This 1971 feature film tells the story of infamous motorcycle daredevil, Evel Knievel. It’s equal parts comedy and biography with plenty of stunts thrown in for good measure, it’s 1:28:00 long and it’s well worth watching if you’re the kind of person who used to jump bicycles over rickety wooden ramps as a child.
In the days before Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even Silodrome, computers were a lot better looking. Though they didn’t have solitaire installed and it wasn’t yet possible to look at pictures of naked women on them. Not all progress is bad I guess.
You may not have noticed this yet, but take a look at how low down the clip-ons are mounted on this old Norton cafe racer.
The 1973 MV Agusta Electronica Street Scrambler is an unusual model from MV, it was never sold outside Italy having been designed as a Street Scrambler for use in and around the tight, ancient lanes and alleyways of small towns across the country.
We received this photo in the email inbox yesterday from a Silodrome reader, he wanted some more information on the car but we’re all stumped. It’s a beautiful looking retro racer and now we’re curious as well, so if you know anything about it, or can offer some clues, let us know in the comments below.
I love coffee. As any great lover of coffee will tell you, you have to have the right gear or you won’t get the right coffee. Now personally, I’m a french press man with a penchant for South American 100% arabica coffee..
The Bell 500 Helmet Series has proven to be exceedingly popular, the combination of retro design with modern safety standards is an alluring blend for many motorcyclists, especially those who prefer the 3/4 face helmet style.
In the days before optional ABS and wuss-o-rama-heated-grips they had optional sidecar mounted machine guns. The old days kick ass. I can’t help but think motorists would be far less likely to pull out on front of motorcyclists if these were still fitted. (Click image for high-res version)
Spirit of the Seventies is a relatively new workshop based in England and if their first 3 bikes are anything to go by, we’ve got a new world-class garage on our hands.
From a pure engineering standpoint, Walt Siegl is one of the top bike builders in the world today. Anyone who would argue against that statement is unworthy to ever sit in the saddle of a motorcycle.
Take a close look at the tortured rubber on that rear rim. Great stuff.
Small scale custom workshops are the lifeblood of the underground motorcycle community, and not just bike builders either, specialist workshops like Old School Helmets inject boatloads of retro class into their helmets and we love nothing more than to bring much needed attention to the “little guy” as opposed to the big name manufacturers.