4 wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. These are the ones that catch my eye, and which I'd like a much closer look at, or - in some cases - to be handed the keys for!
ironandair.comCraig Rodsmith Turbo GuzziCraig Rodsmith Moto Guzzi V9 WORDS Joe Gustafson IMAGES Grant Schwingle & Valen Motors Most people think Craig Rodsmith is an overnight success. He came out of the shadows and impressed attendees of Austin's Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in 2016 with his "dustbin" Moto Guzzi racer, a turbocharged testament to the '50s, when manufacturers were pushing the outside of the performance envelope.2
bikeexif.comThis Isle of Man racer is the definitive Ducati restomodIn the automobile world, if you need a millimeter-perfect restoration or subtle upgrades to the icon in your garage, you go to guys like Classic Motor Cars, Zweimüller or François Sicard. In the Ducati world, if you live in Europe and know your stuff, the name Harné Heuvelman is likely to be on your list.1
bikeexif.comLoaded Gun Customs TritonThis lovely Triton is the latest from Loaded Gun Customs, the Delaware-based shop run by Kevin Dunworth. The story begins with a phone call from Dunworth’s tattoo artist brother, saying that the owner of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum wanted a Triton built. The starting point was to be an engine built by Arno St Denis,…2
pipeburn.com’WING AND A PRAYER. Rodsmith Motorcycles’ ’76 Honda Goldwing Cafe RacerCraig Rodsmith is one of my favourite characters in the bike building world. An Australian working in the US, his motorcycles are bombastic creations that feature incredible aluminium work. Miles of polished metal and astonishing levels of fit and finish are his calling card...1
pipeburn.comROCKY MOUNTAIN FLY. Krossover Customs’ Yamaha XS650 AdventurerIf it's true that one's destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things, then surely a trip to the Himalaya's can lead to a vision where anything is possible. The Yamaha XS650 has been a mainstay of the custom motorcycle revival and even before they were being cafe'd they were being cut up and bobbed...1