Thursday, August 30, 2012

Look Ma no hands


Found this on Vimeo, it's not motorcycle related but a majority of the moves could be done whilst riding a motorcycle.

*These stunts are preformed by trained professionals. Do not attempt to try this at home!

 
"Golden Tree" by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Groovy from Katros

I've been following these guys out of Jakarta for a while after trying to find parts for a bike a few years ago.  The shop is called The Katros, and with most countries in SE Asia the cc of bikes are somewhat limited to anything under 400cc.  This sees them produce a lot of cool looking smaller street trackers and racers.

The Groovy is no exception being based on a Suzuki Thunder which is a 250cc thumper.  They built this one to be a comfortable daily ride, you can tell by the seating position and the seat itself.  With a common them with street trackers of late for minimilist thin seats.

The one thing I like about these guys is that they're somewhat backyard builders that seem to turn over a large number of builds.  Yet all of their bikes seem to have an unpretentious welcoming feel to them.

You can read more about this bike and their other bikes here

Good work guys!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Club Laverda Queensland


I popped into the Club Laverda Concourse show over the weekend.  It was the first one I've been to since it changed location from under the Story Bridge to the new location out at the Cleveland show grounds.

Having the extra space made a big difference with a number of new displays and twice as many motorcycles and punters alike.

This year I noticed quite a few more non-harley customs, with a number of stands dedicated to the up and coming cafe racer scene.  I drooled on most of the old hondas and trumpies (sorry to the owners if you're reading this), while wandering up and down the rows of bikes organised by year and manufacturer.

Even though the main attractions were inside the show grounds, I found that the carpark outside featured just as many beautiful bikes.  Looking foward to next year.













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