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Derringer Cycles

6 YEARS AGO / NO COMMENTS / NEW MOTORCYCLES

Derringer Cycles has come a long way since we last featured the company two years ago. The Los Angeles outfit now has a mouthwatering array of custom-built machines on its website. It’s a throwback to the aesthetics of 1920s boardtrack racers, right down to the copper rivets, Brooks leather saddles and even, if you so…

Derringer Cycles

8 YEARS AGO / 6 COMMENTS / NEW MOTORCYCLES

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 creation of industrial designer Adrian Van Anz, who wanted to fill the missing link between his Ducati and his Schwinn. (We wonder if he’s seen the delightful Ducati Cucciolo?) Power…

Ducati Cucciolo

There’s a story behind most interesting motorcycles, and so it is with this remarkable little machine. Between 1946 and 1948, Ducati produced the Cucciolo or ‘Puppy’, a motor-powered bicycle. In 2005, Mark Savory and Bill Johnson decided to create a modern interpretation of the Cucciolo, using a 48cc 2-stroke single cylinder and the frame from…