2016 Deus Bike Buildoff Tokyo

Last Saturday, September 24th, all Deus Ex Machina locations held their annual Bike Buildoff event – “Boundless Enthusiasm“. It was a celebration which represented the creativity that custom bike culture has enjoyed over the years. Good friend, Ryo Kaneta, from USDM Freax magazine, was kind enough to capture these shots from the event in Tokyo, Japan. Here’s a massive photo-dump illustrating the…

The Build – How the Masters Design Custom Motorcycles

Octane Press has released a 192-page book, titled “The Build,” that showcases some of today’s most revered custom motorcycle builders and their process to building their masterpieces. Author Robert Hoekman Jr. explores the processes, theories, disciplines and shop secrets within the pages that is accompanied with over 150 compelling photographs. Acclaimed builders such as John…

Sneak Peek: Italian Muscle

I’m all about spotlighting individuals who are passionate about their hobby. The article is currently in the works and it will be featuring Eduardo Nauiack’s 1995 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport. Keep your eyes peeled, this is going to be a good one.

Rumblesmith

It’s always great to see an individual who’s really passionate about their craft, get the credit they deserve. In this short film by Stellar, Wesley Kim shares with us why he builds motorcycles and what keeps him going. Enjoy!

Revival

In the past few years, there’s been a revival…a resurrection of the past.  This revival definitely has strong support throughout the automotive world, from carbureted engines to cafe racers.  Newer generations of gear heads in search of their roots in order to pave the road for the future.  This is exactly why I love events…

Automotive Aloha

Looking back on the past few weeks, I am reminded of something that I wrote in my first post on Fatlace from over a year ago…”Automotive Aloha”…this idea is bigger than shows and awards, features and fame, Facebook shares and Instagram likes, etc.  It’s about passion and community; events like the Team Foreign Objects’ Euro…

Lossa Engineering “Solus”

One of the best short clips I’ve seen in awhile. This video made its debut right before the Open House event this past weekend (I’ll post a few shots soon)and was also featured in a recent film festival. I don’t ride (yet?) but this film truly captures the peace and tranquility of riding. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/27346422[/vimeo] A…

The Cafe Racer – Lossa Engineering

There’s something beautiful about a stripped down vintage motorcycle utilizing only the necessary equipment and modified for speed. The raw quality of these cafe racers brings back a nostalgic look at the past when guys wore Levi’s, white tee’s, and greased their hair back. The cafe racer has been making a comeback as of late…