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2017 July

21

Jul

An Original 1949 Indian Papoose

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The Indian Papoose is a small folding motorcycle based on the Welbike, which had been developed during WWII for use by commandos who were parachuting behind enemy lines and needed a way to quickly get around.

The original Welbike was designed at Station IX, or the “Inter Services Research Bureau” in Welwyn, England. This was essentially an early equivalent to “Q Branch” from the James Bond novels penned by Ian Fleming.

The folding motorcycle had to be simple to build, easy to assemble and ride, and most importantly it had to fit inside a CLE Canister (Central Landing Establishment) so it could be parachute dropped from aircraft accompanying soldiers who were being deployed.

Source: silodrome.com

What an interesting #Indian #Motorcycle! 

20

Jul

Suter North America Formed, To Bring Two-Stroke Hotness

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If you are a fan of two-stroke motorcycles, then the Suter MMX 500 surely ranks highly on your list of bikes to have in your dream garage.
And now for American motorcycle enthusiasts, owning a Suter MMX 500 just got easier, as the Arch Motorcycle Company has been named the exclusive importer for Suter’s motorcycle business

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2 stroke power! #Motorcycle #Cannonballism 

19

Jul

BMW Motorrad x Heiwa: Custom R nineT Scrambler

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BMW has an illustrious history of working with Japanese customizers. Witness the extraordinary R nineT Custom Project of three years ago, with Shiro Nakajima, Brat Style, Hidemo and Cherry’s Company. And then the wild K 1600 GTLs built by Ken’s Factory and Hot Dock.

In September 2016, BMW decided it was time to give Heiwa a crack of the whip. It’s the shop owned by Kengo Kimura, in Hiroshima on the island of Honshū, a five-hour ride west of Tokyo.

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Thoughts? #BMW #Motorrad 

18

Jul

2018 Indian Scout Bobber | First Look Review

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Four years ago, at the 2013 Sturgis Rally, the reborn Indian Motorcycle made its debut with three all-new Chief models powered by the air-cooled, Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin. Given that the reset button had been pressed when Indian was purchased by Polaris Industries in 2011, it was nothing short of impressive that three models based on a clean-sheet platform were—in just over two years—not only production-ready but also beautiful, functional and competitive.

Source: ridermagazine.com

Interesting new bobber! #IndianScout #FirstLook

11

Jul

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge – The Videogame!

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A little while back we mentioned the new and upcoming Ducati Anniversary video game that’s coming out soon – and unsurprisingly, many of you weren’t particularly impressed. So how about this instead? Based on the iconic Isle of Man TT circuit, which plays host to (easily) the greatest motorsports event on the planet, we’ve finally got confirmation that the TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge video game is set to be coming out sometime next year (2017). Sadly, there’s no footage yet – we’ve found some Youtube videos that other sources have insisted were development footage from the game…but that’s definitely not the case.

Source: gearheads.org

Finally a new #IsleOfManTT Video Game!