Publications

Media mentions, feature articles, and photo credits.

 
 
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Iron & Air Magazine

1964 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE

Vintage Steele gives an old Bonnie another chance on life.

WORDS Michael Hilton  IMAGES Josh Steele

It’s safe to assume a 50-year-old motorcycle has seen a lot — a lot of riders, a lot of miles, and a lot of destinations. You imagine the people and places a bike like this beautiful, custom 1964 Triumph Bonneville 650 has seen, but that’s assuming a bike like this has lived only one life, which isn’t the case. ...<click here to read more>


Silodrome

VINTAGE STEELE BMW R60/6

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BMW R60/6

The BMW R60/6 made its first appearance in 1974 as part of the all-new /6 family of motorcycles by the German manufacturer. These new models replaced the outgoing /5 motorcycles but shared many of their components – BMW was onto a good thing with their horizontally-opposed air-cooled engines, and being somewhat cautious by nature they tend towards incremental improvement rather than blank-slate redesigns. ...<click here to read more>

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Silodrome

VINTAGE STEELE YAMAHA XS650

Vintage Steele is a Vermont-based custom motorcycle workshop with a small team of dedicated wrenchers who have made a name for themselves over the past few years by building practical, daily-rideable custom motorcycles.

THE YAMAHA XS650

The Yamaha XS650 was first introduced in 1968 and stayed in production in one form or another until 1985 – an impressive run for a motorcycle that gives a good indication of just how advanced the engine was when it was first designed in 1955. ...<click here to read more>


Return of the Cafe Racers

Back in Black - Triumph Trophy TR6C

Andy is the hardest working man his son Ryan knows. He's been up at 5 am every day since Ryan can remember, to run his own construction company in Connecticut. He’s a tough man to deal with and has high standards, always pushing Ryan to do his best. Andy's also always had a huge garage, his man cave per se. Every weekend Ryan would spend hours in the garage with him "cleaning it up", which actually meant just moving things around in an attempt to make more room. One day while cleaning the garage with his dad, Ryan pulled a large bed sheet off a pile of old parts. Andy yelled out to Ryan "and that’s where it all began son." Amidst all the old bits and pieces was Andy's very first bike, a 1972 Triumph TR6C. ...<click here to read more>

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Cruiser Magazine

A Father's Trophy: 1972 Triumph TR6C by Vintage Steele

A son restores his father's Triumph scrambler for Christmas

By Morgan Gales December 9, 2016

When a beloved motorcycle falls to the wayside, it never falls out of the mind of the owner. Whatever factors come into play to take the rider away from their bike, or the builder away from their project, there will always remain some hope of coming back to it. Finishing the project one day, or restoring a classic to its former glory. So when Ryan was born and his father’s priorities shifted to more important things, like raising a son, the Triumph was put on the back burner. ...<click here to read more>