A lot has happened since 2011, when Falcon Motorcycles debuted its Vincent-based custom, the “Black,” at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering. In my CW print story “Back to Black,” I pondered the tidal wave of time and effort required to build that exquisitely intricate Vincent special, and also whether Falcon’s business model was sustainable. The answer [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Falcon Motorcycles “White” Preview What’s next from Ian Barry? The Velocette project and further reinvention, no doubt.
Photographer : Travis Shinn, Mark Hoyer
Retrograde: Triumph Thruxton vs. Moto Guzzi V7 Racer When it comes to motorcycles, 2012 is a fine vintage.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Personally, I think the numberplates may be a step too far in the quest for retro-racer chic, a little too “Ducas of Hazzard,” but it’s hard to find issue with much else on the Guzzi V7 Racer: red frame and hubs, drilled and brushed aluminum trim, suede seat and leather tank strap, shiny spokes, adjustable [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
Modern Triumph Bonneville and Thruxton parallel-Twins are cooled by both air and oil. As such, they are fitted at the factory with a supplemental oil radiator of, ahem, questionable appearance. Here’s a more-attractive, less-complex and an even-better-functioning option: the In-Frame Oil Cooler ($849; $749 with core exchange). Oil circulates through a replacement 4130-chromoly subframe, which, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Enhance the apex experience on your late-model Harley-Davidson Dyna, XR1200, Sportster or Triumph Thruxton with a set of Progressive’s 970 Series shocks ($999.99). These piggyback-style dampers use a gas-charged monotube design with progressive springing and deflective disc valving that routes fluid through separate circuits for a premium-quality ride. Manufactured in the U.S., the 970s are externally adjustable [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)