The proving grounds were the rugged terrain of the Hatfield McCoy trails in West Virginia. A perfect place for a challenging duel to compare the capabilities of our one-wheel drive and two-wheel drive sidecar motorcycles. Read on to see how well the Ural sidecars traversed the rough and muddy mountains; I’m bettin’ you’ll be surprised.
Our 1949 Dodge B1-B panel truck. All the creaks and clunks keep us smiling and thinking back to the days when we learned how to drive old Farmalls, John Deeres, and Studebaker trucks on the farm. The sound the pedals make, that thud when they spring back, and the hum of the flathead-straight-six reminds us of our Dad, uncles, and grandpas who worked hard and kept machines like these running.
Walking right up to extremely valuable and rare machines is a treat. Place ’em in the middle of the speedway of speedways and it’s an awe-inspiring experience…especially when they’re fired up. Corey took his sons on a sidecar trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational followed by a ride through the town of Speedway, Indiana.
We hope you all had a great holiday season and are looking forward to a fun-filled 2018. We send our warmest wishes and welcome motorcyclists from all over to follow our journey into the new year ahead.
It ain’t often you get to meet the manufacturer of a motorcycle in the flesh. During Janus Motorcycles Discovery Days, the founders and team members offer a handshake and shakedown of their bikes as they share the complete ins n’ outs of their Indiana-based biz.
For safety, we try to be conscious of what we wear when riding motorcycles. And when riding vintage or retro motorcycles, we like to find outerwear that fits the visual theme. Having not ever visited a specific “store for men,” I decided to ride over to James Dant to peruse their manly selection of goods and was very impressed. Read on and check out this photo-tour of the shop…