It seems everyone in the custom bike world is coming out with a short film, some are good and some suck – this is one of the good ones, not just good, its brilliant! It follows the stories of 3 builders from Portland, Oregon (which is an awesome city that I was lucky enough to visit earlier this year…). The film is a great look at some interesting guys doing cool things with custom bikes, the thread for me that ties them all together is the love of riding and the importance of building a bike with a purpose, a bike that has been built to be ridden. Be sure to check out the website for this film as well – very slick and will no doubt see you watching the film all over again!
Great behind the scenes video from the KTM factory. If you have an interest in the technology that goes into these bikes then you will love this video.
This short film just makes me want to go and ride…
Here is a nice video from the guys at E3 motorcycles that features the build of a neat little CL100 Scrambler. The finished result is a really tidy bike that I am sure is a blast to ride.
Guy Coulon is the technical genius behind much of the Tech3 MotoGP team. He is currently Andrea Dovisioso’s crew chief and has been the mastermind behind the Tech3 Moto2 bike. So what does a guy with all these skills do in his spare time? He builds a 300cc 6 cylinder one off prototype race bike! Details and pictures for that matter are a bit scarce but the basics are;
Watercooled engine built from 2 CBR250 motors, all highly modified of course, custom machined cylinders, crank cases, crankshaft, gearbox…the list goes on I am sure.
60hp at 22,000rpm, the sound of this bike is truly magnificent – I propose a rule change to Moto3, ditch the single cylinder rule and enforce a 6 cylinder rule! Seriously though this bike is a work of art, watch the video below for a taste of the incredible exhaust note.
Its without a doubt that Red Bull are the major sponsors behind almost all of the great extreme sports events right around the world. What is even better is that they have a habit of releasing incredible video coverage of these event online and avialbe to view for free (admitidelt there are a few ad’s here and there but its still free!). Two recent video that I thinka re particularly amazing are the coverage of the 2012 Hare Scramble and the 2012 Romaniacs extreme enduro races. These enduro’s are rated as some of the toughtest off road events in the world, sure races like the Dakar are maybe even more extreme but the terrain in these Enduro’s is so tough that only the best riders in the world make it through. Looking for some inspiration to get off the couch and go ride a dirt bike…just watch these videos!
I can’t say that I have ever featured a music video on this site before but today I am. This video is quite special, instead of a music video that features a few cool motorcycles, this song was written and composed specifically to record the events of a pretty incredible motorcycle adventure. The journey was named “Transpyrenäica”, 4 highly modified modern triumph scramblers were ridden 1300km across the Pyrenees from the Mediteranian to the Atlantic. Nothing better than incredible custom triumphs being ridden hard in some gruelling terrian, clearly these bikes were built to perform as well as look good. Watch the video, its pretty incredible…
If you enjoy Classic Road Racing then you will absolutely love this video, its a great short film about the 2012 Belgian Classic TT… Enjoy.
“Boys Need a Garage” very wise words! This video is a fantastic insight into Garage Company and what make founder, Yoshi Kosaka tick. Yoshi’s story of realising a childhood dream to own a garage full of incredible motorcycles, parts and memorabilia is quite inspiring.
These days it seems its not enough to just have a nice set of photo’s of your latest custom creation, video is where its at now. There are so many great short clips being made about cool bikes that it seems hard to keep up with them all. This video from North East Customs is a great example, take a look!