Tag Archives: Greasy Kulture

1931 Harley VL Bobber

One of the coolest bikes in the latest issue of Greasy Kulture magazine belongs to Chris ‘Simo’ Simmonds, a certified old bike nut who lives on the south coast of the UK. As well as this 1931 Harley-Davidson VL, he owns three Indians and a brace of Triumphs. Simo found the 1200 cc VL on

Norton 'Dresda-Davidson'

Some motorcycles just look exactly ‘right’, with every component in aesthetic harmony. To my eyes, Shane Venn’s ‘Dresda-Davidson’ is one of those bikes. It’s using a 1970 Harley XLCH Sportster motor in a Norton wideline featherbed frame, and it was built by Dave ‘Mr Triton’ Degens of Dresda. To accommodate the Harley’s right side chain

Ace Motorcycles Panhead

There seems to be a trend towards compact, muscular customs in Japan. And if that means fewer vintage Harleys desecrated with ape bars, peanut tanks and cheesy metalflake paint, I’m happy. This Panhead is a classic example: it didn’t grab me immediately, but the longer I looked at the pictures, the more I liked it.

Dark Star Kustoms

Philip Van Geest runs Dark Star Kustoms in The Hague, Holland, and he’s making a name for himself with his fabricating skill and eye for good proportions. This Harley WL bike is called ‘The Merlin’, and it’s the star of the latest issue of Greasy Kulture magazine. The handlebars are from a Belgian ‘Flandria’ moped,

1970 Bonneville custom

From Guy Bolton of Greasy Kulture magazine. For a long time, Jon Rispante of Nevada wanted to build an all-black hot rod Triumph—‘murdered out’, as the hipsters might say. Here’s the result, a combination of three different Triumphs that Jon had sitting around. The pre-unit front end and tank came from a “hodge-podge 1960s T100

Hide Night Sky Bobber shovelhead

For the past few days, the center of the custom universe has been in Japan, at the the Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show. Guy Bolton of Greasy Kulture magazine was asked to present an award, and this is the bike he chose. It’s long and low and dark, and it’s called Night Sky Bobber.

Harley Panhead by Matt Machine

Last month, I had the privilege of meeting one of Australia’s most renowned custom bike builders, Matt from Machine. This Harley Panhead is his latest creation, and it’s just made it onto the cover of Greasy Kulture magazine. Matt built this bike for his good friend Joe, and its styling takes a little “from all

Triumph Trophy Flat Tracker

Pick up a copy of the latest Greasy Kulture magazine, and you’ll see a feature on this terrific Triumph. It’s an ex-police TR6P—a “Saint”—transformed into a US-style flat tracker. Sitting in the ’67 Trophy frame is a potent ’64 Thunderbird motor force-fed by a Subaru supercharger. According to the builder, Sydney-based Von Daz, the blower

Triumph Thunderbird custom

Issue 11 of Greasy Kulture magazine is about to be despatched, and one of the highlights is this late ’40s Triumph custom. The builder/owner is Pete Stansfield, who found the bike—minus engine—in a cellar, almost beyond repair. Stansfield traced its history, and discovered that it was one of the UK’s best-known show bikes from forty