Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course recently hosted the American Motorcyclist Association vintage meeting on July 22-24. The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the site of North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet and dozens of road and off-road class racing.
If you live in Europe and you’re a Triumph fanatic, the biggest event on the calendar is the giant Tridays festival. Every June, it draws hundreds of motorcyclists to the picturesque village of Neukirchen in Austria.
Italian Moto Guzzi guru Filippo Barbacane has just finished a new custom, ‘Black Jack’. Simple and understated in silver and black, it’s based on the 1000 SP—a somewhat ungainly tourer built between 1977 and 1985.
I come across this old Ducati Monster at the Muraglione Pass in Tuscany (near Firenze), last Saturday. The owner was completely in black: black leather and black helmet... The effect was gorgeus. The sound was exciting and the bike... Well: just have a look. Needless to say: entirely hand made.