Posts tagged italy

MotoLady website feature in Kustom World Italia magazine- The Women’s Issue February/March 2014 on page 34.

Can’t help but be flattered, plus it’s especially cool that Shasta Smith of the Vintage Monkey is on the cover. 

Rough translation of part of the article- 

The girls of themotolady.com : are ladies, of course, but on two wheels. Elegant Amazons that can be seated on the floor for hours in the garage in front of their iron without fear of oiling their painted nails. … Creator and scorer of the blog is American Alicia Mariah Elfving. Makeup artist, producer, graphic artist, designer, photographer, and for about three years even motorcycle journalist on her blog. In a world that forces us toward specialization, making us lose sight of the overall balance of things, she does not! She prefers to master a growing variety of artistic activity / production whose growing expertise increases the quality exponentially. Themotolady.com is the result of many factors, but primarily of her being a motorcyclist and her desire to communicate through words, images and facts that ‘Women were born to ride a bike and the bikes are made to be driven.’ Even with sweetness, I might add!

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Simone’s Ivory Monster

It’s really cool seeing other retro-ish Monster builds out there. Simone de Ranieri from Pisa, Italy sent me these photos of his Ducati Monster build. 

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EICMA International Motorcycle Show 2012

MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE CHANGED.
I Motociclisti sono cambiati; Biker haben sich verändert; 
Les Motards ont changé; Los Motores han cambiado!

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The motto for this years EICMA International Motorcycle Show is pretty simple, it seems. But what does it really mean? 

This is amazing. 

A Fiat 500 gets stuck in a tiny alleyway in Italy… the cars are honking wildly, a crowd gathers… and then the motorcyclists come. 

Sometimes the Italians really know what’s up. Like the fact that having a motorcycle parked in your living room is not only totally normal, but classy as f**k.
Photo from Tod’s Italian Portraits book (more info on eternal-optimist.com).

Sometimes the Italians really know what’s up. Like the fact that having a motorcycle parked in your living room is not only totally normal, but classy as f**k.

Photo from Tod’s Italian Portraits book (more info on eternal-optimist.com).

Another photo of Enrica Citoni from the Cafe Twin video.

Another photo of Enrica Citoni from the Cafe Twin video.

Stelvio Pass, Italy. It suddenly makes so much sense why so many amazing auto’s and moto’s are made there- Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia, MotoGuzzi, Bimota… Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, etcetc.

Stelvio Pass, Italy. It suddenly makes so much sense why so many amazing auto’s and moto’s are made there- Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia, MotoGuzzi, Bimota… Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, etcetc.

Italian motorcycles? We get them, don’t we? They chatter at idle, rev to the moon, weigh nothing, cost mega-lira and are ridden by skinny leather-clad knee-grinding monkeys with a death wish.
The Wall Street Journal, “Italy’s Multicultural Motorcycle
Anja Rubik by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia

Anja Rubik by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia

Leah Stunts, spreadin’ toward the sky at the Italian Stunt Fest 2011. In heels none the less!

Leah Stunts, spreadin’ toward the sky at the Italian Stunt Fest 2011. In heels none the less!

Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club meetup - April 2011

Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club meetup - April 2011

Who are they kidding? Start burning right away.

Pirelli contro il fumo - 1/3

Who are they kidding? Start burning right away.

Pirelli contro il fumo - 1/3