The new Icon 1000 Collection

Triumph T100 sprint bike

One of the UK’s top custom and vintage motorcycle builders is The Baron’s Speed Shop, based in South London. They’re famous for their meticulous work…

Just The Essentials: the Kreidler RMC

There’s a beauty in the stripped-down aesthetics of a pure racing motorcycle. Especially one hewn from metal, and unadorned with dayglo sponsor logos. This circa-1980…

Ed Haazer Kawasaki Z1

The American Federation of Motorcyclists is the USA’s oldest motorcycle road racing organization. One of the fastest riders in its race series is Edwin Haazer,…

Harley-Davidson XR750TT

One of the top European concours d’elégance shows is the Salon Privé. It’s held on the manicured lawns of Syon Park, just outside London, and…

1955 Triumph ‘Double Vision’

Tyler Malinky of Lowbrow Customs has a stellar reputation for building stylish old-school Triumph customs. He’s also one of the few people still around who…

Yamaha YZ250 flat tracker

Modern race bikes leave me cold, but vintage machinery gets my motor running. It’s mostly because you can actually see the bike with older machines,…

Yoshimura GS1000R Cooley/Crosby

Japanese motorcycle culture is full of little side streets and half-hidden diversions: it probably has more depth than anywhere else in the world. And when…

Suzuki T500 racer

Suzuki’s T500 was a rare beast: a large-capacity two-stroke road bike that sold in big numbers in the US. And it’s not hard to see…

Ritmo Sereno Guzzi

Shiro Nakajima, the CEO of leading Japanese custom workshop Ritmo Sereno, is a keen vintage racer. He’s been campaigning his Moto Guzzi Ambassador for a…

Co-Built flat track racer

Co-Built is one of those companies quietly bubbling under, deserving of a higher profile. They’re three guys based in Oxford in England, and they build…

Seeley Norton 750

When function defines form, the results are often spectacular. And so it is with this lovely vintage racebike, one of the stars of Cafe Racer…

Speed Triple 1050 drift bike

One of the most eye-catching motorcycle videos of 2011 was a very unusual one: High Plains Drifters, a high-voltage clip that pitted a Kawasaki ZX-10R…

Ducati 750 F1

I’m a sucker for the endurance racer look, especially if twin headlamps are involved. And this is one of the best examples I’ve seen for…

Sirkegian Triumph Thunderbird

As a kid, Bobby Sirkegian had better “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” stories than the rest of his school chums. Already making a…