One of my favourite things is to discover men like Albert “The Chief” Hurt, he’s a retired Coast Guard officer who lives in Spokane and builds some of the most remarkable Kawasaki café racers you’ll find this side of Japan. This particular bike started life as a 1992 Kawsaki KZ1000 Police Special, Al built the bike over this…
This marketing poster from Triumph circa 1977 is a great example of how to turn your weakness into a product feature. Most if to all of the Japanese bikes of the era had electric starts, the Bonneville still used a kicker and this was the marketing departments play at selling it to the masses.
The Norton CS1 is a veritable beast, this is the 1928 model, ’28 was the first year that Norton used the overhead cam 500cc engine that went on to become quite famous in it’s own right.
This is one of those beautiful photographs that no one seems to know anything about, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Atlantic City boardwalk, mid 1920s.
Taken from the August 1971 edition of Sports Illustrated this is one of the most famous photos of McQueen in action.
The first half of this fantastic old footage shows some of the first motorcycle hill climbing ever attempted, with somewhat mixed results.
This 1939 Royal Enfield 350 has seen it’s share of the world, it was built in 1939 for military use though sadly exactly what it saw and where it went during World War II is unknown.
In 1928 a man named Ernst Henne bought a BMW R37, he then took it apart and thew most of the bits away. Once he had the bike back to its bare essentials he set about building one of the most successful record breaking motorcycles ever built.
The book Adventures of a Motorcycle Despatch Rider is the true story of Captain William Watson’s experiences during the first World War. The book covers Captain Watson’s extraordinary journeys through Ireland, Wales, England and France as the first 2 years of the war unfolded.
You just have to love the character embodied in this photograph. I don’t know if it’s the unfurling cape or the fact that that suspension is going to bottom out in a big way when he lands, but something about this snapshot just makes me happy.
Motorcycle hill climbing events are always a white-knuckle endeavour, attempting such an activity on brutally simple suspension must have required an iron will and a pair of titanium balls.
This beautiful Honda CB550 Café Racer by Steel Bent Customs is just about the picture perfect motorcycle as far as I can tell. I am biased though as I love the Honda CB550 even in stock form, so this immaculate café build is an incremental improvement on a motorcycle I already loved.