1949 Vincent Rapide

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The New Matchless Motorcycle Is An Unexpected Tour de Force in Design

Matchless Model X Reloaded Matchless Model X Reloaded Franco Malenotti

The Matchless name and motorcycle brand, long lost to history, was recently re-launch at the Milan motorcycle show in early November.

Matchless was once one of Britain’s most revered motorcycle makers, and through Associated Motorcycle Company, they built bikes plated as AJS, Sunbeam, Indian and Norton. But sadly, the firm ceased to exist in 1966.

But in 2012, the rights to the brand and the marque were purchased by the Malenotti family – the clothiers of Belstaff fame – and they used it to launch a line of clothing.

But the Malenotti’s also promised to build a bike one day, and now they have.

They call it the Model X Reloaded, and the results by Franco Malenotti and his Matchless design team are no less than a revelation.

The Model X Reloaded features a 1916cc S&S motor and the styling? It’s an homage to a time when motorcycles looked fantastic and brawny.

From it’s tank-mounted dials, ‘floating’ solo seat, old-school front suspension setup to modern features like a 12-piston single front brake caliper, the air-cooled V-twin Model X Reloaded is an enormous achievement.

Engine: 1916cc, S&S, air-cooled V-twin
Frame: Steel monocoque, integral oil tank
Fork: Castle type with shock absorber
Rear shock: Twin hidden pull-system shocks
Front wheel: 130/90 R16
Back wheel: 200/55 R17
Front brake: 12-piston caliper, single disc
Rear brake: 6-piston caliper, single disc


1969 Honda CM91 Scooter 50cc NO RESERVE

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Glory Days Motorcycle Rally, Val Du Lakes, June, 2015 – Dig It

Glory Days

June 26 – June 28
Jun 26 at 12:00pm to Jun 28 at 5:00pm
Val Du Lakes
Mears, Michigan 49455

Make sure you don’t miss out on this years hottest Midwest bike event.

Unlike any other event with fun activities and awesome live bands to be announced…

Bikers and Babes…

Camping on site, call 231-837-2267 for reservations.

Hey, don’t be a cock. Sack up and ride in for the day.

More details @ www.glorydaysmotorcyclerally.com

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Ducati 900ss Custom

The Ducati 900SS was, and is, a beautiful piece of functional machinery, and  Old Empire Motorcycles have ramped that up a couple of notches with this custom version.

It was once a 1995 900SS which features a 904cc air-cooled twin, and it’s a beautiful mill indeed.

But what Old Empire garage has done with it is…art. This bike represents the cutting edge of  custom bike building, and you can see more of their work here.

Photos,  Onno Wieringa

 

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The Killer – Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis, the greatest singer and piano player in the history of hillbilly music,  has been married seven times – and he’s still very much alive.

Give that a second or two to sink in. Seven times. Still alive.

Jerry Lee Lewis

  • His first marriage, to Dorothy Barton (who was 14 years old at the time), lasted for 20 months, from February 1952 to October 1953. In a 1978 People magazine interview, Lewis said, “I was 14 when I first got married. My wife was too old for me; she was 17.”
  • His second marriage, to Jane Mitchum, was of dubious validity because it occurred 23 days before his divorce from Barton was final. It lasted for four years, from September 1953 to October 1957. The couple had two children: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. (1954–1973) and Ronnie Guy Lewis.
  • His third marriage, to his cousin Myra Gale Brown, lasted for 13 years, from December 1957 to December 1970 (although the couple went through a second marriage ceremony because his divorce from Jane Mitchum was not complete before the first ceremony took place). They had two children together: Steve Allen Lewis (1959–1962) and Phoebe Allen Lewis (1963).
  • His fourth marriage, to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, lasted from October 1971 to June 8, 1982, and they had a daughter, Lori Lee Lewis (1972). Pate drowned in a swimming pool at the home of a friend with whom she was staying, several weeks before divorce proceedings could be finalized.
  • His fifth marriage, to Shawn Stephens, lasted 77 days, from June to August 1983, ending with her death. It has been alleged by Richard Ben Cramer that Lewis abused her and was responsible for her death.
  • His sixth marriage, to Kerrie McCarver, lasted 20 years, from 1984 to 2004. They have one child: Jerry Lee Lewis III (1987). According to USA Today, McCarver’s divorce settlement was substantial.
  • His seventh marriage, to Judith Brown, began March 9, 2012.

Lewis has had six children during his marriages. In 1962, his son Steve Allen Lewis drowned in a swimming pool accident when he was three, and in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. died at the age of 19 when he flipped the Jeep he was driving. The Killer has two surviving sons, Jerry Lee Lewis III and Ronnie Guy Lewis, and two daughters, Phoebe Allen Lewis and Lori Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee Lewis Mugshot


The Killer – Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis, the greatest singer and piano player in the history of hillbilly music,  has been married seven times – and he’s still very much alive.

Give that a second or two to sink in. Seven times. Still alive.

Jerry Lee Lewis

  • His first marriage, to Dorothy Barton (who was 14 years old at the time), lasted for 20 months, from February 1952 to October 1953. In a 1978 People magazine interview, Lewis said, “I was 14 when I first got married. My wife was too old for me; she was 17.”
  • His second marriage, to Jane Mitchum, was of dubious validity because it occurred 23 days before his divorce from Barton was final. It lasted for four years, from September 1953 to October 1957. The couple had two children: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. (1954–1973) and Ronnie Guy Lewis.
  • His third marriage, to his cousin Myra Gale Brown, lasted for 13 years, from December 1957 to December 1970 (although the couple went through a second marriage ceremony because his divorce from Jane Mitchum was not complete before the first ceremony took place). They had two children together: Steve Allen Lewis (1959–1962) and Phoebe Allen Lewis (1963).
  • His fourth marriage, to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, lasted from October 1971 to June 8, 1982, and they had a daughter, Lori Lee Lewis (1972). Pate drowned in a swimming pool at the home of a friend with whom she was staying, several weeks before divorce proceedings could be finalized.
  • His fifth marriage, to Shawn Stephens, lasted 77 days, from June to August 1983, ending with her death. It has been alleged by Richard Ben Cramer that Lewis abused her and was responsible for her death.
  • His sixth marriage, to Kerrie McCarver, lasted 20 years, from 1984 to 2004. They have one child: Jerry Lee Lewis III (1987). According to USA Today, McCarver’s divorce settlement was substantial.
  • His seventh marriage, to Judith Brown, began March 9, 2012.

Lewis has had six children during his marriages. In 1962, his son Steve Allen Lewis drowned in a swimming pool accident when he was three, and in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. died at the age of 19 when he flipped the Jeep he was driving. The Killer has two surviving sons, Jerry Lee Lewis III and Ronnie Guy Lewis, and two daughters, Phoebe Allen Lewis and Lori Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee Lewis Mugshot


Ducati Cucciolo

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1958 Capriolo Aeromere

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Capriolo was the motorcycle division of the aircraft manufacturer Caproni. This 75 is of the second type which was introduced in 1958. The motor was unusual in that it used an overhead face cam system. It made 4.5hp@6000rpm. Top speed of 85kph.

In 1947 Aero-Caproni turned to motorcycle production, beginning with a 48cc ciclomotore two-stroke. By 1951 they were producing sophisticated and elegant little four speed 75cc fourstrokes with pressed steel chassis, later enlarged to 100cc and 125cc. Their more interesting machines included a horizontally opposed 149cc twin of 1955, and competition machines with 75cc engines using the Küchen desmodromic system of the 1920s.

From 1953 to 1959 they also produced NSU engined machines named Caproni-Vizzola with models named Cavilux and Cavimax, the latter based on the NSU Max engine. At one time the range also included a face-cam OHV single, and they also built a range of three-wheelers. In 1958 the Capriolo company name was changed to Aeromere, which ceased production in 1964. The parent company, Aero-Caproni, continued to build aircraft some of which were very advanced. Their jet-powered glider remains one of the most extraordinary sailplanes ever constructed.