1948 Doodle Bug Super Model E

Today we know that Victory and Indian motorcycles are manufactured in Iowa, but even decades ago, Iowa had a motorcycle industry. The Doodle Bug and Egley scooters were manufactured in Iowa. The Doodle Bug is small, only about 1.5 horsepower, was meant for use as local transportation and was promoted to youth. Doodle Bugs were manufactured in Read more

Vincent Power, Ducati Handling in a Father and Son Project

While most would consider Sid Biberman a highly skilled motorcycle technician, a tuner and drag bike builder and racer, he was also a savvy motorcycle design analyst. He could look at a motorcycle design and deduce whether it was something special or just another motorcycle. In his youth after tinkering with a Whizzer motorbike, then a Salsbury Read more

Diesel Military Motorcycle Helps Keep the Peace

The Military Specification 2004 Hayes-DT M1030-M1 Started Life as a Kawasaki KLR650 Dressed in desert camouflage paint, and disguised behind a military code name, “M1030-M1”, this Haynes-DT machine is actually a Kawasaki KLR650 with a diesel engine. Hayes Diversified Technologies of Hesperia, California saw the potential in the KLR for conversion Read more

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