Loading
News
Popular Today:

FEATURE: Bike Shed event shows growing popularity of custom bikes

The Bike Shed event took place in Shoreditch Studios, a coming together of those who love custom motorcycles
The Bike Shed event took place in Shoreditch Studios, a coming together of those who love custom motorcycles
Related stories

Take a trip down memory lane with The Unrideables

The Unrideables is full of footage from famous riders including Randy Mamola

Motosport fanatics can relive the glory days as ITV4 has launched a new programme titled The Unrideables. The 45-minute show takes a trip down memory lane with footage of famous riders such as Randy Mamola and Wayne Gardner

Ally Pally classic motorcycle show postponed to September

The show has been postponed until 7-8 September

The annual Ally Pally motorcycle show has been postponed until September after a number of manufacturers pulled out

KTM announces factory rally team for 2013

The team is revealed for the newly named Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 2013.

KTM Motorsports has announced the team for its factory rally team for the coming year with likes of Marc Coma, Ruben Faria, and Kurt Caselli all lining up for the 2013 season.

British Superbike star James Ellison to ride at Thundersprint 2013

The Yamaha R1 that James Ellison will be riding at Thundersprint 2013

Anglesey circuit will see James Ellison meeting and greeting fans as well as riding Yamaha's latest R1 superbike alongside 200 riders in April

Tuesday, 21, May 2013 03:36

by Suzette Rabout

With a great atmosphere and a stunning display, it's no wonder so bike custom bike enthusiasts flocked to Shoreditch Studios in East London last weekend (18-19 May).

Motorcycles like cafe racers, scramblers and custom builds are becoming ever more popular, and more custom rides are popping up as bike enthusiasts make moves to own a bike which is perfectly unique.

The Bike Shed held an event in Shoreditch studios which was a collaboration of a custom motorcycle displays, art and design, photography, gear, and even haircut and tattoo sections.

The culture which brings together custom lovers has become more apparent as many events held nationwide concentrate on custom and class builds.

At The Event, display bikes included a Lucky Thirteen Triumph Bonneville from the East London Chop Shop, a Hot Wheels Yamaha XJR from Motopunks and a Paul Smart Ducati, boasting the famous green frame, to name but a few.

Custom motorcycle companies like Spirit of the Seventies and Camden-based Untitled Motorcycles were present alongside many others.

Bikes in all different shapes, sizes and styles were not the only thing on offer as custom gear was also a big feature of the day.

From jelmets, to jackets and even jeans, companies like Maple Motorcycle jeans were introducing those in attendance to products which take the love for customisation to the next level.

With food and drink being served from a retro Airstream caravan, there was no excuse but to stick around for most of the day and take in the surroundings and mingle with the custom crowd.

The shared passion of bikes was obvious as the hustle and bustle of the crowd milling around included young children who had been brought along to enjoy the day.

The turnout was a good indication of the amount of people who are interested in custom builds and who are embracing the culture surrounding it.

If you like the sound of this vibrant scene, then check out some of the UK's upcoming custom bike shows including Custom and Hot Rod festival 2013 and Bushwacked.

And in the meantime, check out the slideshow below to see a few pictures from the event and share the custom love.


Find more photos like this on MotorbikeTimes

Comments - What do you think?

Jordan Releasing First-Ever DIY Drop Shoe 17

Drop Jordan it is known that the'Heat Wave'restock will probably be exclusively designed for Nike Uk consumers so,...

Is this just a lovely shoe?

Here's an adorable undertake a… ...

The Cheap KD 10 Will Drop Soon 817

In Cheap KD 10 of London's Subterranean tickets is both Size'x adidas Gazelle Supers feature nubuck bases, filled ...

Where To Cop The adidas NMD Singapore

adidas NMD Singapore are primed to served another Japanese-inspired NMD Pack in the wake of last week's 'Triple Bl...

Nike PG 1 is said to be the most popular sports shoes

The … ...

A 'Triple Grey' KD 10 Is Coming 816

Drop Jordan is definitely a well known theme in footwear and fashion and also the 00's era appears to stay in the ...

Trainer Hustle Harts will release in Red and Blue

nike free rn flyknit mujer Kevin Hart appeared on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon earlier to debut his new ...

Nike takes on a premium look while dressed in Black

This Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2017 features a Racer Pink, White and Ghost Green color combination. Constructed with F...

Nike will be offering a few of their models

nike air presto ultra flyknit pas cher Sportswear will be offering a few of their models in Triple White which app...

The championship winning sneaker

Jordan Brand took… ...

Tyco BMW British Superbike Team announce Auto-Trail as official sponsor for 2017 season

Motorhomes are a popular mode of transport and accommodation for motorsport teams

Auto-Trail, one of the UK's largest motorhome manufacturers, has announced its support of the Tyco BMW British Superbike Team for the 2017 season, supplying the BMW factory team with a bespoke motorhome for use throughout the year.

Video: Facebook argument solved with £16,000 drag race

Filipino drag race

Of course, who hasn't solved their Facebook disputes with a $16,000 drag race in the Philippines or at least thought about doing it

EBR Motorcycles showcases Black Lightning

The jazzily-named Black Lightning motorbike has been unveiled by EBR Motorcycles

TT deal collapse sparks promoter legal action

Isle of Man TT logo

Following the collapse of a deal to promote the 2017 TT races, a London-based promoter has started legal action against the Manx government