This genuine BSA Gold Star scrambler was dispatched from the BSA factory on 17th February 1961 and sold new by BSA works rider Fred Rist through his shop in Neath, Glamorgan. Fred Rist was an eminent scrambler both before and after WW2. By 1939, he was a sergeant in the British Army and rode for the Army team in that year’s ISDT in Germany, getting home with the rest of the team just in time to avoid spending the war in an internment camp. Post-war, he continued to be picked for the ISDT Trophy team and was captain on a factory Gold Star in 1950. He was also a member of BSA’s Maudes Trophy team in 1952. Almost certainly he had retired from competition to concentrate on his motorcycle business by the time this Goldie scrambler was delivered. Continue reading →
One of the most difficult races ever devised by the mind of man, the Iditarod is a brutal long-distance winter race that takes place in Alaska between Anchorage and Nome. The annual long-distance sled dog race runs in early March. Mushers and a team of 16 dogs, of which at least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance in 9–15 days or more. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today’s highly competitive race. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2011 by John Baker with a time of 8 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds. Continue reading →
Painted in classic Indian-red, this 1938 Indian Chief is one of the finest surviving examples of its kind. Photographed by Jared Schoenemann.
If you know your customs, you know Fuel Motorcycles from Barcelona. This is their latest Scram BMW R100 called 4Two. Custom seat by Xtrim offers enough space for two, hence the name. The bike looks as it just left the factory – one from an alternative past where Germans engineers and Italian designers worked hand in hand. Continue reading →
Conceptualized by Marc Senger, a Boston-based industrial designer, the DP Customs Lander is inspired by reto space tech or, in other words, an ode to the pinnacle of the American space race, borrowing from the vast cache of NASA technology, materials, textures, and the power and boundless spirit to explore the outer limits. Scroll down for more images and a keyshot animation. Continue reading →
Super Hang-On is a 1987 motorcycle racing arcade game by Sega, and the sequel to the acclaimed Hang-On. A version of this game, in the full simulated-motorcycle cabinet used by the original Hang-On, was released in 1991 as Limited Edition Hang-On.
It was released for the Sega Mega Drive, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 in 1989. Super Hang-On was also released for the Sharp X68000 computer in Japan. The game also appeared on several Mega Drive compilations, namely Mega Games I (bundled with the console as Mega Drive Magnum Set), and Sega Genesis Six Pack. The arcade version was released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on September 14, 2010 and later for the other regions on May 3, 2012. A stereoscopic 3D version was released for the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan on March 27, 2013. Continue reading →
This cool Honda comes from Basque Bad Boys, a shop based in the French city of Bayonne, and run by a dude called Iban. Admittedly he breathes quite a bit of Seventies retro motorsports and, being the purist that he is, the original chassis has been barely altered. The motor gets some large K&N filters and a set of peashooters to handle the four-into-two pipes. Continue reading →
Remember the show about a police officer and former amateur dirt-bike racer named Jesse Mach (Rex Smith) who is secretly chosen to test a top-secret project – an all-terrain attack motorcycle capable of speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour?
Street Hawk is an American television series that aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985. The series is a Limekiln and Templar Production in association with Universal Television. Its central characters were created by Paul M. Belous and Robert “Bob” Wolterstorff, and its core format was developed by Bruce Lansbury, who had initially commissioned the program’s creation. Continue reading →
The X650 Storm is the newest conversion kit for the 650 Yamaha, based on Craig Vetter’s X75 Triumph Hurricane from 1972. You have to admit the Hurricane is now an iconic motorcycle. Vetter did a sterling job in creating what was in 1972, a breakthrough design. The Storm converts the look of 1977 to 1981 650 Specials and 650 Standards from 1974 to 1979. Continue reading →