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Motos & Photos Night in NYC : Dec. 13

Nov. 12, 2018 | NYC Motorcyclist

UPDATE: we've added Brooklyn's Otherhalf Brewing as our drinks sponsor.

We've been wanting to host a regular monthly event for a while and thought the off season would be a great time to try out an idea inspired by our collaboration with a number of photographers during this year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.

The event would bring together moto enthusiasts-photographers once a month to socialize and talk about riding and shooting ... could be a coffee meetup ... could be dinner and drinks. The details are still being worked out. One suggestion already put forward is having at least one event that would take the form of an art show, highlighting local moto photogs and artists. And other evenings could feature one or two profiled photographers speaking about their experiences, inspirations and advice.

If this idea appeals to you, please let us know. And if you are interested in being a venue, co-host or sponsor, please DM us @nyc_motorcyclist or email Our friends at Motoveli Magazine and Godspeed Co are already on board. And Filipacchi in Nolita has generously offered to host the inaugural event. More details soon.

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artwork from 'a leak can speak' | taryn nycek

Oil Leaks, Vintage Iron and Jim Beam: Moto Art from the Garage Floor

Nov. 1, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

One of the benefits of working on NYC Motorcyclist is the people you get to talk to, either at moto events or online through social media.

Meet Taryn Nycek -- in no particular order, a vintage motorcycle collector and enthusiast, antique camera buff, artist and mechanic. The 28-year-old self-described ‘old soul’ is currently blending her interests in Connecticut with a new moto-inspired artwork series titled 'A Leak Can Speak', which pairs painted motorcycle logos with oil leaks from the bikes she works on, tire tread marks, and even a hint of Jim Bean. Intrigued? Then read on …

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Thruxton999 After Dark : Gallery

Oct. 22, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

Like, THRUXTON999 -- a highly modded, black and red 2010 Triumph Thruxton EFI -- is a labor of love. Check out the gallery, featuring eight years of mods.

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Vaktare : Fall Season Moto Fashion

Oct. 17, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

While temps are dropping into the high 40s, it's still very much riding season here in NYC. And it's jacket weather too, so we thought it highly appropriate to photograph some of the new Vaktare Motorwear Co. offerings we featured last month in a gallery as they are now on the racks at Filipacchi in NOLITA. The VKTRE concept is motorcycle jackets which accommodate full body armor and can be worn from your city commute, straight into an office environment ... moto-inspired gear combining style and safety.

Model: Richard Ray Ruiz | Vktre BOMBER MOTOJACKET (steel blue)

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Oct. 15, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose | photo: Mike Higgins

2018 saw a host of Distinguished Gentleman's Ride fundraising records broken, both internationally and on the local scene. NYC became the highest ever US-based ride in the standings, finishing second globally with literally just seven 'Benjamins' under $200K raised. London finished tops with $308,756, and DGR founding city -- Sydney, Australia -- took third with $177,585. Los Angeles ($125,554) and Melbourne, Australia ($89,501) rounded out the top five. The USA ranked as the top country with $1,822,729 raised of a worldwide total of $6,047,280.

On the local front the New York Classic Riders topped the team category with $73,292 raised of a $90K goal (finishing 3rd worldwide), followed by Motofellas (13th) with $24,466 of a $10K goal. Congrats to the NYCR for being the top non-corporate team in the world, behind only Triumph and Zenith Watches, and to Motofellas who more than doubled their original target.

Saving the best for last, Vincent Nicolai topped the NYC tables and finished 2nd in the world with $27,380 raised, earning himself a brand new Triumph Bobber Black and a self-imposed clean shaven face ... for the first time in eight years. He is now known locally as 'Baby Face' Nicolai. NYC's top five also included: Chris Mitchell ($6,201) -- 34th in the world; Walter Siegl ($5,271) -- 47th; Jason Hodrinsky ($4,095) -- 84th; and Russell Elliott ($3,972) -- 91st.

Put next year's date on your calendar -- Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

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detail from girad fox's 1922 henderson | rahoul ghose

The Prestige : Gallery

Oct. 13, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

Elmsford, New York's Prestige Custom Cycles hosted The Prestige custom motorcycle, art and photography show Oct. 13, a grassroots affair which drew steady crowds throughout the day despite a wet morning, weather-wise. Check out our photo coverage from the inaugural event, featuring bikes, the galleries, and the personalities who attended.

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motoveli issue 2 release panel: doug gordon, amparo abel-bey, cru jones and ryan snelson | rahoul ghose

Motoveli Issue 2 Release Party: Gallery

Oct. 13, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

The Motoveli Motorcycle Magazine Issue 2 release party at Triumph Brooklyn in Williamsburg -- Friday, Oct. 12 -- brought out several of the publication's profiled riders with 'zine Rider-in-Chief Ryan Snelson leading two panels -- featuring Doug Gordon, Amparo Abel-Bey, Cru Jones and Kynsho founder George Crichlow -- in a discussion on motorcycling in New York.

In addition to celebrating the second issue of Motoveli, which went on sale that night, the event also showed off Kynsho's new crossover cowls.

Many thanks to the dozens of local moto enthusiasts who came out to show community support ... close to 60 people. The gallery -- true to Motoveli style -- is in black and white.

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It’s therapy, plain and simple

Oct. 12, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

I playfully call it ‘psycho’ therapy, dealing with the plentiful talking heads during a week’s work … something that cures a racing mind and soothes my often-restless soul.

To be honest I have always been a loner … group rides, rides with friends … they have their place.

But it is those solo two-wheeled jaunts, the smell of gasoline, and oil as it heats up, the feel of rubber on asphalt in sharp turns – grips and slips, the roar of a twin hitting top gear at high revs early in the morning before cagers congest the streets … and the sound of my favorite tunes filling my helmet and mind with positive bliss as I watch the tach needle bob up and down.

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Motorcycle DNA

Oct. 12, 2018 | Ryan Snelson, Motoveli Motorcycle Magazine

I was talking to a kid about electric skateboards at the Pump Track in Williamsburg. He was skating the Boosted mini and I mentioned having the longboard. We decided the only real difference between boards was in foot position and length. We talked briefly about how maneuverable and portable the boards were in different scenarios.

I gave him a Motoveli sticker for his helmet, and he asked if Motoveli was a motorcycle magazine about riding gas bikes or about riding electric bikes. I was so stumped because I never thought about it before. I said that we ride gas motorcycles ... but that we could ride any kind of motorcycle.

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tarform motorcycles | ryan handt photography

TARFORM combining new tech and vintage moto aesthetics

Oct. 10, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

More innovation on the electric motorcycle front is coming out of Brooklyn, with Swedish start-up Tarform announcing a new torquey, 700-cc single-cylinder-equivalent entry into the market last night at a New Lab innovation center launch event in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The brainchild of CEO and co-founder Taras Kravtchouk, who locals may know from the artist studio space Craftsman Ave in Gowanus, Tarform was spawned out of “a clear consumer interest in electric vehicles and the rise of modern vintage motorcycles.”

The trick was to make Tarform's latest non-petrol motorcycle look inspiring enough for riders to make that transition from a combustion engine to an electric-powered two wheeler, Kravtchouk says.

The new, fully electric, zero emission premium motorcycle – currently taking the form of cafe racer and scrambler prototypes – is in fact a marriage of new and old, combining modern, cutting-edge tech with the aesthetics of vintage design … a bike for the 21st century, if you will, using sustainable materials and smart connectivity.

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