Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Love these 90's style Indonesian graphics designed for scooters and Groms ...
Here's a possible link:
After getting very jaded with the custom scene (which still has pockets of innovation and goodness, I won't deny), the vintage racer scene (CEO's only need apply), and the scene scene, I took a holiday and ended up in Scooter land. Ive always admired the scooter street and drag scene in Thailand, Indon. and Singapore, but after riding one around Bali I was hooked. Got home and added a Honda PCX125 to the shed, and love using it. That's my excuse for piling on the Small Sun scooter mania you'll see for the next little while. x (smile).
You think you're 'badass'? These young dudes on 150's are doing 15.5's in Tshirts and runners :)
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Acerbis and UFO both made these in the mid 90's. Engine shrouds (or 'billboards' as they were called) did wonders for.... not much really. I can find a few old ads for them but were rarely used professionally. Here's a set on Ebay !
Here's a green set of UFO's that went for fifty bucks on VitalMX
I think i prefer the previous year's cleaner lines mysself... and besides, I don't think those shrouds will fit my Combat Wombat.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
In 1990 Team Jean Stalaven decided to choose light weight over power for their entry into the Dakar. The choice fell on the single-cylinder engine Husqvarna 510, bored out to 570 cc.
The shell, designed by Michel Assis, However was revolutionary - It was made up of two parts welded together in order to stiffen the whole structure keeping it extremely slim and racy, unusual aesthetics against the mastodons of the era. Result of the whole operation, an engine with around sixty horses for 130 kg dry weight, and 185 kg fully loaded: against the 250 kg of twins. A power-to-weight ratio definitely interesting on paper. Unfortunately none of the three riders finished the race - Michel Merel, Laurent Charbonnel and Luc Pagnon all DNF'd.http://www.parisdakar.it/en/team-stalaven/
Saturday, October 15, 2016
A phone app game that has you building and selling a gazillion bikes in all different styles. Been having fun with this for weeks.
with some interesting obscure references too !
riding on the OSSA concept bike.....
A great fun little time waster for bike obsessives. Great work from the devs. who obviously did their homework !
More interesting stuff from Indonesia (Moped drag racing anyone?) with some interesting frame and parts detail. Thanks to the always up to date OTTO NERO; http://ottonero.blogspot.com.au/
Here's a Red Bull interview with White Collar Bike from a few months back: http://www.redbull.com/au/en/motorsports/motogp/stories/1331800529859/custom-corner-white-collar-bike