"Bike Exif is a great way to fuel your motorcycling dreams.
Sure, it can be the equivalent of bike porn - and one is sometimes left feeling a little bit seedy ogling all the classic and custom machinery on the "
What follows is a really nice short film about the philosophy, practice and approach of LA-based custom bike builders Kott.
There's an increasing number of these sorts of passionate engineering houses stripping away the crap and breathing new life into "
"Ok, so we know the mainstream bike industry have been co-opting the custom scene for years now.
Our Gary Inman, valued contrib, Sideburn supremo and Dirt Quake impresario, pointed out as much in our recent feature thread on the custom "
We've been on the verge of buying a BMW motorcycle for a couple of years now, with a view to stripping it back and slowly creating a piece of custom loveliness for hard-ish duty travel missions on the backroads.
"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 "
"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 "
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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. "
"The nice people at Influx suggested earlier this year that they wanted three films off us.
One on minibuses, one on bubblecars and one on car detailers. Trying to find an interesting angle on minibuses was tough I’ll be "
"Commuting using public transport is becoming a real issue with ever-increasing costs, increasing delays and the overcrowding to contend with. The same can apply to using your own car to commute into cities. The Xciting 400 from Kymco offers a superb "
"Some car designers will forever be associated with one brand or have a style all of their own but the legendary Paul Bracq is not only a talented car designer but a sculptor, artist and even had a hand in "
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