Shinya Kimura: Master of Custom Bike building

12 07 2010

Here’s a very inspirational video of Shinya Kimura and his passion in building extraordinary pieces of engineering. I have been a fan of his builds because of the inclination of his designs to the cafe racer style;they elicit the beauty of  simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

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Soup of the Day

20 10 2009

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Return of the Mac

16 10 2009

I share the same fascination for cars with motorcycles. From Scooters, Choppers, Sport bikes, Sport Touring, Dirt bikes, etc, I narrowed down to 2 favorite styles;  a Cafe Racer and a Bobber. Both styles originated from different countries; One European and one American. Bikes with different origins but share a history of rockabilly music and post-WWII roots.

I was drawn to both styles because of their raw, strip-down, minimalistic and functional form. Americans preferred the low, cruiser for the wide, straight american roads and the Europeans preferred a higher and more agile racer for their tight-twisting roads.

Now what if we combine the 2 Styles?

Here is where the genius  chaps from MAC MOTORCYCLES(http://www.mac-motorcycles.com) come to play.

Simply incorporating the same concept and improving it with a modern twist. For the outrageous  price of  US$12,000+ , In my own insane opinion,i believe it’s worth it.

American Bobber

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Cafe Racer

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Mac Motorcycles

Roarer

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Pee Shooter

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Spud

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Ruby

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