So I have spent the past couple of weeks in the US on business, today was the final day of my trip. I found myself with 8 hours to kill in LA while waiting for my flight back to Australia. I decided to rent a car and go visit a couple of bike shops…the day started out well when I got an upgrade at the rental company to a Mustang! First stop was at Garage Company, I have seen these guys featured on the web numerous times and decided it was time I went to see what all the fuss was about. Well I can confidently say that I was totally gobsmacked when I walked into their shop… genuinely lost for words! The image above is only about half of the business, the showroom side. The workshop is just as big and packed with more bikes, parts and memorabilia. Continue reading article
Got some cash burning a hole in your pocket? Feel like a trip to Vegas? Instead of blowing all your hard eared on the poker table why not get stuck into some bidding at the Bonham’s Motorcycle Auction. I always like browsing the listings for these big auctions as its almost guaranteed that there will be some pretty special bikes going under the hammer. Here are a few that I’d like to have in my collection…. Continue reading article →
The Custombike show, held annually in Germany is the biggest bike show in Europe. There are over 800 bikes on display with about 25000 people passing through the show over 3 days – thats some pretty crazy stats for a custom bike show, 800 bikes! There has been lots of good coverage on the web but some of the best photos from the event are over on the Brauchi’s Bikes Blog – these few stood out to me… Continue reading article →
So its been a few weeks and the dust has settled on the first Oil Stained Brain show, it was a huge success and the organisers are already making plans for the 2013 show. The official photos have just been released, great shots by Shannon Djordjevic from Flake Kustom Photography and Lisa Feagan.
Another great BMW custom, this bike named “Espresso” from Garage Motorcycles is based on a 1986 R100. The offroad look suits this bike well, I can picture it blasting through dirt roads as well as cruising the street. How cool are the exhausts, they are not a style I would ever think to fit on a classic BMW but for this bike they look awesome.
For a detailed record of the build check out 7seven.
This tidy BMW comes from French shop “Bobber Fucker“, thats a name that I won’t forget anytime soon! BMW’s of this style are popular at the moment and this particular example is very nicely done.
When I started this blog I wanted to make a post titled “inspiration” every week, that hasn’t quite happened but lately I have collecteed a few random pictures of some really nice bikes that deserve to be shared…so here we go – inspiration #8!
Killer little ducati single, I want this bike badly!
Pity about the blue wheels, other than that its awesome.
Decorate your bike with a shaprie pen?
Sportster+dirt bike tank+full fairing = winner
I think this Montesa started life as a dirt bike, good lines so far – anyone seen a picture of the completed bike?
High pipe beemer
Hot heads? Krauser?
Firstly it seems pretty crazy to even try to ride a bike on a bobsled track – well at least crazy to me as we don’t have much ice riding here in Australia! Secondly to be riding up the track at the same time that a 4 man bobsled is hurtling down the track seems totally insane…
SE Service have built a few incredibly nice customs, notably the Harrier and the Hustler 8 valve. The latest bike to roll out of the SE Service shop is the Slugger. The bike shares a similar style to the Harrier but has a few additions, most obvious of which is the turbo mounted above the front wheel. How cool is the manifold! I love a custom bike that still looks like it could be ridden hard – just the way it should be.
check the SE Service site for more pics of the Slugger