The big move – www.vanishingpointbikes.com

It is amazing to see the site’s traffic build over the last couple of years.  It started off as just a fun place to collect and share all the beautiful bikes found online but it quickly became something more. I realized I’m not the only one interested in these bikes ;-)

Through Vanishing Point Bikes I have been in touch with bike builders, travelers and bike enthusiasts from all over the world.

So, to deliver even better content to you, the Vanishing Point Bikes blog will soon move to its new home at www.vanishingpointbikes.com.

This should allow for greater control as I plan to deliver more original content, photos, interviews, builder’s profiles and share more of the stuff I’ve been looking at online.

The WordPress site will still run for a few months as I work on this transition, but eventually you will see changes on the new site and the WordPress site will become redundant.

It’s an exciting new phase, thanks heaps for your interest and support over the last few years and I hope that this site will keep serving you for many years more.  And don’t forget to bookmark the new web address vanishingpointbikes.com now.

Derringer Cycles

Derringer Cycles created this magnificent road machine for Restoration Hardware.  Honda built 50cc engine, kevlar reinforced racing tyres, copper rivets and many other beautiful detailing come together to create a very desire worthy bike; chiming back to a bygone era when motorcycles were first conceived.  Check out their collection for other designs and perhaps imagine owning one of these custom creations.

via blessthisstuff.

Triumph Tiger T100

Auctioned off recently in New Zealand was this 1939 Trimph Tiger 100.

Enter the Speed Twin; designed by Ed Turner and released to the market in 1937, this small and very distinct gem twinkled in a world of despair, a world that would become more despairing in the years that followed. The smooth and powerful design was an instant success and marked the British industry’s fruitful obsession with the parallel twin configuration. A sports version of the Speed Twin was soon launched and baptised the Tiger 100, as shown here… the T100 was a true 100mph machine capable of giving the best of the competition something to worry about. Soon after T100’s successful launch the Triumph factory was destroyed by German bombers bringing the production of the T100 to an abrupt end until after the war. Fewer than 300 bronze head T100’s are believed to have been produced.

The bike fetched over $40,000 AUD.  Nice!

Broadford Bike Bonanza 2010

My first time at the Broadford Bike Bonanza and my last ride on my Honda VTR 250 before I trade up to my 09 Triumph Bonneville SE.  There was a fantastic display of cafe racers and classic bikes, and not just for show as the owners had the opportunity to race them on the track.  Here are some of the highlights for me.  Wish the pics could be better but I only had my mobile phone camera on me.  A great day and a fitting farewell for my little Honda.