At his bungalow in Palm Springs, Steve McQueen practices his aim before heading out for a shooting session in the desert, 1963.

1963: A year in the life of Steve McQueen

It's easy to say that McQueen was and still is the quintessential king of cool but it's easy forget that he was a pretty simple man living an extraordinary life.  1963 found McQueen at the top of his game and...
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Beautiful Patina: Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R100RS

      Madrid based CRD have finished another stunning air cooled BMW build.  Up to date electrical systems and suspension give new life to the venerable BMW. However- we'd remiss if we...
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The Fiendish Vincent Black Shadow

  Hunter S. Thompson was obsessed with the Black Shadow, and referred to it in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (he jokingly offered to enter it in the Mint 400 Desert Race) and various magazine...
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The Dakar Rally: A legendary past in pictures

Competitors are gathered in the Trocadéro Gardens next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, ahead of the inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally, which was renamed the Dakar Rally in 2009. The race originated in December...
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Return of the Scrambler

So you’ve decided that you’ve torn up enough streets and its time to take your road bike for some all-terrain fun.  Looks like you’re in need of a Scrambler.  We’ve compiled a short history of...
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Davida: Bespoke Helmets

The American custom-car and motorcycle scene of the 1960s and 1970s was born under the Californian sun where bright hues ruled – which is why paint companies invented and developed myriad new finishes...
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Are you ready for a Ducati dirt bike?

  Are we ready for the Ducati Scrambler?  The latest entry into the flat tracker/scrambler throw backs is set for a January release and we like what we are seeing so far. The Land of...
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5 Tips for Chasing Swell & Living Well On a Bike

5 Tips For Chasing Swell and Living Well On a Motorcycle Alex Dosef I suppose it all started because I wanted to do something reckless and adventurous, which I’ve found are often one and the...
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The Tools of the Trade

  A world has been spent roadside, seat lifted up, unfurling an old tool roll as we try to figure out the latest gremlin in a wounded Ducati.Triumph,MV Agusta,BMW,Guzzi _________...
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Maxwell Hazen’s Exquisite Bespoke Motorcycles

Means of transport? Or rolling work of art? The lines between the two are decidedly blurred in the case of the creations of 33-year-old New Yorker Maxwell Hazan, who, as well as having a degree in...
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Confederate Hellcat Speedster

Our friends at Confederate Motorcycles have been at it again and as always, they have a winner on their hands.... Bringing famed designer Pierre Terblanche (of Ducati Monster fame) on board was quite a...
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Ruby- Helmets as Art

  Carbon fiber shells that draw on vintage motorbike ic0nography as well as a healthy does of a retro future.  An inside decadently trimmed in burgundy lambskin and a designer who suffered numerous...
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Riding Summer’s Doldrums

  It's that time of year. Summer's doldrums are upon us.  We are finished with Royal Ascot, the clamor of Pitti Uomo in Florence has receded, and the Fourth of July a mere hangover. The Royal...
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Meridian- Neither Here Nor There

Its the Meridian, that imaginary half of a great circle, curving from pole to pole that has us thinking about our journeys as of late. Where are we on that great arc and does our location even matter?  We...
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Journeys Near and Far

Far too often we talk about the far-flung and the exotic, but what of the journeys closer to home? The amble down a country lane with a Robin's nest spied in the hedgerow, the walk to the shops for a nice...
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Obsessions: Moto Guzzi

  At this point we are unsure if our Guzzi lust has moved from beyond the realms of mere obsession to something else entirely.  Despite the fact that we have been left on windy mountain passes, rain soaked...