A modern interpretation of the board tracking racing motorcycles of the 1920s, Derringer cycles capture the simple, pared-down, aggressiveness of early motorsport while delivering an intricate level of personalized customization. Like their owners, no two Derringer cycles are the same.
For the discerning rider, Derringer offers the opportunity to own a truly unique, one-of-a-kind motorbike that combines innovative engineering with a classic high-performance aesthetic.
Powered by a moto-hybrid drivetrain, Derringer cycles are built for our modern age. With superb fuel efficiency they have a range of 180 miles per gallon. The ultra-clean four-cycle powerplant also meets stringent CARB tier 3 emissions standards.
A heritage of speed and danger.
A pedigree of exceptional engineering.
An aesthetic unlike anything on the road.
For the discerning rider, it is the next
At a frantic pace, each rider would circle the broad, banked motordrome. Planks would rumble beneath their wheels as lap after lap they would seek to exploit opportunities to overtake competitors. With the yellow flag, one lap left. Then the checkered and a sprint to the finish line. For the victor a prize purse and boasting rights.
Board track racers were among America’s first sporting superstars. They quite literally put the ‘roar’ in the Roaring 20s, an era of industry and engineering, when machines came to dominate the public consciousness. The motorbikes these racers rode were simple, stripped-down, and designed for one purpose only — speed. In truth they were little more than light bicycles with powerful engines.
Not surprisingly, board track racing was incredibly dangerous often as famous for its mortality rate as it was for its winning riders. But board track racing offered a jolt of adrenaline irresistible to both rider and spectator. While the wooden plank surfaces have been replaced my more durable materials, the legacy of board track racing lives on in the wide, banked motordromes of motorsport today.