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1. Are Motorcycles Over
From the New York Times, Nov. 6, 2011, by poet (and motorcyclist) Frederick Seide...
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2. Biker's rights - The Vintagent
Nearly 15,000 motorcyclists in Paris swarmed on June 18th to demonstrate against repressive 'safety' laws targeting our favorite mode of transport. The French Federation of Motorcyclists, combined with Moto Magazine, made the call, and the response was enormous.
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3. Cannonball Endurance Rally
Official Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Rally photographer Michael Lichter has sorted through the thousands of photos he snapped while riding (backwards!) across the USA, and they really capture the nature of the Ride
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4. Favorite 5
I was recently asked by the Southsiders M.C. to contribute to their novel website project, a series of 'Favorite 5' motorcycles of collectors, enthusiasts, and builders. One might think it difficult to determine such a short list from the endless stream of fantastic motorcycles through history...
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5. Freddie Fretwell and his Harley Riding Monkey
'Riding Vintage article on Freddie Fretwell, motorcycle racer and monkey enthusiast.'
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6. Johnny Highwaycone, Pioneer of the American Transportation System
Each spring, the new baby cones start to sprout, eagerly awaiting the day when they will grow up to be big cones and can do their part to improve traffic safety.
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7. Longchamp - Motorcycles in Fashion
...featuring French model Audrey Marnay on a beautiful Norton Commando with Dunstall double front disc brakes and a long-range Gus Kuhn petrol tank.
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8. Mortons Archive Services - Motorcycle & Steam Heritage Archive
The UK's Largest Motorcycle and Vehicle/Traction.Steam Railway archive with millions of professional photographs, road tests, rider profiles, engine and track information, glass plate images, service sheets and so much more.
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9. Motorcycle Models by Eugene Ziegler
... using technical drawings to create accurate 1:4.5 scale models, entirely from scratch. They are prominently housed in the Deutsches Zweirad Museum (Neckarsulm); the large glass case is the first display one sees on entering the museum.
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10. Pioneers of American Motorcycle Racing
Chapter 1 - The beginning of the motorized age, the bicycle precursors. Chapter 2 - Boardtrack racing; the roots of the Indian Motorcycle Company. Chapter 3 - The first superstar: Jake DeRosier. Chapter 4 - Tragedy strikes. Chapter 5 - Jack Prince; Excelsior's 100 mph Record. more...
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11. Rocket-powered Motorcycles
Arvil Porter built several Rocket Bike dragsters around 1975, which reached speeds of 200mph in the 1/4 mile. Some interesting problems arose, not so much during construction of these specials...
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12. Selling Speed - Motorcycles in Advertising
The first motorcycle race started when the second motorcycle was built. And the first motorcycle advertisement was placed immediately post-finish, crowing the winner's superiority...
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13. The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Truck
Harley-Davidson was eager to increase it's foothold in the commercial vehicle market, so in 1913 they announced that they would be producing a new model called the "Motorcycle Truck".
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14. The Restoration Game
The Restoration Game By C.H. de Whalley Published in the New Scientist April 22, 1963.
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15. Vintage Snow Machines
Riding Vintage article on vintage motorcycles that were adapted to be snow machines. With a little bit of imagination and ingenuity, you can convert it into a snow machine! I've found a number of interesting examples of motorcycles converted into snow machines from the early 1900's.
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