“Meet Max Hazan. Working at a successful but unrewarding career in design Max decided to pursue what he loved, building one off custom motorcycles (at Hazan Motorworks) unlike anything else out there. Roughly one year into this new life Max reflects on his start, his design process, the bike he just finished…a Royal Enfield modeled on old Italian Speedboats and the one nearing completion… a Harley Ironhead that measures in at eight feet long and three hundred pounds.” – Cinema Mercantile
This Motorcycle Monday we’re going to switch it up a bit and throw in a video instead of just a bike that tickles our fancy. Meet Roland Sotello, owner of the storied Spare Parts Company motorcycle shop in Old City Philadelphia. Roland reflects on coming to Spare Parts as a recent college graduate to ultimately owning the shop. Brought to us by Cinema Mercantile.
This Riviera Ducati SS 2011 Commissioned by a private collector in 2011 to high end motorcycle creator Walt Siegl. In his own words: “Before I started this bike I looked at a lot of NCR racebikes from the 70′s. Their simplicity and rawness really impress me. I had the problem of having to build a street bike for this customer, so I had to comb the bike a bit in order to adapt it to its intended use.”
“Based on the classic T100 and inspired by the Trophy TR6 McQueen rode during the stunt scene from The Great Escape, the Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition Motorcycle ($TBA) will be limited to just 1,100 bikes, and features a Matt Khaki Green paint job, the late actor’s signature on the side covers, a solo seat, blacked out headlamp, luggage rack, wheel rims, hubs, handlebars, rear springs, mirrors, and mudguard supports, and arrived individually numbered, with a plaque on the handlebar clamp and a certificate of authenticity.” – Uncrate
“Motorcycle concepts are a dime a dozen. But these renderings, from Moscow designer Mikhail Smolyanov, show an extraordinary level of style and imagination. The “GL1-m” above was commissioned by an established Russian vehicle fabricator called Alexander Bushuev, who plans to turn the machine into metal. There’s very little information on the fluoro green C-Org Trike below, but the steampunk-style design (bottom) was apparently inspired by 1920s racing cars fitted with aircraft engines.” – BikeExif
Unfortunately for this one we can’t fine too much information on it as we got it off a Flickr member named ducktail964 who leaves zero information. However, ducktail’s page has a lot of sweet pictures so take a look if you’re into cafe racers.
Shiro Nakajima, the CEO of leading Japanese custom workshop Ritmo Sereno, is a keen vintage racer. He’s been campaigning his Moto Guzzi Ambassador for a couple of years now, and felt it was time for a refresh.
Damn it’s been far too long that we’ve done one of these. According to BikeExif this is what they say about the bike: “This is the bike that El Solitario cut their teeth on: It was created for the Metamorfosis Masiva, a Spanish garage builders’ contest. There were just two rules: the donor bike had to be an SR250, and you were only allowed to spend €1,000 on parts—around US$1,300.”