Clean lines, iconic colors, minimalist combinations: simplicity and elegance mark the early versions that led to the retirement of single-color graphics. The bold contours on the chin piece and the contrasting lower plate give it an even thinner appearance.
This robust rucksack is custom engineered to swallow everything you need for multi-day and overnight moto adventures. Features include a built-in tool pouch, padded backrest, integral mounting/cinch straps and a padded shoulder strap for speedy ingress/egress away from your bike.
We invested many hours of R&D on this EXFIL unit; we wanted our first backpack to be the last one you ever need. One main and two secondary compartments hold 48 12-ounce beverage cans—that's two cases of cold beer to get the party started if that's your mission. The lower secondary zipper compartment has a PVC-treated tool caddy and an internal zipper pouch to hold wrenches and small gear securely. The top secondary compartment houses an internal zipper pouch, and all three compartments have hi-vis orange nylon lining to make spotting contents easy. The padded shoulder straps feature an adjustable sternum strap to stabilize heavy loads. Cinch straps around EXFIL-48's perimeter do two things: compress loads for greater stability, and fasten the bag to your sissy bar when it's time to hit the highway.
Is it a moccasin? Is it a hi-top? Literally no one knows. The full-grain leather chassis features a hidden ghillie lacing system for a secure fit with minimal fuss and D3O® inserts in the ankle. Internally, the TRUANT 2 features an engineered lasting board to provide the structure necessary in a motorcycle boot while still allowing off-bike comfort.
Mother Nature has met her match with this low profile glove engineered to keep you going fast in cold, wet weather. Laminated insulated shell with waterproof breathable insert blocks out the water and keeps they dry while maintaining exceptional dexterity and control of your bike.
Single-layer PU palm for weather protection
Lightly insulated soft-shell top hand ensures protection against colder temps
Waterproof-breathable insert secured to outer layer for optimal gripping
Silicone printed palm graphic increases grip in wet conditions
Reflective graphic on top of hand offer a clean look with improved visibility
Embossed graphics for some added texture
Extended waterproof neoprene pull-on cuff for more coverage
Conductive index finger & thumb keeps you connected with your digital device
From strange days and stranger nights in Death Valley and thrashing threads in the Pyrenees to speed painting in the UK and scraping belly pans in Russia, Issue 040 of Iron & Air satiates the travel bug by taking you around the globe and back again.
We visit Austria to see how 3-D printing is weaving into custom builds and fight inner demons on the racetrack in the Pacific Northwest. Caution is thrown out the porthole while escaping to Iceland, we discover a lost Czechoslovakian racer, and set 20,000 horses loose on the streets of NYC.
114 pages of custom motorcycles, adventure, craft, travel, fuel-culture, and storytelling that you won’t get anywhere else, all served up in a collectible, archive-quality format.
A global lockdown couldn't stop Sideburn from amassing a tantalising all you can eat buffet of the freshest flat track stories from around the world. Tuck into:
Johnny Lewis describing Royal Enfield's entry into American Flat Track Jeffrey Carver's giant-killing Wood Rotax And the £58,000 Brough Superior hooligan racer PLUS The rookIe who thought the ideal beginner's bike was a 'brand new' Bultaco Astro AND A reappraisal of road racing 'drama' Silver Dream Machine AND Input from Chris Carr, Brandon Robinson, Cory Texter, Death Spray Custom, Lenny Schuurmans and Cheetah
COVER: Champion Yamaha MX250
BIKES: Champion Yamaha MX250; Wood Rotax monoshock; Royal Enfield Harris FT Concept 650 Twin; 1993 Harley Sportster hooligan; 2019 Brough Superior hooligan; Bultaco Astro: Honda 650 sand racer
PEOPLE: Nichole Mees; Chris Carr; Jeffrey Carver; Bill McDonnell; Brad Hurst; Johnny Lewis; Jacopo Monti; Brandon Robinson; Andre Agassi
INTERVIEW: Nichole Mees
TECHNIQUE: Sprockets, teeth and ratios with Cory Texter
Framers, framers, framers. Framers rule. Not sure what one is? It's a flat track race bike with a specially built chassis made just for turning left and going fast. Not a road bike frame. Not a motocross frame. The purest distillation of flat track and Sideburn 42 is absolutely crammed with them. We have:
Greenfield George's super-lightweight Survivor KTM 250 cover bike + Leftie's Sudo Cycles Co-Built Rotax + Scott Brelsford's Champion Kawasaki H2R 750 + Russia's only Trackmaster Triumph T120R
Bumper's Garage is a motor culture origin story about the relationships that are formed around people's hobbies, and how knowledge and experience is passed from one generation of enthusiasts to the next. In Bumper's Garage, readers will learn the value of working with their hands, and the reward of a job well done.
Author -- Geoff Holladay is a lifelong gearhead and farmer from the High Plains of Texas where he lives with his wife and two kids. He enjoys curvy winding roads when he can find them, and nice long pulls between gear changes.