Friday, July 30, 2010

Venice Vintace Motorcycle Rally :: 7/11/10

Rode out to the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally with a crew from BA Moto.  Here are some photos from the day.
Some pretty cool bikes there.... Which is your favorite??

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Triumph Motorcycle Logo History

I was doing some research on the Triumph motorcycle logo and stumbled across a page where someone had already put the whole history together.  In fact, Soren Winslow's site is full of information on Triumphs, like the whole 127 years of Triumph's motorcycle history, significant models, and a whole lot more.  If you're interested in Triumph's heritage, you should give it a read.

Here is his history of the Triumph Motorcycle logo direct from his site:

1902-1906 Triumph Shield
1902-1906 Shield
Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd.
1907-1914 Triumph Script
1907-1914 Triumph Script
Triumph Motorcycles
1914 Broader Triumph Script in Oval
1914 Broader Triumph Script in Oval
Triumph Motors
Triumph All Over The World
1932-1933 Globe Variant
Triumph All Over The World
1934-1936 Triumph Logo
1934-1936 The first of the swooping "R" logos.
Taller than modern logos.

1936-1985 Triumph Logo
1936-1985 Heavier and shorter type
with the swoop passing under the "I" with an outline.
1990-2004 Triumph Logo
1990 - 2004 Modern Triumph Swoosh
"R" swoosh passes cleanly stopping short of the "H"
1990-2004 Triumph Logo
2002 Triumph Centenary Logo
Used for the 100 year anniversary of the first Triumph motorcycle
2005-Present Triumph Logo
2005-Present Triumph Logo
"R" swoosh integrates with the inside of the "H".
Logo loses outlines

Thursday, July 8, 2010

KTM 125 Cafe Racer / Supermoto?

I recently came up on a KTM 125 SX for virtually nothing (don't ask) but don't have much use for it.  I used to ride dirtbikes all the time as a kid but with a very limited schedule and minimal friends who still ride I was in search of something to do with this thing.... That is, until I came across Roland Sands Design's KTM Cafe Custom.  This thing looks like so much fun!

Recognizing that his is a 530, and mine is a mere 125, you think it would still be worth the effort?  Who knows of some good places to take a supermoto in Southern California?

Here it is with a little different set-up:

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