The new Icon 1000 Collection

Confederate P120 Fighter

Memo to Batman: here’s the next release from Confederate, America’s highest-profile boutique motorcycle brand. it’s called the P120 Fighter, and it’s scheduled to ruffle feathers…

Aprilia Moto 6.5

Yesterday I was looking again at some pictures of the Brammo Enertia electric bike. It felt like I’d seen this motorcycle before, a long time…

Honda CB450S

Everybody knows Honda’s long-running CB series of motorcycles—and their potential for being turned into cafe racers. But one of the lesser-known variants is the CB450S,…

Hercules W2000 rotary

Think of rotary engines, and you probably think of Mazda. But in the 1970s, two companies put those silky-smooth Wankel rotary engines into motorcycles. One…

Derringer Cycles

Interest in ‘motorized bicycles’ is growing, and the Derringer is one of the best. This “neo-classical interpretation” of a 1920s-era board track racer is the…

Honda GB500 TT

Tomorrow sees the start of the Isle of Man TT2009. When casting around for a motorcycle to connect with this legendary event, we decided to…

Moto Morini Scrambler

Moto Morini (est. 1937) deserves a much higher profile than it currently enjoys. The Scrambler has finally gone on sale, with a grunty 1187 cc…

Rumi Sport 125

The jewel-like Rumi Sport was revealed at the Milan Fair of 1951, and immediately attracted attention. Its lines were elegant, and the 8hp engine offered…

Ural Gear-Up Sahara

Few motorcycles are as tough as the legendary Ural sidecar, built the old-fashioned way in the Irbit MotorWorks Factory, Russia. There’s a small but healthy…

Kawasaki H1 Mach III

“Responsible for changing the vernacular of motorcycling, the terms ‘wheelie’ and ‘tank slapping’ were invented by the exasperated pilots of the Mach III. With a…

1967 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 27

When the Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Montesa withdrew from racing, disgruntled former employees formed Bultaco. The new company quickly found success in trials racing, and the…

Bill Phelps

Brooklyn photographer Bill Phelps dropped us a line the other day, attaching some images that blew us away. They’re surreal, sensual, and often feature motorbikes.…

Mission motorcycles

This is the Mission One electric sportbike prototype. The styling was certainly electrifying, with shades of the KTM RC8. Top speed is reportedly 150 mph,…

Laverda 1200

Tony Starr, a photographer from Melbourne, spotted this motorcycle in the street and squeezed off a quick shot. I’d say it’s a Laverda 1200 from…