"Evel Kneivel has an almost mystical significance for many. We're not sure why. There's something in the period of time in which the mentalist motorbike jumper was operating in - could it have been an extended comedown from the sixties? "
"OK so everyone and their little brother with a 5D is making bike videos these days. Including us. And it's easy to be cynical. Yes, you. Fact is the barrier to entry into the film making business isn't there any "
"For some reason, Barry Sheene's cheeky mug popped into my mind some time this morning. It may have been a Suzuki superbike passing that tweaked my unconscious - or something about the number seven that had the larrikin charm of "
"We've documented the rise of the new wave of custom culture from the early days. And in the UK the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club is emerging at the creative centre of the community. According to the Bike Shed's founding collective "
"Lately we've been hankering after a superbike. And we're not talking about the current crop of super-clean, electronically assisted appliances that stalk the streets and track-days of the English summertime. No. We're talking about a 1980s behemoth. One of those "
"The latest wave of the custom obsession has as much to do with humanity as it has machinery. Because mechanics are ultimately an expression of human emotion, desire and aspiration. All cults - skating, surfing, rock'n'roll - whatever - began "
"The cult of the Puch is now firmly established all over the planet. But John Isaac, Cornwall based style documentarian, Hot Rod aficionado and general fleet-footed downstreamer – was onto the the joys of the moped early. John was kind enough "
"Suzuki RE-5 Pimped by an Astronaut and styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Suzuki RE5 was powerful but fatally complex. It looked like the mid seventies super-bike it might have been – but with that ugly radiator thing up front and the "
"This is a great little documentary about the UK Scrambling scene in the 1960s. With commentary by the great Eamonn Andrews, it's a nostalgic take on a relatively innocent time when it was possible to find a scrap of gravel "
"Images via Bikexif We might be a little late to the game here but we recently stumbled across this very nice video of German custom bike builder Walt Siegl and his Ducati custom for sportswear brand PUMA. [vimeo]http://vimeo."
"Images CMBL Customs As the custom bike scene matures, morphs and meanders through our culture, genres and sub-genres emerge and challenge our perceptions about what it is to be a biker. Amongst these sub-genres is the Deus Bali motored mutant "
"images via Pipeburn The postcolonial custom scene isn't one that gets a lot of attention. But Thrive motorcycles is an example of how the custom bike scene is finding adherents in parts of the world you might not have expected. "
""Wall of Death?" I hear you say. "Meh!" But this is no health-and-safety logged, Ofsted-approved circus act. This is something really special. This is the Indian Wall of Death. And man alive, look at the way this video is put "