Thanks to generous sponsorship from our friends at Belstaff, and copious cooperation from Kenny Cummings and the team at NYC Norton, we produced a two-day motorcycle show on Union Street to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic British bike.
The Norton Commando was never intended to save the company. But it did just that, and 50 years later its name has left an indelible mark. Here’s a retrospective with detailed photos tracing the arc of this iconic motorcycle.
Belstaff recently sponsored a shop ride, departing from their Pop Up Shop next door on Union Street. After the usual rendezvous at the shop we skipped across Manhattan and made a unique breakfast stop, 3 floors up a freight elevator in Jersey City, at the miraculous home of NYC Norton.
If you’ve never followed the Dakar Rally you’re certainly not alone. Billed as the toughest off-road motorcycle race in the world, Dakar covers 5,500 miles over incredibly rugged terrain, crossing through three countries over 14 stages of racing. It’s traditionally been one of the toughest races to follow, too. But a crowd-funded YouTube privateer is helping change that.
On the last Sunday in September we staged a “Great Big Glamping Ride” north of the city, in the mountainous and reservoir-lined roads of the Catskills. The outing consisted of a semi-guided, fully catered, all-day (or for some, overnight) motorcycle junket for the first 50 people who signed up. The weekend was a hoot—a ride with a silly name for a serious and worthy charity. Here’s how it went down.
Meet the Union Garage V7: a timeless leather motorcycle jacket that combines classic design details with modern-day protection. The jacket is made by Vanson Leathers in Massachusetts, and is…
Last fall after the 2016 Brooklyn Invitational we sat down with show co-founer Keino Sasaki and talked to him broadly about the Invitational’s reason for being, and specifically about the 2016 invitees, and how he and his partners John Copeland and Jessica Wertz decide how to curate the field every year. And even though the show doesn’t officially crown a winner, we got Keino to name his favorite.
On Saturday, June 10, we hosted a one-day motorcycle show to celebrate the best of 1970′s Italian motorcycle design and engineering. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed.
Union Garage is proud to present a new short film that focuses on a single participant from this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride—a rider whose personal story and reason for riding is emblematic of everything we love about this annual event.
We are producing two short videos for this year’s DGR. One silly, and one serious. This is the silly one.