1962 BSA Spit Fire by Joe’s V Cycle
Built in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
A race bike from end to end, but from what era? From afar she retains the tempting silhouette of a classic superbike. Move in close and modern details reveal themselves in the form of suspension, brakes, rubber, and carbon fiber. A timeless blend of classic styling and power riding on an agile modern chassis. An immortal beauty capable of seducing any generation.
1975 Ducati 900SS “Vern” by Beveltech
Built in Melbourne, Australia
Photographed by Phil AynsleyRead More
A frame, two wheels, motor, gas tank, exhaust, seat, and headlamp; nothing extra. Clean black surfaces contrasted with copper accents. Simplicity at its finest; this CB exudes the manner of a well-cared for antique. Low and lean, her profile flows in a horizontal motion with no gauges, mirrors, or turn signals to interrupt the sleek look. Straight back dual exhaust pipes emphasize the portrayal of power and locomotion. Classic.
CB750 by Kott Motorcycles
Built in Newhall, CA, USA
Photographed by Alex Martino
A short documentary on Kott Motorcycles can be viewed here.
Fast. The impression is instant, and unmistakable. A guttural feeling of speed sets in as soon as you lay eyes on Machine 6. The small fairing curves over the clip-ons as if it was molded that way fighting miles of wind at unmentionable speeds. Red candy paint melds into pure white as if it has been pulled back from a vicious acceleration. Devoid of any lights, it is clear: she was built for the track.
Clean and uncluttered, her profile is elegant yet muscular. The flat black exhaust hardly noticeable next to the immaculate engine. Head on, the classic twin cylinders of the Moto Guzzi push out past the frame like the hulking shoulders of a two hundred eighty pound linebacker. From the rear she is more ladylike, showing a slim frame and the subtle contours of the tank.
A cherry red Orca; a streamlined predator; ready to dart towards her prey of asphalt and hairpin corners.
Machine 6 by Kaffeemaschine
Built in Hamburg, Germany