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Spring creeps up on you. And just when you're least expecting it, you start daydreaming of blasts through the countryside with the wind in your face and the rumble of a V-Twin beneath your loins. "
"Images via Wrenchmonkees & Bike Exif.
The thing about the Guzzi format, though, is what makes it so perfect or tweaking into the aesthetic stratosphere. That long, low-profiled engine and drive train coupled to a simple, spindle frame. The format "
"The bike ‘scene’ is changing. It’s not just people tinkering with their bikes and making things fit at home, there are more and more actual shops popping up offering to take the ‘burden’ (depending on your outlook) off of "
"An unmissable date for anyone vaguely interested in motorbikes is the forthcoming Bike Shed event in London.
These good peeps are following up there successful early summer do – where they showcased a lovely edit of some of the best pro "
"The days of working on your own bike (or car) have been pretty scarce in more recent years, but custom-builds are gradually becoming more and more popular. Jay Shepherd tells us his story.
As a self-employed builder, Jay’s bike "
"It's been well-documented that the mainstream bike industry have been looking to the custom scene for a while now for ideas.
Thing is, Yamaha's 'yard-built' programme has been out there and supporting small builders and helping to produce really attractive "
"Fastec Racing, based in Newmarket, is an engineering company which manufactures custom parts for everyone from race teams to Joe public. To promote their work (and because they live and breathe bikes) they have built a string of show bikes.
"My first car cost 5p.
It was a 1974 Honda Z600 coupe, which should have been a vibrant orange - the only colour offered - but had been re-sprayed a horrid matt yellow.
My dad lived on a River Thames houseboat "
"Dave from Triumph UK delivered the Speed Triple and said: “ You’ll have a lot of fun on this.”
I smiled a knowing smile. The day was beautiful, crisp, sunny and clear blue skies. A biking day, and I knew "
"The Grand Tour is back on our telly-boxes (assuming you have Amazon Prime), and we’re currently being treated to (or tortured by, delete as applicable and to your taste) by more road trips involving everyone’s favourite (or otherwise) "
"For most of us, the concept of going flat out on a motorcycle is pushing to overtake on a straight bit of road, or opening the bike up during a track day. But the reality is almost incomprehensible to us "