CULTURE

‘A Handlebar Derby’ – Daytona Beach Racing

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

Selling Speed: What’s in a Name?

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

The Current: Livio Suppo – From MotoGP to eMTB

An exclusive and candid conversation with former Repsol HRC MotoGP team...

Glenn H. Curtiss

A Founder of American Motorcycling Glenn H. Curtiss is best known as the founder of American aviation, but he also played an important role in the technical development of American motorcycle design.  It was motorcycles, as well, that led to Curtiss' involvement with airplanes and dirigibles, as his v-twin motors proved extremely reliable by the standards of the day, using ball bearings throughout, instead of poorly lubricated plain bushings common with main and big-end bearings at the time. Glenn H Curtiss in his prime, ca.1908 Curtiss...

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There Goes my Hero

The Indian motorcycle industry consists of small-bore bikes plus the Royal...

The Silent Types

Silent films of the 1920s featured incredibly motorcycle stunts by Harold Lloyd,...

The Ride: Vintagent X Gestalten

'the Ride' books explore the new global custom motorcycle scene around the...

The Current: Al(ta) in the Family

The Alta Motors story is rooted in California flat-track and club racing, via...

The Age of Monsters

In the early 1900s, racing rules allowed the development of ultra-lightweight...

Confessions of a Factory Trials Rider

Gwen White was a factory-supported Trials rider in the 1950s, for Francis-Barnet...

Auerberg Klassik

It had been 30 years since the last hillclimb race at Auerberg, but organizer...

Cliff ‘Soney’ Vaughs and ‘Easy Rider’

Cliff Vaughs designed the most famous motorcycles in the world. Why is he still...

Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson for Sheriff

In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, on a very...

Kop Hill – the Perfume of Authenticity

The Kop Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsports events in the UK, and has...