Garage Project's W650
By Anthony van Someren - 28 Nov 11
The guys at Garage Project Motorcycles downunda may seem to be relatively new kids on the block when it comes to building, but I love their bikes, their attitude and they way they tell it.Deus ex Machina but I think their work stands up for itself, and even the story of their first build shows an attention to detail and quality - as well as good taste - that needs no comparisons. Like Deus they chose the custom-builder's favourite; the W650, as their first project. The build started back in August 2009 with the intention of creating a flat tracker with modified frame, custom exhaust and tank, revitalised engine, upgraded suspension and brakes, rebuilt wheels and a head-turning paintjob - complete with pinup babe. What followed was all of that, and a whole lot more motorcyle goodness. their own site tells the story in full detail, with photos showing thieir inspiration, and even what they were trying to avoid, so if you like what you see here, do them a favour and go check out their blog for yourself. Meanwhile this is the finished bike, and I think it's a beauty, mate.
Don'tcha just love carbs!
"I was distracted by the babe in the bikini, officer..."
Gorgeous pics by Scott Trenodren