Marlon Brando in The Wild One (left) and the Draggin Selvedge jeans

Brando style in Draggin Selvedge jeans

Protection and a little bit of Marlon Brando style have merged in the latest offering from Australian motorcycle apparel company Draggin. The Selvedge jeans are similar to the worn-look jeans Marlon Brando wore in the famed 1953 movie The Wild One. Before the 1950s, denim was made on a shuttle loom which produced a tightly …

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Marlon Brando Harley-Davidson

Marlon Brando Harley sells for $.25m

UPDATED: A 1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide belonging to the late Marlon Brando has been sold at auction for $US256,000, making it one of the top 50 most expensive motorcycles sold at auction. It’s a massive amount, but well short of its estimate of $400,000. The Hollywood star owned several motorcycles and rode a Triumph Thunderbird in …

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Hollister Motorcycle Rally

Motorcycle rally reclaims ‘birthplace’

The small Californian town of Hollister is welcoming bikers back this weekend for their annual motorcycle rally. Hollister is famous as the scene of the 1947 July 4 holiday riots where bikers from the outlaw Boozefighters gang were alleged to have scared the boots off the local citizenry. It caused a national outcry and towns …

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New Matchless sketches

Matchless is back on drawing board

Matchless is literally back on the drawing board with these sketches being registered in European patents offices by owner Franco Malenotti. The Italian has revitalized the Belstaff motorcycle clothing brand and now appears to be about to do the same with one of Britain’s oldest motorcycle marques. These sketches, obtained by online motor magazine Autoevolution, …

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Bikers born to be mild

Have bikers gone soft and has the world gone soft on bikers? Rather than the tough image of born-be-wild bikers roaring through the countryside like Vikings on a bender, many bikers today are a born-to-be-mild gentrified bunch of professionals and self-made business people spreading joy and cash around  provincial communities. And rather than shuttering up …

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Girl Meets Bike motorcycle movie

  It’s about time a decent motorcycle movie was made – and Girl Meets Bike could be that movie. The independent American motorcycle movie about a woman who buys a 1991 Moto Guzzi 1000s with her wedding dress money is struggling to find distributors and is likely to go straight to video. From the trailer, it …

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