Recent work on the rebuild of my cafe racer, Honda CB750 RC04. The photorealistic layouts above show the bike with a modified upside-down fork, new tank design and new shock absorbers. To bring the fron down and give the entire build a more compact look I’m looking into the race bike front parts like the upside-down fork and brake system. I’m not sure yet what design I will go with at the end. It’s still under construction and an ongoing design process. With the change of the front part, different other modifications, will be needed. Like the entire electronic system, which is original build on top of the handlebar/fork bridge but has to be moved back under the seat or tank.
The Ducati Scrambler team are at it again, releasing another run of custom builds at the Verona Motorbike Expo last weekend. This time they’ve unveiled 3 new builds, 2 of which are based on the new 400cc Scrambler Sixty2. The bike you see here is one of the two and it’s been coined the ‘Peace Sixty2’. To put this bike together Ducati enlisted the help of talented Italian workshop Mr Martini who once again applied Cafe Racer styling to the Desmodromic L twin, along with some rather unique design touches.
This beauty was all over Instagram and Pinterest the last days and is now for sale on Cafe Racer Onderdelen for a fair and affordable price. The CX 500 unique look is well brought out on this one. It seems like the perfect deal if you look for a well-build cafe racer ready to ride. Great customisation and full of style. Check the list of modification and better be fast. I’m quite sure that this deal will not last very long! For more information visit – Cafe Racer Onderdelen
… but it ended up hitting the mainstream and topping the bestseller listings.
The worlds bestselling custom motorcycle book is back. After the first edition, launched 2 years ago, here comes the second edition “The Ride – 2nd gear”. Once again, it’s 320 high quality pages jam-packed with the world’s best custom motorcycles, plus profiles of the most exciting builders.
The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of power and beauty, highlighting the machines that offer extraordinary design and riding experiences. Featured builders run from Ad Hoc Café Racers to the Young Guns Speed Shop, with illuminati such as Hazan Motorworks, JVB-Moto and Walt Siegl in between.
The Ride 2nd Gear will ship in Europe on 15 September, and in the USA and the rest of the world one month later. Order your copy now via the Gestalten Right Now site. I’m looking forward to receive mine soon. Orderd!
Known as one of the largest and most highly regarded motorcycle meet-ups in Europe, Glemseck 101 celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this month. Its reputation is well-deserved: since 2005, tens of thousands of custom bike builders and enthusiasts have made the pilgrimage to Leonberg, Germany for the three-day-long open air festival in the late summer. United by their passion for the ride, they come from Switzerland, Tokyo, and everywhere in between.
Meet the international custom bike community in our recap video from Glemseck 101 and browse our recent release THE RIDE 2ND GEAR for a further showcase of builders and bikes from around the world.
THE RIDE 2ND GEAR is now available at Gestalten Pavilion, Gestalten Space, and in our online shop. A limited number of Collector’s Editions—which come with a linen slipcase and an original embroidered patch at no added cost—will be available exclusively at shop.gestalten.com starting October 9.
Belstaff Films presents OUTLAWS. A surreal film within a film starring David Beckham as the Stranger – a mysterious drifter and motorcycle stuntman who is hunted by a maniacal Director seeking revenge.
The film features Katherine Waterston, Cathy Moriarty and Harvey Keitel. Shot on location in Mexico, the film is written and directed by Geremy Jasper, produced by Belstaff Films and Legs (a Milk Media Company) and Executive Producer Liv Tyler.
Finalising the layout of the bike I attached a new handlebar which lowers the front and gives the bike a more dynamic and streamlined look.
Addendum: Handlebars are changed back to the “Scrambler" look as the lower handlebars didn't fit the character.
It’s been quite a while that I’ve posted something. It’s not that life became boring or nothing is happen but somehow all the news did not made it to my blog. Anyway, here is a quick update about a new project. The cafe racer project or better named the “Honda CB750 RC04“ project. Bought this “bratstyle“ cafe racer last months in Cologne and brought it straight down to Frankfurt. It’s a 80’s build and pretty cleaned around the engine and back. The brat style build, the open air filters and the bigger tank gives it a nice custom look already. After a detailed clean up and fixing some smaller things around the engine the bike get back on track. As I said before, the bratstyle build it’s a project and will need some more work over the future. But hopefully the base of the bike will not disappoint.
Deus Ex Machina proudly announces the release of its new Surf/Moto Adventure film entitled North To Noosa. The film, directed by award winning film-maker and photographer, Dustin Humphrey (Sipping Jetstreams, I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night), documents the journey of three young surfers as they make their way north from Sydney to Noosa.
Laden with surfboards and camping equipment, the surfers battle the elements as they ride custom motorcycles through floods and rain squalls, finding uncrowded waves along the way.
Written and narrated by Harrison Roach, the film showcases the East Coast of Australia’s most iconic surf destinations. Watch as Harrison, Matt Cuddihy, and Husni Ridwan experience the highs and lows of a great Australian road trip.
Featuring: Harrison Roach, Matt Cuddihy, Husni Ridwan, Dave Rastovich, Zye Norris, Jared Mell, Thomas Bexon, and more.
Directed by Dustin Humphrey.
Produced by Deus Ex Machina.
To be released in March.
Song: Charles William – Blur via Native Tongue (nativetongue.com.au)
Short documentary shot on super 16mm relating the hopes and desires of those who go for a motorcycle road trip.