ART + DESIGN

The Swedish Chief: Ola Stenegard

A little back story: the Indian name on two-wheelers predated motorcycle production, but was one of bicycle manufacturer George M. Hendee's product lines.  Hendee was a multi-time champion bicycle racer in the 1880s who turned manufacturer in the 1890s, and looked for a reliable pacer motorcycle for his racing teams in 1899.  Swedish engineer Carl Oscar Hedstrom, trained as a watchmaker, built lightweight racing bicycles in the 1890s, and turned his hand to making a better version of Count DeDion's ubiquitous F-head motor in 1900.  Hedstrom...

The Riders: Henry Von Wartenberg

Henry von Wartenberg gave it all up for photography: his new book documenting...

Aristocratic Motorcyclist, Issue 0

Artist Lorenzo Eroticolor worked with Bill Phelps, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Chas Ray...

Cooper Smithing Co.

Joe Cooper's path to building exceptional sheet metal parts was as curved as his...

Minutera Vietnam

In search of the Jungle Men and their mysterious modified motorcycles, Lorenzo...

Charles Burki: Streamliners

As a Dutch graphic artist with an incredible back story in WW2, Charles Burki...

Jan Hoek: Boda Boda

Amsterdam-based photographer Jan Hoek was inspired to give Nairobi moto-taxi...

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire

The team that brought you the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim...

‘Chai Racers’ of Mumbai

Back in 2009, photographer Thierry Vincent captured the budding custom...

Tough on the Streets!

Street scramblers were straight out of the Steve McQueen era - rugged,...

Moto Major: Italy Reinvents the Motorcycle

It created a sensation when first shown in 1947, and remains a thing of intrigue...