It takes a special cocktail of skill, knowledge and reverence to restore a classic race bike properly—and Union Motorcycle Classics of Idaho have got what it takes. This rare Yamaha TR2B was originally built and raced by Kel Carruthers, and is now back in tip-top condition.
Restored vintage bikes often end up as showpieces—ridden seldom, if at all, for fear that something might break. But if you had a bonafide classic Triumph Trackmaster in your garage, could you really leave it parked? Gareth Howes says “no.” He’s the owner of this 1970 Triumph Trackmaster, and believes bikes should be “ridden, not hidden.” So this fully restored race bike gets regular thrashings from the most stylish man in flat track racing: Dimitri Coste.
Michel Riis is an ex-Yamaha designer and co-founder of the startup electric bike company Switch. He’s just developed this brilliant electric drivetrain kit that can be retrofitted to a regular petrol-powered speedway race bike.