Sunday, August 14

Roland's '47 UL: back to the source

Bikes like this from Sweden were exactly what sparked the idea to do a GK website 12 years ago... these kind of motorcycles were, and are, my constant inspiration. You would only ever glimpse them in rare copies of MCM or tucked away on Chopper Dave's website. And I don't care about backlashes, backbiting, period-snobs or what the trend is this week – Jap sportsbikes, FXRs, vans, street scramblers, diggers, penny-farthings, BMWs – this for me is where it still begins and ends.

Roland's bike features "lots of old stuff, Hummer, VL, Bates, Anderson... Old genuine bolts, CP1038 too. Linkert, of course. Equipped with real old Goodyear 5.00-16 rear tire. Leather bag from Swedish Cavalry, around WW2. Kelly Green and Dark Gold flake. Red bronze risers, rough castings...". Coming soon in GKM.

5 comments:

Rigid Hips Stockholm said...

Can't wait!

The 9/16ths said...

Amen brother, what more do you need?

Me, innit! said...

That's proper!

Bedwyr. said...

Right on!

madhatter said...

A LOT OF FOLKS NOWADAYS LIKE TO USE TERMS TO DESCRIBE BIKES......WELL O.K. .....PROPER!!!!!!!!I CAN TELL AT FIRST GLANCE THAT THIS BIKE WOULD SOUND PROPER TOO!!!NUFSAID!!!