Category Archives: Motorcycles

L’équipée en Himalaya

As much as I love them, and I really do,  it’s fair to say that a lot of the motorcycle adventure films out there have a tendancy to allude to a search for some kind of lost masculinity, or at … Continue reading

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The Norton Project

I meant to post this video a long…long time ago, but better late than never! I know from experience how a classic vehicle can take on a life of it’s own in a family. It becomes a character in it’s … Continue reading

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Badass, simply badass.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that contemporary motorcycle culture was, if not exclusively, largely a masculine, even testosterone fuelled affair. Most of the media about it seems to be about manly men making things and going out into the wild, … Continue reading

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Some cool videos to get you though the day. Some old some new.

Ok so I haven’t posted in a while so by way of apology, while doing no real work myself here’s some awesome stuff other people have made. A short film about Stan Dibben,  winner of the World Sidecar Championship in … Continue reading

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Old motorcycle photographs #2 Harley Davidson

I found this photo in a small tin box at a local market. On the back is written W.S Nixon (possibly Hixon) 1953.  I have to admit I don’t know much about Harley’s, anyone know what model this is?

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Old motorcycle photographs #1

There is something about a motorcycle that just makes you want to pose with it. The motorcycle is a cultural touch point, They represent a sense of danger, a subversive and hedonistic mix of freedom, rebellion, adventure, not found elsewhere … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Munro

It seems to be the year for re-imaginings of classics with the ‘New’ Brough superior a few months ago and now ‘The Spirit of Munro’. There’s been quite a bit of buzz over the past few weeks about this a … Continue reading

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A Look at Life: Motorcycling

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Glove’s for your Cafe Racer: Ranchers and Ropers.

While the existence of Mapel motorcycle jeans may go some way towards tackling the difficulty of finding quality gear that looks as good off the bike as it does on, while still offering decent protection, it’s sadly it’s not just a problem … Continue reading

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Mapel Motorcycle jeans: the perfect denim for on and off your motorcycle

You Know that feeling of “why the hell didn’t someone think of that before”? You get it when you see something that seems so obvious in hindsight that you wonder how on earth it didn’t come about sooner. Motorcycles and … Continue reading

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