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The best motorcycle films

Motorcycles have always been the ultimate movie props. Here are our favorite short films about those who build them, and those who ride them.
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The guys from Revival Cycles took a trip to France last summer, and this rollicking good video captures the fun. Taking two custom bikes, they visited the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz, then the home of the new Brough Superior, the Yamaha MotoGP Tech 3 team and the Cafe Racer Festival in Paris.

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You know the names, now here are the faces to match. This terrific clip was filmed at Glemseck 101 and features an all-star cast of custom motorcycle builders. It marks the launch of the book The Ride: 2nd Gear. Find out more and get your copy at

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Watch STUDIO KIPPENBERGERS IOM TT Online | Vimeo On Demand

The Isle of Man TT has claimed the lives of 246 competitors since 1911. It’s the most dangerous sporting event in the world—but year after year, the racers return. We’ve all seen the GoPro footage on YouTube and the heart-stopping crashes. But no one has examined the fatal attraction of the IOM TT: just why do the riders risk their lives? Now Studio Kippenberger has answered that question with a stunning short film, titled simply IOM TT. Download it now for just $4.99.


How to ride a Triumph Scrambler: Here's a new dose of high-octane insanity from ICON 1000 and British Customs.

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Two months ago, we revealed the lovely Analog Motorcycles Ducati 'Super Scrambler' on Bike EXIF. Now here's a short film to match. For the lowdown on the build, read our original coverage at

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Action! Vimeo launches The Greasy Hands Preachers

This weekend, the Greasy Hands Preachers film is finally, finally released on Vimeo. It's is a celebration of manual work, seen through the lens of motorcycle enthusiasts. Shot on Super 16, it takes you all over the world, with stopovers in France, the USA, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. And the cast is a roll call of big name builders, from Roland Sands to Shinya Kimura to El Solitario MC and Blitz Motorcycles. Click through for details to download or stream.

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This is how you make a film about motorcycles. The focus is on Peter Boggia, the reclusive genius behind one of New York's best custom bike workshops, Moto Borgatoro. Via @uniongaragenyc.

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Probably the craziest motorcycle-related film we've ever seen, courtesy of See See Motorcycles and Chrome Industries. It's a promo for the new Chrome Motor Series of bags, and if you've never seen a grown man slapping a spinning tire with a dead fish, now's your chance.

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Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

After weeks of wrenching and filming, our Honda CB550F is ready to hit the street! Enjoy the final episode of the Bike EXIF Saturday Sessions as we go for a blast around NYC.

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Longtime bike-builder, 72-year-old Tom Fugle is working to complete a chopper for the Born Free motorcycle show. After years of toiling in relative obscurity and near poverty Tom's work is at last getting some recognition. A terrific short film from acclaimed photographer Scott Pommier.

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Motorcycle resto: all together now

There's something fascinating about seeing a motorcycle being reassembled. So we sneaked into the Brooklyn workshop of E3 Motorcycles to watch them putting a beautiful Honda CB back together. Enjoy.

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