Friday, 29 August 2014


From the clever people at Deus Ex Machina. I have no ikea where they got the inspiration. G

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Zaeta Event at Perris NEXT WEEK

Lots going on in Zaeta world. This is an open invitation to an event organised for the Italian company out in Perris, California. Any fans of these jewel-like street trackers are welcome to attend. Our good friend and co-owner of Zaeta, Marco Belli will be there.
Here is the press release...

En route to the Bonneville salt flats, a short pit stop will occur near Los Angeles at Perris Raceway on September 4th from 4-9PM. Some elite racers will have the opportunity to saddle up and put the Zaeta through its paces. Some of the riders attending will include, Pro AMA riders in both AMA Flat Track and AMA Road Racing including Stevie Bonsey, Josh Chisum, Sebastiao Ferreira, Jimmy Wood, Sr, Jimmy Wood Jr, Jim Medlin and many more. 

Other personalities include actor Jason Lee and Hollywood stunt rider Joe Bucaro. Custom motorcycle builders Kevin Dunworth, Roland Sands, Kim Boyle, Oliver Jones, Jay LaRossa and Brandon Holstein will give the Zaeta a twist. 

Press and motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to check out the Zaeta bike for free or take their own personal bikes for a spin on the track during the time slot of 6:30-7:00PM for a nominal fee of $10. 

Listen to the DJ, cheer the pros as they dash for Café Racer XXX coffee or peruse the custom bikes on display from Deus, Lossa Engineering, Speed Merchant, The Cut Rate and the BA Moto club. 

A very special thanks to the financial sponsors that made this event possible including Zaeta, GoAnimoto LLC, Café Racer XXX, Hollywood Trading Company, Pakelo, Soul Custom, Speed Merchant, Lossa Engineering and BA Moto.

If you would like to know more about the Zaeta or the Test at Perris Raceway, please feel free to contact either,  Donna Parodi Sasha Valentine

You can read the full story on this company and their stunning street trackers in 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bryan Smith at the Mega Mile

AMA Pro Racing are serving up some great video content this year: full races and smaller features like track walks with the top  races.
This is an interesting short. I'd like to see Bryan Smith win the #1 plate this year.

An in-depth tech feature on SMith and his 2013 Crosley Kawasaki 650 twin is featured in SB15. G

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

650 Street Tracker

From Kev in Derbyshire

Hi Gary 
Hope you are well. Just thought I would send you a couple of pics of my brother Pete's daytime licence Bonnie 650 street tracker with recently fitted Redmax seat.
Cheers Kev

Monday, 25 August 2014

DJ Dave Taylor

To the tune of 'Milkshake' by Kelis

Dave's turntable brings all the girls to the yard,
His tunes are better than yours
Damn right, they're better than yours
He could teach you
But he'd have to charge

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Mega Mile Main Event

You'll really want to watch this - 1.25-mile, engine-killing oval - the Mega Mile at Colonial Downs.
There's a load of fannying around at the beginning, that's worth watching - engines overheating, Joe Kopp's dead engine (yes, Joe Kopp out of retirement again and made the main on a Triumph), racers playing mind games - then there's a red flag. It just reminds me how highly strung these riders are when it comes to the main. I love it.

The race itself is wild. Loads of different lines on this deep cushion track. Loads of different makes in the main too - H-D, KTM, Triumph, Kawasaki, Suzuki. G

Moto God, Torquay, Australia

The Moto God in Torquay on the surf coast of Victoria, Australia now stocks Sideburn.

They offer to rent a bunch of different bikes for rides up the Great Ocean Road (regularly voted one of the top Do before you die drives/rides), including Triumph Thruxtons, Harleys and the brand new Indian Chief.

They also sell clobber, including Roland Sands Designs, Deus, Troy Lee...

If you would like to become a stockist, email us for more details at dirt @

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pitch drop x Zaeta x Ornamental Conifer

Pitch drop, a shop selling good clobber in Piove di Sacco, south of Padua and Venice, is hosting a night with Zaeta showing the  Zaeta DT painted by Ornamental Conifer on August 28.
We'll bring photos of it soon.
They promise...

A small town night with motorcycles, pasta e fagioli (traditional soup with pasta and beans), sopressa (Venetian cold cut) and red wine. And, of course, zaeti (little biscuits) from Paolo.

Pitch drop are our latest stockist too.

If you want to stock Sideburn email us at dirt at

PS Yes, drop has a lower case d...

Splash It All Over

Not even Barry Sheene can look cool smearing Brut onto his boobs while a gone to seed boxer looks on. G

Friday, 22 August 2014

Zaeta by Paternoster

Wonderful Zaeta illustration by Maxwell Paternoster.
Check out the Zaeta he customised in Sideburn 17 (below - with Zaeta founder, Paolo Chiaia). G
Photo: Raffaele Paolucci