Vintage bikes – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:42:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage bikes – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 2022 Yamaha YZ125 Review https://vintagetype.com/2022-yamaha-yz125-review/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 17:00:28 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/2022-yamaha-yz125-review/ Jesse Ziegler | January 15, 2022 We do a few spins on Yamaha’s hot, revamped and thrilling YZ125 two-stroke engine. By Jesse Ziegler | Photograph by Kit Palmer I wrote a few stories about the YZ125. Some on Yamahas I bought and restored on the cheap, others on new blue bikes I tested as a […]]]>

Jesse Ziegler | January 15, 2022

We do a few spins on Yamaha’s hot, revamped and thrilling YZ125 two-stroke engine.

By Jesse Ziegler | Photograph by Kit Palmer

I wrote a few stories about the YZ125. Some on Yamahas I bought and restored on the cheap, others on new blue bikes I tested as a magazine snob. Guess what? They are all the same. The YZ125 is awesome. It’s not like they’ve built a bad Yamaha YZ125 in the past 20 years, is it?

What we at Team Yamaha lacked was an attempt to modernize the eight-liter starter howler. Now that we’re way off here in 2022, it’s high time for that to happen. Hot off the heels of their 2022 YZ250 refresh (and what a joyful rebirth of Yamaha two-stroke smoothness that thing is), the new YZ125 is here and ready for its time to shine.

2022 Yamaha YZ125 right side
Like the 2022 YZ250, the ’22 YZ125 got a significant upgrade, which we are excited to see with an all-new 125cc two-stroke.

Last updated over 15 years ago, today’s YZ125 has an all-new engine. Virtually everything is new inside, including a carburetor fitted with an updated Keihin throttle position sensor. A new 3D map controlled CDI unit controls the spark. A new intake design and VForce4 carbon reed valve gateway bring the gusts.

Why all this new automotive activity? Well, Yamaha is under fire from competition in the upper rev range of the upper rev class here. They built their new YZ125 to pull harder and longer than ever to stay ahead of the pack. They’ve always had great bottom-to-mid feel, but now the world’s YZ125s are built to pull longer, too.

Seat Yamaha YZ125 2022
Updated ergonomics give the new YZ125 a sleeker, more modern feel.

On the track, the YZ125 is just as fun as ever. And, while holding a 125 intro in the shadow of Glen Helen’s massive climbs and descents seems like a bold move, the reality is that the Yamaha is capable of being competitive on any track. I’m passionate about the bike’s new engine, and it retains enough low and mid to hide my missed shifts and skill holes somewhat. The updated six-speed gearbox’s transmission changes feel clean for a fresh bike and a ham-footed wannabe at the controls, and I didn’t feel the need to swap cogs or a monkey with this business.

Yamaha strives to make its MX two-strokes more competitive and more accessible for new riders. Their lower prices and simplicity are selling points at the dealership, for sure. Upgrading bikes for more riders is a smart move. The YZ250 does it with smoother power that doesn’t require a two-stroke specialist to master. And the YZ125 built in a wider power distribution to encourage more riders to consider it as well.

Exhaust Yamaha YZ125 2022
A new muffler design makes the YZ125 sing, even more than before.

I abused the clutch (somewhat obvious that’s going to happen here), and it didn’t back off after my baking.

There’s not a massive improvement in engine balance like we’ve seen in the two-stroke updates from the Europeans, but the 125 harmonics are never really a rider fatigue issue, and the Bodywork refinement and ergonomics make the true feeling of two-stroke resonance quite pleasing.

Speaking of fun, you should hear this thing. Yamaha cut a few inches from the muffler and reshaped it a bit to be more compact, and the sound output is, well, spicy. She barks with determination. And while it’s not an intimidating tone, it does turn heads in the pits worthy of a wandering meme.

New stuff abounds, mirroring most of the 2022 YZ250 updates. New ergonomics through a new fuel tank, seat and radiator shroud system combined with rear body panels that better match the look and feel of the new YZ. Gone are the days of feeling vintage in a two-stroke Yamaha MXer. Like the YZ250, the saddle position and movement on the bike is comfortable and efficient, allowing precise body positioning for turns and easy adjustment when not.

2022 Yamaha YZ125 Stock
The power is impressive!

Chassis components are also updated with new suspension refinements for the YZ125, improving an already excellent ride that is forgiving to riders up to around 175 pounds, max. I’m pushing 180 these days, and I was maxing out that bad rear shock spring for most of my test day. The Yamaha family of motocross bikes perform well in the suspension department at every level. They are still easy to install, forgiving and comfortable despite their performance advantage. The new YZ125 fits perfectly here.

Braking performance is powerful and controlled with an updated system (same as the YZ250) knocking on the door of Europe’s best performing parts. And in practice, the YZ125’s brakes are excellent. An improvement over the older generation? Probably, but I think the old YZ125 stopped pretty well too.

Interestingly, Yamaha has again split tire suppliers on its motocross brethren, with the new YZ125 getting a dose of Bridgestone X20 meat front and rear. I’ve always been happy with Bridgestone’s range of tires across the board and can’t wait to spend more time on these to see how they fare. Our test day was good with them at Glen Helen, although I wouldn’t mind a little more front-end bite.

Jump Yamaha YZ125 2022
Two hundred and nine pounds of pure MX fun!

If looks are your thing, the 2022 YZ125 will have your crank turning, and it comes in super brother style in a Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition with race team-inspired colors and graphics for a few hundred bucks. compared to the original MSRP ($6899 vs. $7099).

I’m a fan of all 125cc two-stroke motocross bikes. I like the purity of the ride and the BS-free experience and performance you’re responsible for. You’re not going to take a ride here; you control the whole journey. It is basic and essential. It’s powerful.

I’m here for 125 seconds, not just for me but for the health and future of the sport and the rising young stars of the racing circuit. A lot of young riders skipped the 125 stage. The new YZ125 proves that this is a terrible injustice to their motocross heritage.

Go ride a 125, I say. You’ll thank me later.NC

2022 Yamaha YZ125 Specifications

2022 Yamaha YZ125 Specifications

MSRP: $6899 / $7099 Monster Energy
Type of engine: 2-stroke, reed valve, YPVS, single
Shift: 125cc
Bore x stroke: 54 x 54.5mm
Cooling system: Liquid
Compression ratio: 8.2-10.1:1
Fuel delivery: Hitachi Astemo Keihin PWK38S carburetor
Ignition: digital CDI
Transmission: 6 speeds
Clutch: Wet, cable operated
Framework: Aluminum, semi-double cradle
Handlebar: Aluminum, 2 position adjustment
Front suspension: KYB Speed-Sensitive System (SSS), 48mm, USD fork, fully adjustable.
Rear suspension: KYB single shock, linkage, fully adjustable.
Front wheel travel: 11.8 in.
Rear wheel travel: 12.4 in.
Front brake: Single 270mm disc
Rear brake: Single 240mm disc
Front tire: 80/100-21″ Bridgestone Battlecross X20F
Rear wheel: 100/90-19″ Bridgestone Battlecross X20
Seat height : 38.6 in.
Wheelbase: 56.9 in.
Rake / Trail: 26° / 4.3 inches
Ground clearance : 14.4 in.
Fuel capacity: 1.8 gal.
Weight (empty, claimed): 209 pounds.
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Superb machines confirmed for the classic Dirt Bike Show https://vintagetype.com/superb-machines-confirmed-for-the-classic-dirt-bike-show/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:58:48 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/superb-machines-confirmed-for-the-classic-dirt-bike-show/ The event that gets the off-road season off to a good start is well known for the astonishing range of motorcycles on display across the UK, and 2022 will be no different! Returning after a year of exile imposed by Covid, the Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks secured unique machinery and restorations […]]]>


The event that gets the off-road season off to a good start is well known for the astonishing range of motorcycles on display across the UK, and 2022 will be no different!

Returning after a year of exile imposed by Covid, the Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks secured unique machinery and restorations for the event which took place over the weekend of February 12-13.

Peter Hannis, founder of the Crazy Toyz Workshop in Gloucestershire, brings Telford a quartet of the most unusual bikes you can imagine. First of all, a special 1940’s concrete mixer, with its fuel tank on the engine, finished in a steam punk style! “It’s a little slow,” said its builder (do you get the pun), whose previous builds included a legal Reliant-based on-road speedboat – which was recognized by the national press in The newspaper The Sun – and a Tango award for the most eccentric Briton. .

Next up is a Bultaco trial bike, powered by a 700cc two-stroke sidecar engine that still has some minor starting issues. Former firefighter Peter’s latest project is a 750cc off-road Trike powered by a Katana four-cylinder engine in a modified Bandit frame, with a Yamaha Tri-Z rear axle and all-terrain wheels. On that note, the 2004 British enduro sidecar champion took part in the Malle Mile off-road sprint races, which take place every July in the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. He remained undefeated all day, winning the sprint final.

Finally, have you ever seen a four cylinder CBR 600cc F3 Dirt bike with a Suzuki RMZ 450 scrambler front end, converted to twinshock specs and using a KTM rear wheel? Well this MISSILE was prepared for the Blue Grass Scramble in Little Comberton Worcestershire, not too far from Peter’s base. Although he was not the fastest in the corners, in a straight line he let his rivals eat his dust. A racing victory earlier in the year at the Helter Skelter Hill Climb in the deepest Devon was also won as the CBR simply flew over one of the steepest hills in the country.

If you’re going to a reunion you can’t miss Peter and his pal Paul Biggs because instead of wearing the usual motocross gear they turn out to be running in vintage tweed suits! Well, what else would you expect from an eccentric?

Another new stand for Telford, also organized by exhibition consultant Alan Wright, is for Royal Enfield. Alan has collected nine Bullets and Crusaders, including the Bullet put together by the late and late Jim Pickering. John Richardson of The Black Country assembled two Enfield balls (one of dead origin and one highly modified) that he drove regularly and the son of John Andrew and Steve Allen of Gloucester bring them both.

Johny Brittain, an Enfield man who died last year, won countless national trials in the 1950s. His younger brother Pat also won national trials in the 1960s and comes to Telford with his son Ian, who goes up to Enfield, to meet old friends.

If you would like to exhibit your bike at the show, please fill out the form on the Classic mountain bike View the website. For more details on the Classic mountain bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks, and to order your tickets in advance, please visit www.classicdirtbikeshow.co.uk

Classic bike shows are required by law to check the COVID status of all visitors. Admission will only be authorized for visitors who can prove that they are fully vaccinated (minimum 2 doses); have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 48 hours (lateral flow or PCR) or are exempt through an NHS / Green Lanyard certificate / documents. Face coverings are mandatory in all interior spaces. More details can be found here www.mortonsevents.co.uk/covid/

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State of Retail: Meet BRAIN’s New Retail Panel in 2022 https://vintagetype.com/state-of-retail-meet-brains-new-retail-panel-in-2022/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 21:10:47 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/state-of-retail-meet-brains-new-retail-panel-in-2022/ A version of this feature was published in the January 2022 issue of BRAIN. BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – This month we feature our all-new State of Retail 2022 panelists CINNCINATI: David Bordewisch, Director Biowheels Biowheels has been around for over 25 years and has grown from an ‘everything for everyone’ store, to an ATV store, […]]]>

A version of this feature was published in the January 2022 issue of BRAIN.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – This month we feature our all-new State of Retail 2022 panelists

CINNCINATI: David Bordewisch, Director Biowheels

Biowheels has been around for over 25 years and has grown from an ‘everything for everyone’ store, to an ATV store, to cyclocross, and finally to what it is now: a store focused on the road, triathlon and gravel. with bike mount as a base. Three full-time employees do it all, and we’ve seen growth and even more growth over the past four years. The pandemic has accelerated our growth, to say the least, and our trading partners have helped us overcome current supply chain challenges. My career in bike shops began in the 1980s, when I worked at the K&G Bike Center during the summers and during school vacations in high school and college. Then I made BMX parts at DK for a while and came back to K&G during the MTB boom. After a detour through financial services, I returned to retailing bikes to an upscale, fit-focused triathlon store – Wheelie Fun Multi-Sport – and a few years ago I did the moving to Biowheels. I really like it here.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA: Linda Coburn, Co-Owner Pedego 101 Electric Bikes

Linda coburn

My husband John and I opened Pedego 101 e-bikes in 2014. We were looking for an avid project and e-bikes did the job. After a lot of research, we decided to become an independent Pedego dealer because he had already proven that he could help newbies like us become successful entrepreneurs. We started with an 800 square foot retail store in Westlake Village, a suburb on the border of Los Angeles and Ventura counties in Southern California. In that first year, I worked in the store seven days a week with John joining me on weekends (while continuing to work in the family business the rest of the time). In 2017, we moved to a much larger space in a nearby business park, and in 2021, we doubled our space to deal with the need to store a lot more inventory. We and our three employees now benefit from almost 4,000 square feet. Seeing someone’s face light up when they first experience the influx of help is priceless. Getting them back and telling us how their e-bikes have changed their lives is even better. We are excited for the future!

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. : Francisco Cornelio, Director N + 1Cyclery.com

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I’m 40 years in the industry so far, and N + 1 Cyclery has been in business for seven of those years. The store, which opened in 2014, is known as a place ‘where old school meets new school’, and we carry new bikes from Bianchi, Cinelli and Jamis, as well as restorations and ‘new to school’ bikes. you ”who we sell on consignment. We’re known as the place to find rare biking related items from around the world, and we pride ourselves on having a different vibe and attitude. N + 1 has a museum of vintage and antique bicycles and a collection of vintage clothing, accessories and other notable historical artifacts. I am the only active employee of the store and I manage sales, repairs, orders, decoration, etc. Tara Mantel, the owner, is in charge of the paperwork and legal matters necessary to keep the business afloat.

ALTO, GA: Joe Elam, owner of Habersham Bicycles

Joe elam

My career in the bicycle industry began at a local bicycle store in August 1984, where I worked my way up the ranks from mowing the grass to stripping frames to becoming a store manager. I worked for this store for 16 years and left to open Habersham Bicycles in August 2000. It was a difficult and scary decision to leave such a safe place to work and great people, but I had a strong desire to own my own store. Habersham, now 21 in business, is a full-service professional bicycle retailer with two locations and five staff, providing bikes, services and accessories for all levels of riders. Our primary location is 2,500 square feet in a typical mall, and our second location shares space with a running store, yoga group, cafe, personal trainers, massage therapists, and other businesses. This is a great way to lower the cost of occupancy in an expensive market. Business has been excellent, despite challenges such as low inventory, rising costs and shrinking margins.

FOLSOM, Calif .: Erin Gorrell, Owner Folsom bike

Erin gorrell

My husband Wilson and I have been in the industry for 12 years. Folsom Bike is all about the people. We have 32 staff between two shops and a cafe and have always strived to provide a community bike shop for all levels of cyclists. When we opened at the height of the 2009 recession people said we were absolutely crazy and we would never get there; However, we were determined to use our business experiences to make Folsom the “Nordstrom of Bike Shops, with a Cheers Mentality”. We have created a very user-friendly store, where “everyone knows your name” and it is aesthetically pleasing with competitive prices. We try to inspire our community by offering programs, time, money, sponsorships, events and promoting cycling. We engage our passionate and creative employees to amplify our impact. We work with industry partners who share our vision.

PORTLAND, Oregon: Tom Martin, Sole Owner of TomCat Bikes

Tom martin

I have worked in the bicycle industry for the lives of at least five cats (35 years), in roles ranging from mechanic in independent retailers, co-ops, and community bicycle shops; for distribution, procurement and supply side design. I am honored to have gained a lifetime of experience from it all and feel like I am living the dream life as the owner and operator of this store, TomCat Bikes, which started in Portland in 2018. The TomCat’s goal is year round service and repair. commuters, summer Pedalpalooza whips and collaborative builds. We are brand and category neutral, so I work on some really interesting bikes every day. A bike from TomCat Bikes is more than specifications and price. In December 2021, business is less brisk than the peak spring and summer months, but more than enough for a sole proprietorship with a handful of guest mechanics. I am committed to cycling as a means of transport, mobility thanks to autonomy and the spirit that only you know your bike best.

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi: Jenny Moore, Co-Owner / Manager Moore Bicycle Store

Jenny moore

In 1984, the year I was born, my father opened a bicycle shop in the living room of our little house. We lived in the back for a while before expanding into a bigger house and bigger facilities, and I had the pleasure of growing up in the cycling business. I developed a deeper interest after graduating from high school in 2002 and started working as a part-time employee during my university studies. I had no idea that this part-time job would end up being a career that I am passionate about. After graduating from the Barnett Bicycle Institute program in 2005, I became more interested in the mechanics of a bicycle. I love to ride, but that doesn’t compare to the joy I get when helping new riders fall in love with riding. Moore’s currently has two full-time and two part-time employees, all women, and I like to joke that we are conquering the world one store at a time. Our team has done an incredible job responding to the hardships COVID-19 caused last year, and we are relieved and humbled that business has slowly started to feel normal again.

CHAMPLIN, Minnesota: Pam Sayler, Owner of Trailhead Cycling

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My husband and I met at a bicycle shop in 1985; he was the store manager and it was my part time job in college. Our first meeting was the assembly of mountain bikes and this inaugural ride. We’ve been together ever since. Larry always dreamed of owning his own bike shop, and after running bike shops for others, he took the plunge 20 years ago. I was able to leave the corporate world and join it full time 10 years later. My main role is to get the best out of our staff and to teach younger people what it means to have a job. I identify the expectation, communicate that expectation, and review the results.

Trailhead has two locations and a staff of 25. Business is strong. Trends come and go; as a specialty retailer, it’s our job to find the bikes and accessories that follow these trends and keep the store fresh and exciting. Our goal is customer-centric specialty retail. We carry children’s bikes because the most important thing in an adult’s life is their offspring. Take care of the children, the parents are there. What about the children? Well, they grow up and come back.

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Huffy has been making electric bikes since 1955. They just power the wrong component https://vintagetype.com/huffy-has-been-making-electric-bikes-since-1955-they-just-power-the-wrong-component/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 19:49:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/huffy-has-been-making-electric-bikes-since-1955-they-just-power-the-wrong-component/ That’s right, folks, what you’re looking at is a 1955 Huffy Radiobike. Yes, it does have a built-in radio. And even though this is the electrically powered component, the way it was powered is as common a design as it is today, albeit on a different scale. If you’ve never heard of Huffy, this piece […]]]>

That’s right, folks, what you’re looking at is a 1955 Huffy Radiobike. Yes, it does have a built-in radio. And even though this is the electrically powered component, the way it was powered is as common a design as it is today, albeit on a different scale.

If you’ve never heard of Huffy, this piece can show you a little-known maker who has been making children and adults smile for 130 years now. And I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve owned a Huffy too. It was a BMX bike with a solid steel frame with only a top tube as the main support for the rest of the bike. There was even a gyroscope and stakes if you wanted to go wild.

As for the bike you see here, it’s from the 1950s. It was produced for a few years, for a total of about 8,500 units. While they cost around $ 40 (EUR 35 at current exchange rates) back then, today you can find a restored version for around $ 8,000 or more (EUR 7,083 at current exchange rates). So finding one intact, rusty and everything, for some, is like finding a vintage car in perfect condition.

Now, you don’t find a lot of information about the frame except that it was designed to be sturdy and secure. However, it is safe to assume that Huffy was not using titanium or aluminum but old carbon steel.

The bike also featured a solid front fork and obviously no rear suspension; a classic city bike. Everything was then mounted on 24-inch wheels and controlled via a mustache handlebar, to say the least vintage. The only suspension is provided by a set of springs under the saddle.

In keeping with the trends of the time and even some current trends, the bike was also designed to carry loads and allow you to ride regardless of the weather. It includes rack brackets, fenders and a headlight.

Saving the best for last, it’s time to see what made this bike so special and why most of us haven’t even heard of it. First of all, it displays one of the earlier versions of a portable battery intended to power some components electrically. In this case, that component was not a mid-engine capable of assisting your pedaling, but rather a radio mounted under the top tube.

This is what you see in front of the biker, a dang radio. It has everything from dials and buttons on one side of the bike to a speaker yelling outward on the other side.

As to why Huffy stopped making these things, it’s because they didn’t fit the current trends of the time. Damn yeah! They were ahead of their time, in my eyes. Even today, countless bicycle manufacturers use this rear mounted power pack design.

Then there was another minor issue, a Huffy said that would not exist for owners, issues caused by inclement weather conditions. Simply put, people may have seen sparks, be electrocuted, or worse.

All that aside, imagine owning one of these suction cups today in the age of portable speaker systems. Heck, why not trick him with a pair of Harman speakers and get some stuff banging in your hood.

You know what!? Dear Huffy, if you’ve read this, please make 50-100 more of these bikes, but try to partner with Harman for this modern era; they have strong IPX ratings on their audio equipment.

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Where to eat, stay and play in Boulder, Colorado https://vintagetype.com/where-to-eat-stay-and-play-in-boulder-colorado/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 20:14:36 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/where-to-eat-stay-and-play-in-boulder-colorado/ Craft beer is huge in Boulder, in part because the Brewers Association, the industry group that represents small independent craft breweries across the country, is headquartered here. For lunch, grab a bite to eat and a flight to Avery Brewing Company. Then, orchestrate a self-guided tour of the Boulder Brewery and sample IPAs, sour, and […]]]>

Craft beer is huge in Boulder, in part because the Brewers Association, the industry group that represents small independent craft breweries across the country, is headquartered here. For lunch, grab a bite to eat and a flight to Avery Brewing Company. Then, orchestrate a self-guided tour of the Boulder Brewery and sample IPAs, sour, and stouts at places like Wild Provisions, Sanitas, Upslope, Twisted Pine, and Uhl’s.

If tea is more your speed, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is a decorative teahouse located along the shores of Boulder Creek that was a gift to Boulder from the mayor of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, one of Boulder’s international sister cities. The intricately carved and hand-painted building itself is a work of art created by over 40 artisans in Tajikistan. Stop here for a full afternoon tea or just a soul warming cup of chai. For even more tea, visit Celestial Seasonings, which has been making Boulder-inspired herbal blends since 1969 (tours are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic).

For dinner, visit Frasca Food and Wine, an award-winning James Beard restaurant with cuisine inspired by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy (Frasca also did The New York Times 2021 list of the 50 best restaurants). Delicate pasta, expertly paired wines, innovative desserts, beautiful presentation and impeccable service combine to create a memorable multi-course dining experience that will be a highlight of the trip. For a nightcap, choose a drink from the restaurant’s traveling amaro cart, filled with current and vintage liquors from the 60s and 70s.

For something a little more casual (but just as delicious), have a seat at one of Chef Daniel Asher’s restaurants: Ash’kara for modern Israeli cuisine on Pearl Street or River and Woods for high comfort food. in a historic miner’s hut along Boulder Creek. A trip to Boulder wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Sink, a must-see college bar on University Hill that serves burgers and pizza. President Obama even made a surprise appearance in 2012 before a college speech. and ordered the Sinkza pizza (pepperoni, sausage and pepper), which has since been renamed POTUS pie.

Other places to bookmark include Mateo for Provencal-inspired dishes, Oak at Fourteenth for cocktails and modern classics, Blackbelly for charcuterie and artisanal butcher, T / aco for tacos and street margs fresh, Flagstaff House for fine dining and views of Boulder below, Corrida for wood-fired steak and seafood inspired by the Basque country of northern Spain, and Avanti for a variety of style concepts food hall and views of Pearl Street and the Flatirons from the rooftop terrace. If you can’t decide where to eat, Megan Bucholz, owner of Local Table Tours, can expertly create a personalized food tour to suit your tastes and preferences.

Hotel & Spa Saint-Julien

Courtesy St. Julien Hotel & Spa

Where to stay in Boulder

The St Julien Hotel & Spa offers luxury accommodation right in the city center and many of their rooms offer stunning views of the Flatirons. The red sandstone hotel also has a lovely terrace for alfresco dining in the summer, a large fireplace for cozy cocktails in the winter, and an impressive selection of vegan and vegetarian options at Jill’s Restaurant and Bistro. The on-site spa is a welcome respite from a day of hiking or mountain biking.

A stay in one of Hotel Boulderado’s elegant Victorian-inspired bedrooms offers a window into Boulder’s past. The majestic red brick building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been welcoming travelers since 1909, when Boulder earned the nickname “Athens of the West” for its natural scenery and cultural offerings. Over the years, distinguished guests have included Robert Frost, Ethel Barrymore, Helen Keller, and Louis Armstrong. The hotel is also home to the Spruce Farm & Fish restaurant, the cozy Corner Bar and the License No. 1 underground bar-style cocktail bar.

Boutique Bradley Boulder Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast located one block from Pearl Street, while Basecamp Boulder Hotel and A-Lodge Boulder cater to the adventure-oriented traveler.

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The National Packard Museum’s annual vintage motorcycle exhibit will feature Buell bikes https://vintagetype.com/the-national-packard-museums-annual-vintage-motorcycle-exhibit-will-feature-buell-bikes/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 18:45:49 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-national-packard-museums-annual-vintage-motorcycle-exhibit-will-feature-buell-bikes/ For 22 years, the National Packard Museum has hosted its annual vintage motorcycle exhibit – and with 2022 on the horizon, they just released that the marque in the spotlight is none other than Buel, via a handsome RR1000 from 1987. The Daily Business Journal tells us that the bike is currently on loan from […]]]>
































































































































































For 22 years, the National Packard Museum has hosted its annual vintage motorcycle exhibit – and with 2022 on the horizon, they just released that the marque in the spotlight is none other than Buel, via a handsome RR1000 from 1987.

The Daily Business Journal tells us that the bike is currently on loan from New Castle Harley Davidson. With the RR1000 being Erik Buell’s first entry into the sports bike market (and only 50 examples ever made), it is a magnificent representation of the brand – and it will be accompanied by a nice range of other bikes, filling “veteran, sport, road / off road, racing, military and service scooters and bike [categories], “ comments on the report.

“Vintage riding accessories, equipment and clothing will be on display alongside the motorcycles. ”

“We are delighted to present such a wide variety of motorcycles”, says Mary Ann Porinchak, director general of the museum.

“Showcasing six different categories allows us to display something special or unusual that everyone can appreciate, from longtime collectors and bikers to casual motorcycle admirers. “

Here is a list of the bikes that will be presented:

Vintage Motorcycle Annual Show Bikes

Source: The Vindicator

Veteran bikes

1909 Thor V-twin in original condition

1910 ½ Yale single cylinder

1913 NSU TT Special

1915 Model Austro-Omega 400cc

a view of a Kawasaki H1

Source: eatsleepRIDE

Sports bikes

1955 Harley-Davidson KHK

1961 Husqvarna 31 Sport

1968 Bridgestone BS100

1972 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH

Kawasaki h1

a side view of a 1957 BMW R-50 ISDT

Source: Turtle Garage

Bikes on / off road

1957 BMW R-50 ISDT replica (modified for Enduro use)

1967 Triumph TR6C

1971 Yamaha 360cc RT1-B Enduro

1950 Horex 350 Rennmachine (ridden by Friedl Schoen)

Source: AutoEvolution

Racing bikes

1950 Horex 350 Rennmachine (ridden by Friedl Schoen)

1950 German 350cc class road racing champion

1950 German 350cc class road racing champion

1966 Velocette Thruxton (VMT 217)

1975 Rokon Cobra

2001 Honda RC

1978 Harley-Davidson MX250

a side view of an Indian serviceman from 1943 741

Source: Yesterday

Military bikes

1943 Indian Military 741

1961 Matchless G3 (used by the Dutch army)

A side view of a 1951 Harley Davidson Servicar

Source: Mecum Auctions

Service bikes

1951 Harley Davidson Servicar

1958 Cushman’s Eagle

1962 Triumph Tina Scooter

1966 Vespa 165

A hero from the title of the original article

Source: Mecum Auctions

The article tells us that the exhibition will open on January 8 and run through May 21, with hours Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $ 10 ($ 8 for people aged 65 and over; $ 5 for children under 12; free for children under 7).

Let us know what you think in the comments, we love to hear from you.

Be sure to also check out other recent news from our archive and, as always, stay safe on twisties.

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Road test directory: July to September https://vintagetype.com/road-test-directory-july-to-september/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 06:08:20 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/road-test-directory-july-to-september/ September Two biturbo V8s, one inline six-cylinder diesel and two four-cylinder – one turbocharged and with over 300 hp, and the other naturally aspirated and attached, among other things, to a four-speed dog box and associated with an electric motor motor. Yes, the September road test section (at the bottom of this webpage) featured an […]]]>

September

Two biturbo V8s, one inline six-cylinder diesel and two four-cylinder – one turbocharged and with over 300 hp, and the other naturally aspirated and attached, among other things, to a four-speed dog box and associated with an electric motor motor. Yes, the September road test section (at the bottom of this webpage) featured an interesting spread of powertrain technology, although none of the five cars involved managed to score more than four stars at the time of the verdict. , we can hardly describe it as a vintage month.

The Aston was fun, demonstrating a fun propensity for assisted oversteer on MIRA’s Dunlop driving circuit, but it’s still too brutal for much of the opposition and the interior is properly starting to feel its age. The Alpina was powerful, sumptuous, blazingly fast without making a lot of fuss about it and in general had many of the characteristics of a conquering “bahnstormer”, but there is no doubt that Mercedes’ GT 63 4-Door Coupe -AMG darkens it for involvement and personality. Further down in order, the brand new Genesis was harmless but unkind, the Leon incredibly versatile but just as unfriendly, and the Mégane? The new drivetrain concept was fascinating, but the rest of the car felt a generation old, mainly because it is.

There were bigger fireworks in the news pages. We reported that Land Rover was evaluating the idea of ​​turning the Defender’s nameplate into a full-fledged model line, which would notably bring in a shamelessly luxurious version (aren’t they all luxurious these days?) Based on the fundamentals of Range Rover. Hydrogen power, a pick-up and an SVR version were also on the program. Later in the month, we learned that Mercedes’ response to the BMW i4 is expected next year, with a 750bhp AMG derivative possible. At the Munich motor show, Volkswagen unveiled the ID Life concept – its manifesto for a small electric crossover that will hit the market in 2025 at an exceptionally tempting price tag. We’ve called it ‘real people’s electric vehicle‘ and VW is hoping it will do for them what the Mini did for BMW in the post-millennial era.

However, the really big news was about Porsche, whose new ‘e-core’ battery, as we have reported, was intended to give upcoming 718 electric models a true balance of mid-engined handling. The dimensions of the cars would remain largely unchanged from the current ICE Cayman and Boxster, and the refined driving position would be retained, but the center of gravity would be considerably lower and the styling would be heavily influenced by the Mission R racing concept, also shown in September. But the most important element would be that battery, positioned where the mid-engine would usually sit.

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Carey Hart troublemaker completes 2022 Indian chief boost https://vintagetype.com/carey-hart-troublemaker-completes-2022-indian-chief-boost/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 18:43:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/carey-hart-troublemaker-completes-2022-indian-chief-boost/ Shortly after Indian Motorcycle unveiled the revamped Chief 2022 lineup, the brand also announced a series of custom builds. Starring renowned builders Paul Cox, Keino Sasaki and Go Takamine, the competition showed all of the Chief’s customization possibilities. While Cox and Sasaki’s East Coast Chopper construction and Takamine’s vintage-inspired Indian showed the versatility of the […]]]>

Shortly after Indian Motorcycle unveiled the revamped Chief 2022 lineup, the brand also announced a series of custom builds. Starring renowned builders Paul Cox, Keino Sasaki and Go Takamine, the competition showed all of the Chief’s customization possibilities.

While Cox and Sasaki’s East Coast Chopper construction and Takamine’s vintage-inspired Indian showed the versatility of the new rig, Carey Hart’s interpretation brings a West Coast touch to the contest. Build its Indian Chief 2022 for The walking dead actor Jon Bernthal, Hart adapted his style to the client’s wishes.

“I wanted it to be humble but elegant,” Bernthal revealed. “I didn’t want the bike to draw too much attention to itself, but when you took a closer look at it you realized how special it is.”

For this reason, Hart’s custom chef cradles an understated satin graphite paint base with glossy black panels and red accents. The livery might not turn heads on the road, but when stationary enthusiasts can really appreciate the details. Aside from the paint job, Hart and his team also outfitted the Chief’s Thunder Stroke 116 with a Fab 28 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust.

“I like the performance, I like to go fast, turn fast and brake hard,” noted Carey. “I don’t sacrifice anything on my bikes that could compromise their handling, performance or safety. “

With the big-bore V-Twin now getting a new exhaust and tuning, it was time to upgrade the Chief’s stock braking system. Hart spares no expense either, opting for a premium Beringer front brake master cylinder as well as Beringer front and rear calipers. Galfer Wave rotors and front brake lines complete the system, providing optimal brake feel and feedback. Hart lifts the rear up an inch with Fox piggyback shocks and finishes the frame with San Diego Customs cast wheels shod in Dunlop tires.

To adjust the Chief’s ergonomics to Bernthal’s frame, Hart installed Kraus clamps and risers mated to the ODI handlebars. A Saddlemen Hart Luck seat positions the rider in a more upright position while San Diego Customs shift and brake pegs encourage high-performance riding. Fortunately, Bernthal and Hart are both happy with the end result.

“I think it’s beautiful,” Bernthal added. “I can’t imagine a more perfect bike.”

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Discover this magnificent V7 Moto Guzzi Race-Prepped https://vintagetype.com/discover-this-magnificent-v7-moto-guzzi-race-prepped/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/discover-this-magnificent-v7-moto-guzzi-race-prepped/ Moto Guzzi is a long-time pioneer and one of the oldest European motorcycle manufacturers. Founded in March 1921 in Italy, the company crossed the 100th anniversary milestone in 2021. The brand decided to launch its most aesthetic and most displacement bike to date, the magnificent V7. Moto Guzzi has also hosted the Fast Endurance Trophy […]]]>

Moto Guzzi is a long-time pioneer and one of the oldest European motorcycle manufacturers. Founded in March 1921 in Italy, the company crossed the 100th anniversary milestone in 2021. The brand decided to launch its most aesthetic and most displacement bike to date, the magnificent V7. Moto Guzzi has also hosted the Fast Endurance Trophy on several occasions and plans to host the races in 2022. The race-ready V7 was launched just in time to provide an overview of the brand’s work. The V7 is ready to dominate the tracks with track-worthy components and high-performance upgrades.


With over 30 teams set to take part in the fourth edition of the races, Moto Guzzi is set to boast of the revamped and refined motorcycle that could easily be the most anticipated vehicle in the crowd. A feast for the eyes, here is a glimpse of the beautiful Moto Guzzi V7 prepared for the race.

RELATED: These Are 8 Of The Most Important Motorcycles In Moto Guzzi’s Rich History

Old school charm with a new aesthetic


Moto Guzzi Race-Prepped V7 Engine
Via CNET.com

Everything about the V7 exudes style. With solid power, the bike has an excellent finish. To top it off, Moto Guzzi overhauled the V7 engine. After 12 years, the 744 CC engine was discontinued and replaced with an 853 CC 90 degree V-twin engine. The motorcycle maker also confirmed that the V85TT inspired the move. Along with the displacement, the power of the motorcycle has also been increased. The V7 once had 52 hp and 44.2 lb-ft of torque, and now the bike boasts 65 hp and 53.8 lb-ft of torque. The V7 has a smooth and modern six-speed gearbox that is both retro and fresh. Moto Guzzi has also improved the large single-disc dry clutch for easier operation. The lever pull has smoothed out and with the powertrain combination the V7 is an easy ride. It can be an ideal bike for new riders because the shaft drive requires minimal maintenance.


With proper suspension characteristics, the bike has a pair of non-adjustable 40mm forks up front, while the rear has spring preload adjustment in the forks. Braking is provided by a Brembo four-piston caliper to equalize the weight and agility of the V7. The bike weighs 514 pounds.

The subtle but important design improvements


Moto Guzzi V7
Via RideApart

While Moto Guzzi has managed to retain the similar form of the V7, there are a few subtle changes. Moto Guzzi has teamed up with the Guareschi Moto customization workshop to prepare the bike with track-ready components and structure. The V7 has new steel elements in the head, and the headlights and taillights are also redesigned. Other notable changes include improvements to the side panels, exhaust tips and the rear fender. The rear wheels and the driveshaft have increased in size, while the KYB units replace the old rear shocks. The bike now has LED lighting throughout so that cyclists can navigate the streets effortlessly. The updated instrument cluster displays the tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, and speedometer.


The V7 comes with a new color scheme and a unique finish for each model. The V7 Special is available in a Navy or “Blue Formale” hue with “Gray Casuale” accents, metallic wire wheels and a brown saddle. The V7 Stone offers three satin finish color palettes in limited editions to Nero Ruvido, Arancione Rame and Azzurro Ghiaccio.

RELATED: Here’s What We Love About the Moto Guzzi MGX-21

A special category for a special bike


Rear view of Moto Guzzi Race-Prepped V7
Via Asia’s Tech News Daily

The V7 is ready to take on any bike in the Fast Endurance Trophy, a combination of style and power. With the addition of components such as an engine spoiler, headlight cowl, Öhlins suspension, license plates and custom exhaust, Moto Guzzi ensured that the V7 could roll effortlessly on the race track. . Although the V7 is not the cheapest bike in the category, it is produced with the highest quality materials in the Lake Como factory owned by Moto Guzzi. The factory has a different style of manufacturing and each bike is designed with the utmost love and care. The 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone has a starting price of $ 8,990, and the Limited Edition V7 Centenario which is only available for 2021 costs $ 9,190. The retro V7 Special is designed with an old-fashioned design and analog display for people who love the vintage feel. The bike is priced at $ 9,490.


The organizers of the Fast Endurance Trophy have created a special category for the V7 to commemorate Moto Guzzi’s 100th anniversary. V7 bikes will race in their class to showcase their new designs, and the special edition bike has been launched to celebrate the brand’s long history.

Moto Guzzi has created their best machine to date with the retro and modern fourth-generation V7. These bikes have become famous for long distance racing adventure and daily use as the most anticipated edition. Moto Guzzi will present the V7 at the Fast Endurance Trophy which will take place in a mini-series on May 14 and 15, 2022.



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From Gearing on the Gravel to Grooving on the Rocks, India Bike Week and Jameson have brought bikers together https://vintagetype.com/from-gearing-on-the-gravel-to-grooving-on-the-rocks-india-bike-week-and-jameson-have-brought-bikers-together/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 06:04:54 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/from-gearing-on-the-gravel-to-grooving-on-the-rocks-india-bike-week-and-jameson-have-brought-bikers-together/ If you haven’t encountered the cycling community in India up close, you haven’t really felt the pace and nerve in life beyond us. And if you’re in the same circle, you know what I’m talking about! Adrenaline, thrill and brotherhood without gender discrimination or otherwise, whatever the bikes. In fact, the curtain has just fallen […]]]>

If you haven’t encountered the cycling community in India up close, you haven’t really felt the pace and nerve in life beyond us. And if you’re in the same circle, you know what I’m talking about! Adrenaline, thrill and brotherhood without gender discrimination or otherwise, whatever the bikes. In fact, the curtain has just fallen on India Bike Week 2021, Asia’s biggest motorcycle festival that has drawn motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country and beyond. It took place in Aamby Valley, Maharashtra, on December 4th and 5th. For two days in a row, India Bike Week hosted the biking fraternity in India, which was at the rendezvous with Jameson – and it was as smooth as ever!

Even though the number of tickets sold for IBW 2021 was limited with mandatory masks at all times among other appropriate COVID protocols (riders had to be fully vaccinated, or have had their first shot and a current negative RTPCR report that is not dated more than 48 hours), nothing could dampen the morale of the gang. With the biggest names in bike design and manufacturing, the showcase of desirable vintage and custom machinery, paired with a wide range of biker goodies on sale, Big Trip stories, delicious food, chilled drinks , live track experiences, stunt shows, ‘IBW 2021 – The Special Edition’ turned out to be the best motorcycle weekend of the year.

It started with a Big Trip virtual debut screening of “18,603 FT – Harleys on the Roof of The World”, which was followed by world-renowned custom motorcycle builder Maxwell Hazan’s address to the crowd in a video. registered exclusively for IBW 2021. Many beast makers like Kawasaki and Honda have released the magnificent Z 650 RS and CB 300R, as well as the anniversary edition of the iconic H’Ness CB 350. Both bikes have received a phenomenal reception from the crowd and are significant additions to the already spectacular Big Wing line. -at the top. All eyes were on the Harley-Davidson Sportster S which was launched shortly thereafter. The action on the main Crankstorm stage was thrilling from the start, with the introduction of young Indian motorsport talent. Not only was there a stunt area where spectators were treated to a spectacular feast for the senses with gravity-defying antics on motorcycles and supercars drifting / burning serious rubber on days 1 and 2 respectively. The engines raced, the tires squeaked and the crowd cheered with DJs slowing the tempo.

In fact, the party was at the Jameson Howling Dog Bar, which provided bikers with some fun activities for bikers to join in and mingle to make friends with strangers on the sweet Jameson Ginger Lime! Club wars ensued, where cycling clubs from across the country clashed in games designed to bring everyone together no matter what they were riding. And that’s what they did, blending seamlessly into each other on Jameson! Even the open mic session with Vijay Thomas allowed members of the biker fraternity to share stories on the road with their fellow cyclists. On the second day, the Jameson Howling Dog Bar was full of motorcycle madness. The Moto Art Collective, where bikes are the muse, presented the photographs of Ishan Bhataiya and Pushkar Patil. All in the midst of foosball, arm wrestling and table pong tournaments. It really was a place where the ice was broken and the bottles were high.

By perfectly embodying the motorcycle spirit that Asia’s biggest bicycle festival has always championed, IBW 2021 has set a strong precedent for what the future holds for India’s superlative motorcycle extravagance. Not to accommodate bicycles and motorcyclists but to give the brothers a chance to mingle, mingle and make some noise!

Plus I need this awesome Jameson pong table to mix me up!

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