Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jon Rispante's 1970 Custom Triumph Bobber

 More images at Show & GoBike Exif

Honestly, this is my ideal bobber. Triumph soul, black on black, 16" rear wheel, stock tank, hardtail with a 4" stretch, and as much drop as it can handle. This one is built by Jon Rispante and uses parts from three different Triumph motorcycles. Fork and gas tank were taken from a 1960s T100, the rear fender and many other elements borrowed from a 1966 Bonneville. The main donor was the bike was a 1970 Bonneville.

Rispante completely rebuilt the Bonneville engine, set the carburetor on the TR6, and Boyer ignition kit MAP Mikuni. Headlight is taken from a Model A Ford, tires - NOS Goodyear Super Eagles, 19-inch front, rear 16 inches. Once everything was assembled, painted, he decided to completely eliminate the chrome. An excellent choice for what is a timeless, classic, British motorcycle.

More of Jon's custom, vintage Brit work at the Born Free blog.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bob Magill Photographs 1940s Motorcycling America

You ever notice that the cool kids don't look like they're trying to be cool? That's the secret.  Live life. Love others. Do your best work. Be your best self.

Of course, big-cuffed denim, leather jackets, goggles and vintage British motorcycles help. Bob Magill captured this as a large-format photographer for Life Magazine. These photos are part of an excellent feature at The Selvedge Yard.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Standard Issue

Some things are timeless. Love's like that too. The photo below is part of an upcoming style shoot done exclusively for Her Majesty's Thunder apparel. Live Better. Ride British!

Double H Brand boots and Levi's 501's

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cycle Magazine

Yes, Little Mamas need a day off too.

from Bubble Visor

Military Royal Enfield Spotted

While I was out recently, my buddy runs up to tell me there's a military Royal Enfield sidehack in the parking garage. I've never seen one in the wild and while I could appreciate it - I couldn't help envisioning how it might look different after I was done with it. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Oktoberfest NSU

Berlin, October, 1958. Anybody know the year of this NSU?