Australian Whiting: The last word in motorcycle luxury

The Whiting motorcycle was conceived in Melbourne in 1912 when engineer Saville Whiting (1889-1973) designed and built an innovative spring-frame cycle with semi-elliptic leaf sprinting on both the front and rear wheels. The four-cylinder V-engine was one of the most technically advanced designs created in Australia. Whiting was dissatisfied with the handling and comfort afforded…

Vincent Black Lightning: The fastest production motorcycle for its time

Bike-lovers can experience a whole new view of the motorcycle at ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’. The exhibition opens the throttle on the ground-breaking designs that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen. This 1951 Vincent Black Lightning holds a special place in Australian history when in 1953 Jack Ehtet…

Deus Ex Machina’s ‘Drover’s Dog’ is the perfect surf bike

Do you have a surfing adventure in mind? Never be separated from your board again by combining your two favourite cultures — bike and surf. Australian custom motorcycle and fashion brand Deus Ex Machina bring both Bondi cool and characteristic Aussie humour to the many custom designs that have emerged from their workshop in Sydney.…

Suzuki Hayabusa: The world’s fastest production sportbike

Get your motor running… optimized for speed, view one of the fastest production bikes ever built at ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’. The Suzuki Hayabusa’s design holds a special place in motorcycling history.  ‘The Motorcycle’ opened the throttle on the ground-breaking designs that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen.…

Brisbane-born: The Spencer motorcycle story

After becoming fascinated by the legend of the Brisbane-made Spencer motorcycles, Cath Charlton began delving into the myths and facts about this important Brisbane story. David Spencer (1870-1958) crafted a distinctly Australian racing bike by hand from locally cast parts in the first decade of the twentieth century. It is believed that the Spencer Motorcycles…