Saturday, July 27, 2013

Iron & Air Magazine, Print & Digital Mag for Lovers of Vintage & Custom Bikes

W650 Home-Built Cafe Featured in Iron & Air
Iron & Air magazine is for lovers of custom bikes with vintage styling. It is available in both print and digital (downloadable) versions, published bimonthly. For a print subscription, you can signup here, or go here for the digital editions. A list of retail sellers who stock the print edition can be seen here.

The Kawasaki W650-based cafe racer we picture how is an example of the kind of bikes featured at Iron & Air. This one was garage-built by a father and his son.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SoCal Motorcycle Startup AVA Velocity Works Brings Sixties GP-Styled Cafe Racer to Market

Designer Adrian Van Anz & the Swift 250
Wunderkind designer Adrian Van Anz is the design talent behind AVA Velocity Works, a Los Angeles-based motorcycle startup that is bringing a 250cc cafe racer to market. Van Anz styled the Swift 250, AVA Velocity's first model, to be reminiscent of the Grand Prix roadracers of the Sixties, such as the classic Bultaco 250 TSS.

The Swift 250 is powered by a single-cylinder OHC engine sourced from a Chinese manufacturer. The bikes will be assembled overseas. No word yet on will they will be available for purchase, but if you are interested you can inquire here at the AVA Velocity Works website.

Cycle World magazine had a first-look review back in May, after the Swift 250 was rolled-out for its first public viewing at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering last April.

This is Adrian Van Anz's first foray into motorcycle design, but not his first design effort to be informed by motorcycling's yesteryears; check out his Derringer Cycles gas-engine powered bicycles with styling inspired by early-Twentieth Century boardtrackers.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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