We recently came across a remarkable short film by director Henrik Hansen documenting the life of custom motorcycle engineer Shinya Kimura. The 2 minute 45 second film offers a video portrait of the Japanese engineer through a series of hip-hop montages juxtaposed against a quick recap of Kimura’s upbringing and his love of motorcycles.
The Moto Guzzi Le Mans is rapidly becoming a popular target for cafe racer builders, the Le Mans is factory fitted with a classic v-twin positioned “sideways” in order to benefit from better airflow and this gives the bike an appealing, clean look. Moto Guzzi first started building the Le Mans in 1976, the masculine looks and throaty 850cc engine made the bike popular in both Europe and the US meaning there are a lot of older examples around in need of TLC.
This two-tone Le Mans has seen a full going over at the hands of the capable team at France based garage FCR. They stripped the bike back to it’s littlest bits and then set about repairing, reconditioning and replacing elements that were showing their age. They went for an attention grabbing pearlescent baby blue colour scheme that actually works quite well and makes the bike standout a little from its traditionally red, silver and black siblings.
A wheat leather upper uses the classic Chuck shape but departs from the norm using aggressive patchwork and zig zag stitching. A white midsole furthers the theme with an open silver zipper along the eyelets pulling it all together. Buy them Here