Joy and I rode our Monsters from Ventura to Venice Beach for the Raduno Ducati motorcycle show… holy mother of… there were so many beautiful Italian machines.
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So, last we left off… the Monster Project was mostly put back together, and at Heath’s shop for ease of some last major-ish tasks. The main thing left was refinishing the scraped up engine covers. They look alright from far away, but up close… kind of bad. A friend of mine gave me this home made (and totally awesome) cover removal tool… it worked like a charm. I took notes of where all the bolts went, took reference photos for later reassembly and carried on. The inner workings sure are pretty to… Continue Reading »
MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE CHANGED.I Motociclisti sono cambiati; Biker haben sich verändert; Les Motards ont changé; Los Motores han cambiado! The motto for this years EICMA International Motorcycle Show is pretty simple, it seems. But what does it really mean? Are the Italians behind EICMA saying that motorcycling is no longer dominated by men, or are they saying something entirely different? It seems the meaning is not as easily inferred as we would like. From their press release on Februrary 18th, “The basic consideration, which prompted the claim, stemmed from the observation of current society and… Continue Reading »
Sometimes the Italians really know what’s up. Like the fact that having a motorcycle parked in your living room is not only totally normal, but classy as f**k. Photo from Tod’s Italian Portraits book (more info on eternal-optimist.com).
Remember the Luis Moto (website) custom Monster and motolady (you might remember Donkeys in the photo) back in April? I did some hunting and found out this bike was built by Luis for his girlfriend, Aurora. Stay tuned for some exclusive photos and a short interview with the awesome couple, comin’ soon!