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
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.
The Modern Kawasaki W650 and W800 models are often used as the basis for some great Cafe Racer and Bobber style builds but not often do you see an original 1960′s Kawasaki W1 650, let alone a customised one. Details are scarce on this bike, seems its been built in Japan by someone from Studs MC, beyond that I can’t find any other details. The bikini fairing flows so nicely with the lines of the bike and as is the norm with most builds from Japan the detail and finish quality looks amazing. There is another 4 cylinder Kawasaki from the same club / builder on the El Corra Motors blog, also a beautiful bike but for me this twin is the pick of the two.
via El Corra Motors
I stumbled across a few pictures of this nice W650 tracker on Flickr, there was a link back to an older blog that had some more details on the build. I really like this bike, the green tank looks fantastic! The W650 sure does lend itself well to this type of conversion.
Twinline motorcycles have been turning out quite a few nice cafe racers with the latest one being this stealthy little S1. This bike is a great example of a what I think a cafe racer should be – minimal, clean lines, aggressive stance and plenty of flat black paint! Whats not to like…
Be sure the check the Twinline blog for more cool builds.