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Honda Motocompo

Bikes Culture

"Here's something that was lost to my cultural memory. Until a few moments ago. I was a madness obsessive. And the proud and illegal owner of a moped. When the two came together in the early eighties, I didn't even "

Yamaha Yard Built

Bikes

"It's been well-documented that the mainstream bike industry have been looking to the custom scene for a while now for ideas. Thing is, Yamaha's 'yard-built' programme has been out there and supporting small builders and helping to produce really attractive "

How to Create a Desert Sled

Bikes

"The Desert Sled. Three little words that evoke romance in many a motorcyclist's mind. You can't help but picture golden California sunsets, freedom, sex, love and Bud Ekins. But how do you get your bog-standard Triumph Bonneville into the right "

Dirt Quake IV is HERE!

Bikes Culture

"In case you hadn't noticed, there's a lot to be said for the simple joy of racing a motorbike around an oval dirt track. While the noble sport of speedway may be the root of these things, the shale is "

Speedway Star!

Bikes People

"What do you think is the ongoing appeal of speedway as a motorsport? The speed and the danger aspect are ever-present as part of its appeal, but one of the sport’s greatest assets is being able to see the "

The Anatomy of a Speedway Bike

Bikes

"Simplicity is extremely difficult to achieve. While the apparent straightforwardness of the oval is one of speedway’s key appeals there are a raft of mechanical subtleties on a speedway bike that help achieve the zen like flow of the "

Gallery: The Art of Speedway

Bikes

"Speedway’s history reaches way back to a time when there were no computers, no electronic timings, no million dollar sponsorship deals and no TV coverage. Still, this stripped down sport of working class heroes produced a noble visual culture. "

Speedway Timeline

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"Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. The Adrian Flux FIM British Speedway Grand Prix. The place is packed to the rafters. It’s clear to see that speedway today has a large and loyal following. And why not? What’s not to like? "

Guy Martin x Triumph Speed Record Attempt

Bikes

"Triumph Motorcycles have confirmed their new land speed record attempt with greasy national treasure Guy Martin Our kid will be hitting the salt at Bonneville astride the Triumph Rocket III Streamliner, which is powered by two turbocharged, methanol-drinking 2.3 litre Triumph "

Lid Art

Bikes

"Not sure what to make of these. Lids are supposed to protect you. But it's nice if they look good too. We've always been a bit skeptical about anything 'statementy' with regards to the design of a crash helmet. But "

Bike Crush: Yamaha XJR 1300

Bikes

"Ok, so we know the mainstream bike industry have been co-opting the custom scene for years now. Our Gary Inman, valued contrib, Sideburn supremo and Dirt Quake impresario, pointed out as much in our recent feature thread on the custom "