3 Iron & Resin : 2012 Brand Video by Scott Stoepfer

This video was shot to accompany the upcoming release of Iron & Resin's 2012 line. Many thanks to the folks at Iron & Resin for all of the fun and the chance to live a dream.
ironandresin.com   sgtoepfer.com

1 News from Gravel Crew Custom Garage

A comment on another post led me to Gravel Crew Custom Service, This Custom Garage, are responsible for some of the best looking lightweight customs in Japan, they tend to specialise in smaller engined bikes, like Yamaha's SR400, with an extremely clean design language and a focus on functional, daily rider motorcycles. These bikes are stunning, absolutely beautiful. Clean, simple, functional, just plain nice. Enjoy!

0 Some beautiful Brat, taken from internet

Cafe Racer/Bobber/Brat

Holiday CB 450 #2

0 A Work in Progress / No 1 Evolution Custom Ind.

In our first film we meet Paul McKinnon from Evolution Custom Ind in Sydney, Australia. He talks to us about his passion for fabrication and desire to continue to perfect his craft every time he puts his hands to metal.

0 Tim Harney at his shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

0 Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2011, Best of show

0 "Magnus" The new Chang Jiang 750 by Bandit9

I already had mentioned Bandit 9 in another post, the builder of China showed us his new Chang Jiang 750 "Loki", you can see it here, and now we are very proud to Exclusively reveal His second build, the stunning "Magnus". Daryl Villanueva, has sent me some pics of Magnus, and a description of the new project. We can expect to see more great custom motorcycles rolling out of the Bandit9 workshop, Daryl! I'm sure! ;) Enjoy!

"A lot of people have taken notice of our first project, Loki. We received very positive and constructive feedback. Now with more experience here in China, we wanted to reinvent the Chang Jiang. We’re happy to present our second bike, Magnus, the second bike to roll out of Bandit9.

One of the coolest things about Magnus is it's colour. We couldn't go with a regular paint job since the bike's personality needed  something special. I wanted to get an appearance no other shop could replicate, which is especially important in China. I took a blowtorch and lit the tank, frame and fork on fire. After clearing the burnt outer layer, what was left was this organic pattern on the metal. The tank has a really unusual stone-like look. 

The form of the bike is very different from the usual Chang Jiang. I wanted Magnus to look and to feel much lighter than the bulky style the CJ750's often have. By taking off the back fender the bike is more sleek and agile. The seat position flows with the lines of the bike, so you can't even see it when you're riding it". 

"I'm always looking for ways to simplify and my bikes. Most CJ750's have so many extra pieces that really don't need to be there. I want to keep only the essentials and throw out the rest".

"The smaller custom air filter gives the bike’s profile a nice void. I used the same short style exhausts from Loki, this time with a chrome finish. The exposed chrome suspension gives the bike a nice finish. I've never seen twin headlights on a CJ, so its definitely a new touch for the bike. I took the speedometer from the original CJ headlight and used the dial by itself. The rough edges of it add to the rawness of the bike.

I had to get creative to make every inch of Magnus special, since resources are very limited here in China. I used an old crank shaft to redesign the gas cap. It’s really unique and gives it a steampunk look. It’s probably my favorite aspect of Magnus.
We hope Magnus will bring Bandit9 beyond the motorcycle world and into the realm of art. Our new site is up -
www.banditnine.com  - a special thanks to Niamh Daly for taking care of the site. Loki and Magnus are now officially for sale; details on the site. Bandit #3 is on the way".

0 Black Falcon by Falcon Motorcycles

The Black Falcon is the third motorcycle in the Concept 10 series from LA-based Falcon Motorcycles. Built off the 1,000 cc V-twin engine of a 1952 Vincent Black Shadow, the Black Falcon took a year to build. Almost everything, except the engine, is handmade. When does a motorcycle become Art?  Enjoy!

0 1978 Honda CM 185T by John Ryland of Classified Moto

Once again, John Ryland of Classified Moto, we surprise with his new creation, this beautiful honda CM 185T of 1978, was built it specially for Ad agency producer Christina Cairo. Aparently she had never ridden a motorcycle before, but loved what Classified Moto were doing and wanted one for herself, like most mortals, I suppose.
There are lots of little bits of personality on this motorcycle, including a quick release nickel-plated basket that incorporates an old Cypress Gardens water ski. The taillight is made from a stainless steel fishing rod holder, the tank was take it from a 1970s Suzuki trail bike and created a stripe out of copper, i love the result! I think it's definitely a bike that you may like or not , but it's clear, that reflects creativity on all sides, and this certainly, can not come from another person, the magician of recycling, John Ryland.

Adam Ewing has again captured some amazing shots of the bike. Enjoy!