What type of motorcycle would you be?

   If a problem comes along what do you do                                                                              A.  whip it good       …

The Wall Of Death🏍💀

The wall of Death was a wooden cylinder ranging from 20 to 36 feet in diameter and made of wooden planks, on the inside motorcyclists, or the drivers of tiny cars, ride along the vertical wall and do tricks, held in place by some hocus pocus called friction and centrifugal force.  The spectators views from the top of…

Motorcycle Chariot Racing

Motorcycle Chariot Racing was extremely popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  It was mainly in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and parts of Europe, the sport took place with people driving chariots with motorcycles instead of horses like they used to in the Roman Era.  The chariots were made of barrels with car wheels attached to them…

Drag Bike Racing

Drag bikes were crazy high performance machines with giant tuned engines such as big block V8’s.  Remember, these were motorcycles, not cars. These bikes were extremely dangerous and could accelerate extremely fast, this also means that they could do dangerous wheelies.  the rider often had to lie down in a streamlined position on top of…

New-Old Bikes

Some motorcycle company’s still make motorcycles just like they did In the 1950’s  and 1960’s.  One of those company’s is Ural.  Ural makes motorcycles just like they did in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  These bikes are off road sidecar bikes.  Some bikes, like the Triumph Bonneville, look just like old motorcycles but in the inside…

blog post from the old is the new

Hi everyone! My name is Josh and I am from the old is the new website. I am here on Isaac’s’ blog to talk about what motorcycles were like back then in the late 1980’s. Usually motorcycles were a casualty to much older people. One of the most common ones back then were The Honda…

The Mono-wheel, Epic Failure

The mono-wheel was invented in 1932 by Dr. J.H. Purves.  It was called the Dynasphere. The reason that the mono-wheel was such a failure because it was not the most stable vehicle, could not carry more than one passenger in addition to the driver, and suffered from a number design problems.  mono-wheels have never caught on…

Captain America

This bike from the 1969 movie, Easy Rider was called “Captain America” and before it was customized it was a 1952 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide police bike built by two chopper builders, Cliff Vaughs and Ben Hardy.  The bike kept its original H-D panhead engine. Two Captain America bikes were made but before the movie aired one was stolen and parted…

The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man TT race is perhaps the most famous motorcycle race and the most dangerous. What makes it so dangerous is that the track has many curves, dips, and climbs, the average speed that the riders go is 130mph. The first Isle of Man TT race was  on Tuesday 28 May 1907 and was called…

Dirt track racing

Track racing has 4 and 6 sometimes 8 competitors riding around an oval track with a set amount of laps. The bikes are rugged and striped down. Speedway is on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt riders use this surface to slide their bikes sideways into the turns.  Grasstrack (also known as Grasbahn) racing…

Random fun fact of the week!

Tom Wiberg, from Handouml, Sweden built the worlds smallest motorcycle. The wheel base was 3.14 inches, and the seat was 2.55 inches off the ground. It can 1.24 mph. Tom Wiberg managed to ride it 32.8 feet.