For sale on Ebay right now is this controversial 2008 Ducati Desmosedici. The exact one Roland Sands turned into a dirt track racer as a very special one-off project for a friend in 2011. The “Desmo Tracker” as it’s called, is a fully road legal motorcycle featuring nothing but top-shelf parts and world-class attention to detail, […]
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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