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Quail Motorcycle Gathering will celebrate vintage motorcycles

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Most enthusiasts associate The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in California with a high-zoot, champagne-soaked event dedicated to classic cars. The venue also hosts an annual gathering dedicated to motorcycles that’s making a comeback in 2022 after taking two years off.

This year’s edition of the event will highlight four featured categories: the Harley-Davidson XR-750, mini bikes, on- and off-road two-stroke motorcycles, and BMW’s /5 Series (no, not the one you’re thinking of; the two-wheeler built in the 1970s). And, because motorcycle fans are often car fans (and vice versa), the organizers are adding a fifth category open to a number of classic cars, including hot rods.

Harley-Davidson’s XR-750 was hugely popular in the 1970s; Evel Knievel notably jumped over 14 buses while riding one, setting a record that stood for about a quarter of a century. Mini bikes and two-stroke motorcycles

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Breitling Top Time Triumph Captures Spirit of Vintage Motorcycles

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Breitling Top Time Triumph

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Love motorcycles? Than you won’t want to miss this watch. Launched at the end of last month, the new Breitling Top Time Triumph is a collaboration between the renowned watch brand and British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph. It pays homage to the iconic cafe racer bikes of the 1960s. With its polished case, speed-focused dial layout, and head-turning color, the watch evokes the classic bikes of yesteryear—and stylish new models on sale today (Triumph created a special edition of its Speed Twin motorcycle as part of the collaboration).

“Triumph’s heritage and modern-retro aesthetic are just two of the many things we have in common,” Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, said in a statement. “Their blending of tradition with technology is completely in sync with what we do.”

The watch references a unique period in motorcycle history. Cafe racers came about in the

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Vintage motorcycle auction returns to Las Vegas, bringing avid collectors

Motorcycles filled the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center on Wednesday — day two of the annual Mecum Las Vegas Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Auction — and the only thing that could move faster than the bikes was the auctioneer’s mouth.

Collector-car auction company Mecum Auctions brought in about 1,500 hogs for its five-day event that ends Saturday. The company sells between 80 and 90 percent of its stock, in previous auctions.

Auction-goers say the motorcycle collection captures a love of history and horsepower.

“My grandmother drove a car, for God’s sake,” Greg Arnold, Mecum Auctions’ motorcycle division director, said with a laugh. “I get in trouble with car guys all the time.”

At the center of this year’s auction is the Harley Davidson Heritage collection featuring 95 vintage bikes that are “magnificently restored” with at least one from each year between 1910 and 1969, Arnold said. Each bike will

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