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Reader Poll – Prettiest Bikes of All Time?

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The natural way to follow up with the results of your Ugliest Bikes of All Time is, of course, to look at the other extreme. So let’s try it again, and this time we’ll see what you guys and gals think are the prettiest bikes of all time. Let me know what you think in the comments below and I’ll …

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Story Intermission – New Year’s Resolutions

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If you don’t follow the folks over at RevZilla’s Common Tread, then you missed a recent story about New Year’s Resolutions. Every year, Revzilla asks “the Common Tread regulars, our contributors, friends of ZLA and a few others around the motorcycle industry” what they resolve to do in the upcoming year. This year, they foolishly asked me for my two …

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Video Intermission – Look, Signal, Manoeuvre

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Here’s a British safety video from 1965 which is basically “Goofus and Gallant” but with motorcycles. I love vintage footage like this, plus it’ll probably give you a chuckle because we all have a friend like “Tom’s friend”, don’t we? “He was always rushing here and there with as much speed and noise as possible.” If I learned anything from …

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Story Intermission – Vespa Resale Values in the New York Times

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Motorcycles don’t get enough coverage in mainstream publications, so I always enjoy reading stories about two-wheelers outside of the usual motorcycle mags and websites. Today, the New York Times had an article about how Vespa dominates when it comes to resale values: “Across all 24 classes of vehicles considered in the Resale Value Awards, average retention value for four-wheelers was …

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Out of Office – Pretending To Be Pretty

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Today and tomorrow I’m on a stock photography shoot for the AMA, which means you might not be able to escape seeing me in the next marketing email or snail mailer they send you. I apologize in advance. With that in mind, here’s my warning that I won’t have the chance to get the usual bike for sale posts up …

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66 Motorcycle Collection!

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Someone in Loveland, Colorado is selling off a collection of 66 bikes. In their words, they’ve got “everything from vintage Vespa scooters to a Bourget nitrous chopper and lots of goodies in between.” Take a moment to guess what the asking price will be, and then click through…

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Not a Motorcycle – 1935 Vincent Lawnmower

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Post Listing Update: This Vincent lawnmower was pulled off of eBay as there were suspicions that it might have been stolen years ago. No sale. While Vincent was making plenty of headlines with their high performance motorcycles, they weren’t making enough dollars. Over the years, Vincent experimented with other creations such as the Amanda jet ski. In addition, they made …

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Have a Sidecar? Help a Grandma!

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Thanksgiving Update: The original post garnered a lot of interest so I thought some of you would like to know that Betty was kindly given a ride by a Ural rider named Don: If you own a sidecar and live near Ripon, California, then you need to take a closer look at this post. A 96 year-old woman named Betty …