Abandon All Hope: Patricio Castelli

Vintage Popular Mechanics magazines with wild visions of future transport…


The Swedish Chief: Ola Stenegard

Swedish designer Ola Stenegard brings apex mid-1950s cool to the new Indian…


The Vintagent Original: Silver Shotgun

Italian motorcycle design of the 1960's and 1970's.


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

Very few artists are recognized during their living time.


The Vintagent Selects: They Call Me Cheetah

If it has a spirit or not, that is for the viewer to decide.


‘Shared Lady Beetle’: the Sweetest Rebuke

Beijing's LUO Studio designed an evocative, hand-fabricated mobile children's…


The Commando Miracle

Given 11 months to create a flagship model out of thin air, Norton's engineers…


The Current: Fly Free Introduces Classic and Desert E-Bikes

Fly Free is a new California e-Bike manufacturer aiming at the ultra-hip with…


NYC Norton

Kenny Cummings knows the veneer of a successful business can blind people to…


The Current: BigRep 3D Prints NERA E-Moto

BigRep's 3D-printed Nera E- Moto begs the question: will the dawn of additive…


The Current: Cake Making Waves

Sweden’s Cake is sweeping design and innovation awards by inventing a new…


Fours Before Honda: 70 Years and 50 Brands

Four-cylinder motorcycles have been around since at least 1899, but Honda made…


The Current: Zero Ramps Up, Alta Shuts Down

It was a busy week: Zero introduced its revamped 2019 line, while Alta closed…


The Mighty MFK: the Giant’s Fist

In the late 1940s, German racers had to make their own: this MFK…


The Current: Tarform Electric Motorcycle Blends Swedish And American Design

Swedish and American designers teamed up to create the Tarform electric…


The Current: Audi Enters the Electric Age With E-Tron SUV

Audi debuted its first all-electric fast-charging e-tron SUV in San Francisco,…


The Current: From Russia, With E-Love

Kalashnikov, Russia's famous arms manufacturer, debuts a series of electric…


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

Finally, Vespa enters the electric scooter market with the new Elletrica model,…


The Current: Harley-Davidson Going E-Big in 2019 and Beyond

Harley-Davidson reveals plans to mass-market their Livewire electric model, and…


The Current: Are Tilting Electric Vehicles The Future?

Peugeot thinks tilting vehicles are the future, and puts its money (and…


The Current: Saroléa Introduces Limited Edition MANX7

Belgian electric motorcycle builder Saroléa builds a limited edition electric…


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…


The Current: Curtiss Unveils The Mighty Zeus

The future of e-Bikes has arrived from Alabama, from Curtiss Motorcycles,…


The Vintagent Original: Custom Revolution

Custom Revolution is the first major museum exhibition to celebrate the new,…


A Conversation with Olivier Mosset

Artist Olivier Mosset displayed his white monochrome paintings with choppers at…


The Current: Curtiss E-Bike Concepts

The future of sleek quiet speed from Curtiss Motorcycles


The Motorcycle is 200 Years Old Today?

Was the motorcycle first demonstrated on April 3rd, 1818?


100 Years Ago: Harley-Davidson Training Schools in 1918

In a canny business move, Harley-Davidson provided the US Military with free…


100 Years Ago: Harley-Davidson Manufacturing in 1918

In 1918, the US Gov't inspected the Harley-Davidson factory as part of their…


100 Years Ago: Excelsiors in 1918

The Excelsior Motor Co under Ignaz Schwinn supplied V-twins to the US Army in…


100 Years Ago: Inside the Indian Factory in 1918

The USA was a very different place before joining World War 1 in 1917; it was…


The Current: SURU – the New Cub?

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


Two-Wheeled Icons of the 1980s

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


The Ride: Wedge Motorcycles Honda CB750F

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


The Current: Vessla e-Scooter Bans Uselessness

Vessla founder and CEO Rickard Bröms couldn’t find a decent electric scooter in…


Whence Came the Swingarm Frame?

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


Road Test: 1923 Ner-A-Car

The Ner-A-Car was the most successful hub-center steered motorcycle in history;…


Vespa Streamliners

In the 1950s, fierce competition between Vespa and Lambretta created an 'arms…


Selling Speed: What’s in a Name?

Manufacturers use evocative names to sell motorcycles - the oldest game in the…


The Current: E-MTB With Hall of Famer Joe Murray

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Joe Murray plays an important role in developing…


The Ride: Speedway Superstar

Ehinger Kraftrad’s remarkable ‘Speedster’; history through a hi-tech……


The Current: HPC Revolution

Hi-Power Cycles have launched a 60mph E-Bike. Technically, that's a motorcycle,…


The Current: Confederate No More – Meet the Curtiss Motorcycle

After 25 years, Confederate Motors sheds its controversial a name, and the…


Road Test: 1930 Majestic

The Majestic was the ultimate French Art Deco motorcycle - radical and…


Road Test: 1929 Ascot-Pullin

Cyril Pullin was a genius designer, way ahead of his time, and built his dream…


The Vintagent Original: Model X

Test riding a 1934 Matchless Model X, an Art Deco-inspired masterpiece. Paul…


Out of the Blue, Into the Black

The Remarkable Falcon Motorcycles Vincent Black Shadow


The Mysterious ‘Mark 6’

The existence, or non-existence, of the Velocette Mark 6 KTT has puzzled…


The Vintagent Original: The Black Falcon

The Black Falcon is the most revered custom motorcycle in recent years. This…


Jeff Decker’s ‘Black Lightning’ at Auction

Jeff Decker's Custom Vincent, his 'Black Lightning', is a controversial…


Road Test: 1930 Brough Superior-Austin Four

Impressive, beautiful, and certainly unusual


The Vintagent Original: Neander

Paul d'Orleans rides Ernst Neumann-Neander's masterpiece through the Bavarian…


The Motorcycling Du Ponts

The Du Pont family is intimately tied with the American motorcycle industry,…


The Vintagent Selects: Faster Son: Shinya Kimura

Legendary motorcycle builder Shinya Kimura shares his design philosophy while…


The Vintagent Selects: Janus Motorcycles

Motorcycles are like architecture: They must be beautiful, functional and made…


The Alt.Custom Scene – Co-Opted?

The Alt.Custom scene has been coopted and copied by the Industry - is this a…


BMW Path 22: Hanging Ten on the Trends

BMW Reveals Concept Surf-Moto, the 'Path22'


Road Test: The New Crocker

The Crocker motorcycle is back, in limited production with brand name owner…


Days of Future Past: the Mercury

Laurie Jenks designed the Motorcycle of the Future, an all-aluminum masterpiece…


1935 Böhmerland ‘Reise’

The Bohmerlans was the longest production motorcycle in history, capable of…


Kenji Ekuan

The Man Who Shaped Yamaha’s Design for Decades has Died


The Vintagent Selects: The Story Of The Chopper

With “Captain America”, the custom Harley Davidson from Easy Rider, up for…


The Vintagent Selects: The Badger: Made In Trenton

The Badger: a particular Royal Enfield designed in England and manufactured in…


The Vintagent Selects: Do the Ride Thing!

The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has…


Test Ride: MV Masterwork

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


The First ‘Triton’ – A Prewar Cafe Racer

The World's First Triton Motorcycle was built by the man who invented the…


Cliff Vaughs – Rest Easy

‘Easy Rider’ Chopper Designer, Civil Rights Pioneer, RIP


The Best Bike BMW Never Made?

BMW’s Remarkable Art Deco R7 is the Bike Collectors Dream About


Building a Norton Four

In the mid-1960s, there were no 4-cylinder motorcycles to buy, so riders made…