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The Current: FEDDZ e-Bike

The FEDDZ e-Bike is designed from first principles, with many clever features,...

Brough Before Superior

Dave Clark restores an extremely rare racer built by the father of George...

A Vintage Triumph That Never Was

Alp Sungurtekin is a dry-lakes racing legend, and built a vintage-style Triumph...

Art and the Motorcycle (2): The Futurists

The Futurists were the only Modern Art movement to explore the motorcycle...

A Conversation with Olivier Mosset

Artist Olivier Mosset displayed his white monochrome paintings with...

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...

Around the World with Aloha Wanderwell

Aloha Wanderwell was the first woman to circle the globe on wheels, as well...

‘In Vietnam, You’re Never Alone’

Zoe David is an architect and motorcycle builder from France, who's...

Grow Old With Me Darling Quail

JP DeFaut visited the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in 2016, and here's what...



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 Original: Custom Revolution

Custom Revolution is the first major museum exhibition to celebrate the new, contemporary “Alternative Custom” or “Alt.Custom” motorcycle.

Vintagent Selects: Bonneville Speedweek 2017

Life is short. Buckle up and go full speed.