Category Archives: motorcycles

video of the day. Sidecars and Snow

Steeped in pre-war 1930s Russia, the origins of Ural Motorcycles is centered around them having sidecars and built with utilitarian, military-strength toughness!  These days,  the company still exists and has an enthusiastic following.  This great video by Gear Patrol captures the essence of being into a specific make/type of machine, and driving it with pleasure.  In this case, it is driving a Russian-built (built in Siberia) motorcycle through the mountains of Washington!  It also really makes me miss the winter…

src: gearPatrol

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brochure of the day. Bonneville.

the original brochure for the Triumph Bonneville from 1959.  Badass.

link with waaaay too much information for a motorcycle novice such as myself! ha!

http://1959triumphbonneville.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-quest-to-prove-or-disprove-existence.html

 

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Deus SR542.

I’ve mentioned this before—but I have a secret desire to get into motorcycles—–however at this time I am supressing it because I know I will get too into them just like I am into cars.  Sometimes though, I see a motorcycle too cool not to post about.  This is one of them—–if anything, for the beauty in the details.

produced by Deus Customs, you can check out the rest of the photos on their flickr page

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new obsession. Moto Guzzi?

I am not really a fan of motorcycles nor do i really know how to ride a motorcycle.  I vaguely know how to ride a scooter, and i can ride a bicycle…..but bicycles are boring, and scooters have no balls.  Although there have been may instances where I have wanted to just buy a cheap scooter and explore the city.

A few days ago I spotted a motorcycle which really got my blood running.  It was a black Moto Guzzi 850 with green and white stripes on the side of the bike.  I rarely look at the motorcycle and think “WOW!” but when i saw this one, I definitely felt like that.  It made me wanna learn how to ride a motorbike, and it made me wanna have one.

I have no knowledge of motorcycles or of Moto Guzzi motorcycles….but i’m just learning a little bit about em at the moment.   This one isn’t exactly like the one i saw, because the one i saw had green stripes, but i believe it is the same model with a different paint finish.

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