Ducati Pantah

The Pantah: a collection of firsts for Ducati

Let’s continue with the Pantah tribute texts. This motorcycle and its creators deserve more recognition than they seem to have. I own a “Motorcycles” book, which glances through the decades of motorcycles development. There are multiple Ducati’s or Cagiva’s described, but Pantah is so overlooked! I … Read More ›

BMW R90S history

BMW R90S history

Every interesting BMW model is described in source material with a quote: “Producer introduced this motorcycle to stop being labelled as boring”. It seems like an impossible task. For decades trying to break the stereotype, that just doesn’t let go. I don’t think they are … Read More ›

Triumph Thruxton R

Contemporary Cafe Racer… Part 2

Last week I wrote about a fashion for Cafe Racer among builders and customizers. And this fashion’s quite obvious problems. I’m all about custom bikes and what they represent, but I’m also trying to be respectful to the origins and the real soul of this … Read More ›