Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THE HANDBUILT MOTORCYCLE SHOW

On the same weekend that Austin had the fastest prototype motorcycles in the world racing in their city, there was an equally impressive display of bikes for entirely different reasons. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is a spectacular collection of bikes - all remarkable examples of art, passion, and mechanical engineering.












Check out their Instagram feed for more images.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

THE SHED AT THE END OF THE LINE

There's a farm, it's at the end of the line, and we call it Machine. That's basically what this place is, it's the end of the line. It's about forged steel and formed aluminum. It's about speed, and creation. It's about two wheels. And it's fun.


Check out the mastery of steel and wheels from Matt Machine.

Friday, March 21, 2014

GODSPEED 45/06

Godspeed 45/06 is an ongoing series of photography books by Cicero deGuzman Jr. documenting vintage chopper builders, their work and their workspaces. This snapshot of his work is like that first kick of a motorcycle, there’s a lot more in store.

See more of Cicero deGuzman Jr's work at Godspeed 46/05.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BRITISH CUSTOMS - THE DIRT BIKE

In 2006 Triumph introduced The Scrambler. It was the last Triumph styled by one of the most influential designers in British motorcycling - John Mockett. This modern classic has been a rider favorite ever since.

This 2012 Scrambler 900 was customized by British Customs, inspired by Steve McQueen and the 1963 film The Great Escape, they built this tough as nails looking, ready for anything bike aptly named "The Dirt Bike".
Custom Triumph Scrambler By British Customs - The Dirt Bike












The BC guys took their bike out to the desert, and proved it worthy of it's name in this video "Desert to Mountains".

Friday, March 14, 2014

ALPINESTARS GOLD SERIES CATALOGUE


We love these images from our late 1970's Alpinestars Gold Series catalogue  - a reminder of our deep racing roots.








Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LAND SNAIL RACING / VINTAGE RACE PREPPED HARLEYS AT THE FUJI SW

The beasts from the east...Land Snail Racing hits the circuit on vintage Milwaukee Iron.

#45 Keiji (Hot Dock)
#46 Sin (Neighborhood)
#47 Tom (Neighborhood)
#14 Mitsunaga (Hot Bike Japan)
#53 Aki (Bunkerstud)
#91 Shinpei (Captain's Helm Tokyo)



http://www.hot-dock.co.jp/
http://www.neighborhood.jp/
http://www.challengerworks.com/
http://www.hotbikejapan.com/
http://bunkerstud.blog52.fc2.com/
http://www.captainshelm.jp/

Monday, March 10, 2014

THE CR&S DUU / THE REFINED MONSTER

It's the clattering of steel, the minimal sounds of sockets turning hex bolts into freshly cnc'd billet aluminum. The noise dies to a low shifting of titanium plates interlinked with polished carbon covers onto a beast of a frame, begging to be let out of the cage. It screams with anticipation in an internal monologue of primed shift linkages and twitchy throttles. It's raceday...it's everyday...it's moments before that red light turns. See the technology at CR&S motorcycles.