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Cafe racers, custom motorcycles and bobbers

Cafe racers, custom motorcycles and bobbers
Saturday 26th April, 2014 West America’s adventure motorcycles With all the marketing hype around ‘adventure riding’ these days, many motorcyclists won’t dare go off the beaten track without a large capacity dual-sport, an array of aftermarket parts and a support vehicle. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when this wasn’t an option—and that it’s possible to see the world without blowing a budget worthy of a reality TV series. Thankfully there’s a growing contingent of people that realise this, and choose to plan their adventures with a more pragmatic mindset. Enter James Crowe and Jordan Hufnagel.

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Steve Jobs et Jonathan Ive roulent en BMW. « BEX Accueil > FORMES > Steve Jobs et Jonathan Ive roulent en BMW. Il y a autant de Mac sur cette planète qu’il y a de BMW. Comment, vous ne le saviez pas ? Steve Jobs prend pour référence constante BMW Motorrad. Dans le hall de la firme californienne trône, non pas la Victoire de Samothrace, mais bel et bien une moto BMW. Steve Jobs a une passion pour le design de la firme allemande sur deux roues, et le génie tient à ce que les employés de Cupertino soient en contact visuel avec la perfection ex machina.

Purveyors of Classic Motorcycles, Cafe Racers & Custom motorbikes 1971 Norton Commando LR Fastback Special Written by Martin Hodgson The Norton Commando with its Isle of Man heritage and five times Motor Cycle News “Machine of the Year” award is special enough, but this particular 1971 Fastback Special has a tale that starts with the man who rescued Norton from its British grave. Across the Atlantic Kenny Dreer was the man behind Portland based Vintage Rebuilds who salvaged the Norton name in the 1990’s and commenced work on reviving the brand to its former glory under the Norton America banner. George Kraus from GEK Restorations tells how his dream of building the ultimate Commando that is now pictured before you first came to mind.

The Vintagent BMW R60/2 custom In the car world, you often see “murdered out” vehicles, painted completely black for a sleek and sinister look. You occasionally see it in the motorcycling world—Steve Jones’ Ducati being an example—but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fifty-year-old classic motorcycle given the “murder” look. This traffic-stopping machine, called “Great Escape“, is a 1963 BMW R60/2 customized by Blitz Motorcycles of France. Hugo, Léo and Fred have restored this 594 cc (36 ci), shaft-driven Boxer twin, powdercoated the frame, fork and handlebar in matt black, and then used high-temperature black for the engine. The R60/2 was completely rewired, stripped of its fenders and fitted with 18” Mitas Enduro tires. It’s a look that seems to suit the bike, especially with that oddball swing-arm suspension at the front as well as the back.

Continental Motorcycle Tyres - Leading German magazine "PS" pitted the tyres against each other on all aspects of motorcycling, including cold weather performance, braking stability, straight line stability and of course handling which was measured on the test track. Occhio Lungo After a long interlude, here is the follow up to the People of the 2013 Irish Rally and the Pre WWI bikes on this year’s rally. In addition to the swell guys and gals and superb early bikes, the Irish always has a great selection of flat tank bikes (made up to around 1927). The roads chosen for the daily tours are well suited for these machines, with great winding one-laners mixed with a few 40-50mph routes that connect the twisty bits. A Norton Model 18 like this one with 500cc, OHV and Webb front forks is very capable of humbling riders on bikes made 20 or 30 years later.

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