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The Current: Wannabe AlSi9Mg E-Chopper

The Wannabe electric chopper removes the V-twin but keeps the vroom!

The Current: Hard Wired With Lawrence Au

The future of motorcycling may reside in the brain of Lawrence Au, with patents...

The Current: Curtiss E-Bike Concepts

The future of sleek quiet speed from Curtiss Motorcycles

100 Years Ago: Harley-Davidson Military Testing in 1918

In 1918, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and sidecars were shown off for...

Reviving a Racer: Atelier Chatokine by Laurent Nivalle

Richard Vincent's historic Velocette racer gets a rebuild at Atelier...

The Current: Hard Wired With Lawrence Au

The future of motorcycling may reside in the brain of Lawrence Au, with...

Death, Taxes, and Old Bike Fever

As collectors age, it's all too easy for unscrupulous 'friends' with Old...

The Motorcycle is 200 Years Old Today?

Was the motorcycle first demonstrated on April 3rd, 1818?

The ‘Motorized Cossacks’ of Africa

Boko Haram insurgents in Africa find motorcycles ideal for attacks and...



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 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.


Out of the Blue, Into the Black

The Remarkable Falcon Motorcycles Vincent Black Shadow