• Wide Open Moto http://wideopenmoto.blogspot.com/

    WideOpenMoto is a site dedicated to providing high quality images and original articles about classic, exotic and obscure motorcycles paired with interesting, humorous, knowledgeable and generally engaging descriptions. Images are carefully curated; we deal in quality rather than quantity. The main site strives to provide a minimalistic, design-fuelled space which is rich in motorcycle culture. WideOpenMoto aims to integrate with social networking sites to provide the foundation for a community which celebrates classic motorcycling. We do not intend to move into the 'custom motorcycle' genre dominated, of course, by the BikeExif behemoth and imitators, but rather provide the go-to place for classic, exotic and obscure motorcycles which are at the moment not represented by such a site.


  • Ducati SL600 Pantah Rides Again!

    Ducati SL600 Pantah Rides Again!

    The previous article on the Ducati Pantah series will tell you pretty much 100% of everything you need to know about these bikes. Here is some info on mine. Yep... Read more

    Posted on 16 August 2012 MOTO
  • Ducati Pantah

    Ducati Pantah

    My own Pantah SL600 is finally registered! Took photos today which you can see tomorrow. It's good to have the old girl back on the road. Read more

    Posted on 14 August 2012 MOTO
  • WideOpenMoto Artwork!

    WideOpenMoto Artwork!

    Got an email a few days ago from Julien who wanted to know if he could have a high-res version of one of the photos from our Radical Ducati article to hang in... Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2012 MOTO
  • Norton Commando Fastback

    Norton Commando Fastback

    Have been polishing bits of ally on the old man's 750 Fastback project all day. Bike looks great- the layers of oxidisation are now covering me instead! Read more

    Posted on 05 August 2012 MOTO
  • RADICAL DUCATI - Workshop Visit

    RADICAL DUCATI Workshop Visit

    Of all the bike builders in all the world, Radical Ducati is among the most prolific; there seems to be a constant stream of impressive Ducati based creations... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2012 MOTO
  • G' Day- WideOpenMoto Back in Action!

    Day- WideOpenMoto Back Action!

    Well, I've traded the golden sun, beaches and la bella vita of Italy for the icy Sydney winter (actually, winter here is a joke- similar to Poland two weeks... Read more

    Posted on 31 July 2012 MOTO
  • Arrivederci Italia

    Arrivederci Italia

    It's been a loooooooong time between posts here at WideOpenMoto, the reason; organising the move back to Australia (and going to the beach to work on my... Read more

    Posted on 04 July 2012 MOTO
  • MAGNI R3 Followup

    You may have seen our article last week on the gorgeous Magni R3; a tuned BSA Rocket 3 engine with an iconic Magni motorcycle designed and built around it. Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2012 MOTO
  • Sachs BEAST 1000

    Sachs BEAST 1000

    This bike has been haunting the living shit out of me ever since I clapped eyes on it way back when it was released in 2001. That's over ten years ago for you'z... Read more

    Posted on 19 June 2012 MOTO
  • Magni r3


    If there's one motorcycle around today that desperately needs a proper photo-shoot done and the images sent to me post-haste its this one. Read more

    Posted on 15 June 2012 MOTO
  • StreetTracker - Raffaele Paolucci

    StreetTracker Raffaele Paolucci

    There once was a time when I thought I was pretty handy with a camera and knew all the best angles for shooting bikes. That blissful idyllic era was shattered... Read more

    Posted on 14 June 2012 MOTO
  • AJS 500cc Supercharged V4

    When I first stumbled across this bike it caught my eye because of its weird proportions; low and incredibly compact giving the impression of a short wheelbase... Read more

    Posted on 11 June 2012 MOTO
  • MONDAY MADNESS - Bultaco Pursang

    MONDAY MADNESS Bultaco Pursang

    For those of you who are finding your Monday morning coffee just isn't quite up to the task of getting your week started, I submit for your adrenal... Read more

    Posted on 11 June 2012 MOTO
  • NCR / Poggipolini Group : Part 2 : NCR M4

    Poggipolini Group Part

    If you didn’t actually read Part 1, then do it before reading this one. It’s a matter of like, quantum physical mechanichisms or somethink. Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2012 MOTO
  • NCR / Poggipolini Group : Part1

    Poggipolini Group Part1

    They say the Ducati Desmosedici RR is a MotoGP bike for the street. That's pretty intense.So when the NCR M16 first appeared, I admit that I thought the... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2012 MOTO
  • Bsa Rocket 3


    If you saw our coverage of last weeks Gran Ferro you might have spotted a shot of this BSA Rocket 3 and wondered how something so bleedin' lovely ended up with... Read more

    Posted on 23 May 2012 MOTO
  • Gran Ferro 2012

    Gran Ferro 2012

    My Gran Ferro day began at 4am Sunday morning with a magnitude 6 earthquake 20km away which killed four people and scared the living shit outta my girlfriend. Read more

    Posted on 21 May 2012 MOTO
  • First Spring Ride

    First Spring Ride

    The last thing I want do is make any of you jealous; however, if you’re not currently exploring the Italian countryside on a fine spring day with a capable... Read more

    Posted on 17 May 2012 MOTO
  • Motor Rock : W650 Custom

    Motor Rock W650 Custom

    The Kawasaki W650 was and still is, an unashamed Triumph rip-off. Evolving out of previous Triumph/BSA copies, the W650 has become a true master of disguise,... Read more

    Posted on 15 May 2012 MOTO
  • Manx Norton

    Manx Norton

    I dont know who this 500cc Manx Norton belongs to, where it lives or if it still races but its started off my Saturday in timeless style and for that I thank it. Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2012 MOTO