"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 "
"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 "
"Even in standard guise, it hunted muscle cars around race tracks like wasps harassing a nervous child - a testament to its handling prowess, low weight, and predictable handling. Clear from the rally and race track success was that it "
"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 "
"On Thursday 22nd November Influx went Underground.
We didn’t go alone, of course. We were joined by a flood of Influxy types, from car designers and journalists, to design students, insurance personnel and – of course – passionate motoring enthusiasts, we "
"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 "