I really do apologize for posting all these videos, but I seem to keep finding these cool, worth talking about, vids. Love this video because it really shows how “easy” it is to make a motorcycle a rideable piece of art. How such a simple machine and give someone such joy. Ok, I’m getting too soft here. But, I think that’s what makes riding so unique yet so simple. Some do say, it’s the simple things that make you the most happy. So do yourself a favor, build a motorcycle, and be happy.
Something I’d love to do one day. Create a clothing line with a vibe of a person who rode in the 50’s-60’s. The style was just so dope back then. It fit in so well with the type of machine they were riding and the look it gives is simply classic dapper at its best. And of course you get a nice little sprinkling of bad ass incorporated. But enough about me, I really love what this company did, not only with their line of clothes but with the video they put together. I love that each bike is from a completely different genre, and time period. Different style bikes brought together, to make a great video.
I really wish I had some serious welding skills. I would open a custom motorcycle shop tomorrow. The attraction those bikes like the one below goes beyond an enthusiast attraction. It’s a damn addiction. Haven’t really mentioned it to many, but I bought a ’73 Yamaha XS650 that I plan on rebuilding, brat style. Not sure exactly what bike this is, but it looks like an 80’s Honda cb900. Could be wrong. Really digging the shortened rear end. Simplicity at it’s best.
Well, I liked the first episode SO much I decided to post up the 2nd episode, which they threw up today. It sure did look like a crap load of fun!
Enjoy!<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/47080937″>MONKEETRIP 2012 EPISODE # 2</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/simonweyhe”>simon weyhe</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Wow, it’s pretty amazing how big the bobber/cafe/brat scene is in Europe. It’s think it’s so badass to take a long ass torturous trip on these vintage two wheel creations. Pile them with as much as you can, and just ride. Although I would honestly be stopping at a hotel haha. The Wrench Monkees sure do know to build some great bikes. Great video on a trip that I would love to take, just a hotel stop of course. lol<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/46984543″>MONKEETRIP 2012 EPISODE # 1</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/simonweyhe”>simon weyhe</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
I really love the vibe of this show. I would love to bring something like this to New York, giving a great New York twist to it. I know there are plenty enough cafe/bobber/brat style bike’s in the 5-boroughs to make it happen.
Anyways, I though this event was great. Bring your bike to a show, display it, and then ride out to the beach and enjoy music and good times all around. So great. I will never understand why we don’t have more laid back experiences like this on the east coast. Everything motorcycle related on this coast always seems overly crowded and too reckless. Or maybe I’m not looking hard enough. Just my opinion.
On the subject of motorcycle’s, I came across this absolutely beautiful chopper/bobber created in Japan. If I remember correctly it’s a Zero Engineering base with custom parts and work from Rough Craft in Japan. I really can’t stop looking at it. The combination of the black, polish, and gold plating is beyond perfect and creates a beautiful fluid theme throughout the entire bike. The fat front and rear tire’s really give it a Japanese brat-esq style that again, flows really well with the entire bike. Nice to work to all involved.