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Video Intermission – 1970 Norton Commando at the 2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering

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Last year’s Quail Motorcycle Gathering celebrated the 50th anniversary of the legendary Norton Commando and Bike-urious reader James Cowdery brought his ’70 Fastback which had been customized to emulate the show bike that Norton brought to the 1967 Earl’s Court exhibition. I caught up with James to learn more about his bike and what he thought about the Quail Ride:

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Video Intermission – Lyndon Poskitt does Dakar 2018

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One of the most incredible aspects of the 2018 Dakar was the campaign of Lyndon Poskitt. The previous year he created a feature length film of his competition in the Malle Moto class, and his experience taught him that the media efforts of the Dakar organizers were seriously lacking. In Lyndon’s words, “If the Dakar Rally is so long, why …

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Video Intermission – Dump the Clutch, Episode 1

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As you’ve probably figured out by now, Spurgeon Dunbar is one of my favorite buddies in the motorcycle industry. We originally met at the launch of the Yamaha SCR950, and since then we’ve been able to get around the fact that we live on opposite sides of the country to connect for some normal rides (like BMW R1200GS’ in Baja) …

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Video Intermission – TT3D: Closer to the Edge

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The 2010 Isle of Man TT was covered by one of the best documentaries ever created about motorcycling – TT3D. It was well reviewed by critics but unlike many moto films, it was also a financial success because it transcended the machines themselves. In a review on The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw highlights this by saying, “what could have been a …