Vanguard Moto Guzzi V8

Vanguard Moto Guzzi V8

The original Moto Guzzi V8, otherwise known as “the Otto”, was developed in the mid-1950s by Dr Giulio Cesare Carcano for the Moto Guzzi Grand Prix racing team. As the name implies, it was powered by a staggeringly advanced V8 engine with a capacity of just 500cc. This engine had twin cams, an individual carburettor…

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Belstaff Streamliner 400 Wax Jacket

Belstaff Streamliner 400 Limited Edition Wax Jacket

The Belstaff Streamliner 400 was developed to commemorate Guy Martin and Triumph working together to set a new world motorcycle speed record of 400 mph in Bonneville, Utah. Each Streamliner 400 jacket is made from 8oz waxed cotton with a waterproof membrane and sealed seams. It has a cotton tartan lining, courduroy lined collar and…

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The Helmet Art Of Hello Cousteau

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This collection of helmet art is the work of Nuno Henriques and his boutique brand Hello Cousteau. Nuno is an accomplished interior designer and avid motorcyclist who discovered that he couldn’t find a helmet design that he really liked – everything was either way too modern and garish, or too retro. Nuno began applying his own…

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Chopper Pilot: Learning To Fly A Helicopter

Chopper Pilot Film

This Vietnam War era educational film was produced by the Army Pictorial Center in the 1960s, likely due to the need to train a significant number of new helicopter pilots as a result of the escalating South East Asian war. The film includes both pre-flight and flight training by the warrant officer candidate program at…

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1914 Flying Merkel

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The Flying Merkel is a motorcycle remembered today as one of the most important engineering achievements of the formative years of motorcycle development. Designed by Joseph “Joe” Merkel, the bike that bore his name included a number of innovations including an early precursor of telescopic forks, a monoshock rear end, cam-driven valves, a throttle-linked oil…

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Top 7 Armored Motorcycle Vests

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Armored motorcycle vests are becoming more and more popular with riders looking for a little additional safety and peace of mind. Most modern armored vests are made to CE-approved safety standards, using advanced impact absorbing layers with a harder outer layer to resist penetration and deformation. They’re typically strapped to the rider’s torso using thick…

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1972 Lamborghini Jarama GT

Lamborghini Jarama

The Lamborghini Jarama is possibly the least well-known of all the models produced by the Italian marque since it started automobile production in 1964. This is most likely because it was overshadowed by the Miura, then by the Countach – the Jarama was a far less boldly styled motor car, with the engine in the…

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Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket

Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket

The Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket is a new addition to the RSD line, in their Black Ops Division. It’s a modern interpretation of the iconic American motorcycle jacket – it has an offset front zipper, quilted accents on the shoulders and lower back, and a riding fit with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, a dropped…

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1981 BMW M1

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The BMW M1 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in the mid-to-late 1970s, taking no small amount of influence from the 1972 BMW Turbo concept car designed by Paul Bracq – also a mid-engined sports car with ground-breaking, futuristic design for the era. Up until 1978, BMW had never built a mid-engined production car. And after…

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Super Veloce V10 Espresso Maker

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Super Veloce is a company dedicated to espresso makers that appeal to people who are obsessive about engineering, coffee, and engines. Each espresso machine is made from anticorodal (6082 & 6061/T6) alloy and stainless steel (316 Ti & 304), which is anodised for corrosion resistance. The base is high pressure thermoset carbon fibre (2×2 twill)…

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