If you’re at all into the custom motorcycle scene, then you know the name Shinya Kimura. The Tokyo-born custom motorcycle builder has created some spectacular machines unlike virtually everything else out there. While the bikes surely are unique, if you want to know what makes a man like this tick, watch the video above. As […]
The New Age Of Custom Motorcycles – Video
In a world where modern motorcycles are full of computers, sensors and plastic, there are still those folks who yearn for the days of yore. A time when motorcycles were made of metal and you used a wrench — not a keyboard — to make your bike go faster. Careful and skilled craftsmanship, along with independent thinking, is a mark of pride among these men and their machines, some of whom are featured in the video below by Gestalten.tv.
From the Vimeo description: “This video features footage and commentary by celebrated bike builders including Roland Sands, Vincent Prat, Ola Stenegard, El Solitario’s David Borras, as well as The Ride’s co-editor Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF. Get an insider’s view of the high-spirited young motorcycle scene, which is extensively documented in our latest release The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and their Builders.“
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