Harley-Davidson Australia has teamed up with Australia’s edgiest artists to create a unique collection of customised Vintage Bar & Shield helmets. Watch as the artists take us through their inspiration ahead of the ‘For the Love of Lids’ exhibition, which was held at Mary’s Newtown, Sydney from 20-30 November 2013.
Meet Max Hazan. Since he was young, he has been fascinated with putting things together, especially motorcycles. But he’s much more than your typical “gear head.” Max Hazan builds custom motorcycles. By hand. In this installment of FI:c’s collaborative film series with Cinema Mercantile, we can see the hand-crafted artistry behind Max’s creative process. This story was filmed at Hazan Motorworks in Green Point, Brooklyn and was shot using the Canon C-100.
Three posters are being offered by Bonhams at The Autumn Stafford Sale. ‘On Any Sunday’ is a 1971 American documentary feature about motorcycle sport, directed by Bruce Brown. This Steve McQueen-starrer follows the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts. Brown tried to show the unique talents needed for the different forms of racing. For instance, the motocross riders were typically free-spirited types, while desert racers were often loners. In Grand National racing, Brown showed the differing personalities, such as the business-like approach to racing displayed by Mert Lawwill versus the carefree approach that wild young rookie David Aldana became known for. It was nominated for a 1972 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. Continue reading →
The guys at RSD finished up this fresh, custom painted RS-1 Bell helmet for Cycle World Magazine editor Mark Cernicky. This is Bell’s newest helmet, designed to bridge the gap between their top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex. Mark is running the number 50e in the flat track nationals, in respect to Cycle World Magazine’s 50th anniversary. He will be spending Memorial Day weekend racing his first AMA National Pro Singles events. The second, white one is also for Cycle World’s 50th anniversary. Pinstriping by Tom Clark. Continue reading →
Sylvain Berneron works as a designer for BMW Motorrad in Munich. He started riding Motocross when he was just 8 years old and has continued to ride and race ever since. Check out his Holographic Hammer Facebook page.
“The artist Ian Barry’s newest sculpture could easily be mistaken for a mere motorcycle. It is an impressive piece of hand-built machinery, but that’s not how Ian sees the newest creation in his Falcon Ten series. To him, his custom motorcycles exist on a different plane than the two-wheel conveyances people drive on public roads. His bikes are the gasoline-powered embodiment of living, breathing, moving art.” Continue reading →