Martin Squires: Jake De Rosier at 90mph

Vintagent Contributor Martin Squires interprets a hair-raising 1911 interview...


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...


Legends of Montlhéry at the Cafe Racer Festival: Part 2

In the second part of our story, an amazing collection of record-breakers from...


No Better Cure

A good ride down the highway is an excellent cure for the blues.


Motorcycle Specials: Maurice Brierley’s Methamon

Artist Martin Squires brings his paints when he visits Maurice Brierley’s wild...


Legends of Montlhéry at the Café Racer Festival: Part 1

The annual Cafe Racer Festival at Monthlery is that track's only all-motorcycle...


The Phantastic Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a motorcycle racer and a real rascal, who redeemed himself...


Indians for the European Grand Prix

Indian developed special racers based on the European model to bolster their...


The Current: Experiencing Kando with Yamaha’s MOTOROiD

Yamaha's Motoroid mixes Artificial intelligence with human pleasure on two...


2018 Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este

The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is the most spectacular concours in the...


The Current: Exclusive! Gloria Factory of Paris

Jambon-Beurre Motorcycles is now Gloria Factory


Stolen Glory: Zenith, OEC, and the 1930 World Speed Record

In 1930, the motorcycle World Speed Record was a close contest between BMW,...


The Vintagent Selects: The Grizzly Ride

Every year, we cross the mountains to celebrate the end of winter. This is what...


Around the World with Aloha Wanderwell

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


‘In Vietnam, You’re Never Alone’

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


Brough Before Superior

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


Grow Old With Me Darling Quail

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


Vintagent Selects: Bonneville Speedweek 2017

Life is short. Buckle up and go full speed.


Death, Taxes, and Old Bike Fever

As collectors age, it's all too easy for unscrupulous 'friends' with Old BIke...


The Current: Wannabe AlSi9Mg E-Chopper

The Wannabe electric chopper removes the V-twin but keeps the vroom!


The Current: Hard Wired With Lawrence Au

The future of motorcycling may reside in the brain of Lawrence Au, with patents...


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?


The Vintagent Original: Sugar & Spade Morocco

Where can a film take you? Places you never expected, sometimes. The cast and...


The ‘Motorized Cossacks’ of Africa

Boko Haram insurgents in Africa find motorcycles ideal for attacks and evasion. ...


The Ride: Max Hazan’s ‘Musket 2’

Max Hazan has built a silver machine around a doubled-up Royal Enfield.


‘Custom Revolution’ in Cycle World

Cycle World magazine announces the 'Custom Revolution' exhibit at the Petersen...


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 Ride: Retro-Future Sci-Fi – the Bandit9 L-Concept

A lover of sci-fi, Daryl Villanueva of Bandit9 looks back in time to create a...


Velocettes at Montlhéry: 24 Hours at 100mph

It's a record that's never been beaten: a 500cc motorcycle doing 100mph for 24...


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...


1935 – The Greatest TT?

Some consider the 1935 Isle of Man Senior TT the greatest of them all, with only...


The Vintagent Trailers: Dream Racer

Dream Racer is an inspiring account of the fear of life going by unfulfilled and...


The Current: Bellissima Italian Volt!

Italian friends Nicola Colombo and Valerio Fumagalli founded Italian Volt after...


Road Test: 1923 Ner-A-Car

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


‘The Angels of Pervyse’

Mairie and Elsie were motorcycle pals from 1912, who took their bikes to Belgium...


The Big X and the Big 3: the Excelsior-Henderson Story

The Excelsior-Henderson brand is coming up for sale in Las Vegas this month! ...


‘Von Dutch’ in Las Vegas

'Von Dutch' kickstarted the Custom Culture movement with his independent,...


Vespa Streamliners

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


The Vintagent Trailers: 1 Map For 2

2017 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the extraordinary world tour by Leopoldo...


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

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


The Current: HPC Revolution

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


The Current: Livio Suppo – From MotoGP to eMTB

An exclusive and candid conversation with former Repsol HRC MotoGP team...


Billy Al Bengston: Art in Motion

Pop artist Billy Al Bengston raced motorcycles to make a living while creating...


The Vintagent Selects: The Spirit Of Sturgis

Brittney Olsen, racer of Vintage Motorcycles, Cars and the Host of The Spirit of...


Glenn H. Curtiss

Curtiss built the best motorcycle engines in the world from 1903 onwards, and...


The Current: Confederate No More – Meet the Curtiss Motorcycle

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


The Ride: Piyush and Nishanth – Avoid IT

Two young Indian mechanical engineers decided they'd rather build a custom bike...


The Current: Saroléa is Alive and Electric

Grand nephews of Saroléa factory racer from the 1950s have rejuvenated the...


Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

The Swiss designer Luigi Colani focussed on erotic, streamlined shapes, and was...


The Silent Types

Silent films of the 1920s featured incredibly motorcycle stunts by Harold Lloyd,...


Gallery: Heidi Zumbrun

If there's every age, sex, and color, and every kind of motorcycle, it must be...


The Ride: Vintagent X Gestalten

'the Ride' books explore the new global custom motorcycle scene around the...


The Vintagent Selects: Giovanni Burlando’s Vision

An incredible career of 850 professional hillclimb races by an utterly charming,...


The Current: Al(ta) in the Family

The Alta Motors story is rooted in California flat-track and club racing, via...


Glenn Curtiss: 136mph in 1906?

A Scientific American article from 1906 explains Glenn H. Curtiss' 136.3mph...


Lena the Killer

Why were a group of Australians riding a British motorcycle in Austria? To...


Confessions of a Factory Trials Rider

Gwen White was a factory-supported Trials rider in the 1950s, for Francis-Barnet...


Cliff ‘Soney’ Vaughs and ‘Easy Rider’

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


DG Manktelow, Cafe Racer

As a college student, DG Manktelow needed some credits, so enrolled in a...


The Current: Mission Motors Electric Sportbike

The Mission One was the most advanced electric sportbike in the world when...


Sylvester Roper’s Steam Velocipedes

Sylvester H Roper built his first steam velocipede in 1967/8, and demonstrated...


Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson for Sheriff

In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, on a very...


The Vintagent Selects: ‘Not So Easy’

After working on 'Easy Rider', Cliff 'Soney' Vaughs hired Peter Fonda and Evel...


The Chanel Triton

Built as an homage, the Chanel Triton was used by Karl Lagerfeld for his 2010...


Showman in a Suitcase – Putt Mossman

When Chris Illman found a suitcase of motorcycle memorabilia, he didn't know it...


Atlanta’s ‘Black Streaks’

From 1913-1924, black motorcyclists raced on Atlanta's board tracks and...


A Cowboy at a Garden Party

An energetic flat-track champion is squired to the chi-chi Radnor Hunt Fox...


The Vintagent Selects: Falcon Kestrel – Desert Ride

In 2010, Falcon Motorcycles revealed the Kestrel, a Triumph-based custom of...


From Glorious to Notorious; the Fay Taylour Story

Fay Taylour is the most successful female motorsports competitor in history,...


The Tiger of Picardy

Triumph were allowed to build their twin-cylinder line even after WW2 began, and...


The Vintagent Selects: The Monkey & Her Driver

Kendra and Betty are America’s only all women sidecar road racing team for...


Cannonball: Into the West

The 2014 Cannonball Crossed the Continental Divide


The Vintagent Selects: Black Kat

Rick Monahan has dedicated his life to vintage BMW motorcycles. He didn't watch...


El Mirage by Wet Plate

Photographing the speed trials at El Mirage dry lakebed with a wet plate camera


Louis Lucien Lepoix

Louis Lucien Lepoix is an unsung hero of modernist motorcycle design, who built...


The Vintagent Original: Wheels & Waves California

Filmmaker Irene Kotnik gives an insider's view of "far flung individuals from...


Road Test: 1930 Majestic

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


The Vintagent Selects: Roda-Roda Gila: Indonesian Dare Devils

The Indonesian archipelago is teeming with over 70 million motorcycles. With...


The Vintagent Selects: The American Wall Of Death

Director Roberto Serrini takes us inside the celebrated “Wall of Death”, one...


The Vintagent Selects: Spirit Lake Cycles

Spirit Lake Cycles build custom, commissioned motorcycles in downtown Los...


Road Test: 1929 Ascot-Pullin

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


The Great Mile

Malle London puts on 'the greatest motorcycle rally in Britain' with The Great...


The Black Angel

Master Plumassier Maxime Leroy takes motorcycles to totally new places, with...


Wheels & Waves California

Wheels & Waves California, sponsored by The Vintagent and Wheels & Waves France,...


Anke Eve Goldmann

Anke Eve Goldmann was a pioneer German motorcyclist and journalist. Banned from...


The Evolution of ‘Super Kim’

the machine is the holder of the South American speed record from 1930


Haunted by Hailwood

Mike Hailwood's last Canadian appearance was in 1967 - or was it? Elizabeth...


T.E. Lawrence; ‘The Road’

T.E. Lawrence, better known as 'Lawrence of Arabia', was a keen motorcyclist,...


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

Rollie Free proved the Vincent Black Shadow was the world's fastest production...


A Day at the Races

Wet plate/collodion photographer Paul d'Orléans exposes Wheels&Waves California...


Stanley Woods and ‘Patricia’

A Beloved New Imperial V-twin as Superstar Transport for TT star Stanley Woods