As I was wandering around the floor of the AIMExpo last year, I met a gentleman named Wes Fleming. Among other things, Wes runs Chasing the Horizon, a BMW MOA-produced podcast that features industry news and an interview with someone you hopefully find interesting. I use the word “hopefully” carefully, as this episode’s subject is yours truly!
A buddy of mine is currently shopping for a Honda Ruckus, and he just shared an older video with me that I hadn’t seen before. It’s about a gentleman named Mike Saunders, who quit his job in May of 2014 to tour the US on a Honda Ruckus. At the time of this video (April 2015) he had done over …
While doing some research on yesterday’s MC5 feature, I found a short piece by KTM on the history of their logo and figured it was worth sharing:
Bob Kelly recently sent me a few photos of his buddy Steve, who clearly had some adventures in the 60s on his Honda CB77 Superhawk. Read on for a short reminder of what riding used to be like.
It’s going to take me some time to go through my notes to recap my weekend at Mecum, so I’ll leave you with a picture intermission as an appetizer. As I walked through the rows of bikes, I started to focus on some of my favorite gas tanks. Here’s a few photos for you to peruse:
Here’s a fun little video about why the 90s were better when it came to MX bikes. Let Red Bull transport you back in time to when kidney belts, helmet fins, and two-stroke exhausts were all the rage.
In the early ’90s, Revell sold a 1:12 scale kit of the Vincent Black Shadow Series C. It’s one of their more difficult kits to assemble, so if you’re clumsy you’re probably better off watching this stop motion animation video of a little guy doing the work for you:
The inside of a Kawasaki H2R gearbox is something that few people will ever see, but Matt of “The Workshop” has the next best thing for you with a 3d printed model that he explains in great detail. If you want a refresher on how a gearbox works, or just want to see what makes the H2R transmission special, check …
You may remember that last year, Velomacchi partnered with BikeEXIF and REV’IT for a motorcycle photography contest (and Nathan was one of the winners). The contest is back, and 10 finalists have been selected in both the Professional and Privateer categories. Here’s your chance to vote and help select a winner!
If you’ve never seen The World’s Fastest Indian, you’ve finally run out of excuses. YouTube now offers some movies for free (with ads), and they’ve made the wonderful tale of Burt Munro and his quest for speed on a 1920 Indian Scout available. Grab the drink and your “offerings to the God of Speed”, then get comfortable!
This year marked the second time the International Six Days Enduro has gone to Chile in their 93-year history. The event ran from November 12-17, and FIM International has kindly created a lengthy (52 minutes) highlight reel of the six days of racing. So if you’re looking to kill an hour and you want to see what happened with some …
This month, I’m buying one less beer. I’m doing that so I can put $5 towards Motor Trend, because they’ve finally convinced me to sign up for their online platform. I almost went for it months ago when they stopped putting new episodes of Roadkill on YouTube (here’s one of my favorite episodes as an example), but now they’ve wisely …
70s superbikes + Metallica are all you’re going to get with this video, and I suspect that’ll be plenty for many of you.
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The Rock Store is an institution for Southern California motorcyclists, which is why it was a relief to hear that the store was not consumed in the recent Woolsey Fire. Here’s a <5 minute interview with Rich Savko (the store’s owner) that lets riders know that the Rock Store will soldier on.