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Finally: The definitive movie about the custom moto scene

We’re surprised it’s taken so long. The ‘alt moto’ movement has been on fire for at least a decade, but it’s never made the jump onto the big screen. Oil In The Blood is the first film to catalog the builders, riders and artists who are driving the scene forward. It’s directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, a founding member of the Bike Shed club in London and the possessor of an unfeasibly large Rolodex. Gareth knows everybody in the business—and the cast list feels like a Who’s Who of the ...
Tags: England, London, La, US, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Wisconsin, Honda, Vespa, Brick Lane, East London, Husqvarna, Yamaha, PAUL

Getting Personal: The KTM Max Hazan Built For Himself

There’s a definite style to a Hazan Motorworks bike: a hint of steampunk, lots of beautifully twisted and burnished metal, and impossibly elegant proportions. It’s an expensive endeavor, and Max operates in the same rarified atmosphere as Ian Barry of Falcon and the Japanese moto-artist Chicara Nagata. Luckily, there are collectors and museums that have the funds to commission bikes like this, so the rest of us can enjoy them vicariously. But what happens when Max builds a bike for himself, w...
Tags: Facebook, EFI, Motorcycles, Dallas, Max, KTM, Hazan, Custom Motorcycles, Hazan Motorworks, Haas Motorcycle Gallery, Ian Barry, Marchesini, KTM Max Hazan Built For Himself

CUSTOM REVOLUTION: Paul d’Orléans’ Petersen Museum Moto Masterpiece

Max Hazan’s ‘Musket 2’ Written by Andrew Jones We’d call Paul d’Orléans a Renaissance man, but 14th Century Italy wouldn’t have enough vintage motorcycles, loafers and Hawaiian shirts to keep him happy. Instead, we’ll just call him a modern-day moto legend; there’s simply no one alive that has done more to promote classic and custom motorcycles than this writer, publisher, curator, judge, auctioneer and all-round moto fanatic. In his latest endeavour, he’s assembled what could arguably be the ...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Porsche, Motorcycles, Italy, Event, Toulouse, Classic, Mitchell, Petersen, PAUL, Alta, Darryl, Carmel Valley, Mark Atkinson

New Petersen Museum exhibit to feature some of the best custom motorcycles of the last decade

Kingston Custom’s White Phantom BMW R/80. Photos courtesy the Petersen Museum unless otherwise noted. On the heels of the successful Harley vs. Indian motorcycle display, which ended its run on March 7, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California, will be opening a new bike-centric display this month, curated by author, photographer, and vintage motorcycle historian Paul D’Orleans. Entitled Custom Revolution, the display brings together 25 of the most recognized and influential custom bikes ...
Tags: Jay Leno, US, Los Angeles, Autos, Keanu Reeves, Harley Davidson, Petersen, Harley, PAUL, Los Angeles California, Mark Atkinson, Petersen Museum, Hemmings Daily, One-offs And Homebuilts, Hemmings Motor News, Museums And Collections

The Black Falcon. Engineering Reinvented. Beauty Perfected.

In 2007, with the Bullet, Ian Barry imposed himself on the custom motorcycle scene in a category of work that one can tentatively describe but can’t really define in a couple of words. Quite a few custom builders can recondition old engines, re-machine and refit old parts... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
Tags: Motorcycles, Customs, Editorial, Builders, Ian Barry

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