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?

fifa 17 coins for sale Cristiano Ronaldo Is Preferable To Leo Messi In FIFA 17

THE FIFA 17 demo start day is verified fifa 17 coins for sale as EA show their FIFA 17 ratings number with players...

cheap fifa 17 coins Key Preorder Global

John Mark Rooney was born July 24, 1985 in Croxteth, a suburb of Liverpool, to Jeanette and Wayne Rooney, Sr. – tw...

buy fifa 17 coins FIFA 17 Player Ratings Top

Don't think instantly and Sven is a huge buy fifa 17 coins profitable administrator for 25 years does not recogniz...

cheap fifa 17 coins to perform in pleasant fits

EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Ultimate Team is a substantial online cheap fifa 17 coins area of lovers building, managing, and...

fifa 17 coins have been worked for by

Ryan Giggs' lifelong connection with fifa 17 coins United has arrived at a finish nowadays, accordingto stories. G...

Making Lists

Are you a list person? Do you have nagging niggles waiting to be addressed? Some short term priorities and others...

Observations on the changing nature of motorbike design

Moving On Have you noticed that the showrooms are stocked with evermore alien designs to the extent that some mod...

Talan Documentary

Many of you know of my connection with Talan Motorsport. Well, for anyone interested, the trailer of the documenta...

Indian Riders West Cornwall

Anybody know of an Indian Riders Group in West Cornwall? Ride outs or meets or anything planned in 2016 ...

Buell Sportster motor differance

I have a 97 S-1 lightning 1200.i was wondering the differances in the motor and what sportster parts will cross re...

Vietnamese motorbike ban back on cards

Vietnamese capital Hanoi

A motorbike ban in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, is back on the cards after plans were unveiled by the city's Department of Transport last week to combat traffic congestion

Aragon results: Marquez wins to move 52 points clear

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez gained his fourth win of the season as the MotoGP leader moved 52 points clear in the title race with a victory at the Aragon Grand Prix

Nicky Hayden return not MotoGP comeback

Nicky Hayden

Former MotoGP champion, Nicky Hayden, has insisted before he takes part at Motorland Aragon this weekend that it is not a return to the sport

Ducati Multistrada 939 spotted testing

Ducati Multistrada 939

Secretly shot images have been released which seem to show a new bike that may become a new addition to the Multistrada range for next year