Top 100 Most Expensive Motorcycles


Our Top 100 World's Most Expensive Motorcycles is the only accurate list of the most expensive bikes sold at public…

Tough on the Streets!


Street scramblers were straight out of the Steve McQueen era - rugged, streetwise and of their time…or fashion……

The Current News: New Year Edition!


Sophia Vassiliadis notes there's a lot going on in the electric motorcycle scene, with BMW building a prototype sports…

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The Vintagent Classics: Scorpio Rising


From the underground - the original and wildest film of the Hell's Angels cult!

Current News: Nov. 19, 2019


It's been a huge week in the EV world, with superb new designs from Pierre Terblanche and Jay Donovan, plus the amazing…

Road Test: 1925 Sunbeam ‘Crocodile’


When invited to ride an ultra rare vintage Grand Prix Sunbeam in a hillclimb in southern Germany, who would say no?…

Bonhams Autumn Stafford 2019 Preview


Bonhams' benchmark European sale comes twice a year, and this Autumn sale is packed with great stuff, from Mike…

Rocket Cycles, Part 1: Fritz von Opel


Fritz von Opel was more extravagant and daring than Jay Gatsby. Far too rich and dashing, he leveraged an enormous…

Auerberg Klassik 2019: Uwe Rattay


Is the bi-annual Auerberg Klassik hillclimb the finest vintage motorcycle event in Europe? Check out Uwe Rattay's…

2019 Velocette OC Summer Rally


Meandering through the summer wilds of far Northern California for a week, with friends and old motorcycles. Is there…

The Current News: July 5th 2019


The best-preserved 19th Century electric car, and the baddest 2019 electric custom motorcycle from Untitled-SF. Plus,…

The Original Triple: DKW’s ‘Singing Saw’ –


It was so loud they nicknamed it 'the chainsaw', but it was also wicked fast, and a technical wonder. Meet the…

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2019


A bi-annual event for pre-1940 cars and motorcycles only, the Vintage Revival is an eagerly anticipated festival of…

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2019: Just the Motors


For the technically-minded, the years before 1940 had the greatest variety of engine configurations ever, and all of it…

The Vintagent Trailers: Today Is A Good Day


This film is an adventure, more, it’s a quest fed by passions and fulfillments of dreams.

Gillian Freeman, Eliot George, and ‘The Leather Boys’


Gillian Freeman, who wrote the novel and screenplay "The Leather Boys", has died at 89. We remember her work and…

The Vintagent Trailers: Oil In The Blood


This is not a film about motorcycles, it’s about motorcycle people.

2019 Las Vegas Auction Recap


Some went high, some went low, and a lot went stratospheric. That's the takeaway from this year's Las Vegas vintage…

Denis Sire


NSFW! Legendary French motoring cartoonist Denis Sire has died. Famous for his work with Playboy and Heavy Metal, we…

Mecum’s Blockbuster 2019 Las Vegas Sale


Digging into the history of some of our favorite bikes coming up for auction at the Mecum Las Vegas sale in January…

NYC Norton


Kenny Cummings knows the veneer of a successful business can blind people to the struggle of making it all work. He…

The Vintagent Archive: “A Two-Wheeled Steed” (1869)


From the first year of pedal-cycle mass-production, and 1869 account of the joys of two wheels. Everything the writer…

NSU Breaks 200mph Barrier!


In 1956, the German NSU factory sent a team of six streamliners to Bonneville, and came away with a record for the…

The Current: Cake Making Waves


Sweden’s Cake is sweeping design and innovation awards by inventing a new category: the Light Electric Off-Road…

Fours Before Honda: 70 Years and 50 Brands


Four-cylinder motorcycles have been around since at least 1899, but Honda made them the most famous in 1968. What…

‘SpeedisExpensive’: The LA Shoot Road-Trip


A new documentary, 'SpeedIsExpensive', dives deep into Vincent history, with original never-seen films shot by Philip…

The Current: Here Comes Vespa’s Elettrica e-Scooter!


Finally, Vespa enters the electric scooter market with the new Elletrica model, with the classic shape and modern…

The Vintagent Classics: The Wild Angels


The most terrifying film of your time!

The Vintagent Classics: Easy Rider


A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it…anywhere.

In Velo Veritas: Keith Hamilton


Australian Velocette legend Keith Hamilton was always good for a story and a laugh.

A Clubman at Brooklands: David Vincent


David Vincent was one of 29 riders to lap the Brooklands course at over 100mph on a 350cc machine before 1939, on a…

The Current: Are Tilting Electric Vehicles The Future?


Peugeot thinks tilting vehicles are the future, and puts its money (and patents) where its mouth is.

Legends of Montlhéry at the Cafe Racer Festival: Part 2


In the second part of our story, an amazing collection of record-breakers from the Cafe Racer Festival at Montlhéry,…

The Vintagent Selects: Wheels & Waves 7th Edition 2018


Filmmaker Sebastien Zanella captures all that's best about the 7th annual Wheels&Waves Festival in Biarritz, France

Legends of Montlhéry at the Café Racer Festival: Part 1


The annual Cafe Racer Festival at Monthlery is that track's only all-motorcycle event, and this year featured a…

Road Test: 1936 Brough Superior SS80


Is the Brough Superior sidevalve still superior? Our road test explores the pleasures of Broughing It.

2018 Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este


The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is the most spectacular concours in the world, held on the grounds of an…

Motosacoche and the Brothers Dufaux


The Dufaux brothers were pioneers of aviation, and founded a very successful motorcycle company, Motosacoche.

The Current: Curtiss Unveils The Mighty Zeus


The future of e-Bikes has arrived from Alabama, from Curtiss Motorcycles, pushing the boundaries of 'normal' design.

Grow Old With Me Darling Quail


JP DeFaut visited the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in 2016, and here's what you can expect in 2018!

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“The Vintagent” T-Shirt – Men’s Black $30 Size…

Death, Taxes, and Old Bike Fever


As collectors age, it's all too easy for unscrupulous 'friends' with Old BIke Fever to take advantage of their illness,…

The Vintagent Original: Sugar & Spade Morocco


Where can a film take you? Places you never expected, sometimes. The cast and crew from Sugar&Spade were invited to…

Velocettes at Montlhéry: 24 Hours at 100mph


It's a record that's never been beaten: a 500cc motorcycle doing 100mph for 24 hours. And it happened in 1961.

Road Test: 1923 Ner-A-Car


The Ner-A-Car was the most successful hub-center steered motorcycle in history, with over 16,000 sold. We tell the…

Bernard Testemale: ‘Art of Ride’


Bernard Testemale is a famous surf photographer now lured to the siren song of wet plate/collodion photography.

The Vintagent Presents: One Minute Moto!


The Vintagent presents our first short film contest; One Minute Moto!

Road Test: 1929 BMW R16


The BMW R16 is legendary for its Art Deco styling, but how is it to ride? Read out Road Test and find out if the legend…

Road Test: 1970 Münch Mammut


What's the biggest motorcycle available in the early 1970s like to ride? The Münch Mammut is a pussycat, with…

Martin Munkacsi


A pioneer photographer of sports, fashion, and celebrities, Martin Munkacsi's work was nearly lost to history.

The Current: Confederate No More – Meet the Curtiss Motorcycle


After 25 years, Confederate Motors sheds its controversial a name, and the brawling v-twins that made it famous, in…

There Goes my Hero


The Indian motorcycle industry is the largest in the world, and companies are buying old brands (Peugeot, Jawa, BSA) to…

The Ride: Revival Cycles Landspeeder


Revival Cycles dug deep into BMW history for inspiration on their Landspeeder project, and the result is a beautiful…

Project Desert Rat


Two vintage Triumphs and a state full of dirt roads to explore; that's the simple premise of Project Desert Rat

Gallery: Heidi Zumbrun


If there's every age, sex, and color, and every kind of motorcycle, it must be Wheels+Waves! Photographer Heidi…

The Ride: Vintagent X Gestalten


'the Ride' books explore the new global custom motorcycle scene around the world, with beautifully printed books and…

Al(ta) in the Family


The Alta Motors story is rooted in California flat-track and club racing, via the family of company founder and CTO…

Glenn Curtiss: 136mph in 1906?


A Scientific American article from 1906 explains Glenn H. Curtiss' 136.3mph speed run on his V-8 special.

Bandit9 Steals Fashion Mojo


Vietnamese shop Bandit9 pushes a Modernist aesthetic with its limited-edition customs, and its collaboration with…

Road Test: 1933 Brough Superior 11.50


Road testing a 1933 Brough Superior 11-50 in the Pyrenees is a rough job, but someone has to do it!

The Ghosts of the St. George Hotel


The St. George Hotel in Volcano, CA, is notoriously haunted, but our photographers didn't know that when they took a…

Cliff ‘Soney’ Vaughs and ‘Easy Rider’


Cliff Vaughs designed the most famous motorcycles in the world. Why is he still unknown?

DG Manktelow, Cafe Racer


As a college student, DG Manktelow needed some credits, so enrolled in a photography course. He captured some of the…

Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson for Sheriff


In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, on a very unusual platform of 'freak power'

Road Test: 2010 Falcon Kestrel


Ian Barry's Falcon Kestrel is a contemporary masterpiece of custom motorcycle design, and we Road Tested this beauty in…

Cannonball: Into the West


The 2014 Cannonball Crossed the Continental Divide

Road Test: 1928 Windhoff


The Windhoff is a rare German four-cylinder beauty, with an oil-cooled OHC engine. Very few are running, and this is…

Louis Lucien Lepoix


Louis Lucien Lepoix is an unsung hero of modernist motorcycle design, who built his dreams in the metal with several…

Road Test: 1930 Majestic


The Majestic was the ultimate French Art Deco motorcycle - radical and beautiful. Designed by Georges Roy, it combined…

Road Test: 1929 Ascot-Pullin


Cyril Pullin was a genius designer, way ahead of his time, and built his dream machine - the Ascot-Pullin - just in…

Wheels & Waves California


Wheels & Waves California, sponsored by The Vintagent and Wheels & Waves France, is an eclectic event celebrating a…

Book Review: ‘Flat Out! The Rollie Free Story’


Rollie Free proved the Vincent Black Shadow was the world's fastest production motorcycle in 1947, but his life was so…

The Emperor of Motorcycles


The most elegant motorcycles in the world came from George Brough's workshops in Nottingham. He loved four-cylinder…

The Notorious Mosul Moto Caper


Carmen and Nish take a break from covering the fighting in Mosul to discover a Ural motorcycle with sidecar, and slip…

High and Low


How is the motorcycle collecting scene like the art world?

Replicating ‘Old Bill’


The most famous Brough Superior of all was 'Old Bill', George Brough's personal sprinter. We didn't know the factory…

Art and the Motorcycle


The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in 1998 changed motorcycling forever.  It was a brave and…

The Mysterious ‘Mark 6’


The existence, or non-existence, of the Velocette Mark 6 KTT has puzzled enthusiasts for decades, until keen-eyed…

Kop Hill Climb


The Kop Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsports events in the world, and has recently been revived as a Vintage…

Road Test: 1930 Brough Superior-Austin Four


Impressive, beautiful, and certainly unusual

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The Sex Machine


The motorcycle is the second most intimate of machines; the first being, of course, the vibrator. They have much in…

Holes in the Memory


Reviving the Memory of Sylvester H. Roper, the Inventor of Motorcycling

Wheels&Waves 2017: The Best Yet


The Sixth Wheels&Waves was the best yet, with carefully curated exhibits, and an emphasis on go, not show

BMW Path 22: Hanging Ten on the Trends


BMW Reveals Concept Surf-Moto, the 'Path22'

Road Test: 2012 Crocker Continuation


The continuation Crocker motorcycle Road Test; brand name owner Michael Schacht is undertaking the project and aiming…

The Vintagent Original: The Ended Summer


Photographer, surfer, and motorcycle racer Richard Vincent led an idyllic Santa Barbara life, before being drafted and…

The Lost Peugeot Racers


The Remarkable Peugeot Racer, Decades Ahead of its Time

Road Test: Shinya Kimura’s MV Masterwork


Thrashing Shinya Kimura’s MV Agusta 750 Custom in the Hills of Azuza

John Surtees


Remembering World Champion John Surtees, the only man to win the World Championship on two and four wheels.

Road Test: the New Brough Superior SS100


The Vintagent Road Test of the new Brough Superior SS101, on the twisting coastal roads near Biarritz, France, during…

Gearhead Valhalla


The 2016 Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d’Este

Tutorial for the ‘Car Guys’: Why Bikes?


Thoughts on collecting with Stephen Cox led to thoughts on why car collectors should switch to bikes.

Peter Fonda: ‘Cliff Vaughs Built Captain America’


Peter Fonda acknowledged in this 2014 letter, for the first time in 45 years, that the Easy Rider choppers were…

Selling ‘Captain America’


It's the most famous motorcycle in the world, and it's coming up for auction: the Captain American chopper from the…