Royal Enfield Continental GT - Cafe Racer

We’ve been monitoring Royal Enfield’s modern reprise of the Continental GT since its working prototype rose to fame on the internet in 2012. Launched at the height of a current cafe racer craze, it hit and stuck and has continued a successful stir on social media. Its good looks have beckoned us from the beginning. Here’s why we think this bike is smart, cool and hits the nail on the head. (Read on below.)

Royal Enfield Continental GT - Cafe Racer

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Wilkinson Bros Ural Sidecar through Blue Ridge Parkway Tunnel

When motorcyclists talk of The Dragon or Deals Gap, they describe a knee-draggin’ sportbike playground or a cruiser destination to get the I-was-here T-shirt. While both descriptions have truth, people should know it’s a place of beauty with a far wider reach than the 318 turns in 11 miles. It’s where motorcyclists like us seek fun, introspection, escape and adventure…no matter what kind of bike we’re on. Read on to see how our recent trip may tempt you to ride the Smokies…

Deals Gap Area Map

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Beryl Swain Woman Motorcycle Racer

It all started when Beryl met Eddie, a motorcycle repair shop owner. They married in 1952 and entered the realm of motorcycle racing, her being the pilot. She’d compete in the 50cc classes at Snetterton and Brands Hatch and soon would become the first woman to compete solo in the Isle of Man TT. Her announced plans to return the next year would seal her fate. Read More…

Good Spark Garage Wearing Hometown Jersey

Have you tried finding an authentic motorcycle shirt that captures the spirit of the post-war American motorcycle clubs? Can’t find a jersey that looks, feels and fits like something “Iron Man” Kretz wore 80 years ago on the dirt tracks of Southern California? Look. No. Further. Jill Smith of Hometown Jersey has dialed in the real deal, vintage style jerseys featuring made-to-order, hand-applied felt lettering.

Hometown Jersey Close-Up

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Vintage_Tintage_Eyes_Closed_Hillclimb

We can’t resist a good ol’ black-n-white photograph of a vintage motorcycle in action, especially if a motorcyclist is pushing the equipment to its limits. So, we dug up some favorites and added a splash o’ color in this segment we call, “Vintage Tintage.” Enjoy. Read More…

Farlap and Max Scenery

Max disappeared. He escaped on a motorbike and wouldn’t return for three years, after logging over 37,000 miles across the globe. He fled the humdrum rat race to receive an education in freedom from the world itself. A book about his journey aboard a finicky BMW Funduro named Farlap is materializing at this very moment. Read More…

Suzuki DR 800 Big Custom

Volker Schmidt’s custom conversion of a DR 800 Big grabbed our attention and held it for a good while. We Yankees seldom see even the stock version of the “big” Suzuki enduro, so it was cool to see such a twist on what is already an intriguing bike. Read on to see what inspired this unique German build. Read More…

vintage motorcycle harley couple

There’s definitely a romantic aspect to motorcycling; the escapism, adventure and the simple concept of propelling yourself through the wind. Throw in a vintage motorcycle and a significant other and the experience is heightened. Here are some couples who understand. Read More…