We’re over in Paris this issue, where we meet custom motorcycle builders Bad Winners and Blitz Motorcycles and drop in on T Birds, a top-notch gear shop in Paris set-up by former bike-builder Stephane Saladin. Elsewhere, Jeff Palhegyi of JPD Cycles, USA took styling cues from a vintage two-stroke scrambler to create a Yamaha SCR950 V-twin, and we hear about the 3,306-mile Motorcycle Cannonball Run that is completed on bikes over a century old.
In the fourth issue of Built we celebrate the custom bike scene in London with a visit to the iconic Bike Shed in Shoreditch, Vagabond, a bike-friendly tattoo studio in Hackney, Black Skulls – a mongrel of a clothing shop, workshop and bike club that lurks unseen in the backstreets of the East End. and while we’re there, stop for coffee at Dark Arts.
There’s a show report from the Revival Cycles Show in Texas and we get the heads up on Deus Ex Machina’s 2017 clothing range.
This issue celebrates 20 years of Krazy Horse, Britain’s number one custom bike dealership with machines from Rickman Buell, XTR Pepo and Death Machines and the latest selection of builds from Yamaha’s Yard Build custom bike programme.
We visit custom bike shop The Foundry Motor on our tour of Cornwall, meet the custom crew in Paris and Wisconsin, and meet Karles Vives, who’s tour company Scram Africa organises trips into the desert for classic and neo-classic bike riders.
In issue two we visit the iconic Kott Motorcycles to find out about Ryan Reynolds' now famous Triumph, visit Side Rock Cycles in Bournemouth and meet bike designer Sacha Lakic in Luxembourg and Limey Bikes in Austin, specialists in pre-1980 vintage Japanese machines, across to India where we meet Rajputana in Jaipur and Pacific Motorcycles in New Zealand, before heading back home to Blighty to visit Old Empire Motorcycles.
Plus there show reports from the Paris edition of the Bike Shed, Art & Wheels in Basel and the Revolution Show on England’s south coast.