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Two Strokes and a Scandal

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" Anyone who has had the nerve-jangling, adrenalin inducing pleasure of twisting a fiery two stroke-driven bike through the power band will attest to the fact that the noble and threatened form is far superior to the relatively plodding four stroke. "

Mini Bikes

Bikes

"[gallery=63] In the whole panoply of titchy two wheelers, a rag tag coterie of machines that these days includes MX-style pit bikes, simple kids crossers and even full race-spec superbikes in miniature, the traditional lawnmower-engined, fat wheeled minis of the "

One Day You’ll Own a Yamaha

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"      In the protean cultural mass that was the mid seventies, the Yamaha Moto Bike was a classic bit of corporate kidsploitation. In Dogtown the Z-Boys were riding pools in long white tube socks in the first skateboarding "

Honda RC-166: Hailwood’s Hornet

Bikes

" If you're a lover of the classic and a have an inbred desire for things mechanical, the Honda RC 166 is a thing of true, timeless beauty. The inline six 250 was winner of 10 out of 10 races in the 1966 World Championships series "

The Cooling of the Classics

Bikes Culture

"A TONGUE-TIP TASTE OF CLASSIC BIKING: SAN FRANCISCO STYLE “The thing is with modern bikes, is they’ve got no soul.” Rob, proprietor of the Ace Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission district, presides over one of the hubs of "

Ducati and Robert Dunlop

Bikes

" You've got to hand to Ducati. With a race bred heritage second to none and a cool design eye and ethos, they keep on coming out with classics. This silver metalflaked neo caff-styled special was emanating its stylish presence on "

Deus Ex Machina

Bikes Culture

" Australia's image, even deep here in the heart of the 21st century isn't really compatible with artful postmodernism. Nor is the motorbike itself particularly associated (in the UK at least) with the tendency to fetishise the object. Our biking tradition "

Electric Superbikes!

Bikes

" Whilst calculating the emissions totals for our ongoing roadtrip in Scotland with a Landrover Discovery, we came across a news story about the world's first fully emissions free superbike GP, which is scheduled for the Isle of Man this summer. "

Vincent, Hunter and Ruby

Bikes

" We all know that full face helmets are useful in a number of ways. Not only can they expose ones sculptural features to full view of the peeps on the side of the road as your growl past them, V-Twin "

Cranky Genius: 2009 Yamaha R1

Bikes

"Japanese invention of the year: Yamaha’s cross-plane crankshaft Bang 270º bang 180º bang 90º bang 180º If Japan has been known for one thing when it comes to cars and motorbikes, it is innovation. This year, Yamaha’s cross-plane crank engine, which appears "

Yamaha: Firsts Among Japanese Equals

Bikes

"The stunning R1 is not the only Yamaha motorcycle to have occupied the cutting edge of design innovation. Over the last 30 years the company has pioneered more things that worked than any other Japanese corporation. [autoviewer id="47" width="500" height="375"] by "

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"Despite their keenness to export, some of Japan’s best cars never made it to Europe – at least, not officially. Some pre-date the export drive, some were only built in tiny numbers and others they just didn’t think we’"

Friday Lunchtime Semiotics

Bikes Culture

"We're becoming a little obsessed with deconstructing the way cars are marketed and advertised. It's clear to us that by studying the way cars are represented by the hipsters in slick haircuts is the best way to tease out stuff "