"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 "
"In 1962 a very swift breadvan competed at Le Mans.
It was unofficial in many ways. It wasn't raced by Ferrari, the company which built the 250 GT on which it was based, and it wasn't actually called a breadvan by the "
"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.
"Half a century separates two memorable drives in Minis old and new. Same driver, same exuberant enthusiasm.
Strapped into the driving seat of a bright red MINI Cooper S is someone whose driving credentials far exceed those of his contemporaries. "
"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 "