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14/10/2013 – Packing for an adventure??

_MG_0272Good News! We recently finished up with the Hunter shoot which will be shortly winging its way across the interweb!

The shoot was actually done on the back of a bigger project based on our next promotional film featuring two of our bikes and a mahussive trip! We need to be kitted out properly for it so we got into contact with company’s who have the same ideals on quality, innovation and style as our own, one of which are those folks at Azo Equipment.

It was one hell of a journey and the Bashilo Backpacks proved faultless, through rain, wind and sunshine they stayed comfortable, dry and unrestrictive in every way. These are simply another showcase of the best of British design and manufacture. Check them out here:


03/09/2013 – The Impossible Collection….

harrodsTwas 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:


17/08/2013 – Smiths…


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:


07/08/2013 – Burnt Beanie!


It may be summer and it may be quite hot on a rare occasion but with good old unreliable English weather you just never know when the next snow storm is round the corner. Which is exactly why we came prepared for the Vulcan shoot with one of Sideburns ultra awesome beanie’s. The Sideburn boys are a good bunch of people and they turn out a stylish little magazine of which they are already up to issue 14, but not only do they excel in the magazine making area but they also have a wicked taste in design and all there merch is top notch. Check em out here:


06/08/2013 – Das Boot…

vulcan boots colour

We find that when trying to source decent motorcycling footwear its always a case of weighing up a suitable balance of protection, form and function. Like a set of gloves they have to firstly fit right, but also enable the user to feel exactly whats going on in the lever pressing zone and then its a double whammy if they look great too.

Made by Grenson in the heart of England, each set of these stunning boots are ‘Goodyear welted’ meaning that instead of throwing them away once worn up (like most things these days) you send them back to be resoled and away you go again! Each set is lovingly crafted and can take up to 3 weeks to make and the finished result is exemplary. That said these shoes are not specifically designed for protection but damn do they look good and feel good! Check out there fine wares here: