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Stumpf: Honda CB160E

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"Do we care about the laws of physics? When it comes to industrial design, Newton's laws are fairly key. But in the world of designer James Stumpf - these scientific trifles are secondary to aesthetics. And we have to applaud "

California Instagram Blues

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"Life used to be simple. I had, after years of yearn, found an almost buddhist calm. Be clear, I wasn’t living a monastic existence: I’d acquired good stuff and plenty of it; got married; co-created a couple of "

The Desert Sled

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"What do you think of when you think of a Desert Sled? The idea is simple. It’s a motorbike that you can ride anywhere. Fast. And it doesn’t necessarily need to be in the desert. It just so "

Bud Ekins: King of California

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"He embodied Californian car and bike culture.  He jumped the fence in The Great Escape. He employed Evel Knievel. He invented the Baja 1000. He drove the Mustang in Bullitt’s chase.He taught Steve McQueen how to ride fast. Bud "

California Light

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"There's something about the light in California.  No matter what the time of day, it seems as if the roads, the desert and the ocean beckon you. The place doesn't exist, at least in our minds, without internal combustion. Whether "

Harley Davidson XLCR 1000

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"We've never been Harley Heads here at Influx towers. That thumping noise. That vibration. That rough build quality. But of late we've been perving over Harley's vaguely caffed-out seventies lowrider the XLCR 1000. Nods to cafe racer styling aside, it was "

Honda Motocompo

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"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

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"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

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"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!

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"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 "