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Chasing Thunder

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Scott Pommier is a talented photographer from Vancouver who has been working on a new book titled ‘Chasing Thunder’. Many shots from the book can be seen on Scott’s blog which is continuously updated, showing a new shot every week or so. The series of photographs have a vintage photojournalist feel and the captivating subject matter focuses on choppers, bobbers and motorcycle parts.


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Wrenchmonkees Club Black

Posted on April 21, 2010 by Scott in Brat. 8 comments

What do you do if you are opening a new ‘uber cool’ nightclub in Denmark and you need some decorations? Well, you call the Wrenchmonkees and get them to build three custom motorcycles for you. Unfortunately these bikes will never see the white lines on the streets, but they may witness some white lines of another kind.


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Vanson Triton Jacket

Posted on April 20, 2010 by Scott in Other, Review. 8 comments

Vanson have been around for donkey’s years (over 30 years) and hold the distinction of being the largest motorcycle leather manufacturer in the United States. This outstanding Vanson ‘Triton’ Jacket is obviously named after the British classic Cafe Racer that combines the engine of a Triumph and the featherbed frame of a Norton to create the ulimate motorcycle. But the jacket also has a Scottish influence, with the Scott’s claiming to have invented waxed cotton canvas and also Royal Stewart tartan which forms the lining of this first-class jacket. Here’s what Vanson say about their jacket “From the first second that you put this jacket on, you’ll feel the quality of its components and manufacturing. The heavyweight waxwear fabric has a solid heft and a great waxy drape. The snaps and zippers are substantial and work smoothly. Vanson is respected worldwide for the strength of their jackets and this one is no exception. You’ll appreciate it more year after year as it ages and gains more character”. To see more pics or to buy one of these old school jackets visit the Epaulet Shop. [A note to Vanson if you happen to read this, please redesign your website].


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Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Posted on April 19, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

German bike builder Axel Budde has been modifying Moto Guzzi Le Mans for over 14 years, and it definitely shows. These two Moto Guzzi’s have been built with meticulous attention to detail. Axel told us “to describe all the modifications would take too long, so here are the most important ones…


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Mojo Rising

Posted on April 17, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

We were sent this fantastic Harley Sportster Café Racer by Nolan Woodbury from Vintage Motorcycles Online, if you haven’t visited his extensive site you’ve been missing out. This stunning Ironhead is owned by Ron Gee who is a photographer from Iowa. Gee has always been a big fan of British and Italian motorcycles so the thought of creating a Harley Café Racer wasn’t really on his bucket list.


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Puch Magnum

Posted on April 15, 2010 by Scott in Moped. 9 comments

Most people probably don’t know much about Puch Motorcycles but they happen to be one of the oldest manufacturers on the planet. Founded in 1889 in Austria they didn’t start producing motorcycles until the early 1900’s. Then 100 years after it was founded the Puch motorcycle company was sold to Piaggio, maker of the Vespa, who apparently still produce bikes under the name “Puch”. The pictured bike is technically a moped but there’s no denying it has some really nice cafe racer aesthetics.


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Moto Chick

Posted on April 13, 2010 by Scott in Other. 8 comments

Not sure if you’ve noticed but there’s a trend in the fashion world to use vintage motorcycles in photography shoots. The latest are probably the best we’ve seen, shot by Californian photographer Jason Lee Parry he manages to capture some gorgeous pouting by model Hailey Clauson. The series is called “You Ain’t Got Nothing But Nothing to Lose” and is supposed to convey the cafe free spirit of the California summer. There’s one thing for certain, the humble motorbike can make a beautiful girl even more pleasing to the eye. To see the rest of these alluring shots visit Trendhunter or to see some behind the scene pics check out Hailey’s blog. Anyone recognize this garage in California?


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1979 Honda CBX

Posted on April 9, 2010 by Scott in Classic. 7 comments

Judging by these photos you might think that Honda were still manufacturing the legendary CBX and this one had just rolled off the production line. The CBX1000 was the first production motorcycle Honda produced with a six cylinder engine. With that intimidating six-pipe exhaust system we’ve always had a soft spot for the CBX. This royal blue 1979 Honda CBX was painstakingly restored to better than original condition by Canadian Randy Cowling over a staggering 2 year period.


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Fong Bros XS650

Posted on April 8, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. No Comments

This beautiful piece of chopper craftmanship was sent to us by Ted from XS650 Chopper. It was built by Denis (AKA Billy Joe Fong) from Fong Bros who has built many sweet rides in the past. Here’s how Denis described the project: “As for the white bike, It’s a 1982 xs650 special. It was a mail delivery bike for the Post Office in either Delaware or Pennsylvania but was only used for about 10,000 miles. The tail is a TC Bros tail that I made some very minor mods to. I was using Kansas Kustoms but I was able to get a good deal with TC Bros. From front to back, here’s what was done. The forks were done by hand. I used an angle grinder and a hand file to get rid of all the tabs and smooth them out, then polished them. They are also lowered 2.75 inches.


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Filipino Bobber

Posted on April 7, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Rat. 2 comments

Noli Coronado is not only a silversmith for Lucky Monkey in Manilla but is also a passionate bike builder. He likes to build sculptures that have wheels and engines. Like this one-of-a-kind board tracker cross bobber he built for Ron Poe of P&P tattoo. Ron is the son of legendary Filipino actor Fernando Poe Jr. Fernando Poe’s most famous role was of Panday (blacksmith in Filipino) in the movie Ang Panday.


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