This was my second year participating in the two-day Why We Ride to the Quail event—a very well organized ride founded by local Bryan Carroll, who produced the inspirational motorcycle documentary of the same name five years ago. Here's my story, along with photos.
An observed trials exhibition performed by the Xtreme Trials riders during 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will demonstrate to spectators the extraordinary balance, patience and control needed for this gravity-defying type of competition.
Built by Brice Hennebert out of his Belgium based Workhorse Speed Shop, the “Sakura” XSR700 has been constructed to compete in the Sultans of Sprint Factory Class. And this, friends, is where that line of envy begins to show.
The American Motorcyclist Association and American Honda are commissioning two custom motorcycles - a Honda XR650L and CBR1000RR - that celebrate the life and career of professional American road racer and flat tracker Nicky Hayden.
Although Dan Auerbach is best known as the singer and guitarist in the Grammy-winning band The Black Keys, he is also a passionate Harley-Davidson motorcycle collector. The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville is now hosting The Dan Auerbach Collection: Vintage Harley-Davidsons from 1937-1950.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2018 The 10th Anniversary of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering presented by GEICO Motorcycle celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, May 4, with...
In one of Wisconsin’s most magnetic motorcycle events, there is no room for the word “dull.” That event is the Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang Café Racer Run held on the first Sunday in May and the first Sunday in October each year.
Hamburg-based Detlev Louis Motorrad’s Kay Blanke says when building a new bike, they look for models that nobody else touches. Thus, the Louis Engina was born, featuring a modified Indian Thunder Stroke 111 motor in a café-inspired minimalist chassis that was designed with more than aesthetics in mind.
What we may take for granted or see as commonplace, Pepo Rosell of XTR Pepo, does not. The French-born, Madrid-based custom builder has created some of the most stunning bikes that we’ve seen—many of which happen to be of the L-twin variety. Meet the XTR Pepo Sportster XLH883.
When you think of custom motorcycles, Turkey does not immediately come to mind. Serkan Ünverdi at Retro Art Custom is working to change that. Drawing on the global infatuation with American flat track racing, he has built a "Spirit of Flat Track" Honda CRF250L dual sport.
Floyd Clymer was a prolific writer, having written several other books and over 400 articles by the time A Treasury of Motorcycles of the World was published. The book is at once a partial memoir of Clymer’s own career in motorcycling, and a fascinating snapshot of the motorcycle world as it was in 1965.
For the 10th anniversary of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, a premier Peninsula Hotels' Signature Event, spectators will witness something new. This year's event will feature custom builds from three generations of the Ness family, and two new classes highlighting top Café Racer builds and electric motorcycles.
For 2018, the unity between Jack Daniel's and Indian Motorcycle continues. Meet the 2018 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber. The custom Scout Bobber pays homage to first responders, and is modeled off of Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade.
The London-based Verve Search has spent endless hours working with Bonhams Auction House to create the a list of the top 10 most valuable motorcycles in the world. When the research was complete, a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning most expensive motorcycle took honors as the world's most expensive motorcycle.
Indian Motorcycle has launched "The Wrench: Scott Bobber Build Off" custom motorcycle competition. The contest isn't open to professional builders, but rather the type of customizers that spend countless non-working hours wrenching on motorcycles.