The Current: Egads! An Electric Surfboard?

Electric surfboards are the next big thing: this Swedish model from Awake Boards...


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 patents)...


The Current: Saroléa Introduces Limited Edition MANX7

Belgian electric motorcycle builder Saroléa builds a limited edition electric...


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...


The Current: Ethec’s 250-Mile Range E-Cruiser

A team of 16 Swiss university students might have designed the future of...


The Current: E-Volkswagen Crushes Pikes Peak Record

The Pike's Peak Hillclimb is a unique and historic race, and for the second time...


The Current: How Moto3 Opened The Door For NEXT Electric

NEXT is an electric scooter startup, grown from an international design...


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...


The Current: Exclusive! Gloria Factory of Paris

Jambon-Beurre Motorcycles is now Gloria Factory


The Current: Jambon-Beurre – Avec L’amour Des Français

For maximum fun, an 100hp electric flat-tracker is hard to beat! Jambon-Buerre...


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

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


The Current: KTM Goes Silent With Freeride E-XC

When Austria's Big Orange goes green, silent dirt biking gets a little more...


Motosacoche and the Brothers Dufaux

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


The Current: FEDDZ e-Bike

The FEDDZ e-Bike is designed from first principles, with many clever features,...


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 Current: Silicon Valley On An Energica Esse Esse 9

How does it feel to ride an electric sportbike made in the Ferrari homeland of...


Art and the Motorcycle (2): The Futurists

The Futurists were the only Modern Art movement to explore the motorcycle as...


The Current: Talking Conversion With Night Shift’s Matt Candler

Night Shift is poaching golf carts and Nissan Leaf parts, and rethinking how...


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 Current: Meijs M-M-Motorman E-Moped!

A fashionable green Dutch commuter machine from Maastricht, the land of mopeds!


The Current: Alta Motors Crapshoot Dragster

Alta’s diminutive retro futuristic period piece, an electric dragster from the...


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: Harley Bets On Alta

Milwaukee and San Francisco join hands to develop e-bikes.


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,...


The Current: Harley-Davidson – ‘E-Bike in 18 Months’

Harley-Davidson announced an investment of $25-50Million/year in electric...


The Current: Vessla e-Scooter Bans Uselessness

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


Whence Came the Swingarm Frame?

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


The Current: A New Era for MotoGP

A new day has dawned for MotoGP, as the inaugural e-bike World Cup was...


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 Current: Swedish Cake Serves Up Kalk

Swedish design team Cake come up with a high-design off-road e-moto that looks...


The Current: German (e-)Drive, Italian Flair

How a Master’s thesis led to the development of an elegant German-made...


The Current: Martin Hulin of Essence Motocycles

Would you buy a custom electric motorcycle with 200 km of range and 200 kmh of...


Vespa Streamliners

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


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: Moto-E World Cup To Race Energica Egos

MotoGP gets a new category in 2019, the Moto-e World Cup, with bikes provided by...


The Ride: Speedway Superstar

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


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...


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...


There Goes my Hero

The Indian motorcycle industry consists of small-bore bikes plus the Royal...


The Current: Saroléa is Alive and Electric

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


The Ride: Revival Cycles Landspeeder

Revival Cycles dug deep into BMW history for inspiration on their Landspeeder...


The Current: Eff You See Eye

The UCI sets the rules for sanctioned bicycle racing the world over. Robert...


Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

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


The Current: Future-Proof (Part 1)

How will the motorcycle become safer in the future? Editor of 'The Current',...


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...


The Ride: Bandit9 Steals Fashion Mojo

Vietnamese shop Bandit9 pushes a Modernist aesthetic with its limited-edition...


Lena the Killer

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


The Age of Monsters

In the early 1900s, racing rules allowed the development of ultra-lightweight...


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...


Road Test: 1928 Windhoff

A Rare German Four-Cylinder Beauty on the Road


Japanese Motorcycles: the Early Days

The first motorcycle arrived in Japan in 1896; they built their own from 1908.


Road Test: 1929 Ascot-Pullin

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


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 2

Motorcycle Land Speed Records from 1930 - 1940


The Evolution of ‘Super Kim’

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


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 1

Motorcycle Land Speed Records, 1896 – 1930


The Emperor of Motorcycles

The most elegant motorcycles in the world came from George Brough's workshops in...


The Rudge Book of the Road

In the 1920s, the Rudge-Whitworth company offered lavish touring accessories for...


Favored by the Gods of Speed

Alp Sungurtekin has built the world’s fastest unfaired Triumph 650.


The Mysterious ‘Mark 6’

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


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 4: Oliver Godfrey

Oliver Cyril Godfrey won the 1911 Isle of Man TT on an Indian, but World War 1...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 3: Charles Bayly Franklin

Charles Bayly Franklin was Ireland's first international motorcycle racer, and...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 2: Jake De Rosier

Jake De Rosier was perhaps the first professional motorcycle racer, and Indian's...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 1: Billy Wells

Over 100 years ago, Indian swept the Isle of Man TT with a 1-2-3 win. It was...


Road Test: 1930 Brough Superior-Austin Four

Impressive, beautiful, and certainly unusual


Book Review: ‘BMW Rennsport’

Author Stefan Knittel publishes another terrific book from the BMW Archives,...


The Motorcycling Du Ponts

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


An Egli Reunion

Dr Fritz Egli debuted his magnificent Egli-Vincent 50 years ago. The Egli...


Shooting the ‘Arrow’

A Remarkable OHV Indian Racer Used for Record-Breaking


Anke Eve Goldmann: ‘Soviet Racing Women’

In 1962, Anke Eve Goldmann documented the extraordinary Soviet motorcycle racing...


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...


Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits

The one-piece leather racing suit has its origins in utilitarian workwear, which...


Bill Phelps: Catching Heroes

The magic of the Montlhéry autodrome through the lens of a master.


The Lost Peugeot Racers

The Remarkable Peugeot Racer, Decades Ahead of its Time


The Crocker Story

The Real Story of America’s Legendary V-Twin, the Crocker


The Blue Bike

Marty Dickerson Created the Vincent Legend in America


Road Test: the New Brough Superior SS100

Road Test of the new Brough Superior SS101 on the twisting coastal roads near...


The First ‘Triton’ – A Prewar Cafe Racer

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


The Old School at Bonneville

How land speed racing was done in simpler times, as featured in Cycle magazine


The English Dirigibles

The English dirigible R100 flew across the Atlantic and landed in St.Huber,...


A Short History of Wankel Motorcycles

How many manufacturers built Wankel-engined motorcycles? Quite a few! This is...