A mid-century promotional Pannonia motorcycle advert printed on a matchbox.
"The most successful of Hungarian motorcycles - and unfortunately the last, was Pannonia. The production on Pannonia motorcycles began in Budapest in 1954, when the factory changed, to promote sales and export, the old product name "Csepel" to Pannonia which cross-refers to ancient Roman times."
Sat Mar 02 2013 22:26:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
At the Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in the UK on October 21, a rare, original, unrestored 1925 Brough Superior SS-80 motorbike will be seen in public for the fist time in over 80 years.The remarkable “barn find” 981cc model has been owned by the same family since new and off-the-road since 1930.Bonhams sold a 1924 model—thought to be the most original surviving example of its type—at the Autumn Stafford Sale last year.That machine, also offered at auction for the first time in its history, sold for a record $160,000-plus.Who knows, this one could break that like an egg…
Sat Mar 02 2013 22:28:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
How do you best immortalise the great Mick Doohan and the big bang Honda NSR500 with which he dominated Grand Prix racing in the 90s? An Australian artist has answered this by creating an art installation that sees a hand-created replica of the bike exploded and suspended from the ceiling.
'The Big Bang' was created from over 300 components and took more than 600 hours to make the various components from heat moulded PVC and then suspending them from a 3D clothesline. Each part of the NSR500 had to created from magazine photos, drawings and research from the internet. For the detailing Eamon used enamel paints and finished it off with aluminium, gold and silver leaf.
Fri Jan 11 2013 20:46:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Custom bikes from Poland filmed in 2011 for Cruiser (TV program aired in polish channel TVN Turbo). You can find contacts to bike builders at the end titles.
This short film was edited for non-commercial purposes.
Music: Kavinsky - Nightcall (Drivepilot Remix)