Friday Bike Crush #3


" We've been obsessed with this bike for months. It's basically , a stripped-down Honda Dominator with the street tracker treatment - that amounts to a a sliced off rear subframe, a big headlight, some nice little extras and loads of extraneous "

David Aldana Performs in England

Bikes People

" If like us, the greasy peripheries of UK bike culture appeals to you, you're probably already aware of Sideburn magazine. Influx collaborator Gary Inman is one of the highly focussed folk who bring together this beautiful missive from the margins. "

Custom Culture and Conspiracy Theories

Bikes Culture

" all pictures Wrenchmonkees Via Bike Exif There are people out there who believe in the theory of dispersed and spontaneous, simultaneous evolution. The theory goes, roughly, that mankind on the grandest scale is passing through huge cycles of time - "

Closer to the Edge


"[youtube][/youtube] Whatever you think of the ethical whys and wherefores of the Isle of Man TT, hold tight until 22 April, when the the 3D documentary Closer to the Edge will hit "

Soichiro Honda


"Dictatorship has fallen out of fashion recently. But there’s no doubt that it’s the best way to build great cars, and from great cars build a successful car business. We’re talking an enlightened, benevolent despotism here, but "

Six of Honda’s Best


"Six of Honda's best CT-50 Motra (1983) Though it was designed only for the Japanese market, the Motra was a bold, quirky design that was way ahead of its time in terms of the global thirst for modern minis. Featuring that "

This Honda Life


"My name is Michael and I have always been attracted to Honda motorcycles. There, I’ve said it. Some say they’re boring, unimaginative, conservative, but for better or worse Honda was an integral part of my early biking life "

Song of the Sausage Creature


" In a piece of inspired editorial finagling, American magazine Cycle World somehow managed to parley the godfather of gonzo with the Ducati press office back in the day, and got yer man hopped up and hopped on a 900 SP for "

Yamaha XT500 Paris-Dakar


" Before the eighties had fully taken hold of the aesthetic; long before the availability of factory specced adventure tourers; before bloat-tanked Ténérés had littered the byways of Europe and beyond; before superbikes with full fairings and colourways "



" This morning we've been thinking about a phenomenon that's been trawling its way through every aspect of our culture of late. It's all about authenticity. In the boomtimes we're always simply worried about the new: the cutting edge, the innovative, "

Flawed Genius


"God loves a trier. It could be the motto of the Italian motorcycle industry. They have never let common sense stand in the way of a dream - the audacious dream of developing a production bike that just might make "

Five Top Italians


"Moto Guzzi V7 Sport (below) I first saw one of these long and low stunners basking next to a tent at an early ’90s Bulldog Bash. A churning hit my guts that was unrelated to days of semi-ferral survival on "

Moto Simpatico!


"Photos Michael Fordham/Influx Italian bikes have been a long love affair, but fathoming quite why is not an easy task. The bike part is no great mystery. Dad was a life-long rider and fettler. With the war just ended, "