Vintage bikes – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:08:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage bikes – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 Championship-winning Thömus Bicycles of Switzerland now available in North America https://vintagetype.com/championship-winning-thomus-bicycles-of-switzerland-now-available-in-north-america/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:23:11 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/championship-winning-thomus-bicycles-of-switzerland-now-available-in-north-america/ Largest performance bike maker enters US market with new retail concept store Santa Monica, California – November 10, 2022 – Swiss bicycle manufacturer, Thömus SA, the maker of championship-winning racing bikes as well as innovative designs of all types of bikes, is expanding beyond Switzerland with the opening of a new boutique, factory and workshop: […]]]>

Largest performance bike maker enters US market with new retail concept store

Santa Monica, California – November 10, 2022 – Swiss bicycle manufacturer, Thömus SA, the maker of championship-winning racing bikes as well as innovative designs of all types of bikes, is expanding beyond Switzerland with the opening of a new boutique, factory and workshop: Thömus USA, on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California. Thömus bikes are the official equipment of the professional mountain bike racing team Thömus-Maxon, whose riders have won several world championships, Swiss and European Union national titles and Olympic medals. Thömus USA is the first store outside of Switzerland to sell Thömus brand bicycles, as well as a curated collection of parts, accessories and apparel. Each bike is hand-built and on-site, to customer specifications, in the Santa Monica workshop, which also offers full bike services for newer bikes from other brands. The store opening was announced today by Bernardo Gonzalez, founder of Ciclique, the retail operator.

Founded in 1991, Thömus SA has achieved remarkable success for a relatively small bicycle company. While the world-class bicycle manufacturer is immensely popular in its home country, Thömus is recognized as an industry innovator, having developed the first road bike with integrated wiring and launched the Lightrider e-Ultimate, the mountain bike lightest electric double suspension in the world. bicycle, for example. The Thomus-Maxon racing team includes decorated world-level champions Matthias Flükinger, Alessandra Keller, Monique Halter and Vital Albin, among many others.

“Observing the bike industry for some time, we knew the enormous reputation of the Thömus brand. When I tried their bikes in Switzerland and saw the process of adapting each bike to the needs of the customer, I saw a tremendous opportunity for this business model in the United States,” Gonzalez said. “On top of that, we found an amazing retail location on Montana Avenue, right at the base of the Santa Monica in California where these bikes can really show off their capabilities.We couldn’t be more excited to serve the local community with the best bikes and service available anywhere.

Thömus USA serves the American cycling community with a hand-picked selection of the best Thömus bike models, including the team’s Lightrider World Cup mountain bike; the Sliker Pro Ultimate road bike; the Sliker X gravel/cross bike; the Sliker E1 electric mountain bike; Oberrider enduro/trail MTB; and the company’s bestseller in Switzerland, the Lightrider E2 electric mountain bike. All models are available for full test drives as well as for rental.

The Thömus USA retail location consists of two co-located spaces in the same building. The retail store, at 1314 Montana Avenue, is a boutique-style showroom showcasing all six bicycle models sold in the United States, designed for pavement, off-road areas and everywhere in between. Thömus USA’s retail team helps customers choose their model and the components best suited to their application and budget. Once selected, the technical team will build the bike on site according to the customer’s needs. The workshop offers a full service for all brands of bikes (from recent vintage), as well as the construction of customer bikes from bare frames and parts selected by the customers.

About Thömus France

Thömus USA is a retailer and manufacturer of world-class road, mountain and gravel bikes designed by Thömus SA of Switzerland. The company was founded in 2021 and operates a flagship store on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California. Learn more at thomas.com

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How an e-bike can revolutionize your surfing experience, with Chippa Wilson https://vintagetype.com/how-an-e-bike-can-revolutionize-your-surfing-experience-with-chippa-wilson/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 06:02:01 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/how-an-e-bike-can-revolutionize-your-surfing-experience-with-chippa-wilson/ “E-bikes are for the Karens!” Now, just wait a second. Chances are you, like me, have already thought – “E-bikes, there’s so much to love – eco-friendly, cost-effective, probably quite fun, fresh air, surfboard support, etc. – but I’m not going to spend a few thousand dollars to look like a jerk. Well, Chippa Wilson […]]]>

“E-bikes are for the Karens!”

Now, just wait a second.

Chances are you, like me, have already thought – “E-bikes, there’s so much to love – eco-friendly, cost-effective, probably quite fun, fresh air, surfboard support, etc. – but I’m not going to spend a few thousand dollars to look like a jerk.

Well, Chippa Wilson (a man who owns a fleet of vintage Harley choppers), just splashed the cash on an e-bike company called PEDAL Electric that makes bikes specifically designed to enhance your surfing existence. With the added benefit, clearly, of treading lightly on mother earth when gas prices are sky high and natural disasters are increasingly a part of life.

Chippa is no fool, and PEDAL Electric launches in Australia today. Since Chippa is a longtime friend of the Stab institution and has done a lot of solid things for us over the years, we thought it was fitting to spotlight his latest “taker”. So call him on WhatsApp to hear his curious little electric bike theory.

Chippa’s first spike to produce on home soil.

“They are quite fast, they go up to 50/60 km/h. It’s just unassisted power, no pedaling,” says Chippa excitedly from Tasmania, where he’s halfway packing his house before traveling 5,000km north to Exmouth in Washington State.

The story goes that Chippa, like many of us, had long been curious if a pedal assist could improve his surfing experience. Particularly the stealth element that comes in when you’re not burning oil.

60km/h but still technically a “bike”, the possibilities are endless.

“I always dreamed of having a bike that I could put in the back of the car and cruise down a track and find some waves without being loud,” says Chippa. “I have a little Honda Postie bike and when you burn out you’re pretty loud and obnoxious. If you walk through a perfect little forest behind the beach or something, you look like an asshole.

Chippa laughs.

Chippa stumbled across the already working PEDAL Electric (albeit recently, given that the brand is a product of the lockdowns). Chippa and owner Spencer Gillis chatted and got along so well that Chippa ended up buying green for a slice of pie.

The motivated hunter might just become an electric-powered bank lord.

“I was legit just talking to them about the bikes and we got along really well,” says Chippa. “I had a detailed analysis of the product and yes, it all kind of fell into place and we are there now.”

Chippa has yet to get his hands on a personal machine, but he just spent a few days working on the two PEDAL Electric models – the premium AWDII and the standard CORE – in his Tasmanian home (for now) .

As a result, Chippa feels rather stable in his investment.

“Damn, they’re kinda fun,” he says. “I was tripping, riding on some of the roughest tracks. It was surreal, I walked into the deepest sand and didn’t even have to put a leg down, I was just rolling over it.

Pee.

Chippa, like most of us, doesn’t like crowds much, and that’s the direction he plans to point his PEDAL Electric when he puts his mitts on one of them – in bottom of the beach.

And Australia certainly has no shortage of open, relatively inaccessible beaches that you’re usually too lazy to walk and check out, but know how to pump on occasion. Sand according to.

“Ah man, it’s gonna be crazy looking for banks along the beach,” Chippa says. “You can race up to this corner embankment, on the sand. You will be able to find some epic shit.

How many beaches can you think of that and only have limited places to drive and check out?

I didn’t want to lead with the “E-Bikes sound great and all, but most surfers think they’re for dorks.” So I slipped it in the middle.

“Yeah, that’s kind of why I got involved to be honest,” says Chippa. “There’s a million other brands out there, but damn they look silly. They’re cool. They’re more utilitarian badass that go anywhere. And I think they have the looks pretty cool too.

More than enough pulling power on the bike for surfing/camping/fishing/diving gear.

The top of the line AWDIII is, as the name suggests, AWD – “You flick a switch and go to all-wheel drive, then your front and rear wheels spin. It’s like four-wheel drive, it’s pretty crazy,” Chippa tells me, and comes in at around five and a half AUD.

Then the Core – which Chippa says is like it’s not more fun to ride than the AWDIII due to its lightness – is a fairly manageable three and a half AUD. Which, if you can burn all day, even go camping for a weekend, will pay for itself in no time given how expensive gas is, and promises to stick around.

Chippa’s first electric surfboard.

“Dude, you’d literally pay it back in six months,” Chippa said. “With fuel prices, registration, all that. If you live in a small town and don’t go far, this is a no-brainer.

Discovering hidden shores on the beach at some of my favorite East Coast haunts on an assisted two-wheeler sounded pretty good after half an hour of chatting with the clearly excited Chippa.

High tide is also not an issue due to the bike’s deep sand and bog capabilities.

As I leave, I ask which of Chippa’s well-researched fleet of vintage motors is the least discreet when he goes surfing some of the more low-key surf destinations he likes to frequent.

“I have a ’66 Chevvy K10, which is a big American 4WD pickup truck,” Chippa laughs. “These are a little hot. In fact, it’s red too.

Enter this portal if you want to broaden your surfing horizons.

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International vintage car rally enters Bangladesh https://vintagetype.com/international-vintage-car-rally-enters-bangladesh/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:10:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/international-vintage-car-rally-enters-bangladesh/ The East India Himalaya Vintage Car Rally entered Bangladesh on the morning of November 6th. With 14 classic cars and two vintage motorcycles – carrying 44 Western Europeans on board, the rally entered the country from India through the Dawki-Tamabil border at Sylhet. Classic vehicles such as vintage air-cooled Porsche 911s, James Bond’s Aston Martin […]]]>

The East India Himalaya Vintage Car Rally entered Bangladesh on the morning of November 6th. With 14 classic cars and two vintage motorcycles – carrying 44 Western Europeans on board, the rally entered the country from India through the Dawki-Tamabil border at Sylhet.

Classic vehicles such as vintage air-cooled Porsche 911s, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, a few Volvos, a classic pre-war Bentley, a few Mercedes, a bright red Austin Healy and two vintage twin-engine BMW motorcycles participated in the rally. A Toyota Hilux and a Toyota Land Cruiser LC80 served as support vehicles.

The members of the rally are mostly over 60 years old; the oldest driver is 76 years old while the youngest is 54 years old. The group made their first stop at DuSai Resort in Sylhet where they spent their first night in Bangladesh.

The Vintage Adventure Rally is a tri-county rally offering an adventurous journey along the roads of the Himalayas. The group entered Bangladesh on the 17th day of the journey.

The 3,244 km journey, which started on October 20, 2022 from Kolkata, departed from Sikkim, on the outskirts of the Nepalese border. They then traveled to Darjeeling, entered Bhutan before crossing the border and headed for the Indian state of Assam. The group then crossed into Bangladesh.

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The group headed towards Rajendrapur yesterday morning from DuSai Resort, Sylhet to their next stop at Sarah Resort in Gazipur. The rally group will remain in the country until November 10 and head to India through the Benapole-Petrapole border on the 11th.

Destination Rally has organized several road trips through many countries in Asia and South America. The band plans to hold future tours across South India, Sri Lanka, Africa and New Zealand.

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Waterford Winterval 2022: what’s happening this year? https://vintagetype.com/waterford-winterval-2022-whats-happening-this-year/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 09:56:15 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/waterford-winterval-2022-whats-happening-this-year/ The Winterval Festival will be in party mode for each weekend of the 10th annual festival and in addition to the festival’s recurring event schedule, a unique fun and festive event is planned each weekend from November 18-23. Opening the festivities on November 10 will see Waterford enjoy Ireland’s first Christmas parade. It will start […]]]>

The Winterval Festival will be in party mode for each weekend of the 10th annual festival and in addition to the festival’s recurring event schedule, a unique fun and festive event is planned each weekend from November 18-23.

Opening the festivities on November 10 will see Waterford enjoy Ireland’s first Christmas parade. It will start at 5:00 p.m. from the Clock Tower and go up through Barronstrand Street and John Roberts Square, continue through Broad Street and finish at the top of Michael Street at 5:45 p.m.

The parade will feature festival highlights including the Gerbola Circus, City of Waterford Brass, the cast of ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ from Waterford Panto and the new Winterval Mini Express train. There will also be visitors from the North Pole, some of the baddest elves in the big man, Mrs. Claus and of course, the big Marshall will of course be the main man, Santa Claus. When the parade arrives on the main stage, Santa Claus will officially open the festival, alongside the Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John O’Leary, and light up Winterval by turning on the town’s Christmas lights.

On November 27, Waterford’s Newest Comic Convention goers will be on offer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., providing a packed day in store at the Waterford Tower Hotel, with special guests, plenty of vendors and performers, interactive props and a cosplay contest.

On Sunday 4th December the Blue Lights Parade will arrive in the city with sirens and lights on as they travel from Bilberry at 3pm and parade down The Quay to the shopping center and onto Parnell Street where it will turn left into Johnstown and in the waterfront parking lot where they will remain until 8 p.m. To delight Winterval visitors, emergency services teams will give families the chance to get up close and personal with rescue trucks, bikes, cars, boats, motors and more. This event is for the benefit of the little blue heroes.

On Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. on Gladstone Street, the Jingle Bells cycling event will be offered and cyclists are encouraged to put on Christmas jumpers, turn on their bikes with as many lights as they can manage and ride in the city. for a cycle of soft novelties in the city centre. This is a short 2 km family cycle route suitable for children aged 6 and over. To register your group, please fill out a form on Winterval.ie before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7. This event is supported by Active Cities.

On Sunday, December 18 at 6 p.m., the farming community will join forces to light up the city with their sparkling tractors and farm machinery with a fun tractor parade that will take place through the streets of the city. Visitors can admire a Deere or aspire to be as chic as a Massey as they enjoy the display of shiny tractors and twinkling lights at 6 p.m. on the dock. Suir Garages, Waterford, are supporting this event.

The final weekend of Winterval sees BuskAid take place on December 22. The city will be alive with live music around the corner from the event as professional musicians take to the streets to raise funds for Tinteán Housing, a homeless charity based in Waterford. BuskAid is Ireland’s first city-wide busk for the homeless charity.

In addition to the special anniversary weekend events, a full program of Winterval Festival events will take to the streets and venues across the city from November 18-23. Highlights include a gigantic, magical talking mailbox with a post-collection elf show every weekend, a magic mirror room and a host of free children’s workshops, a free shadow puppet show as well than the magical lights of GLOW New Street Gardens. The Winterval Illuminates light show is offered every half hour, the ice rink on the town quay to the vintage ferris wheel in Arundel Square, a vintage carousel, the Waterford Eye, the Winterval Mini Express train, a walk experience in Santa’s sleigh plus a magician and the interactive Dragon exhibit. Additionally, there will be Santa Paws for the doggies and the Gerbola Circus will host a festive circus show every weekend.

Santa Claus will take center stage at the festival in the heart of the city on Broad Street at Santa Claus Central Station. There will be live music on stage each weekend in Waterford’s cultural quarter with a mix of community and professional acts serving as the perfect backdrop for the wonderful Winterval Christmas Market held in a series of wooden chalets attractive through the spine of Ireland’s oldest city in the cultural quarter.

Waterford’s heritage is in a prime position with Déise Medieval which will host a traditional Viking settlement. A Winterval by night program will be offered at The Reg alongside their World Cup fan zone, as well as Christmas concerts at the Cathedral and music at the Waterford Crystal.

The complete program of the Winterval Festival is available to view and book online at www.winterval.ie

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Top 10 motorcycles for a date https://vintagetype.com/top-10-motorcycles-for-a-date/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/top-10-motorcycles-for-a-date/ According to Hollywood, all cool guys ride motorcycles. He wears a leather jacket, jeans and boots. A spare helmet for his rider hangs on the back of the bike. Every woman wants to date him, which hopefully means taking a ride on the back of his motorcycle. Some bikes make two-up riding more comfortable. For […]]]>

According to Hollywood, all cool guys ride motorcycles. He wears a leather jacket, jeans and boots. A spare helmet for his rider hangs on the back of the bike. Every woman wants to date him, which hopefully means taking a ride on the back of his motorcycle. Some bikes make two-up riding more comfortable. For a date, you don’t need an oversized chest of drawers. Instead, you need a bike that’s nimble enough for city streets and big enough for two people. These 10 bikes are perfect for making a date and taking them around town.


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10/10 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Stock studio image of a Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650cc in Orange Crush RHS against a white background.

The Interceptor 650 is perfect for a date night as its large seat can easily accommodate two people. Because it’s long and flat, your passenger can snuggle in as close as they feel comfortable. This helps passengers who are new to motorcycles feel comfortable and confident. The riding position is more upright but still sporty, allowing the rider to comfortably cling to a passenger. There’s also a conveniently placed bar in the back for the passenger to grab. The classic style of this cafe racer is compact and easy to maneuver in traffic. It also makes it easier to find a parking space right in front.

9/10 Yamaha SR400

Stock studio image of a black 2018 Yamaha SR400 on a white background.

This svelte little 400 may be new, but it looks vintage. However, unlike true vintage bikes, the Yamaha SR4000 has electric fuel injection. However, Yamaha did not remove the starter. So you can bring the bike to life without having to operate a choke. Although a 400cc motor might not seem like a lot of power, this bike has plenty of power to keep up with traffic. Damping the ride is a soft suspension that smooths out bumps and potholes. While the seat could use more padding, it’s nice and tall. There is plenty of room for two people.

Related: 10 Different Types Of Bikes You Should Know About

8/10 Triumph Tiger Sport

Studio image of a red 2022 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Adventure Motorcycle facing left against a white background.

The Tiger Sport is a mid-weight sport touring bike, perfect for the daily commute. It is also perfect for a romantic date. From office to dinner, you and your passenger will feel comfortable. The wide handlebars and curved saddle put you in an ergonomic riding position. The seat is nice and wide, giving you plenty of room while being plush and supportive. By comparison, the taller passenger seat allows your date to see past you without leaning to the side and throwing you off balance. Combine that with the extra-long suspension, and you’ve got a smooth ride for you and your date.

7/10 BMW R1250GS

Studio image of a black and yellow 2020 BMW R 1250 GS on a white background.

If you’re the type of person who always wants the latest technology, then BMW is your motorcycle brand. The company is known for producing innovative motorcycles. Sitting on the R1250 GS feels a bit like being in a cockpit with large, clearly visible dials. The sleek handlebar curves toward you for an upright, comfortable riding position. Connect your smartphone to the integrated Bluetooth to follow turn-by-turn navigation or share a few songs with your passenger. This lets you communicate when you’re on the bike and heading to your destination. So sit back and enjoy the supple suspension that smooths out the bumpiest roads.

Related: 10 Reasons We Love The BMW R1250GS

6/10 Triumph Bonneville T120

Studio image of a blue 2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 facing left against a white background.

Step on this bike’s user-friendly cruise control and enjoy the ride with your date. The seat of the Triumph Bonneville T120 has extra padding, making it comfortable for you and your passenger. The lightweight design of the bike makes it easy to move through traffic. Extra low handlebar placement keeps your hands comfortable by preventing them from going numb. The shape of the fuel tank is nice on this bike, which makes it more comfortable to place your legs on either side. Unlike smaller bikes, the 1200cc engine has enough power to keep your partner’s heart racing and you.

5/10 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Motorcycles

Image of a red 2022 Indian Roadmaster on cobblestones in front of water and a bridge.

Not all date night bikes need to be small and nimble. The Roadmaster Dark Horse is big, powerful and responsible. It comes with Indian’s most powerful engine, the 1890cc Thunder Stroke engine. It’s the bike people imagine when they think of motorcycles. This bagger comes with all the standard features, batwing fairings, large bags and a protective windshield. Leave the luggage in the back, and your date will come closer to you as he wraps his arms around you to hold on. Alternatively, add the rear seat and bags, and your passenger has a full backrest that wraps securely around them.

Related: Top 10 Motorcycles Under $6,000

4/10 Ducati Scrambler

Studio image of a red 2021 Indian Roadmaster 2022 Ducati Scrambler Icon motorcycle facing right against a white background.

There are a few bikes that you can call beautiful, and this is one of them. It’s perfect for date night with its expert Italian design that makes the bike look fresh and modern instead of vintage and tired. Unlike other motorcycles in the Ducati range, this is one of the most affordable. That leaves you with plenty of money for date night. The scrambler style of this bike makes it nimble and fun to ride around town or in the countryside. The bold red of the fenders and tank with the long, sleek curves give this bike some much-needed sexiness you don’t often see with scramblers or cafe racers.

3/10 BMW K1600

Studio image of a silver 2021 BMW K1600 GT motorcycle facing left in front of a white background.

Despite being one of the bigger bikes on this list, the K1600 is an enjoyable ride. It is perfectly balanced, which facilitates the boarding of a passenger. The motor shifts smoothly, creating a nice ride for you and your date. Like any bike in the BMW lineup, this bike is packed with technology and features. Some make driving easier, while others increase comfort. Your rider will appreciate the contoured saddle and large rubber footpegs. Opt for the addition of luggage in the back and you have an ideal place to store your personal effects and your helmets.

Related: Top 10 American Motorcycle Brands in 2022

2/10 Harley-Davidson Nightster

Studio image of a red and black 2022 Harley Davidson Nightster motorcycle facing right against a white background.

The Nightster has all the attitude of the old-school motorcycle without the weighty heaviness of the typical Harley. Traditionalists will see much of the original Sportster in the design of this bike. However, it also takes important steps towards modern bicycle design. Both riders will have a blast on this bike as it leans into corners effortlessly. There are also several riding modes to choose from, which customize the performance of the bike to the current riding conditions. The riding position is very upright, with the knees at a 90 degree angle. Although this makes it easier for the passenger to hold on, there is some space between the rider and the passenger. For this reason, the passenger may feel a little insecure when perched on the small seat cushion.

1/10 Moto Guzzi V85TT

Studio image of a beige 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Tavel motorcycle on a white background.

The Moto Guzzi V85TT may look like a rugged, tumbling adventure bike, but that doesn’t mean it can’t excel as a party bike. The large windshield is perfect for keeping you and your passenger clean and bug-free on the way to dinner. The seat design keeps you both securely in place as you change lanes and make turns. Then there is the elegant Italian style. The bike also looks great with the storage box side panniers. They are essential for transporting personal effects and storing your helmets when you arrive at your destination. You’ll also appreciate added features like three-stage heated grips and fog lights.

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Star guest comes to Ardingly’s big vintage motorcycle event at the South of England Showground in West Sussex https://vintagetype.com/star-guest-comes-to-ardinglys-big-vintage-motorcycle-event-at-the-south-of-england-showground-in-west-sussex/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:15:38 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/star-guest-comes-to-ardinglys-big-vintage-motorcycle-event-at-the-south-of-england-showground-in-west-sussex/ This year’s event, taking place on Sunday, October 30, is Norton themed with featured guest and Norton Owners Club President Mike Jackson. Mike will give a talk about his career with the company in the 1970s and 1980s. A spokesperson for the event said: ‘Most of the show is indoors, with displays of classic and […]]]>

This year’s event, taking place on Sunday, October 30, is Norton themed with featured guest and Norton Owners Club President Mike Jackson.

Mike will give a talk about his career with the company in the 1970s and 1980s.

A spokesperson for the event said: ‘Most of the show is indoors, with displays of classic and vintage bikes and club stalls in the Queen’s Jubilee Hall, and prizes to be won in several categories for the best of the show.

The Autumn Classic Show & Bike Jumble is at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on Sunday 30 October

“Other buildings around the Showground are full of stalls to browse, offering everything needed to repair or restore a classic bike. With tradesmen, specialist service providers, jumblers and private garages, it’s an ideal opportunity to find anything missing, from the missing piece to complete a rebuild to a new winter restoration project.

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There will be outdoor locations on the paths connecting the buildings with other stalls and caterers serving hot and cold refreshments.

Doors open to the public from 10am and tickets cost £7 for adults. Accompanied children under 16 can enter for free. EarlyBird admission from 7.30am is available for £10. Parking for cars and motorcycles is free.

The Autumn Classic Show & Bike Jumble is at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on Sunday 30 October

Visitors can pay by card or cash at the door, but tickets and stand reservations are also available online at www.elk-promotions.co.uk.

The South of England Showground is on Selsfield Road and 8 miles from Junction 10 on the M23.

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2023 Chrome Collection of Triumph Motorcycles https://vintagetype.com/2023-chrome-collection-of-triumph-motorcycles/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:51:02 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/2023-chrome-collection-of-triumph-motorcycles/ One of the characteristics that Triumph Motorcycles motorcycles have possessed for the vast majority of its history is a distinct aptitude for customization. From shed-built hare scramblers and ISDT bikes to stripped-down Triton cafe racers, the Hinckley firm’s two-wheelers have always lent themselves to customization – a feature its contemporary motorcycles still possess today, with […]]]>

One of the characteristics that Triumph Motorcycles motorcycles have possessed for the vast majority of its history is a distinct aptitude for customization. From shed-built hare scramblers and ISDT bikes to stripped-down Triton cafe racers, the Hinckley firm’s two-wheelers have always lent themselves to customization – a feature its contemporary motorcycles still possess today, with models like the modern Bonneville, Scrambler 1200 and Thruxton, which are increasingly becoming go-to platforms for custom builders. To celebrate this aspect of the brand’s identity, it is launching a range of limited edition alloy models known as the Triumph Motorcycles Chrome Collection.

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Made up of ten different models in total, Triumph’s Chrome Collection includes the Rocket 3 R Chrome Edition, Rocket 3 GT Chrome Edition, Bonneville T120 Chrome Edition, Bonneville Bobber Chrome Edition, Scrambler 1200 XE Chrome Edition, Bonneville Speedmaster Chrome Edition, the Thruxton RS Chrome Edition, the Bonneville T100 Chrome Edition, the Speed ​​Twin 900 Chrome Edition and finally the Scrambler 900 Chrome Edition.

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Each of the Chrome Edition models in the collection sports a vintage-inspired chrome fuel tank. Triumph’s Chrome collection also takes full advantage of the British bike maker’s in-house team of painters and metalworkers, using these craftsmen to hand-paint contrasting stripes on some of the models’ tanks. Some bikes also come with brushed aluminum fenders while others come with blacked out fenders. Each bike in the collection is also outfitted with side panels, headlight bowls and other elements that have been adorned in jet black. Classic chrome badges and a chrome fuel filler cap also complete several motorcycles in the collection, such as the Bonneville T100 Chrome Edition.

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Available to order now – but only for one year – with deliveries scheduled to begin in late 2022/early 2023, the 2023 Triumph Motorcycles Chrome Collection starts at $10,195.00 for the Speed ​​Twin 900 Chrome Edition and goes up to at $25,000 for the Rocket 3 GT Chrome Edition.

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The memo | Forbes: Britain in Crisis; Apple AirTags in the air; Rolls Royce goes electric https://vintagetype.com/the-memo-forbes-britain-in-crisis-apple-airtags-in-the-air-rolls-royce-goes-electric/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-memo-forbes-britain-in-crisis-apple-airtags-in-the-air-rolls-royce-goes-electric/ Liz Truss, Britain’s Prime Minister, delivers her statement of resignation outside 10 Downing Street in London, UK, Thursday, October 20, 2022. Truss left as Britain’s Prime Minister after a brief and chaotic tenure that left him seen announcing a huge package of tax cuts before unwinding most of it in the face of a market […]]]>

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Hello from London, where Prime Minister Liz Truss finally announced her resignation after a financial meltdown and British politics descended into a farce.

Britain was once known for being a stable democracy. By next week my 3 month old son will have been through 3 prime ministers, 4 chancellors and two monarchs.

On Wednesday, as the government began to implode, I attended the PinkNews Awards which took place next to the UK Parliament. The room was filled with politicians, journalists and LGBT leaders glued to their smartphones as the scandals unfolded nearby.

As the wine flowed, normally reserved Britons let loose and the speeches turned into an all-out attack on the administration.

Much of the attention on stage was on trans rights, which unexpectedly became one of the key issues in the leadership campaign that elected Truss, “Conservatives have used one of the minorities the country’s most vulnerable like a political soccer ball, competing with each other for who could hate them the most..” one said.

British politics has long used minorities as a pawn to stoke hatred – decades of racial intolerance, gay rights and the AIDS crisis to name but a few examples. History shows us that these unsightly attacks on minorities often coincide with failing administrations clinging desperately to power while living on borrowed time.

A laureate said something that struck me. Critics of the trans rights movement often complain that everything they hear about in the media is about trans rights and that their critical voices are “silenced” by a “vocal, radical, trans minority.” But as was pointed out on stage, trans voices are rarely seen in the debate. “It is not the critics who are being silenced, the fact that we hear them screaming that their voices are being suppressed shows so clearly that it is not the ones who are being silenced at all.”

This is the reality: while spineless politicians use the marginalized for their own political gain, the voices of some of the most abused minorities go unheard. Instead, they are pushed further into the shadows.

Becoming a father has changed me. Now my thoughts turn to the kind of world my son will inherit. Leaving the awards, I had only one hope left for his future – that he never again saw such a shameful period in British history as this.

5 things we learned

Apple AirTags are cleared to take off. Apple’s AirTags have become a popular way to track checked bags over the summer of canceled and delayed flights. After some airlines tried to ban the devices over battery safety concerns, regulators in the United States gave AirTags their stamp of approval.

Polish companies are hard hit by inflation and soaring energy prices. Bankruptcies are on the rise as prices for raw materials, fuel and energy continue to rise across Europe. Companies are asking for expedited visas for Ukrainians to join the labor market.

A CEO under 30 is building brain implants that could treat cerebral palsy. start Asoft has pioneered the use of soft and flexible materials that can better integrate with brain tissue. Their implant has received initial approval from US regulators, which could mean this science fiction technology could quickly become a reality.

The first electric Rolls-Royce will have a range of 323 miles. The new all-electric Specter coupe will be the company’s most aerodynamic model to date and will weigh a decidedly 3 tonnes. Luxury meets sustainability.

A small village near Oslo runs on solar energy, even in winter. The village of Furumogrenda benefits from a new development of eco-houses, each with a full range of solar panels, heat pumps and access to e-bikes. A case study in sustainable living.

Good

An Iranian climber who competed without a hijab has been welcomed as a hero in Tehran. Elnaz Rekabi competed in South Korea without her state-imposed headgear and was greeted with applause and chants of “Elnaz is a hero” at home. Rekabi told Iranian state television that her choice of dress was “involuntary”.

The bad

Food giant Danone takes $1 billion to exit Russia. French food giant Danone is the latest multinational to pull out of Russia, costing it 5% of its global sales and exorbitant exit costs of around $1 billion.

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Do

A magical winter train ride. For the first time, the iconic Venice Simpson-Orient-Express will provide passengers with an unforgettable party experience with overnight trips departing from Venice and ending in Paris. The opulent vintage train will host incredible art deco installations, live music and gourmet cuisine.

look

A new era of employee activism. The workplace is changing and employers should listen. Megan Reitz offers a summary of what employees want from their organization and how leaders can meet the challenge of creating a productive workforce where every voice is heard. TED, free to watch worldwide.

Listen

Bike graveyards. Every year, cities around the world, from Hong Kong to Amsterdam, experience a similar phenomenon. Thousands of bicycles are thrown into rivers, ponds, lakes and canals, to be dredged some time later. It turns out that bike-sharing systems might be the culprit. The Guardian, free to listen worldwide.

Lily

The 21st Century Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide. We are living in the most prosperous time in our history, yet despite this, loneliness, depression, chronic illnesses and skyrocketing suicide rates continue to plague our society. But what causes this dichotomy and how do we react? Wallet, from $28.00.

To taste

The secrets of the best macaroni and cheese in the world. The founder of Seattle-based grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese restaurant Beecher’s provides gooey details on why his famous dish is so special. The trick is in their flagship cheese – a cheddar with accents of Gruyère and made using traditional Swiss methods.

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Will this fit in? I took Royal Enfield’s retro INT650 to the Vashon Island Vintage Bike Rally https://vintagetype.com/will-this-fit-in-i-took-royal-enfields-retro-int650-to-the-vashon-island-vintage-bike-rally/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 22:36:38 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/will-this-fit-in-i-took-royal-enfields-retro-int650-to-the-vashon-island-vintage-bike-rally/ There was no shortage of beautiful vintage motorcycles at the Isle of Vashon TT Vintage Bike Rally 2022, … [+] but this Royal Enfield INT650 is not one of them. But could he get a pass anyway? Robertson Photography There are many more photos at the end of this story. I’ve owned a lot of […]]]>

There are many more photos at the end of this story.

I’ve owned a lot of vintage motorcycles, and there seems to be a trend: many of them were parallel twins, or P-Twins, including a Norton Commando 750, BSA A50, Honda CB450SS, Yamaha XS650 and a Yamaha Seca 400. There’s just something about this engine that has both soul and sound, aesthetics and performance. In 2020, with no vintage machines in the garage, I acquired a new INT650, also known as the Interceptor 650 outside the US, a thoroughly modern yet very retro P-Twin of India’s revitalized Royal Enfield and modernized.

And after a Covid hiatus, the North West’s most entertaining vintage motorcycle rally, VME’s Isle of Vashon TT, was back for 2022. How would the retro-modern Royal Enfield INT650 P-Twin perform during such an event? Would I be kicked out of the sprawling island, located in Puget Sound outside of Tacoma, Washington, for trying to be a retro impostor? Or would the hundreds of vintage riding enthusiasts allow me to park and camp my fuel-injected, ABS-equipped (but still air-cooled) vintage-style slice of modernity in the D-grade range? exhaust from their beloved time machines? Only one way to find out.

I packed the INT650 with camping essentials since our group was going to be setting up pitches at AYH Ranch, a former American hostel that has since been converted into a vintage Western-style respite for travelers, offering rooms, cabins, teepees and acres of flat, manicured grassland for tent camping.

When camping on a motorcycle you need to pack light, especially on a small displacement machine like the INT650. Fortunately, I have the material for that. Now we just needed the weather to cooperate, and showers were forecast. Undeterred, our little squadron of runners left the Portland area and traversed winding back roads and high-speed interstate highways to Tacoma, where we hopped on a ferry for the short trip over the water to Vashon Island, where the pace of life is a bit slower than in neighboring Tacoma and Seattle. Bonus detail: Motorcycles are the first to get on and off the spacious Washington Ferries.

Once at AYH Ranch, we set up our campsites along the tree line and headed out to the small town of Vashon to Sporty’s Tavern for satisfying fried seafood, burgers and pucks. ‘onion. Then it was back to camp for foam and a chat. Unfortunately the dry summer and nearby forest fires meant no campfires were allowed. So we chatted under the outside lights in the evening about life, bikes and adventures while browsing through a selection of vintage motorcycle magazines from the 1970s.

My goodness, how times have changed, but it was fun to see ads for all those “new” P-Twins from five decades ago that now stood on Vashon Island as vintage icons .

Saturday is rally day, and stripped of panniers and camping gear, the INT650 looks light and lean. Twin vertically swept lightweight S&S brushed-aluminum exhaust pipes allow the engine to express itself fully under the throttle, while growling with grace and composure over the sometimes rough Vashon pavement. The first event of the day is a poker race, starting in the town of Vashon. The route goes around the island and at each stop, runners are given a “map”. At the end of the race, the best hands win prizes. Safe to say I shouldn’t start playing poker anytime soon.

Delicious burgers and fixins are also on the menu at the last stop, along with a show and shine competition and fun motorbike games including Push the Barrel and a circle race in which the circle continually becomes… smaller. Get passed and you’re out of the race! The games were held on dirt and grass, so while a few bikes fell sideways, most of the damage was done to the riders’ egos.

The rally bikes ran the gamut, from old, almost steampunk-worthy Britbikes to immaculately restored 1970s Japanese machines and sidecars with riders in period gear. Riders on modern machines are also welcome at the Vashon TT.

MORE FORBESRide review: Royal Enfield’s Mellow Meteor 350 brings zen back to motorbike riding

How did the INT650 measure up? Royal Enfield’s market share in the US has seen a surge of late as the company strives to expand dealerships and its US customer base with new offerings like the 350 Meteor (review above) and the Himalayan adventure bike, but it’s still a fairly new brand on the American motorcycle scene, and the INT650 still makes people stop, take a closer look, and ask questions about what it is, where it’s made and how it rides. And overall, even vintage riders gave it a pass, with some admitting they were considering one for themselves, thanks to the affordable $6,199 price tag and deft blend of vintage styling and tech. modern.

Safely back at camp, we passed around bottles and new stories as the air became heavy with humidity, and sure enough, drops started pattering on my tent flysheet as I dozed off for the night. In the morning, the sky was just cloudy as we packed up to go home. The return trip passed through tiny towns and farmlands, crossed high steel bridges and along mighty Northwest rivers until the Portland skyline appeared in the distance. All too soon, the INT650 was back in the garage with its wheeled siblings, waiting for another chance to once again prove that modern technology and vintage appeal can indeed co-exist in a motorcycle that gets both values. righteous.

See you next year, Vashon.

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Electric scooter craze intensifies, top performers compared for decision-making https://vintagetype.com/electric-scooter-craze-intensifies-top-performers-compared-for-decision-making/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 16:08:43 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/electric-scooter-craze-intensifies-top-performers-compared-for-decision-making/ Top electric scooter 2022: The share of electric cars on the road has increased significantly in India. The market for electric two-wheelers has seen a strong increase in recent months. Government promotion of electric vehicle adoption through incentives and tax breaks, greater awareness and less range anxiety are some of the factors that have contributed […]]]>

Top electric scooter 2022: The share of electric cars on the road has increased significantly in India. The market for electric two-wheelers has seen a strong increase in recent months. Government promotion of electric vehicle adoption through incentives and tax breaks, greater awareness and less range anxiety are some of the factors that have contributed to this expansion. .

Compared to traditional gas-powered bikes, the best electric vehicles offer a number of advantages. Electric bikes are renowned for their high productivity, lack of pollutants and low maintenance cost. With these benefits in mind, a number of major two-wheeler manufacturers have entered the market with their own electric bikes or scooters.

Buying an e-bike can be difficult. Before buying a bike, you need to consider a number of variables. To help you make a more informed choice when buying an electric two-wheeler, we would like you to be aware of these crucial considerations first before we unveil the best electric motorcycles in India.

Top electric scooter 2022: Hello S1

Ola’s ambitious project, the Ola S1, has been incredibly popular in India. People pre-registered for the automobile in large numbers even before its official introduction. The e-scooter offers both distance and speed in a single package with a range of 121 kilometers and a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour. See the details below.

iQUBE Electric TVs

One of the best-known two-wheeler brands in India is TVS. The company’s electric scooter, the TVS iQube Electric, has a top speed of 78 km/h and a range of 75 km. In addition, it has a spacious dashboard, parking assistance and sufficient storage space.

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Ather 450X

Ather 450X is ranked third on our list of best electric scooters in India. The 7-inch dashboard of this high-end electric scooter has a navigation system, audio player and call rejection functions. Along with other features, it sports a mono-shock suspension system, dual-disc brakes and more. Details are listed below.

Photon electric hero

This electric scooter revives the vintage style. The vehicle appears more ergonomic thanks to the curved edges of this design approach. It is equipped with a digital instrument panel, telescopic suspension, alloy wheels, removable battery, LED headlight, remote lock, anti-theft alarm and other unique features provided by Hero Electron Photon.

Bajaj Chetak

At one time, one of India’s best-known scooters was the Bajaj Chetak. The company has now brought the recognizable name back into a type of electric scooter after a long-term hiatus. It mixes the look of a contemporary electric scooter with the vintage style of an earlier model. Additionally, it has a quick charge option which, while a full charge takes five hours, can top up 25% of the battery in just one hour.

Okinava Ridge More

It’s the middle model in the Ridge collection and features a futuristic profile that’s both slim and sleek. The scooter has an electronic power brake system with rear drum brakes. It can travel 120 kilometers on a single charge and has a top speed of 55 kilometers per hour.

Price

Model price range

Ola S1 97 706 121Km

TVS iQube Electric 92,986 75Km

Other 450X 1,40,121 70Km

Hero Electric Photon 80,940 108Km

Baja Chetak 1,42,297 80-95Km

Okinava Ridge Plus 69,783,120 km

Single One 1,10,000 300Km

Bouncing Infinity E1 69,783 85Km

Optima CX Electric Hero 62,190 82Km

Ampere V48 37 390 60 km

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