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The Entertainment Capital of the world is about to host a long-anticipated vintage motorcycle auction from January 25-29 – and judging by the lineup, it’s no wonder NewspressUSA calls it the ‘World’s Largest Vintage Motorcycle Auction.’ We’re told that a stunning 1,750 bikes will be present at the Mecum Auctions, each repaired “to an extremely …

A crated Honda RC213V-S has just blasted past the record for ‘most expensive Japanese motorcycle to be auctioned off’ – and the supersport barely has a mile on the clock.  The report from MCN states that the bike – first debuted in 2015 and typically costing £140,000 new – had 63 bids placed on the …

For 22 years, the National Packard Museum has hosted their Annual Vintage Motorcycle Exhibition – and with 2022 on the horizon, they’ve just released that the brand to be featured is none other than Buel, via a beautiful 1987 RR1000.  The Business Journal Daily tells us that the bike is currently on loan from New …

A gent by the name of Peter Nettesheim has what CNET calls “the world’s greatest private BMW motorcycle collection” – and considering even his garden is decorated with the things, we figured we’d take a peek and see what was inside.  (We will curate a ‘spotlight’ of a handful of the bikes…just to keep you …

Holy Motorcycles, Batman – It’s Built Around an Original Catalina 250! The dawn is coming – and by all accounts, it’s coming in the form of a replica Batcycle about to go up for auction.  Our report for today’s bit of gossip comes from TopSpeed, along with the news that the Mecum auction house will …

Recovered and Rebuilt for the Masses Triumph’s very first prototype has just been discovered, and it’s not often you find something this special in such mint condition.  The first prototype  from Triumph was, according to an article from Motoroids, “Long-rumored to exist and referenced within advertising and reviews that appeared in 1901…this first Triumph prototype …

As my fellow motorcyclists up north start winterizing their motorcycles for storage, here in Southern California, it’s a chilly 64°F (18°C for you metric folks). It’s gotten so cold, I had to close my vents on my REV’IT! Offtrack jacket! Jokes aside, I’m super excited that this year’s IMS decided to hold the event outdoors. …

You Can’t Go Wrong With Custom ‘The world’s smallest motorcycle manufacturer’ is experiencing a boom in pre-orders – and with the first Halcyon 450 fresh off the assembly line, riders now have an extra bike to trick out. “We’ve experienced lots of growth over the last several years,” chuckles General Manager Grant Longenbaugh from Janus Motorcycles.  …

It’s a Tuesday.  You’ve got a handful of items in your quota for the week, and you’re about to start the day in the usual routinely fashion.  Before tackling the list, you tread over to your computer (it’s old, but it gets the job done), sit, take a sip from your morning mug of coffee …

When it comes to late-night stories around the campfire, the best narrators are typically the ones with the most experience.  And after spending time in the U.S. Airforce in the 1960s, a man by the name of Edward Gleason has a fun tale to tell of his time in Tennessee as a young military technician. …

I don’t know about you, but there’s something so delicious about old-world motors. And when it comes to quality made at mass-production rates, BSA had the cat in the proverbial bag. Now, after nearly 50 years of waiting, they are ready to break the silence – and it’s going to be a big bang, from …

It’s not every day that you see a blast from the past in such impressive shape as this one. Built by British manufacturer A.J. Stevens & co. of Wolverhampton, the 1913 AJS was one of five machines from AJS to be raced in the 1914 Junior TT – and is considered the only model to …

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OSI “CoolGuard” Motorcycle Gloves We must get at least a dozen emails each week from factories in Pakistan, India and other points around the globe with interesting offers of motorcycle gloves, jackets and other apparel. Since we don’t sell any products through webBikeWorld, the offers end up in the email trash bin, but not without some …