The Current: SURU – the New Cub?

Motorcycle designer Michael Uhlarik fell in love with electric bikes in 2007,...

The Current: Harley-Davidson – ‘E-Bike in 18 Months’

Harley-Davidson announced an investment of $25-50Million/year in electric...

The Ride: Wedge Motorcycles Honda CB750F

Takashi Nihira of Wedge motorcycles does all his own fabrication, building, and...

Two-Wheeled Icons of the 1980s

1980s motorcycle design was a radical departure from the 1970s, as both...

‘Slant Artists’: Hillclimbers in California, 1925-35

An album of photos of California dirt racing from 1925-35 yielded treasures...

The Mexican Suitcase

4000 photos from 3 celebrated photojournalists in the Spanish Civil War lay...

Rondal Partridge: Santa Clara Hillclimb in 1940

Imogen Cunningham's son traveled California in the Spring of 1940,...

Whence Came the Swingarm Frame?

Modern motorcycle suspension was invented by an eccentric, dry-humored...

1935 – The Greatest TT?

Some consider the 1935 Isle of Man Senior TT the greatest of them all, with...

‘The Angels of Pervyse’

Mairie and Elsie were motorcycle pals from 1912, who took their bikes to...



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

The Vintagent Selects: Josh Kurpius DKS! Harley Davidson Ambassador

DKS! went to Milwaukee, WI. to meet up with Josh Kurpius at the Harley Davidson Museum to check out one of his exhibits. We sat down with him to discuss his love for photography & passion for building motorcycles.

The Vintagent Trailers: Dream Racer

Dream Racer is an inspiring account of the fear of life going by unfulfilled and the pursuit of dreams as the antidote to this fear.

The Vintagent Trailers: Choppertown The Sinners

Custom chopper builder and punk rocker Kutty Noteboom builds his working man's chopper from the ground up with the help of good friend Rico and the renowned hot rod and motorcycle club the Sinners.