I hadn’t shot anything for a week or so and was getting a little antsy to make some images happen last week, so I hit up my good buddy D to see if he wanted to go cruise Lookout Mountain in Golden and get some shots. Normally I hate going on a shoot without an idea of what I want to get, but on this day I decided to just say fuck it and see what’d happen. The road was jam packed with road cyclists as usual which made it hard to get the up-close action I was hoping for. I didn’t want to get run over by a power ranger going 30+ mph downhill, nor did I want D to clobber one of them on his beast of a bike. So we pulled over and got some portraits instead. Pretty stoked on a few of them.
The Yamaha was bought in september 2010, a few kilometers north of Västervik on the east coast of Sweden. The bike was in good condition with all the original parts shining on the right places. But the story realy starts with a farmer’s approach to the classic cafe racer.
I am educated farmer with a baccelor in design. My biggest interest in design is not the massproduced quantitys of the industry, but what people can do with their own hands. In other words, solving design needs farmer’s way. A tradition with a totaly different approach to quality. Less chrome and less expensive materials, but a lot more care taken to proportions, lines and a story to tell. This bike is a combination of farmer’s design and garage custom.
Read more. (Farmer’s Racer)
The Chef’s Special: Tyler Florence’s Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer
It sits silent on its tires, but with character and attitude — lean and mean, all business. A fighter. This ‘California Bruiser’ was created by customizer Michael McDonald, who had virtually a free hand to cook up a masterpiece for an appreciative celebrity-chef owner, Tyler Florence.
Read more. (Motorcycle Daily)