"Ok, so we know the mainstream bike industry have been co-opting the custom scene for years now.
Our Gary Inman, valued contrib, Sideburn supremo and Dirt Quake impresario, pointed out as much in our recent feature thread on the custom "
"Simplicity is extremely difficult to achieve.
While the apparent straightforwardness of the oval is one of speedway’s key appeals there are a raft of mechanical subtleties on a speedway bike that help achieve the zen like flow of the "
"During the transition of popularity seemingly moving away from sports and performance-orientated bikes to the more custom bike builds, The Bike Shed was born, but who are they?! For those of you that don’t know, Anthony “Dutch” van Someren "
Whatever you think of the globally burgeoning scene of hipster-bikers, you've got to admit there are some beautiful custom builds emerging.
This ground up build is typical of the sort of lovely machinery that is being put together all over "
We know they're trendy and ubiquitous in a fashionable sort of way, and we know that the sub cult of the Caff racer is sneered at by many of your hardcore every day bikers out there _ but "
"What do you think is the ongoing appeal of speedway as a motorsport?
The speed and the danger aspect are ever-present as part of its appeal, but one of the sport’s greatest assets is being able to see the "
"When standard ‘road-going’ spec isn’t enough…
The act of homologating a car is a scarce thing in modern racing. Back in the day though, it was a carmakers way of entering a motorsports series while giving designers and engineers "
"Honda calls the CB1000R a ‘neo sports cafe’. It’s a fresh take on cafe racers, those so very 1960s, Quadrophenia-style rides. This, however, is much more modern and ‘The Matrix’. You can imagine Keanu riding it, bullet-time, in "
"On Thursday 22nd November Influx went Underground.
We didn’t go alone, of course. We were joined by a flood of Influxy types, from car designers and journalists, to design students, insurance personnel and – of course – passionate motoring enthusiasts, we "
"My girlfriend said that she’d leave me if I bought a Skoda Estelle.
This was in the mid 1990s, when Britain’s roads were littered with old gents in hats pottering about in rear engined Skodas, less-than-alternative comedian Jasper "