ccr_celebrity_motorcycles

We like these glimpses into pop culture and how they illustrate the way motorcycling enhances the facade of celebrity personae.  In photographic archives, throwing a leg over an old British classic or Honda scrambler can be as cool as throwing on a Perfecto leather jacket or rockin’ a pair of Ray-Bans. Read More…

Kenny Roberts - Invisible Motorcycle

We marvel at the stance that pro motorcycle riders achieve as they dive into turns or wheelie in celebration. It’s hard to visually separate their ‘pose’ from the overall composition of bike-and-rider, so we removed the motorcycles! See how we’ve used PhotoShop on existing photos to highlight only the riders’ form on invisible motorcycles… Read More…

apertura2

In motorcycle racing, you gotta get small to go fast. These racers try to shave off tenths and hundredths of seconds by staying tucked and wrapped around their bikes. At full throttle down the straight, your helmet could act like a drag racer’s parachute. Have a look and admire the effort these guys put into getting aerodynamic. Read More…

RiteRear_0170

Imagine tearing around a board track speedway in this little gem. Back in 2004, this 750cc beastie was found in Livermore, California. We received a heads-up via email from Dennis Suter at Vintage Flat Trackers that this was for sale, ahem, for $75,000. The email says that these cars were raced on half-mile and mile tracks from Long Beach to Portland. Read More…

DualsportAdventure

No more hemming and hawing. No more worrying or waiting. We borrowed things, pooled our money and did whatever it took. In tears and quiet frustration, we were all thinking the same thing: “Let’s go on a big ride.” Read More…

marman_twin_motorcycle

In 1941, Herbert Marx started the Marman Products Company, Inc. in Inglewood, CA. After starring in several Marx Brothers films as Zeppo (the straight man to his zany co-star siblings), his company assembled and marketed a motorcycle with a horizontally-opposed twin engine in 1948 and 1949. Read More…

HeidelbergCafe_BMWmotorcycles

Restaurants are often a destination when looking for an excuse to ride. Chris suggested the Heidelberg Haus, a German cafe, grocery, bakery and gift shop in Indianapolis. It’s a perfect place for a kaffeeklatsch, but on this sommer day, we’d take the old BMW motorcycles on a thematic ride to try their knockwurst and homemade potato salad. How was it? Read on… Read More…