MOTORCYCLES

The Current: Saroléa is Alive and Electric

Grand nephews of Saroléa factory racer from the 1950s have rejuvenated the...

Project Desert Rat

Two vintage Triumphs and a state full of dirt roads to explore; that's the...

The Current: Future-Proof (Part 1)

How will the motorcycle become safer in the future? Editor of 'The Current',...

California Dunes Riding in the 1960s

Bill Greene's father documented his British motorcycle rides in the California...

Glenn Curtiss: 136mph in 1906?

A Scientific American article from 1906 explains Glenn H. Curtiss' 136.3mph...

The Ride: Bandit9 Steals Fashion Mojo

Vietnamese shop Bandit9 pushes a Modernist aesthetic with its limited-edition...

Lena the Killer

Why were a group of Australians riding a British motorcycle in Austria? To...

Wheels + Waves Mountain Road Test

Road testing a 1933 Brough Superior 11-50 in the Pyrenees is a rough job, but...

The Current: Mission Motors Electric Sportbike

The Mission One was the most advanced electric sportbike in the world when...

Sylvester Roper’s Steam Velocipedes

Sylvester H Roper built his first steam velocipede in 1967/8, and demonstrated...

A Short History of Wankel Motorcycles

Dr. Felix Wankel (born 1902 in Lahr, Germany) had the vision for his remarkable rotary engine at the age of 17, began working on prototypes 5 years later, and gained his first patent for this remarkable engine in 1929. His work on the motor was slow in the following two decades as he developed rotary-valve applications for piston engines. By 1957, working in conjunction with NSU, he had a fully functional rotary engine prototype, and immediately began licensing the engine, which had many theoretical advantages over a typical piston motor. First...

The Tiger of Picardy

Triumph were allowed to build their twin-cylinder line even after WW2 began, and...

Road Test: 1928 Windhoff

A Rare German Four-Cylinder Beauty on the Road

Scram Africa

Scram Africa is a 2000km desert romp on inappropriate customs. There were...