Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EVENT: Parts & Labor (Day) - Chicago

Come check out the HQ of my new venture, DRAFT Studio, this Saturday the 30th. The Dream ONE50 build will be on display. There will also be a moto ride around Chicago sponsored by Deus ex Machina. The ride will end at Una Maes where there will be free beer by Goose Island and cocktails from Letherbee Gin. Red Wing Heritage will be releasing a new boot and there will be pop ups from Juniper Ridge and Filson. We may also have goodies to give away for ride participants.  Party goes till 10!

We're still working on building the foundation of DRAFT Studio so bare with us over our sleepless and dragged out launch period. 
God Speed,

Monday, August 25, 2014

PHOTOG: Wheels & Waves 2014 by Laurent Nivalle

Wheels & Waves 2014
Photo set by Laurent Nivalle

If this doesn't put Wheels & Waves on your Bucket List then I can't help you. A selection of amazing photos from literally hundreds of desktop worth shots by Laurent Nivalle. Check out the full albums through the link above.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DAILY INSPIRATION: "Mr. Green" Moto-Guzzi V7 by Macco Motors

Mr. Green
2008 Moto-Guzzi V7
Photos by Sergio Ibarra

Custom bikes with minimal modifications that produce a dramatic result are some of my favorite. In my eyes it's very akin to the sumi-e philosophy of visualizing your piece in the least amount of brush strokes. It's design efficiency at it's finest. This Moto-Guzzi V7 is a great representation of that philosophy. Here's Jose from Macco Motors on what went into his visualization of Mr. Green.

"The story of this Guzzi has a lot of kilometers behind it, because David (the owner) and his girl used to travel on it several times a year all over Europe. We built a new subframe but kept a two-up seat, thinner and a bit shorter than the stock one. We improved the rear suspension with Hagon Nitro progressive shocks 1 cm lower than stock, put progressive Hagon springs in front, and lowered the front suspension. A 12V DC output located in the new Rizoma handlebar was placed in order to be used with a GPS device. Black Biltwell Kung Fu grips and short clutch and brake levers with a Bates style headlight and a KOSO speedometer complete the front look. We finished the black front suspension forks with Triumph gaiters and adhesive black rubber belt around the upper side. Mini turn signal lights and new tiny rear light."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

HUCKBERRY GIVEAWAY: Winner - Janos Csizmadia!

And the winner via the random generator is...

These Abel Brown Casted gloves are yours to be claimed! Send an e-mail within 1 week to Dave@motomucci.com with your shipping address and glove size. If the winner does not respond within one week another will be selected. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MERCH: Braun BN0171 Ceramic Watch

BN0171 Watch
by Braun

Featuring a full ceramic case and bracelet, this watch is a stunning physical interpretation of Dieter Ram’s ‘less is more’ philosophy.