“The Flying Merkel” has to be one of the greatest names ever given to a motorcycle manufacturer, in fact I can’t think of one better. The steely eyes on the lady above tell me she knows how to ride that Merkel in anger and the dings along the side of the bike indicate that it’s been dropped more than once.

She’s a woman after my own heart.

Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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