< Blog-powered retro motorcycles

Lately I’ve found that people are doing up their motorcycles, not necessarily vintage/classic motorcycles but rather motorcycles from the 1970s to the 1990s and keeping a blog about the process they went through to customise their motorcycle and this particular thing is quite interesting to read about.

A good example would be The Bike Shed where they regularly post articles on what other people have done with their motorcycles, the build processes and how they achieved the look of the finished product. The photographs take up the bulk of the content but it’s always pleasing to look at something other than a wall of text. There are also other websites such as Bike EXIF, Pipeburn & Return of the Cafe Racers.

Some of the projects that have been featured on these websites have been a complete head-turner by improving the look of the motorcycle. Some of these people are re-purposing the motorcycles by adding new things such as disc brakes, or modern suspension from a modern Superbike to improve the ride but also shedding the weight from the bike to make it lighter, quicker and easier to ride on.

I’m sure there are quite a few purists out there that would completely disagree with this kind of thing, but I would like to think that it’s a good alternative thing to do so especially with old, tired and ratty motorcycles that would need some TLC.