Thousand Yard Stare

Wil Thomas built his custom Knucklehead bob-job based on a rare photograph of...


BikeEXIT: the Chris Hunter Interview

Chris Hunter founded BikeEXIF in 2008: now he's sold it to the Iron&Air team of...


The Current News: Spanish Classic Magic

PURSANG is transitioning from IC to electric designs, and honors the long...


The Vintagent Selects: Riders: The Illestrator

As I put myself out there, it helped with the perception of someone they might...


Velo on the Chase

Riding an sophisticated overhead-camshaft British motorcycle across the USA is...


The Rush Job

James Rispoli lost his team in European Superbike racing, despite his wild...


The Vintagent Trailers: Ray Tauscher

America's forgotten world champion motorcycle racer.


Phil Irving’s ‘Other’ Twin: the Velocette Model O

Phil Irving co-designed the legendary Vincent V-twin: he also designed a...


Sturgis 2020: $12.2 Billion Health Cost

The impact of the Sturgis Rally this year was enormous...and not in a good way.


Coping with COVID: the Auction Scene in 2020

How is the auction scene coping with Covid? Sam Murtaugh of Mecum Auctions gives...


Daredevil in Training: Corinna Mantlo

Corinna Mantlo, the Vintagent's Editor for Film, has a most amazing life as a...


‘Confessions of a Vintagent’ – 1943

What was the first use of the term Vintagent as applied to motorcycles? This...


Cooper Smithing Co.

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


Racing Towards The Dream

Cameron Smith is the only African American racer chasing the flat track National...


Double Trouble: the CoVel Story

Hedley Cox built a twinned Velocette KTT engine for the Isle of Man TT in 1951,...


Flat Track Fite Klub

Fite Klub pits four flat track legends - Chris Carr, Jay Springteen, Scotty...


Modern Motorcycle Mechanics: a Dual Origin Story

The Nicholson Brothers wrote the first comprehensive motorcycle repair manual...


What’s Mees Got?

Jared Mees has 6 AMA Flat Track championships under his belt, and wins like...


Minutera Vietnam

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


Quarantine Cinema 7: Juneteenth Edition

Films about African-American motorcyclists are rare, and have trouble finding...


12 O’Clock Boys

A brilliant, must-see documentary about a group of Baltimore riders who prefer...


The Vintagent Selects: A Chat With Stanley

I would hate to stop any young fella from reaching the heights I reached.


Higher Powered

Sometimes a kind word and a prayer can settle the waters, and help you focus on...


Bill and Lois’ Big Adventure: the Foundation of A.A.

It was an amazing adventure: Bill and Lois B Wilson took a two-year trip on a...


PS…You & Yours: Stay Well

Michael Lawless, our Flat Track Editor and the 'Poet of Packed Earth', reflects...


Little Blue, Or Why a Vintage Motorcycle is All I Need

Vintagent Contributor Dr. Wendy Pojmann explains how her first bike - a vintage...


Social Distancing Machine?

Is the motorcycle an ideal social distancing machine? Dr. Wendy Pojmann explores...


The Lost Boys

Injury and racing is a tough mix, as is racing and relationships. Each derails...


Paean to the ‘Thruxton’

A deeply won fanaticism characterizes many Velocette Thruxton owners. Paul...


The Man in the Chair

Michael Lawless doesn't want it to get awkward, so he never tells his customer,...


World’s Oldest Ebike Dealer: Hollywood Electrics Turns 10

The world's oldest electric motorcycle dealership is in LA, and Hollywood...


James Rispoli: Don’t Hold Back

Setbacks and major scenery changes characterize the career of James Rispoli, one...


The Greatest Show on Dirt!

What's the most fun you can have with your helmet on? Hooligan racing! Michael...


The Temptation

Our Poet of Packed Earth, Michael Lawless, reflects on taking big chances and...


The Current News: Oct 27, 2019

Our new EV Editor Sophia Vassiliadis covers Mahindra's purchase of Peugeot,...


The Coal Miner’s Son

Michael Lawless takes us somewhere we've never been on The Vintagent: into a...


Rocket Cycles, Part 1: Fritz von Opel

Fritz von Opel was more extravagant and daring than Jay Gatsby. Far too rich...


The Vintagent Selects: The Distinguished Gentleman

Since day one, he never stopped helping others.


The Vintagent Selects: Dyno Tune Drop Out

Old passions are the strongest...


The Vintagent Trailers: Wayne

Guts is everything.


The Privateer Struggles

Davis Fisher is the sweet-faced tiger who's made it into the Top 10 in his...


The Vintagent Trailers: Crash Brown “Without Restraint”

Motor Cycle Maniac Hell-Rider Crash Brown!


The Vintagent Selects: They Call Me Cheetah

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


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

Gillian Freeman, who wrote the novel and screenplay "The Leather Boys", has died...


Patrick Godet Remembered

Patrick Godet was the ultimate Vincent fanatic, to the point of remanufacturing...


Oberdan Bezzi: Analog Designer for the Digital Age

Oberdan Bezzi is famous on the internet as an independent motorcycle designer,...


The Vintagent Selects: Morto’s Motos

You meet incredible people on the road. Mort is one of those people.


The Vintagent Selects: Tom Fugle

A Chopper. You build it. You ride it. You're showing your artwork wherever you...


The Current: Talking Tech With Energica CTO Giampiero Testoni

Can autonomous vehicle systems increase motorcycle safety? Energica has been...


Savic: Australia’s First Production E-Moto

Dennis Savic displayed his cafe racer prototype, auguring the future of...


Denis Sire

NSFW! Legendary French motoring cartoonist Denis Sire has died. Famous for his...


The Vintagent Selects: Shutter Speed

Rhythm is a valuable tool. Songs are for story telling.


The Brute: ‘Fass Mikey’ Vils

Mike Vils is a legend in custom motorcycle history, starting with his...


The Current: Saroléa Melds Google AI Into MANX7

To gain mass data collection for true AI responsiveness, Belgian e-bike maker...


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

The Copenhagen Wheel will transform your bicycle with an ingeniously simple...


NYC Norton

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


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

From the first year of pedal-cycle mass-production, and 1869 account of the joys...


The Current: A History of Electric Motorcycles (Part 1)

The electric motorcycle as a concept dates back to 1869, a trifecta of the...


The Vintagent Selects: The Salt Flats – Eleven Ninety Eight

Sometimes you’ve just got to ask yourself why not?


The Current: BigRep 3D Prints NERA E-Moto

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


The Vintagent Selects: 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball

The world's toughest vintage motorcycle event crosses the USA every two years,...


NSU Breaks 200mph Barrier!

In 1956, the German NSU factory sent a team of six streamliners to Bonneville,...


The Current: Cake Making Waves

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


‘The Angels of Pervyse’

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


‘SpeedisExpensive’: The LA Shoot Road-Trip

A new documentary, 'SpeedIsExpensive', dives deep into Vincent history, with...


The Vintagent Selects: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.


The Mighty MFK: the Giant’s Fist

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


The Vintagent Selects: Stories Of Bike: Origins

It's the little decisions we make along the way that determine who we are, what...


The Vintagent Selects: Stories Of Bike: Peak Hour

One man's peak hour traffic is another man's bliss.


The Current: Tarform Electric Motorcycle Blends Swedish And American Design

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


The Current: Alta Grabs First Electric AMA Pro National Podium

It's finally happened: the Alta Redshift is the first electric-powered...


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...


The Current: Would Ducati Build This Electric Motorcycle?

Spanish designer Miguel Angel Bahri imagines a Porsche-inspired electric...


Cannonball 2018: Portland, Maine

Stretching from Portland to Portland, the Motorcycle Cannonball starts today,...


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. ...


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

Hedstrom Sets the Pace: Carl Oscar Hedstrom rented facilities in Middletown,...


Heiwa Motorcycle and Kengo Kimura

In an unassuming warehouse near the Hiroshima docklands, Heiwa Motorcycles makes...


Candy Land in the Basque Country

In the fantastic seaside town of San Sebastian, Spain, you'll find Cafe Racer...


The Early History of Indian, Part 1: George M. Hendee, Bicycle Race Legend

George M Hendee was a champion bicycle racer, who later manufactured bicycles...


The Current: Mike Corbin, E-Bike Pioneer

Mike Corbin built electric motorcycles since the 1970s, and held the electric...


The Vintagent Trailers: Motorcycle Man

Racing legend Dave Roper is hardly an adrenaline junkie, taking a philosophical...


Racing ‘Round the Rainbow Scintillator

In 1915 San Francisco emerged from the rubble of the '06 earthquake like a...


Every Picture Tells a Story: Marie Therese Von Hammerstein

Marie Therese von Hammerstein was a German aristocrat and intellectual, and used...


In Velo Veritas: Keith Hamilton

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


A Clubman at Brooklands: David Vincent

David Vincent was one of 29 riders to lap the Brooklands course at over 100mph...


Take a Bou, Toni!

Spaniard Toni Bou is a motorcycle competitor on par with a select few legends,...


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...