June 28, 2017
Home / Featured Columns (page 10)

Featured Columns

Bike-urious

Bike-urious is a curious site, derived from reader contributions and internet-wide searches by the sites’ administrators.  Shown are an incredibly diverse collection of bikes that are for sale.  In addition to providing info on the actual sale listing (eBay, etc.) the site provides a substantial amount on background information on the …

Read More »

Product Review: VikingCycle “Spear” Jacket

We’ve all heard of “sticker shock.” That’s where something costs so much that the heart nearly stops beating upon discovery of the price, such as $495 for a single round of golf at Pebble Beach, cart not included. Less common but equally startling is “reverse sticker shock” where something costs …

Read More »

The Problem With Mopeds

It seems more people use motorcycles and scooters in an effort to reduce personal transportation costs when gas prices rise. Some smaller-engine motorcycles and scooters can get 60-70 mpg or better. The under-50cc mopeds can reach or exceed an impressive 100 mpg. Mopeds are also gaining in popularity, but I’m …

Read More »

Classic Velocity

Classic Velocity is a really fun collection of information related to all things with two wheels or four.  The blog is

Read More »

Vectrix Assets To Be Auctioned Off

An auction date of June 18 has been set for the assets of electric scooter maker Vectrix, the New Bedford, MA-based company that launched in 2006 but which ceased operating in January and filed for bankruptcy on

Read More »

Neil Peart

By now, many riders are aware that Neil Peart, drummer for the rock band Rush, is an avid motorcyclist. Peart took to two wheels as

Read More »

Hamlin Cycles Now Open In Bethel

The showroom is filled not with new Triumph models, but with the scent of fresh carpeting. The floor of the service department glistens from the newly-applied sealant that still hasn’t cured in one area. A sign on the exterior of Hamlin Cycles in Bethel, CT has a Union Jack as …

Read More »

Kickstands, Props At New England Air Museum

Motorcycle shows are always fun, but the New England Air Museum‘s inaugural indoor event today in Windsor Locks, CT was best summed up by Rick Price of Chester, CT. “It’s such a cool place to have it. There’s certainly a lot of shiny aluminum around,” said Price, who brought his …

Read More »

Britten’s History Short But Memorable

It stands upright on a podium, secured from beneath by thin cables and bookended to the front and rear by two other uncommon motorcycles that are posed on platforms that are appropriately lower. Spotlights in the ceiling make its bright blue and pink paint sparkle. The race-bike rarity is so …

Read More »

A Forum Worth Checking

By Bob Rosen Known to many, the Adventure Rider forums should be known to all.  Perhaps one of the very best all-round resources on the web. The depth and breadth of information on ADVrider is nothing short of astonishing.  Many a cold winter’s day has been whiled away reading the …

Read More »

Bike EXIF

By Bob Rosen Bike EXIF – This blog by Chris Hunter features some of the most creative custom bikes you’ll ever come across.  The blog is updated on a regular basis and never fails to provide thought provoking (and even controversial) examples of bike builders’ creativity from around the world. Most often …

Read More »

A Motorcycle Really Needs To Feel Right…

A neighbor recently thinned her bookshelves and deposited a plastic bag filled with paperbacks on my doorstep. Included in the discards that she thought I might enjoy was Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  In reading it, having missed its gentle wisdom when it was …

Read More »

The World’s Oldest Profession – Sales

  Even before un-virtuous ladies of the night could offer up their services something had to take place to generate interest and awareness for their “business.” They found themselves needing to sell their attributes to potential clients.  Attracting interested parties, emphasizing the superiority of their offering

Read More »