Down to the big city again this weekend! We got two brand new freshly finished bikes for the Bikeshed Event and the sturdy Fox is making an appearance alongside some rather dapper British made motorcycle wear at the BOB event. We got some fancy new flyers too with giveaway badges and stickers so head on down to what is set to be two of the best events of the year. Check’em out here:
The BikeShed Event & Best Of Britannia
So we spend far too much time in the workshop as it is, and considering we make motorcycles for a living we find ourselves very rarely getting the time to ride them!
So when an opportunity arises to not only embark on a marathon mega road trip with two of our bikes we decided it was too good not film the journey and the exploits along the way. Its all pretty hush hush at the moment but there is only two things you need to know:
2000 miles and two 250’s.
Twas a long haul last night, left early yesterday evening and back in the early hours, but worth every hour of sleep lost as we were privileged to see Assoulines amazing shop being built in Harrods and even more amazing was that dear old Pup is part of it!
Its all for the launch of their latest new book ‘The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles’ which is an entire tree’s worth of amazing photography and motorcycles but be warned the price tag is not for the feint hearted! However we have been lucky enough to have a peep at it and it is something to behold, mind you wouldn’t want to beholdin it long as it weighs as much as a tree too! Check it out here aswell as there other fine books:
Typically Sunday is the day set aside for rest and prayer which is pretty much exactly what we didnt do yesterday. For once the OEM workshop dwellers of Suffolk headed out into the bright sunlight and down to Brackley.
‘Why Brackley?’ you say. Well it turns out that this quaint town attracts a sea of motorcyclists of all shapes and sizes upon its annual motorcycle festival event now its 5th year and still going strong. We were very kindly invited down by the organisers as part of the BikeShed along with the very Spiritual SOTS boys and the upcoming builder CRC who with between us all managed to assemble a mighty selection of sweet sickles!
The turn out was truly fantastic and we were told a record for the event which is not a surprise as this is the only picture we could snap at the very beginning of the day where you could see all the bikes! Thank goes to all the organisers, especially Dom and Andy for being so hospitable and we hope they raised plenty of money for a very worthwhile charity.
See you all next year!
Not long till Vulcan launch day now folks! To keep you going here is another close up of one of the most special parts of the build, our very own OEM Smiths chronometric speedo! Its fully digital, with its own sender unit and features a digital odometer display all controlled with a simple push button mounted wherever you like.
Its a superb combination of classic aesthetics and modern electronics which you will be seeing more of on future OEM builds. And whats even better is that they are still made on these fair isles and the chaps down at Smiths are more than accommodating when it comes to how to use these fantastic dials! Check them out here: