"The birth of the scooter coincided precisely with the post-war boom in the consumer economy. And along with the industrial boom came an explosion in what used to be called 'Commercial Art'. This was the age of the Ad Man. "
"The 125cc Vespa T5 was arguably the last sports Vespa developed and produced by Piaggio, the creators of the Vespa scooter. Launched in 1985 the T5 can trace its roots back to the first Vespa Gran Sport 150 (GS) of 1955, which was "
" What does the scooter mean to you? It depends of course on your perspective. For some, the small displacement, step through scooter (with a skirt) is redolent of mid-century modernism, evoking the smells of Soho coffee bars and the texture "
"Whatever your scooter preference - the long, sleek slimness of the Lambretta or the relatively substantial, reliable and zippy Vespa profile - the same artist-designer can be credited with coming up with the scooter formula. It was the end of "
"No other vehicle has mobilised a youth culture like the humble motor scooter. And this little machine didn't just do it the once. It did it three times. Go on, think about it… Yeah ok, so there were young rockers, "
"We’ve said it before: your taste in motorcycles will be defined by the bikes that were cool at your time of bike consciousness. Usually this is somewhere around adolescence. So hitting this watershed in the early eighties, the Honda "
"Artwork By Maxwell Paternoster, pics from El Solitario There’s something perennially appealing about the street/tracker setup. And none so appealing as the Zaeta. And El Solitario MC recently blogged about a very special creation that hones the sit-up-and-beg "
"Time was when the mix of girls and biker gangs was truly threatening. At least that’s what you’d be led to believe if you were a viewer of Bikesploitation flicks of the late sixties. It’s an absurd "
"The eighties were a dynamic decade in car and bike design. But here in 2016 the motorcycle industry seems to be reaching solely for the retro in its high profile launches. Makes us nostalgic for the future. And especially concepts like "
"pics Michael Fordham/Influx We stumbled upon this cool little shop recently specialising in pimped Monkey Bikes. Spymonkey is a one man operation run by Hiro-san in Shizuoka, just outside Tokyo. Hiro's idea is simple. Take a Monkey Bike and "
"We stumbled across the lovely artwork of Tomas Pajdlhauser on the always-inspiring Le Container blog recently. Tomas is a Creative Director at Jam Filled Entertainment in Ottawa, Canada, and has spent the last 10 years in positions ranging from Art Direction, "
"We stumbled across this fine collection of printed work this morning whilst considering the coming of spring and a time when riding motorcycles in the northern hemisphere wasn't akin to a sublime kind of torture. Oil & Ink is a "
"Having our head buried in the world of pre-war motorcycles these last few weeks, we've been slowly turned on to the whole world of the vintage thumper. Theirs is a strange, basic beauty - especially for someone like me who "