Oh, the smiles on our our faces when we see a Norton Commando 850. Despite the recent popularity of vintage motorcycles here in Brooklyn, one manufacturer you don’t often see is Norton. A classic in every respect, these bikes drip vintage cool, and offer a rare version of the vintage British bike… » Read more..
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Earlier this month we posted about a potential new vintage motorcycle program being shopped, hosted by British bike restorer Matt Smith. Mr. Smith also runs the vintage bike site Smoke and Throttle, where he posted an overview of the recent International Motorcycle Show here in NYC. One of the highlights mentioned in his recap, was the booth and bikes by our very own NYC VinMoto… » Read more..
Came across this trailer over at The Selvedge Yard, which might bring hope to all those who have been disappointed with the lack of exposure of Vintage Motorcycles on the small screen. The Show, titled Retro Moto, would be about all things Vintage Moto, and is being pitched (no details about where and to whom it was being shopped) based on this trailer. While we understand it’s easier to make a short clip look great, this show seems to have potential… » Read more..
A few months ago we posted a story about Norton Motorcycle expert and vintage racer, Kenny Cummings. He had been showcased on the Cafe Racer TV show, and it got us interested in the work he was doing here in the NYC area. Known for his wrenching and racing abilities on vintage Norton’s, we check back now and again to see what he’s been up to. Turns out he, along with project director Dan Rose, decided to put together a vintage racer, based on the legendary Colin Seeley Norton style of build. It looks to us like they have built the most incredible looking, and performing vintage bike we have stumbled across yet… » Read more..