Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Customer Bike Build
As told by Julian Grindall, February 2010
Inspiration. What inspires us to do things in life?
"For me & the creation of a Johnny Cash tribute bike was quiet simple, the love of motorcycles especially Harley-Davidson and the music of an iconic performer & song writer.
The title of the bike “Get Rhythm” was an obvious choice. This great song of Johnnies describing the rhythm of the shoe shine boy betting the blues and the rhythm of the Harley V twin, perfect.
The challenge was to depict this theme respecting the memory of a man that was very understated. This was skilfully achieved from a design brief discussed with Shaw Speed and Custom Shop who interpreted the dream into a world class custom bike using Roland Sands Design components, the immense skill of Tom Fuller and the team from (Image Design Custom) who painted the tins and created the awesome artwork, and Neil Sefton (Shaw Speed and Custom Shop) who engineered and built the bike.
Well done to the Shaw Speed Shop team, my son Tom and I will ride and show this bike with great pride."
The Johnny Cash bike is based on a 2004 Nightrain, with PM wheels and PM Phatail kit, RSD covers, and handlebars and PM handlebar switchgear and master cylinders, mid mount PM controls, CSC headlight and air filter, RSD Vintage seat and gas tank, Shaw signature round oil bag, braided lines internal throttle the list goes on lowered 3.5 inches front and 2 inches rear,
Image Design custom painted the project and there is also a rear light in the back which illuminates with the ignition on.
Monday, February 8, 2010
We were looking for suspension for our latest project, a punk, raced out XR 1200 when we ran across a photo on the cover of the OHLINS suspension page with No Regrets. This is the #1 suspension company in the world and we have used a ton of their products. We think it’s pretty neat that Ohlins used our bike so prominently to represent their motorcycle suspension next to the likes of Factory Moto GP and Motocross Machines. Check out their website at www.ohlins.com