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World Superbike Championships Laguna Seca 2016
by Justin Kaehler Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the premiere racetracks in North America, if not the world. A perfectly crafted ribbon of asphalt carved through the picturesque hills of Monterey, California, this track has hosted top-level...
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Dom Vetro + Cardinal Motors' DV R100/7 Collection
Drawing upon their shared appreciation for meticulously designed and crafted goods, luxury eyewear company Dom Vetro and Chad Hodge—the founder of Brooklyn-based custom motorcycle shop Cardinal Motors—teamed up to rebuild a 1978 BMW R100/7 motorcycle...
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'Nico the Kid' Fine Art Print
Madrid-based photographer Kristina Fender seeks out motion, and her particular interest is capturing those zooming by on motorbikes. Her black-and-white “Nico the Kid” is exemplary of her talent for preserving the animated energy of bikers and their...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Motorbike Essentials
For many, owning a motorbike isn't just about riding—it's a theme that permeates one's entire existence and identity. We've trawled the web for motorbike-inspired gifts for those people in your life (whether it be a sister, uncle, pal or yourself...
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Sideburn Issue #22
Started in 2008, Sideburn is billed as “the world’s greatest go fast, turn left magazine” covering everything dirt track racing-related—from home-built bikes to death-defying mountainside rides, daunting road trip routes and more. Pick up the latest...
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Self-Guided Tours
Understanding that the true joy of riding is found out on the open road, The Roadery offers self-guided tours across the American West for enthusiasts looking to escape. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or an all-out, multi-state road trip, The...
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Café Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-Up Culture
Documenting some of the most notable examples of café racer culture—the '60s sub-cultural movement of stripped-down yet jazzed-up motorcycle racing—across 224 pages of striking visuals by photographer Michael Lichter, this book is a celebration of...
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Art of the Italian Two Wheel
Stuart Parr's expansive collection of vintage Italian motorcycles is a sight to see, so we took a trip to 285 Madison Avenue in New York City where Parr is currently exhibiting a selection of his beautiful bikes. While there, renowned motorcycle...
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Aether Horizon Motorcycle Jacket
Action apparel company Aether—whose ethos is to create the most durable, minimal and modern-minded gear—has just released one of the best motorcycle jackets we've had our hands on in some time. Aesthetically, the Horizon is much like Aether's jacket...
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Elegant LED Lights by Buster + Punch
Upon walking into Buster + Punch's showroom, you'll notice motorcycles and whisky bars sitting alongside lighting fixtures, rose copper and steel candlesticks. The young London-based design studio channels a rock'n'roll atmosphere, drawing inspiration...
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Cool Hunting Video: Confederate Motorcycles
Confederate Motorcycles prides themselves on using extremely considerate design to transform their bikes into super-charged, sculptural masterpieces. Founded on the concept of a mechanical singularity between man and machine, Confederate has pushed...
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Death Spray Custom's Racing Art
To call British artist David Gwyther—better known as Death Spray Custom—a gear-head is a gross understatement, as most of Gwyther's pieces move quite fast themselves. Whether he's hand-mixing iridescent paint for a gas tank or painstakingly painting...
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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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Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler
Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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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