Over at Iconic, we’re trying our best to give back to the community. Part of that involves giving away some of the fun stuff that we get at the shop – this week’s in a limited edition AGV X3000 Ago Helmet!
Lots of people are familiar with the Suzuki RE-5 (most notable for the Wankel rotary engine and the “tin can” gauge cluster), but the number of people who’ve actually experienced one is much of smaller. Jay Leno shares the experience (including how staggeringly smooth it is) in his latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
Stop motion artists always get my respect, but bonus points go to Mechanimations for something focused on motorcycles. He calls it “A Dirt Bike Engine Rebuild Video Like You’ve Never Seen” and it’s hard to argue with that!
If your Russian-made boxer sidecar isn’t exclusive enough for you, Ural’s got just the ticket for you – a limited edition (20 units worldwide) version of their 2WD Gear Up!
Reader Jack C. sent me a picture of his fridge door, and he’s throwing down a fun gauntlet! I’m sure many of you have accumulated motorcycle sticker collections over the years on your workbenches, fridges, walls, whatever it might be. Come show them off, and I’ll send a Bike-urious t-shirt (plus a sticker, obviously) to the best one!
Picture Intermission – The Race Bikes of Museu Moto BassellaView Post
Picture Intermission – The Off-Roaders of Museu Moto BassellaView Post
David S sent me an awesome album on Flickr which is simply entitled “Vintage Motorcycle Art Archive”. There’s over 2,400 photos and it’s the kind of thing you can get lost in for hours.
Picture Intermission – The Nettesheim MuseumView Post
Picture Intermission – 20th Century CyclesView Post
Video Intermission – Coast to Coast in 50 HoursView Post
I typically avoid press releases from companies when they announce new bikes because I don’t feel like sharing a bike if I have nothing to say about it. But Honda’s just announced the Rebel 1100, and I’m surprised by how much I like the idea. More importantly, I don’t have to share a boring press release with you, because Honda’s …
If you’ve been watching Long Way Up (or catching my recaps here), then you’ll most likely enjoy this interview of Claudio von Planta by Chris MacAskill, the founder of ADVRider. On all three of the “Long Way” series, Claudio has been the hero behind the scenes, riding all the same terrain (and then some) while getting some beautiful shots of …
Picture Intermission – Museu de la Moto in AndorraView Post
When you’re a world champion and you want to show off your stuff, why not create a museum that includes some memorabilia from your buddies, your heroes, and even a rival or two? Jorge Lorenzo tried it for himself – the #99 he wore in MotoGP inspired the name – so here’s a quick photo tour.