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Officine Mermaid's Custom Ducati Scrambler
Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores...
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Style-Minded Motorcycle Gear
As the temperature continued to drop in NYC in December we took a few days refuge in beautiful Palm Springs to tour the varied terrain atop the all new Ducati Scrambler. As previously reported, the bike was a blast. And now it's our turn to fill...
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Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
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Alpinestars' Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists
Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment...
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Horace Jacket
What happens when the British stalwart of hunting jackets Barbour teams up with Australian custom motorcycle makers Deus Ex Machina? You get the handsome Horace Jacket, a waxed-cotton marvel with leather accents, pockets galore and a belt.
CULTURE
The Yamaha Champions Riding School
On a cloudy morning in Millville, New Jersey, a group of men and women—who look like superheroes in full leather suits—gather around instructor Nick Ienatsch. "Clear your mind and have fun," he shouts. Ienatsch—who is the head instructor at The Yamaha...
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Studio Visit: DoomedNYC
by Tara Fraser Rachael Inman and Jason Goodrich, motorcyclists and founders of leather goods label DoomedNYC, are no strangers to going fast and learning how to take a fall—whether on a bike or in business. The creative couple recently set up shop...
CULTURE
Café Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture
Spawned from a 1960s sub-culture of street-racing British rock'n'rollers, the café racer has become a highly admired genre of motorcycle design. Hallmarked by highly modified UK and Italian bikes stripped down to run races on open roads between actual...
TRAVEL
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
There are car shows, and then there's Goodwood Festival of Speed, held each year in West Sussex, England. Everything from rare, vintage and outright odd vehicles are put on display. Then there are the high-performance supercars and Formula One racers...
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Deus Ex Machina + Sitka Dirt Nap Bedroll
Whether you're hitting the road for a weekend in the woods by motorcycle or an afternoon in the park by bike, the Dirt Nap Bedroll from Deus Ex Machina and Sitka will surely come in handy. Made of a wool and polyester blend, the blue buffalo check...
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CT Scuderia's City Racer Chronographs
Third generation watchmaker Enrico Margaritelli, founder and CEO of Contatempo Scuderia—better known as CT Scuderia—embodies the fundamental element that make his watches distinct: modern, yet rooted in history. Margaritelli launched the brand in...
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Alpinestars Women's Renee Motorcycle Jacket
Finding a women's protective motorcycle jacket is not an easy task—and finding one that is both stylish and complementing to a woman's shape is near impossible. But the latest effort from Italian motorsports gear brand, Alpinestars, offers an answer...
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Three Pieces of Spring Motorcycle Gear
The timeless debate of fashion versus function can become a serious one when it's literally your skin on the line. So rather than forego the proper gear to keep your core temperature down, it's best to simply tailor your kit according to where and...
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Riding Royal Enfield's Continental GT Café Racer
To most, the late '60s and '70s were the glory days of motorcycle design. America made muscle and the Japanese took over the industry with attractive, simple, reliable machines of all engine sizes. While Triumph's Bonneville and Honda's new CB1100...
STYLE
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Gear
Advertorial content: As these sun-soaked days of May continue to breathe life into the drained bodies and minds sapped by the East Coast's prolonged winter, our itch to take back the asphalt grows stronger. That's why CH teamed up with the avid riders...
STYLE
Iron & Resin + Vanson Leathers Mojave Jacket
As spring finally graces the Northern Hemisphere with its presence, activity season is on. With the arrival of the new Iron & Resin collaboration with Vanson Leathers, this season means it's time to bring your bike out of storage. The three-season...
CULTURE
2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Grand Prix motorcycle racing (aka MotoGP) is known to many worldwide as the greatest show on earth; showcasing the fastest road-racers, hitting speeds beyond 200 mph. The series—which travels to 18 race tracks in 14 countries over an eight-month...
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Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders
Motorcycle culture has always held a place in American society and—thanks to iconic films like "The Wild Ones," "Stone" and "Easy Rider"—the concept of the outlaw biker has continued to intrigue those with wayward inclinations. With one hand on the...
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Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet
It's hard to believe it's been nearly 60 years since the first polystyrene helmet was made by Bell Auto Parts owner Roy Richter—a man who had seen too many friends lost to auto racing, and decided to do something about it. And while safety standards...
TRAVEL
Aether LA Motorcycle Ride
The inaugural AETHERmoto ride in Los Angeles—hosted by Aether Apparel—was an experiment in urban exploration. Both Aether founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West, are avid riders and have gone on numerous excursions with RawHyde Adventures into the...
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Texas Tornado Boot Camp
The Texas Tornado Boot Camp (TTBC) is located down a dusty road 40 miles from Houston in the town of Montgomery. The camp—which was started by Moto GP rider and two time Superbike World Champion Colin Edwards II (aka the Texas Tornado)—is a flat...
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Motorcycles & Stars
Joining the lure of the open road with a look into celebrity culture, "Motorcycles and Stars" looks at 120 images, movie stills and snapshots of some of Hollywoods most celebrated invididuals and their bikes. Conceived by Milan-based interiors and...
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