Iron & Air Magazine / Issue 027
(digital included for SUBSCRIBERS)
Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Faster, faster. From the beginning, we're programmed to seek it: run faster to hunt more efficiently; travel faster to claim more uncharted land; produce faster to own more market share; compute faster to gain more knowledge.
Speed has an inherent link to survival, but it's hard to ignore its correlation to the simple pursuit of more and the momentary thrill that comes along with it. Without progress, though, we remain in an endless loop of thrill-seeking.
006 | FOREWORD
008 | MINIMALIST MUSE
transforming a shaky dual-sport into an adventure-worthy show bike.
018 | MEET THE HUMANS
A strange. psychedelic story of motorcycle-riding outlaws who also happen to be apes.
028 | THE THOMAS FLYER
"The Great Race" takes a fledgeling technology around the world.
030 | A BOY NAMED SUZUKI
A humble DR350 gets a new lease on life.
038 | SCRAMBLER BULLY
Executive editor, Chris Nelson's Ducati Scrambler goes under the knife.
042 | 40CAL HARLEY
A salty dog H-D takes to the flats.
052 | TO EAT OR BE EATEN
The overlooked lessons from Hunter S. Thompson's book Hell's Angels.
058 | THE STABLE
What we're riding, driving, and experiencing.
066 | THE BEST OF BikeEXIF
A quarterly round-up of the best bikes on the web.
076 | PARCHED EARTH
Waves for Water brings clean drinking water to Bhutan.
088 | A DIGITAL SEA
Can the motorcycle survive in a world of autonomous cars?
094 | INVENTORY
Gear, goods, and more.
102 | A LAVERDA STORY
The modernization of a forgotten Italian motorcycle.
108 | POSTSCRIPT
Ralph Steadman gives a piece of his mind.