“I swear I’ve never tried hard to make it look like art,” claims custom bike builder Shinya Kimura. Yet, that’s exactly what he ends up producing. I would make the case that his bikes are metaphysical statements about the relationship … Continued
I’m not a cruiser-hater. I had a Springer Softail, and it was magnificent. I felt like a bastard son of Zeus on that bike, like Henry V on Crispin’s Day. It was truly a gorgeous machine – it looked like … Continued
Carter Edman visits the Cleveland round of the International Motorcycle Show armed with a flask of whiskey and a rudimentary knowledge of David Bowie lyrics. It’s the latest edition of Moto Sapiens. — Ed.
Welcome. We are Moto sapiens. A creature separate and entire, midway between the worm and the angel. We make sacrifices to the Gods of Speed. We venerate a pantheon of elders, which includes Cannonball Baker, Burt Munro, T. E. Lawrence, … Continued
Each year between October and November, the EICMA motorcycle show takes place in Milan, Italy. It is the literal start and end date of the industry calendar. Other trade shows exist, and in earlier times when EICMA was only held … Continued
An Australian guy, named Anthony, tests positive in a random drug test. That sounds like the beginning of an old joke, where the punch-line is ‘Anthony Gobert.’ But Ant West’s retroactive disqualification from the French Moto2 event (where the sample … Continued
Oh how bubbles burst. We North Americans are used to the popping sound that accompanies the sudden destruction of a previously cherished truth. We understand the consequences of calling bullshit when we see it, like Bostonians did in 1776 when … Continued