jeudi 12 mai 2016
CUSTOM BIKES OF THE WEEK
New BMW cafe racers from Diamond Atelier, a brutal Kawasaki Z1-R from AC Sanctuary, and the very rapid Tamburini ‘T12 Massimo’ track bike. It’s hard to pick a winner this week.
Diamond Atelier Mark II Series Tom Konecny and the crew at Berlin-based Diamond Atelier have cracked the code of ‘making it’ in the custom world. The workshop is only three years old, but has nailed the essential mix of eye-catching builds, great photography and smart marketing.
Kawasaki Z1-R by AC Sanctuary Every now and then we like to remind ourselves what a true performance build is, so we hop over to the AC Santuary website. It’s mostly in Japanese, but then again, no-one used to buy Playboy for the words.
Bultaco Mercurio by XTR Pepo The Mercurio 125 is almost a footnote in motorcycling history: It was just another one of the many nondescript small bikes that zipped around the streets of Europe in the 1960s.
Tamburini ‘T12 Massimo’ It’s now just over two years since Massimo Tamburini passed away. The creator of the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4 has left big shoes to fill, but he’s also left us a parting gift.
Honda CB750 by Redeemed Cycles Bob Ranew is the classic case of a guy who’s turned his passion into a business. He knows a good build when he sees one: He was one ofClassified Moto’s first clients, commissioning several bikes from John Ryland.