The incident happens in Slovania during a race that takes place once a year. The idea is to take out of the museums and garages their old side car motorcycles and race the hell out of them. In this case, a certain corner proved a bit tricky, but it seems that the pilots are well determined and get the thing back on wheels immediately.
Honda surely knew how to make a good commercial even in the early days when attracting buyers through such methods would guarantee it the success of today. And presenting a young star such as John Travolta not only manages to help commercialize the bike, but create a clear image of those times on which you can comment today.
Pete Gagan is a motorcycle expert who dedicated its time on learning as much possible about antique motorcycles and when it finally put its hands on one, it designed an identical replica which takes it for a ride today.
The bike, Sylvester Roper’s “Steam Powered Motorcycle” requires an entire process until getting started and it isn’t quite a blast, but it helps showing us where it all began.
Those who fell in love with the very first version of the Véloce will be very pleased to hear that it is now for sale on the net.
As long as you can bid, it is obviously on Ebay. Having a starting price of 9000 € and knowing that this bike is a prototype and an unique one, I’m sure that those 9000 € will not stay posted for long. > Full story
Available in a collection of classic colors, trimmed with hand-painted pinstripes, featuring a 5-speed transmission, seven inch double leading shoe front brake and a dual seat. The Classic’s striking, one-color appearance sets it apart from any other motorcycle in the market.
Available as either a 500cc with limited 350cc availability for vintage racers.
Unique Features: Striking, one-color appearance Five-speed transmission Electric start and a kick starter (...) > Full story
The Motorcycle, Italian Style: Riding the Curves with MV Agusta, sponsored by Cliff’s Cycle Revolution, has opened at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Saturday, Sept. 8 and it will run through the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries until Jan. 6, 2008.
This vintage motorcycle exhibition, from the Gary & Connie Kohs Collection, represents the MV Agusta brand history from the beginning of the second World War to nowadays, with more than 30 bikes, most from the Classic era (...) > Full story
This vintage motorcycle exhibition traces the MV Agusta brand from its World War II inception to today. Transportation meets art in this spectacular salute to one of the most admired, esthetically-driven steel horses of all time. The exhibition runs Saturday, September 8, 2007 through Sunday, January 6, 2008. Member’s Opening Reception is Friday, September 7, 2007 and Director’s Circle Dinner is Friday, November 2, 2007
Related Programming: EASY RIDER, Italian Style Festival, Sunday, (...) > Full story
Kevin Tackett loves what he does — restoring and selling vintage motorcycles. Most of the bikes and parts he deals with are 20 to 25 years old or older.
“I used to do property maintenance and would find old motorcycles buried in the weeds when I was cleaning up a lot. I took them home and cleaned them up. Six years ago, a friend steered me to some Web sites, where I started selling parts and the refurbished cycles. The business started in my backyard and just sort of grew from there,” (...) > Full story
This year marks 100 years that the legendary Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races have been in existence. As a tribute to this centennial anniversary, on display on the lawns at the Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance will be several motorcycles that raced and placed in motorcycling’s longest running competition.
Below are just a few examples of the motorcycles that will be present:
1911 Indian raced to 1st place in the Senior class by O.C. Godfrey. 1923 Indian (...) > Full story