Posts tagged 1970s

Aileen of the Moto Quest with a huge smile after riding her friend Boedy’s 1972 Yamaha XS650 cafe racer in Bali. 
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Aileen of the Moto Quest with a huge smile after riding her friend Boedy’s 1972 Yamaha XS650 cafe racer in Bali. 

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Manuela Raffaeta posing with the 1974 BMW R90S that made superbike history at the BMW museum in Munich. 
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Manuela Raffaeta posing with the 1974 BMW R90S that made superbike history at the BMW museum in Munich. 

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Lindsay Kavanaugh, Texas native residing in Los Angeles, with her 1973 brat style Honda CB350f motorcycle and super rad ‘Wild Thing’ shirt. Photo by Jessie Gentry.
I had the pleasure of meeting this lil whipper snapper at the Hell on Wheels vintage MX rally this weekend, she’s a peach. Her and Jessie are the founders of the Velvets MC in LA (fb). 
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Lindsay Kavanaugh, Texas native residing in Los Angeles, with her 1973 brat style Honda CB350f motorcycle and super rad ‘Wild Thing’ shirt. Photo by Jessie Gentry.

I had the pleasure of meeting this lil whipper snapper at the Hell on Wheels vintage MX rally this weekend, she’s a peach. Her and Jessie are the founders of the Velvets MC in LA (fb)

[ more Honda CB photos | real women who ride

Sofi Tsingos’ GT Cafe for Cause Unveil

This weekend in Dallas, TX, the awe-inspiring Sofi Tsingos unveiled the cafe racer build that she’s raffling off for charity at the Gas Monkey Bar n Grill. 

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Sofi started GT Cafe for Cause to build a bike with her dad who was diagnosed with cancer- her plan is to give all proceeds to cancer research. A noble cause, a beautiful bike, and a wonderful woman. How can you go wrong? 

Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything.
I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect!
Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright 2014.
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Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything.

I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect!

Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright 2014.

[ more of Yuriko Takeda | more petite motoladies ]

Corinna Mantlo on her 1971 BSA Victor 250cc that she’ll be racing on behalf of the Miss-Fires with team Hell Bound and Down (site) at the Norra vintage Baja 500 this October in Mexico! 
Corinna does awesome motorcycle seat upholstery and also helps run Via Meccanica in Brooklyn, New York. She’s also the co-founder of the Motorcycle Film Festival! 
[ more photos of Corinna | tagged BSA ]

Corinna Mantlo on her 1971 BSA Victor 250cc that she’ll be racing on behalf of the Miss-Fires with team Hell Bound and Down (site) at the Norra vintage Baja 500 this October in Mexico! 

Corinna does awesome motorcycle seat upholstery and also helps run Via Meccanica in Brooklyn, New York. She’s also the co-founder of the Motorcycle Film Festival

[ more photos of Corinna | tagged BSA ]

A girl and her chopper- oh so 60’s looking, but it’s actually a photograph by Mark Choiniere of Crude Behavior.
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A girl and her chopper- oh so 60’s looking, but it’s actually a photograph by Mark Choiniere of Crude Behavior.

[ more photos by Mark Choiniere | Crude Behavior website

Misty Whitten and her vintage 1977 BMW r100/7 motorcycle all packed up for a camping trip. 
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Misty Whitten and her vintage 1977 BMW r100/7 motorcycle all packed up for a camping trip. 

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Vintage motocross/trials girl, Debbie Evans, looking stoked as all hell on her Ossa motorbike, wearing what look like Hondaline boots (but could be Hi-Points or any number of other brands). 
Debbie is an AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Famer, having been the first woman to compete in FIM World Championship Trials event, she’s also appeared in over 200 movies as the stunt rider.  
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Vintage motocross/trials girl, Debbie Evans, looking stoked as all hell on her Ossa motorbike, wearing what look like Hondaline boots (but could be Hi-Points or any number of other brands). 

Debbie is an AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Famer, having been the first woman to compete in FIM World Championship Trials event, she’s also appeared in over 200 movies as the stunt rider.  

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Ever heard of the Vintage Monkey? Here’s a look at the back side of a late 70’s Shasta Smith and an early 70’s Triumph 250. Shasta is a mechanic specializing in vintage bikes who works out of her shop in Sacramento, CA. 
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Ever heard of the Vintage Monkey? Here’s a look at the back side of a late 70’s Shasta Smith and an early 70’s Triumph 250. Shasta is a mechanic specializing in vintage bikes who works out of her shop in Sacramento, CA. 

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J. Shia of Madhouse Motors (Cambridge, MA) on the 1972 Triumph 500 she restored in trade for two early Harley Aermacchis (the Ducati manufactured Harley motorbike). 
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J. Shia of Madhouse Motors (Cambridge, MA) on the 1972 Triumph 500 she restored in trade for two early Harley Aermacchis (the Ducati manufactured Harley motorbike)

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Some more photos from my photoshoot with the amazingly talented Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website).

Gear breakdown for those of you curious- sporting UglyBROS USA jeans (Twiggy and Ton-Up), Icon 1000 Akorp jacket (review here), Icon Elsinore boots, and Icon Airmada stack helmet

Major thanks yet again to Tim & Isaac (owners of Trophy Motorcycles) for the bitchin’ 1970 Triumph to ride.

[ more photos from Lanakila MacNaughton ]

Lanakila MacNaughton works fast! Girl already got me some preview photos from our shoot near Temecula on the 21st… oh how I love her! Check out these rad shots for the Women’s Moto Exhibit on the 1970 Triumph from Trophy Motorcycles.

I’m sporting my oh-so-loved Icon 1000 Elsinore boots, Akorp and Federal jackets, and new UglyBROS riding jeans.

Happy dang New Year!

[ links: Women’s Moto Exhibit website | Trophy Motorcycles website ]

Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right).
Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125.
[ links: Motor Grrl Garage website | more tagged MotorGrrl ]

Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right).

Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125.

[ links: Motor Grrl Garage website | more tagged MotorGrrl ]

By popular demand- more pictures of Yuri and her amazing custom 1974 Shovelhead chopper called “Gloryhole”. 

It’s got a ton of amazing details including heart shaped tail light and amazing body work, plus sparkly pink and purple paint job. It’s got character for days. 

[ follow her on Instagram @sanyuri ]