The Current: Martin Hulin of Essence Motocycles

Would you buy a custom electric motorcycle with 200 km of range and 200 kmh of...

Building a Norton Four

In the mid-1960s, there were no 4-cylinder motorcycles to buy, so riders made...

The Current: E-MTB With Hall of Famer Joe Murray

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Joe Murray plays an important role in developing...


‘Von Dutch’ in Las Vegas

'Von Dutch' kickstarted the Custom Culture movement with his independent,...

Jean Depara, Congolese Photographer

Congolese master photographer Jean Depara captured the nightlife, music,...

Billy Al Bengston: Art in Motion

Pop artist Billy Al Bengston raced motorcycles to make a living while...

Martin Munkacsi

A pioneer photographer of sports, fashion, and celebrities, Martin...


Vintage Triumph Wins Mexican 1000

It's the first time a vintage Triumph has won its class at the Mexican...

‘A Handlebar Derby’ – Daytona Beach Racing

Before the Daytona Speedway was built in 1963, racing was strictly on the...

Selling Speed: What’s in a Name?

Manufacturers use evocative names to sell motorcycles - the oldest game in...


GUEST EDITOR PICKS

CHRIS HUNTER

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, BikeExif


I love the new website for The Vintagent – finally it equals your stature in the motorcycling world.

The ‘Instafamous/Instabroke’ article is three years old now, but it’s even more relevant today. It first appeared in Classic Bike Guide and I loved it so much, I straightaway asked Paul d’Orleans if we could run it on Bike EXIF. There many truths within these 700-or-so words. So many, it’s hard to know where to start. Today, we all know it’s difficult to make a living in the alt.moto custom scene; the real money is in the trad chopper and bobber scene, which may have lost its luster of coolness but retains the luster of cupro-nickel.

Paul d’Orleans has a knack for a pithy phrase, and the standout for me was “A ‘like’ isn’t a dollar.” Indeed: Sport Rider magazine, which folded a few months ago, had 2.4 million Facebook followers. How could it possibly fail? Because those big social media vanity metrics are hardly worth a cent, even if you’re flogging space to advertisers.

THE STANDOUT FOR ME WAS, ‘A LIKE ISN’T A DOLLAR!’

Out of the Blue, Into the Black

The Remarkable Falcon Motorcycles Vincent Black Shadow


The Vintagent Presents: One Minute Moto!

The Vintagent presents our first short film contest; One Minute Moto!

The Vintagent Trailers: 1 Map For 2

2017 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the extraordinary world tour by Leopoldo Tartarini and Giorgio Monetti. An epic journey across 5 continents, 35 countries and 4 revolutions.