A Scott Super Squirrel, the ahead-of-its-time liquid-cooled vertical twin two-stroke produced in the 1920s and early ’30s, is a pretty impressive piece all by itself.
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum – Priceless machines, exclusive memorabilia and tales from celebrities’ favorite two-wheel adventures. Museum visitors will find these private glimpses into the community of motorcycling especially compelling.
On display through February 2009
Throughout history, motorcycles have played a starring role in the public and private lives of a significant number of celebrities and personalities. Whether they are adventure tourers, collectors, builders or ambassadors of the sport, each MotoStar has a unique story to tell about what fueled their interest and love for riding.
Dan Gurney, the legendary Formula One & Indy Car racer and car-builder, was celebrating his birthday at lunch a few years ago at his favorite restaurant when he heard the distinctive sound of a British-built single-cylinder motor outside. Read the rest of this entry »
Jack Lilly’s 1939 Crocker
By Paul Garson, Aug. 01, 2008,
Photography by Paul Garson
Read article – motorcycle.com
Working from a cramped shop in Venice, California, Albert “Al” Crocker hand built his first V-Twin motorcycle bearing his name in 1936, three years prior to the outbreak of WWII. By the end of the war in 1945, the Crocker itself had become a casualty and for the most part faded into the history books. Only recently has it been rediscovered, skyrocketing to public consciousness due to the extraordinary nature of the motorcycle and the ensuing collector interest generated when these rare performance machines have resurfaced.
NESS Motorcycles, the company set up by Arlen and Cory Ness to manufacture production motorcycles, has launched a new model. The Lowliner V is a limited edition bike powered by a Victory F! reedom 106 motor.
The new model is a continuation of the wo rk the Ness family has been doing with Victory, which includes special editions of the 2009 Victory Vision and Victory Jackpot models built at the Victory factory. The new Lowliner V, however, will be produced at the Ness facility in Dublin, California.
The engine in the Lowliner V is 106ci, is finished with diamond-cut heads and barrels and has custom Ness side covers and badges. The new machine features 23in front and 20in rear wheels, with a choice of four different designs. There is also a choice of three styles of grips and pegs and five different levels of Ness paint options, including the full blown ‘You dream it, we can do it’. All sheet metal, mono shock frame, handlebars, mirrors, controls, seat, gas tank, six-piston brakes front and rear, forward controls, headlight and trees are Ness designs.
The 2009 Lowliner V will be available through Victory dealerships later in the year.
They have a huge selection of motorcycle thermometers and clocks with adapters for just about any motorcycle.
Marlin’s products are focused on cruiser market, but some judicious sifting among the specifications will turn over a few applications for other types of bikes.
The monster-sized thermometer shown here is also available as a clock and this baby definitely has cruiser written all over it.