Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

GEAR: Dainese 36060 Line

36060 Line
More gear companies are finally coming to the realization that there's a big demand for covert protection hidden in everyday clothing. Although it seems to be common knowledge these days among manufacturers, there are only a select few that are really nailing it. Dainese recently unveiled their upcoming 36060 line, and I've got to say I'm thoroughly impressed. They're king of the hill right now when it comes to good looking protective wear and I can't wait to see some of it in person. No word yet as to when it will be available but I'm assuming early next season.

Friday, December 5, 2014

ART&DESIGN: Motorcycle Illustrations by Sophie Varela

Motorcycle Illustrations

Sophie Varela's a french illustrator, art director and painter based in Paris, France. She works as a freelancer, applying her impressive talents across a wide range of fields including fashion illustration, publishing, editorial, luxury and music industries.

"For my personal art, I have developed a style of contemporary romantic paintings. Feminine, elegant, sexy, I seek to create an original and aesthetic universe where strong beauties and nature are the heroes."
Below are examples of Sophie's work featuring a couple strong beauties, the Deus Special Harley Sportster and the Seaweed & Gravel Honda CB550. Check out her site above to see some of her other illustrative genres. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GEAR: Roland Sands "Clash" Jacket

"Clash" Jacket in Oxblood
Roland Sands Design

Styled and Photographed by Town Moto

  • Hand finished, washed and oiled/waxed top grain cowhide (.9-1.1mm thick)
  • Detailed rocker style, with shorty snap collar, offset zipper and front zip pockets
  • Quilted accents on shoulders and lower back/Riveted elbows
  • Aggressive riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length and relaxed collar opening
  • Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat "numbers" heat emboss
  • Armor ready shoulder, elbow and protector pockets

  • Monday, December 1, 2014

    BEHIND THE DESIGN: Kiska's Husqvarna 401 Concept

    Behind The Design: Kiska's Husqvarna 401 Concept Platform

    To the general motorcycling community the name Kiska may not ring any bells, at least not with the familiarity of names like KTM, Husqvarna, and Triumph.  Yet these manufacturers all owe ate least a portion if not the majority of their brand DNA to the Austrian design consultancy. To the design community the name Kiska carries the highest prowess. The 25 year old company is known for some of the most progressive forms in transportation design, producing stunning vehicles like the KTM X-BowSuper Duke R and Opel RAD electric bike. You may have seen their most recent two-wheeled concept popping up across the moto-ether, the 401-Platform for Husqvarna. The 401 is offered in Svit-Pilen (white arrow) and Svart-Pilen (black arrow) trim packages. Svit-Pilen being a squeaky clean street prepped machine, and Svart-Pilen, the knobby off-road variant. 
    Here's a look behind the design; a peak into the process and conceptual sketches that influenced the final aesthetic directions.  

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014