PHOTO – CRAIG SCHNEIDER
Just in case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet, I love custom motorcycles. If you’ve been following Wind-blown, you probably have a pretty good idea of the type of bikes I tend to favor. I like to feature Cafe Racers, Scramblers, Bobbers, Trackers, and Brats; but what really gets me excited are machines that I cannot fit into any of those categories. My fancy gets especially tickled when the donor bike is something a bit out of the ordinary. Although the old trusty Honda Goldwing has been around forever, and is fairly ubiquitous throughout the motorcycling world. You don’t see very many well executed customs based on the Wing. After seeing that this beautiful custom from H Garage had won BOTM for May, I did a little digging and went back through Wind-blown archives. Out of the 4000 some odd motorcycles I have featured on the site over the last couple of years, I counted only ten of Honda’s burly winged beast that I have seen fit to feature on the site. I don’t consider my standards to be extremely high for the bikes I post, and sometimes I will even drop those standards a bit for a bike that is a bit unusual (see some of the Goldwings that I have posted). This creation for H Garage, however, needed no such standards dropped. I won’t blather on about all of the work and detail that has gone into this bike (for goodness sake, just look at the thing), but I will say that this is one of my favorite examples ever featured here one Wind-blown, certainly my favorite wing. If it wouldn’t take up a great majority of my garage, I’d be tempted to run out and purchase one for myself. It is work like this that keeps me enthused and anxious to see what people are going to create next in the custom motorcycle world. Thank you to H Garage for the innovation and inspiration, and thanks to Craig Schneider for the excellent images. Be sure to head over to the original Pipeburn article if you’d like to know more details about the build.