from moderately unpleasant to severely anti-social weather.
We featured the official 2013 Triumph Scrambler last week, in the process of writing that piece I got to talking with Joao Alves of Somos and we pondered what a proper, balls-to-the-wall Triumph Scrambler designed to race across Baja would look like.
This is one of the most action packed vintage racing photos we’ve seen for a while, from the looks on the faces of the 1950s spectators in the background to the just landing on his side to the look on the face of the one racers who’s still upright, it’s an excellent picture.
The 2013 Triumph Scrambler is fitted with a parallel twin, 865cc, air-cooled engine that produces 58hp and a very respectable 50ft-lbs of torque. Carburettors have been discarded in order to meet EU emissions requirements so the engine is now fed by a multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection system with SAI, this has the added benefits of being more fuel efficient and making the bike exceedingly reliable.
The background of this photograph has been the source of much debate between us here at Silodrome, I think it’s Pikes Peak but I’m being told there’s no way that’s the case.
This brilliant Yamaha TW200 custom is the work of art director and designer Joao Alves of somosEstudio.
When the Portland based team at Icon set to work on a new motorcycle the results are always fascinating, unusual and sure to upset purists everywhere. Which I think is commendable.
The world of 4x4s is considerably more staid when it comes to design than their smaller 2×4 road based counterparts. Boxy, solid designs tend to be favoured for serious, non-Soccer Mom off-road duties and when designers get all inspired and create something a little curvy, they can actually send the company out of business (a la Hummer).
Legacy Classic Trucks is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming based company that restores and customises classic American trucks. This is their tweaked version of the Dodge Power Wagon, it’s a veritable beast of a 4×4 and I’m not sure there’s any terrain on the planet it couldn’t handle with relative ease.
The 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is one of the relatively few modern motorcycles that I’d buy in a heartbeat. From a design perspective the Explorer has that angular, industrial look that I think will define many motorcycles from this period and ensure the bike’s place in history as a classic off-road tourer.
I have a huge soft spot for Ural motorcycles, the classic styling and staggering toughness of the Ural bikes is legendary. The standard Ural is a sidecar motorcycle and both rear wheels are powered via a shaft drive and a 745cc boxer engine, this model is called the “Ural Solo sT” and it’s the company’s first big foray into 2-wheeled motorcycles.