The Motorcycle Portraits: Anya Violet Aghababian


Anya Violet Aghababian co-founded the Babes Ride Out and Babes in the Dirt, and the women's motorcycle gear company…

EZ Does It


Learning the hard way is painful. Life over the limit beat me down, and I grew gun shy from injury. Tired of…

The Current News: Sep 17, 2021


A baby-toting EV cargo bike, a fold-up e-Bike, a reimagined electric motorbike platform, , and updates on President…

The Current News: Sept 10 2021


BMW releases two boundary-pushing e-bikes, four moto giants launch a battery swapping system, and VanMoof is the…

The Motorcycle Portraits: Robb Talbott


Robb Talbott is the owner of the Moto Talbott Museum in Carmel Valley, CA. If you've had a chance to talk with him and…

The Current News: Aug 27, 2021


Here are our picks for the most buzzworthy EV stories of the week! From the affordable SONDORS Metacycle to batteries…

Deep Dive: Brian Wismann, Zero Motorcycles


The Zero FXE is a step up for Zero in industrial design and visual sophistication. Most of the FXE presentation was…

The Unstoppable Anne-France Dautheville


Three continents and over 12,500 miles in the year of 1973 when she was 29 years old. “A girl on two wheels didn’t…

ADV: OVERLAND Exhibition @ The Petersen Museum, July 2021 – April 2022


ADV:Overland is the latest exhibit curated by Paul d'Orléans at the Petersen Automotive Museum, produced by the…

Walking the Paths of Fire with Andrew Nahum


Andrew Nahum wascinated by the wider effects of gunnery gun research, tracing the origins of artificial intelligence…

Top 10 Mecum 2021


Mecum's Las Vegas motorcycle auction is the largest in the world, and there is literally a bike for everyone who rides…

‘A Novel and Sure Method of Suicide’ – Henri Fournier


Henri Fournier pioneered the motorcycle in the USA with his tandem cycle pacers of 1898. His were often the first…

Ted Talk


Takeshi 'Ted' Maejima is a fanatic collector of early Honda racing motorcycles, and an expert restorer. Larry Morris…

The Man From Mars


Torsten Zorn of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is landing Perseverance on Mars! He's also on board for our next…

The Riders: Henry Von Wartenberg


Henry von Wartenberg gave it all up for photography: his new book documenting motorcyclists around the world is 'The…

Aristocratic Motorcyclist, Issue 0


Artist Lorenzo Eroticolor worked with Bill Phelps, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Chas Ray Krider, and others, to create a…

First Four-Cylinder at the Isle of Man TT


The first four-cylinder motorcycle racer in history wasn't Italian or Japanese, it was Belgian! FN showed up to race…

The Current News: Guido Comes to America


With electric power, designers are free to explore new shapes for motorcycles, No gas tanks, no big motor, no exhaust,…

Thousand Yard Stare


Wil Thomas built his custom Knucklehead bob-job based on a rare photograph of Black riders in the 1940s.

Velo on the Chase


Riding an sophisticated overhead-camshaft British motorcycle across the USA is no small feat: Larry Luce sorted it out…

Elektrafuture 2020


The world's first electric motocross series was pulled off right in the heart of Saint Tropez, France. If it can…

The Promenade Percy


Promenade Percy was a derisive name for motorcyclists cruising the seaside for attention in the 1930s. We dig into the…

Motogiro d’Italia 2020: the Race is On


The famed Italian regularity event, established in 1914, was postponed four months in 2020, but still managed to run as…

Racing Towards The Dream


Cameron Smith is the only African American racer chasing the flat track National Championship. Michael Lawless gives…

Flat Track Fite Klub


Fite Klub pits four flat track legends - Chris Carr, Jay Springteen, Scotty Parker, and Joe Kopp, against current…

John Wallace and the Duzmo


At 14, he knew he'd build motorcycles - and he did! On the way he worked with some of the most remarkable names in the…

Back to Black at Montlhéry


David Lancaster, director of "Speed Is Expensive", discusses his shoot of the Cafe Racer Festival at the Montlhéry…

Current News: Easter Quarantine Edition


The world is locked down, but we can dream of a near future with fun electric bikes in the wild and on the streets.

Quarantine Cinema: Part 3


This week's movies to watch while stuck at home. This week they're all from Europe, and they're awesome!

Current News: The Bullet Recharged


Electric Classic Cars in Wales normally updates vintage cars to electric power: now they've turned their attention to…

Two Wheels, Single Shots: Motorcycles and Espresso in Italy


Wendy Pojmann, an academic at Siena College in NY, is a motorcyclists and coffee lover, and shares her thoughts on…

Paean to the ‘Thruxton’


A deeply won fanaticism characterizes many Velocette Thruxton owners. Paul d'Orleans has owned his since 1989, and…

The Current News: February Edition


Our EV Editor Sophia Vassiliadis tells it like it is: bikes and trikes from around the world - from India to Sturgis!

From Russia With Love


In the 1970s, Norton-Villiers-Triumph developed plans for a factory in the Soviet Union to build a version of their…

Pacific Northwest Hillclimbing Circa 1930


An archive of photos from the East Side Motorcycle Co of Portland showing early years of this peculiarly American sport…

Mecum Glendale Auction Preview


With over 100 motorcycles coming up for sale next week at Mecum's Glendale auction, the variety of coolness is…

World’s Oldest Ebike Dealer: Hollywood Electrics Turns 10


The world's oldest electric motorcycle dealership is in LA, and Hollywood Electrics ten years old. Sofia Vassiliadis…

It’s Time for Bimotas


Formerly sleepers in the collectibles market, it's time Bimota had a re-think and a reappraisal. Mecum's haul of…

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…

Bonhams 2020 Las Vegas Auction Preview


What's the hottest lineup for Las Vegas? Check out these 5 machines selected by Peter Corn from the Bonhams Ceasar's…

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1974 DUCATI 750 SS


1974 DUCATI 750…

The Current News: Dec 8, 2019


Our EV Editor Sophia Vassiliadis covers the hottest motorcycle segment in the world: electric vehicle news. The…

The Current News: Nov. 26 2019


This week - an amazing hybrid kit for Ducati's Panigale gives 300hp! Segway make a deal with Sur Ron to build…

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…

The Current News: Nov. 13, 2019


At EICMA, every motorcycle manufacturer shows its prototypes and next-year models. Quite a few ebikes debuted this…

The Vintagent Selects: Black Lightning or Grey Flash? An owner chooses


Very few artists are recognized during their living time.

The Current News: Nov. 3 2019


EV writer Sophia Vasiliadis gives us this week: Cobras, Kymcos, hubless cruisers, Lightfighters, and lots of EICMA…

The Current News: Oct 27, 2019


Our new EV Editor Sophia Vassiliadis covers Mahindra's purchase of Peugeot, Arnie's Green Thumb, and a 3D-Printed…

The Most Radical Vincent on the Planet?


A long a poignant path to bring a 112hp Egli-Vincent back to life, with a special cast of characters.

The Current News: Oct 3, 2019


Our EV Editor Tim Huber follows developments in the electric motorcycle market around the world, where new designs are…

David Martinez: Bonneville 2019


Photographer and filmmaker David Martinez has shot 3 films for The Vintagent, and headed to Bonneville for the first…

The Bilbao TT: 1932


Few remember that Bilbao, Spain, had a TT of its own in 1932, with serious international participation. We translate…

The Current News: Aug. 28, 2019


EV Editor Tim Huber scouts stories from around the world, as the electric motorcycle market surges forward on nearly…

The Current News: Aug 10, 2019


This week's EV news from around the world, with new machines from Curtiss, Audi, Barcelona, Russia, China, and more!

The Current News July 26, 2019


News from around the world, as the electric revolution continues. Reportage by EV Editor Tim Huber.

Montlhéry Ghosts


Prosper Keating sends a letter describing this year's Cafe Racer Festival at the Montlhery race circuit in France

The Current News: July 5th 2019


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

Zero at Pike’s Peak 2019


After 13 years, Zero digs in to the most hotly contested American road race, the Pike's Peak Hillclimb in Colorado.

Concorso di Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019


What's the inside scoop on the swankest Concorso on earth? Follow Paul d'Orleans as he relates the scene, giving you…

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…

The Current News: June 20


The 5-Minute Charge is here! The revolution in battery technology is not about storage, but charging time, which may…

The Current News: June 10


It's a big week! BMW explores share-play, while others blur the moto/bike boundary, and Bird proposed motorcycles via…

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2019


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

The Current News: May 29


We follow electric two-wheeler news around the world in Tim Huber's weekly roundup.

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 Current News: May 22


Tim Huber follows the the e-bike news from around the world, for our weekly roundup of what's happening in this new…

The Current News


It's like 1903 all over again, with new manufacturers popping up like weeds. Tim Huber keeps track of what's…

The Electric Folder


Brompton is the UK's biggest domestic bicycle producer, and has introduced an electric folding bicycle that expands the…

T.T. OK!


TT-winning bikes from the 1920s are rare to find, but sometimes you get lucky, and it comes with a full packet of…

The Charging Bullet


Can you future-proof a classic motorcycle? This 1961 Royal Enfield Bullet was converted to battery power, but no…

Heidi Zumbrun on Exhibit


Heidi Zumbrun's compelling photos of moto and surf culture seen recently at the unlikely venue of Fred Segal in…

The First ‘Handlebar Derby’: the 1937 Daytona 200


1937 was the first Daytona 200, won by Ed Kretz on an Indian. Jeff Decker's photo archive document's the riders and…

The Brute: ‘Fass Mikey’ Vils


Mike Vils is a legend in custom motorcycle history, starting with his show-winning chopper The Brute, built from…

The Vintagent Archive: Wheels And Wings


From 1938: Chris Staniland explains how his love of speed evolved from racing motorcycles to a Grand Prix Bugatti, then…

The Great Mile Rally 2018


The folks at Malle London host a fantastic rally every year, the Great Mile. Robert Nightingale, Malle's co-founder,…

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…

The Current: The Copenhagen Wheel – An Instant E-Bike


The Copenhagen Wheel will transform your bicycle with an ingeniously simple addition: instant e-Bike!

The Current: Eva Håkansson’s Quest to Break 400 mph With Green Envy


Will Eva Håkansson become the fastest woman in history an electric motorcycle, and break 400 mph?

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 Angels of Pervyse’


Mairie and Elsie were motorcycle pals from 1912, who took their bikes to Belgium in 1914 to aid wounded soldiers. They…

Are Waymo Smarts Needed to Protect Motorcyclists?


A Waymo driverless van struck a motorcycle in its hometown of Mountain View, California on October 19, 2018. What does…

The Current: Zero Ramps Up, Alta Shuts Down


It was a busy week: Zero introduced its revamped 2019 line, while Alta closed it doors after failing to secure funding…

The Mighty MFK: the Giant’s Fist


In the late 1940s, German racers had to make their own: this MFK overhead-camshaft racer is a remarkable home-built…

The Current: Tarform Electric Motorcycle Blends Swedish And American Design


Swedish and American designers teamed up to create the Tarform electric motorcycle, with a limited run of Brooklyn-made…

The Vintagent Trailers: Black Lightning: The Rollie Free Story


arguably the most famous photograph in motorcycling.

Cannonball 2018: Midweek in the Midwest


Riding a pair of vintage Brough Superiors across the USA in 17 days, the Vintagent/Sinless/Revival team pushes onward.

The Vintagent Selects: Team Obsolete – A Day At The Track


Assembling the very best grand prix 350’s from the classic period in a head-to-head test.

The Early History of Indian, Part 3: The Indian Motocycle Is Born


Part 3 of Ken Aiken's re-examination of the Early History of Indian Motocycles. By 1901, Indian was in limited…

The Early History of Indian, Part 2: Hedstrom Sets the Pace


Hedstrom Sets the Pace: Carl Oscar Hedstrom rented facilities in Middletown, Connecticut, to build his motorized…

The Current: Mike Corbin, E-Bike Pioneer


Mike Corbin built electric motorcycles since the 1970s, and held the electric motorcycle land speed record for 38…

In Velo Veritas: Keith Hamilton


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

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.

The Current: Exclusive Interview With Zero CEO Sam Paschel


Zero is a stable, industry leading e-Moto company, and we ask its CEO what's next

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,…

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…

The Phantastic Oskar Schindler


Oskar Schindler was a motorcycle racer and a real rascal, who redeemed himself by saving 1200 Jewish prisoners during…