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Evel Knievel London 1975

Bikes People Culture

"On Bank holiday Monday at the end of May 1975, Evel Knievel appeared in London's Wembley Stadium. 40 years have passed since this totemic point in London pop culture – and looking at the home-made cine film footage we found, it's a window "

Ducati Tracker by Earle Motors

Bikes

"I've always wondered why you don't see many customised Ducati Monsters. They've always seemed to me a worthy custom platform – though my altogether absent mechanical skills doesn't make me the best commentator on anything technical. But when I stumbled across "

Phillip Glass Digs BMW R69

Bikes Culture

"Phillip Glass loved his BMW motorcycles.  Whether there's a musical metaphor in there we don't know – but it emerged yesterday that the post-modernist composer and musician spent a lot of time on the back of an R69 BMW, which he "

Bike Crush: Kawasaki ZRX1200R

Bikes

"We know. Stock bikes often suck. But there's a certain stocker from a few years back that, in its simplicity and straighforward brawn - has us all het up. Kawasaki's ZRX1200R is not only simple, muscular and to-the-point – it "

Dirt Quake 2015 is coming!

Bikes

"They said it might never happen again. And despite protestations to the contrary from INFLUX writer and Sideburn Editor Gary Inman – the riding fast, turning left world is due to descend on Kings Lynn once again this summer. As usual, "

Old Empire Motorcycles: The Osprey

Bikes

"There’s something fitting about Old Empire as a brand name. An atmosphere of Edwardian elegance take holds as you make your way across the fens and edge into Suffolk. You take a series of meandering lanes into the hedgerows "

Ten Custom Builders

Bikes

"We asked Chris Hunter, editor of the world’s largest custom moto website, to select his favourite builders from recent months. So here’s the hand-picked Bike EXIF x Influx Selection: the builders (and bikes) that are reshaping the new "

Of Custom Bikes and Trophy Wives

Bikes

"The annexation of the most vibrant motorcycle sub-culture in decades didn’t take long. Danish crew the Wrenchmonkees began to get noticed back in 2008, maybe the tail-end of 2007, but 2008 really. That, as far as I’m concerned, is Year Zero "

Hodaka: Dirt Squirt

Bikes

"Humour is missing from 'the industry'. In fact, while we're talking about the motorbike industry, you could just as well substitute any of them. Capitalism, by its very nature, lacks the propensity to take the mickey out of itself. But "

1984: Honda NSR 500

Bikes

"We've got a theory.  The things you'll carry with you through your life, that will inspire you more than other things - will emerge from the years when you were at your height of youthful discovery - when the hormones "

Santa Pod ’67

Bikes Culture

"We've always had a soft spot for Santa Pod Raceway. So when we stumbled across these shots on The Selvedge Yard recently, we had to give you the heads up. RAF Podington had been disused since the 1950s - but "

Sideburn Art

Cars Bikes Culture

"Our friends and colleagues over at Sideburn Magazine are going from strength to strength. As some of the leading purveyors of automotive culture in print - they are putting on sale some lovely hi quality prints from the production of "

Grinder Porn: One Bike Show

Bikes

"We just found the ultimate custom bike builders. They are passionate about coffee, they see their pursuit as a spiritual as well as mechanical passion, they live in Portland Oregon and they have magnificent beards. And yes, that is a "