Friday, March 21, 2014

Triton from Japan's BerryBad's Motorcycle

Triumph engine in a Norton featherbed frame. Cool work coming out of the custom shop BerryBad's Motorcycle in Japan.
More pics and info here:
http://www.streetride.jp/custom/custom-175/



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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Blood and Oil" by Cale Glendening

"The crushing allure of pure acceleration. Chase. It. Down."

You'll watch this a few times. Guaranteed. Maybe just to hear the voice, but definitely to see the shots of vintage motorcycles flying by only to be stopped in super slo-mo. You might even try and write down some of the thoughts. But in the end, you'll get off your seat and go do the thing you know you should do.

Cale Glendening wants you to wake up, be more creative, and live. That's the inspiration and message of this wonderfully shot short film, Blood & Oil.

More info including the full text of the prose at Cale's blog: 













Monday, January 20, 2014

Bixente Moto Doc

Watch for the beautiful BSA!
This short documentary film is about Bixente the owner of Bixente Moto a french custom garage from Biarritz with a really authentic atmosphere. His website:  au92.fr

Bixente Moto from Douglas Guillot on Vimeo.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Custom Laser Death BSA

Over at Bike Exif you can see the custom Laser-Death BSA, cobbled together over time by artist Maxwell Paternoster from the CorpsesFromHell blog. I always loved this bike because of its character and patina. And there is something about the photos of the bike on display in the house that is very comforting. 






Walking Dead's Daryl Rides a Triumph...ish

The Walking Dead is back. If you're a fan of the show, you may be interested to know Daryl Dixon rides a vintage Triumph chopper motorcycle. Actually it's a Yamaha XS650 frame with a 1965-1970 Triumph Bonneville engine. The website EatSleepRide reports that prior to the fame and fortune acting has brought him, actor Norman Reedus regularly spun wrenches at a local motorcycle shop which served him as an income and soul food. Bits and pieces of the bike have changed through the 3 seasons, but the British engine and Japanese frame configuration remains the same.


The photos below show a Reedus astride his own Hammarhead Jack Pine Triumph not seen on the show. 
via LifestyleMirror

via FansOfTheWalkingDead


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Insomnia

The motorcycles are Royal Enfields. The short film is "Insomnia" shot in the United Arab Emirates and is directed by Marco Möller, founder at Möto. The lead bike is a custom with a re-positioned swingarm for stretch and a ton of cool detail. The other is a "Desert Storm" military model C5. It takes a full 3 minutes and 15 seconds until the viewer gets to see the riding shot, though, it's worth it. I've included screenshots below because they go by too fast to appreciate in the film. Excellent imagery, a little cheesy at times, but the motorcycles and gear (and the girl) make it a decent escape if you're locked behind a desk today...



Insomnia (Short Film) from möto on Vimeo.