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Silvian Secara

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"Always place your becoming above your current being." -- Jordan B. Peterson

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When he’s not writing about the world’s juiciest aftermarket kits or custom two-wheelers, you’ll either find Silvian recording hip-hop tracks in a studio or out and about with his precious Canon DSLR. As you might tell, he’s a bit of an artist, and sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art. 

Many years ago, a young Silvian’s eyes were treated to the sight of a restored Jaguar E-Type Roadster cruising around the streets of Brighton, UK. Quite frankly, it was love at first sight, and that passion continued to grow as he got older. As long as it has an engine and a respectable horsepower figure, he’ll probably dig it. 

While restomods and custom rides are, by far, his favorite topics, he’ll be more than happy to tackle just about any subject, from EVs and futuristic concepts, to compact camping modules, lavish private jets and bonkers megayachts that’ll have you daydreaming. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing. 

Now, if there one thing he doesn’t like, that’s wasting time. Besides writing for autoevolution, fiddling around with Lightroom and jamming out at 90-120 bpm, this guy spends his days hiking and hitting the gym, as well as reading classic literature and studying psychology; you know, just for fun. Needless to say, his interpretation of that ‘you only live once’ shebang is a little different. 
MX vs. ATV Legends Review: Aims for Greatness, But Misses in Almost Every Way (PC)
MX vs. ATV Legends Review: Aims for Greatness, But Misses in Almost Every Way (PC)

I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a complete flop because it does have some potential. Developed at Rainbow Studios and published by THQ Nordic, the latest installment in the MX vs. ATV franchise sounds like a thrilling package on paper....

 
Bone-Stock 1979 Honda CBX1000 Used to Be a Demo Bike, Displays 427 Miles on the Odo
Bone-Stock 1979 Honda CBX1000 Used to Be a Demo Bike, Displays 427 Miles on the Odo

Some paint bubbling is present here and there, but the motorcycle’s overall condition is top-notch. With 427 miles (687 km) on the clock and oodles of classic flair, this museum-quality 1979 Honda CBX1000 is the stuff of collectors’...

 
Mildly-Tweaked 2000 Ducati 748S Would Make an Excellent Track Day Companion
Mildly-Tweaked 2000 Ducati 748S Would Make an Excellent Track Day Companion

It’s definitely not the cleanest 748 out there, and you might be able to take it home for less than five grand. Prior to the current owner’s acquisition, the 2000 MY Ducati 748S shown in these photos was fitted with a plentiful sele...

 
This Sprightly 1995 BMW R 100 GS Paris-Dakar Calls the Road Less Traveled Its Home
This Sprightly 1995 BMW R 100 GS Paris-Dakar Calls the Road Less Traveled Its Home

Judging by the lack of any major imperfections, the R 100 GS we’re about to look at is unlikely to have spent much time off the asphalt. More often than not, the BMW R 100 GS exemplars we encounter tend to be fairly beat-up, but that&rsqu...

 
Custom Honda CB250 ROYT Is a Two-Wheeled Acronym With Monochromatic Looks
Custom Honda CB250 ROYT Is a Two-Wheeled Acronym With Monochromatic Looks

We’re suckers for understated color schemes that don’t draw too much attention away from their bearers’ forms. It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with a workshop like Hookie Co. as you browse through their extens...

 
Picture-Perfect Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE Has Fewer Miles Than Some Folks’ Daily Commute
Picture-Perfect Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE Has Fewer Miles Than Some Folks’ Daily Commute

What we’re looking at here is more of a showpiece rather than something you’d ride on a regular basis, so its mileage really doesn’t surprise us. Paul Smart’s victory at the 1972 Imola 200 race will forever be remembered...

 
Custom Yamaha XJ600 Type 24 Wears So Much Black Paint It Would Make Darth Vader Jealous
Custom Yamaha XJ600 Type 24 Wears So Much Black Paint It Would Make Darth Vader Jealous

Its stealthy looks are both ominous and handsome at the same time, which is a thrilling sight to behold. Renowned for their minimalist yet exceedingly captivating design approach, Bujar and Gazmend Muharremi of Auto Fabrica are no strangers to ...

 
Numbers-Matching 1984 BMW R100RS Can Munch on Highway Miles All Day Long
Numbers-Matching 1984 BMW R100RS Can Munch on Highway Miles All Day Long

For the enduring R100RS, a thousand-mile journey is basically like a trip to the grocery store. The 1984 BMW R100RS we’re about to look at was purchased by its latest owner about a year ago, and it was subsequently blessed with a carburet...

 
Reconditioned 1979 Ducati 900SS Has Too Much Classic Flair for Most Pockets to Handle
Reconditioned 1979 Ducati 900SS Has Too Much Classic Flair for Most Pockets to Handle

If you, unlike mere mortals, are not constrained by a limited budget, then it may just be your lucky day. A well-kept 900SS from the seventies is what diehard Ducatistas would refer to as an absolute treasure, but getting your hands on one such...

 
Mildly-Blemished 2011 Ducati 1198 SP Still Looks Gorgeous, Hopes to Find a Caring Home
Mildly-Blemished 2011 Ducati 1198 SP Still Looks Gorgeous, Hopes to Find a Caring Home

Other motorcycles may be faster and cheaper, but few will let you flex on your friends like a Ducati with 170 hp at its disposal. Within the confines of its trellis framework, the 2011 Ducati 1198 SP houses a fiendish 1,198cc L-twin powerplant ...

 
Partially-Revamped 1982 Honda CB750SC Nighthawk Has Fresh Paint and Kenda Rubber
Partially-Revamped 1982 Honda CB750SC Nighthawk Has Fresh Paint and Kenda Rubber

It’s never going to turn as many heads as its predecessors, and that’s completely fine unless you’re looking for some two-wheeled status symbol. Back when this 1982 Honda CB750SC Nighthawk was in the previous owner’s pos...

 
Low-Mile Indian Chief Vintage Belongs to the Upper Echelons of Motorized Exquisiteness
Low-Mile Indian Chief Vintage Belongs to the Upper Echelons of Motorized Exquisiteness

Nearly two liters of American V-twin muscle don’t come cheap, but they’ll be an absolute joy to ride and listen to! If you ask me, the Indian Chief Vintage is one of the most handsome vintage-style cruisers currently in production, ...

 
Guerilla Tre Is a Murdered-Out Urban Scrambler of MV Agusta Dragster RR Lineage
Guerilla Tre Is a Murdered-Out Urban Scrambler of MV Agusta Dragster RR Lineage

Bespoke Agustas aren’t a common occurrence, so take your time to really savor this imposing jaw-dropper. Before you start going on about the atrocious nature of customizing an exotic machine like the Dragster 800 RR, keep in mind that wha...

 
Rejuvenated 1972 Honda CB350F Looks the Business, Framework Needs Some Love
Rejuvenated 1972 Honda CB350F Looks the Business, Framework Needs Some Love

It wouldn’t make you the fastest person at any riders’ gatherings and that’s fine, because you’d certainly be one of the classiest. Despite the fact that it'd seen north of 32k miles (51,500 km), the sprightly 1972 ...

 
Rare 2001 Ducati 996R Had Once Graced the Streets of Japan, Is Now Up for Grabs in SoCal
Rare 2001 Ducati 996R Had Once Graced the Streets of Japan, Is Now Up for Grabs in SoCal

This isn’t just a high-performance machine with looks to die for; it’s an outright status symbol for those with fat stacks in their bank accounts. At some point in the past, this 2001 Ducati 996R was imported to the U.S. all the way...

 
Custom-Built BMW R nineT Scrambler From JvB-Moto Can Turn Heads on Both Asphalt and Dirt
Custom-Built BMW R nineT Scrambler From JvB-Moto Can Turn Heads on Both Asphalt and Dirt

The handmade aluminum bodywork is obviously the star of the show here, and the process of crafting it took bucketloads of elbow grease. It’s difficult to overstate the sheer level of popularity that BMW Motorrad’s R nineT had gained...

 
Numbers-Matching 1972 Triumph Bonneville T120V Is in Desperate Need of Some TLC
Numbers-Matching 1972 Triumph Bonneville T120V Is in Desperate Need of Some TLC

It most definitely isn’t the neatest antique Bonneville out there, so a caring owner’s touch would be more than welcome. After it had spent as many as four decades with its first owner, this 1972 Triumph Bonneville T120V was finally...

 
Restored 1975 Honda CB750 Will Have You Searching for Excuses to Buy Another Motorcycle
Restored 1975 Honda CB750 Will Have You Searching for Excuses to Buy Another Motorcycle

Briefly speaking, this classic showstopper is the stuff of collectors’ wet dreams, and it could potentially be yours to enjoy. Following an all-inclusive refurbishment that occurred in 2018, this collectible 1975 Honda CB750 looks as if i...

 
Custom Yamaha XSR900 Æon Is Simply Mind-Blowing, Was Built for a Renowned Watchmaker
Custom Yamaha XSR900 Æon Is Simply Mind-Blowing, Was Built for a Renowned Watchmaker

Although it only holds enough juice to get from one gas station to the next, the Æon will definitely the raddest-looking thing at the pump. On a warm summer night back in 2013, Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder approached a hang-out popula...

 
1,300-Mile 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Is Best Described as Heavenly
1,300-Mile 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore Is Best Described as Heavenly

If you’ve got cash to burn and a relentless appetite for speed, this sexy beast will suit your needs just fine. Ever since it rode off the dealership lot about ten years ago, this 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore has only been owned ...

 

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