When he was 13 years old, John Ryland was obsessed with BMX bikes. And his favorite was the legendary P.K. Ripper from SE. “It was the pinnacle of cool and I was sure that if I had one, I could get 15 feet of air. Or bunny hop a Mini Cooper.” Thirty years later, John is running Classified Moto and has finally got a P.K. Ripper. He’s also built a custom XS650 to match via Classified Moto
Are you kidding……………….
JMKL Moto Guzzi Concepts
This stunning custom Moto Guzzi concept is the work of JMKL, a Spanish graphic designer and lover of two wheeled transport. That big Guzzi motor balanced in such a simplified, “nothing but the basics” layout is to me just about the best way to customise these Italian behemoths. Hopefully we will get to see one of the concepts built, I’m not really fussy about which one as they all look pretty damn cool.
When it comes to customising Vincent motorcycles, bike builders have to walk a very fine line. One misstep and they’ll have thousands of pitchfork wielding moto-purists beating down their door baying for blood.
This particular 1952 Vincent Black Lightning is a great testament to what can be achieved with classic Vincents, it was built by Jeff Decker and his uncle in 2010, they based the bike on a HVG (Harris Vincent Gallery) chassis and used a stack of parts left over by Vincent legends Rollie Free and Marty Dickerson.
Vincent black lightning! The holy grail? Doubt we will see anything to compete with is?????
Vintage Rides - slowly it becomes a quiet obsession! Build me one…….. Just might.