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One Lap of the Web: Motorcycles in revolt

Mon, 21 Apr 2014

-- Danny Lyon photographed the Chicago Outlaws at the height of the counterculture: Following the gang on his Triumph, Lyon published his candid, brutal shots in 1968 with the title "The Bikeriders." Vice explains why Lyon's book mattered: He rode with them, documented their personal conversations and ultimately glorified the gang and their "existential struggle to be free." The book is due for re-release by the Aperture Foundation.

-- Kim Boyle built this gorgeous custom 1978 BMW R100/7 on a shoestring budget, proving that you can't put a price on talent and taste. The as-yet-unnamed bike wears an old-school BMW roundel and some lovely details, including a headlight screen, a seat from a Ducati Monster and a custom 2-into-1 exhaust welded from 32 pieces of tubing.

-- With this latest anniversary, the Mazda Miata officially qualifies for classic-car status. Thus the fine folks at Japanese Nostalgic Car can finally express their love for the venerable Miata and rest comfortably knowing that it is officially nostalgic.

-- For Easter, Citro

By Blake Z. Rong