Our favorite anecdote from the story behind Shawn Smith’s 1974 Honda CB360 build is the fact that he found the donor bike in the furniture section of Craigslist. Motorcycles don’t make good recliners but they really could tie the room together…Read More
In 1978 while in High School Jim Platek bought a brand new Yamaha XS500, a road bike with an 8-valve double overhead cam 4-stroke twin cylinder. This started a 37 year "bond" with the bike. “It was my commuter, tourer, road racer, and dragracer. I finally decided that it was time to change things up, and I parted out all but the frame, switchgear, gas tank, and mirrors.”Read More
Some may want a better set of tools, or better welding and metal working skills. Some wish they had a bigger garage or better lighting or maybe even a heater. Rapid City, South Dakota’s Jakob Whittle would just like a little bit of shade while he builds. The fact that he needs all of the above and more didn’t keep him from building his first bike and it hasn’t kept him from starting his second.Read More
The 2016 AHRMA Championship Awards Banquet launched the weekend of racing at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw SC. It was great to see so many accomplishments and individual goals met! We were honored to be awarded the 2016 BMW Brighter Image Award.