By Anthony van Someren - 08 Dec 13
Dave from Th1rte3n Motos got his first bike when he was just nine - a Yamaha TY8o. From trials riding he moved into Motocross and in 1993 he got his first sports bike, a 1993 ZZR600 Kawasaki pocket rocket. Every year Dave upgraded his sportsbike, eventually building his own machines. The first featured in a magazine was a GSXR 750 made from factory parts used on Jamie Whitham's race bikes. In 2002 he built a GSXR1000 with 202bhp. It would be fair to say Dave liked fast bikes. From these hypersports bikes Dave moved into Streetfighters, then in 2007 he got into classics, but in 2010 Dave got caught up in the new cafe/tracker scenes and picked up an xs650 to work on, and it was good. Very good. By trade Dave was a car dealer, but after building about 20 cafe racers and trackers he realised that this was a better future and TH1RTE3N MOTOS was born. (Dave was born on Friday 13th). If you like what you see here, Th1rte3n Motos can either work on customer-owned bikes, or they can source you a bike to be built to your spec, or Dave has bikes you can buy complete... Hook up with Dave on the THI1RTE3N MOTOS Facebook pages or get in touch by email.