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Distinguished Gentlemen, start your engines

This photo of actor Jon Hamm playing Don Draper in the TV series, Mad Men, inspired Sydney rider Mark Hawwa to start the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride. It’s a photo that has started thousands of distinguished gentlemen’s engines in the event which is dapper affair where riders wear their finest tweed and ride to help fund the Prostate Cancer …

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Moto Guzzi V7 Special Cafe kit

Here’s something a little bit special for Christmas. The limited edition Moto Guzzi V7 Special Cafe kit consists of an Agostini upswept dual slip‐on exhaust, cafe style solo seat and lowered clip-on handle bars. It’s valued at more than $2900, but it is free if you buy one of the leftover 2012 model V7 Specials …

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Videos capture motorcycle stories

Motorbikes are more than just a collection of nuts, bolts, chains, oil, sprockets, metal and rubber. They also have a metaphysical connection with the soul of the rider. Amateur videographer and motorcycle fan Cam Elkins captures that connection through the lens of his camera. You can see the results in his lovingly produced video vignettes …

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Yamaha Bolt cafe racer

Yamaha Bolt cafe racer

Yamaha was the “star” of the motorcycle section of the annual Tokyo Motor Show with five electric models, a new 250cc racer and a delicious custom cafe racer version of its Bolt cruiser. Tokyo is one of the few motor world shows where motorcycles muscle in among the cars. While most of the Japanese manufacturers …

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Rare Harleys up for auction

A collection of nine classic Harleys and two other rare bikes is up for auction on July 21 with no reserve. The Shannons Sydney Custom & Collectable Auction of more than 40 motorcycles includes a collection of nine Harleys built up over 40 years by a Sydney enthusiast who travelled to museums around the world. His …

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Will BMW make a scrambler?

Is BMW paying attention to the growing craze of customising old Boxer-engined Beemers into scranblers, cafe racers and street trackers? Perhaps they are, judging by their recent Concept 90 bike which is a homage to their 90th year of production and 40 years since the R 90 S. This weekend, BMW customiser Wunderlich will show …

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