I love bobber-style motorcycles, and this beauty from custom bike builder Heiwa is a one of a kind masterpiece. It's a gorgeous example of how minimalism can bring about so much more emotion than something that's overly styled.
The bike is simple and elegant, and its only when you take a seriously close look that you see its intricacies. Heiwa is known for making bikes of this caliber and I often forget about them. I forget just how gorgeous they are. This 68 BSA has me in love with Bobbers again.
I recently came across this bike on Tumblr and shared it on the Wind Burned Eyes Tumblr blog. It's a Honda 1982 CG 125 that has been modified into a custom cafe racer. It's a gorgeous and glamorous example of what you can do with an old bike. I took a few moments to talk with the bike's builder, Fernando Casado, about his latest creation.
I'm a pretty big fan of all the new small adventure bikes that have made their way into a lot of lineups recently. One of the bikes that really appeals to me is the Kawasaki Versys-X 300. It seems to blend everything you could want into a seriously well-rounded package.
Before I bought my first motorcycle, I would surf the internet and just look at bikes. I found a lot of cool motorcycle blogs this way. One of the ones that I loved was called The Machine Files. Not long after I found this blog I bought my first bike with the intent of customizing the crap out of it. I didn't do much to my own bike, but I always wanted to learn.
There was a video on there that simply blew me away. I loved the philosophy, the hard work, and the bikes themselves. Today, as I was browsing around the internet. I randomly decided to check out that site. I knew it hadn't been updated in a long time, but I thought I'd look anyway. To my pleasant surprise it seems that Matt Machine, may be getting back in the game of showing off his awesome work.
Most of the time you don't see modern sport bikes reconfigured into old-school-looking cafe racers, but that's exactly what Mr. Ride, who is based in Brazil, has done. He took a 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250, stripped it of all its body cladding and reworked and restyled the bike. It's now a beautiful cafe racer.