Shaik Ridzwan

Shaik Ridzwan is the creator of The Mighty Motor, a site dedicated to the motorcycle lifestyle and a platform for his creative endeavors. He was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and first learned to ride when he was 10 years old.

Currently a designer residing in Los Angeles, Shaik uses photography and sketching to tell stories. When he’s not tinkering with motorcycles in the garage, he’s developing products for The Mighty Motor.

With a constant thirst for all things two-wheeled he hopes to explore the world in search of the next story and a little riding here and there is not a bad way to do it either.

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  • BSA A50 by Hazan Motorworks

    BSA A50 by Hazan Motorworks

  • Shaik Ridzwan Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Barely six months ago, Max Hazan shifted his workshop from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. But the cross-country trip barely interrupted his stride. This stark and beautiful BSA A50, the first build to come out of Max’s new LA shop, was completed in just five weeks.… Read more »

  • Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

    Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

  • Shaik Ridzwan Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Desert sleds still have a place in modern motorcycling iconography. Originally an American phenomenon, today it’s the Triumph Scrambler from across the ditch that embodies the spirit most closely. And it doesn’t take much to give a modern Scrambler a touch of the desert sled… Read more »

  • Laverda SF2 resto-mod

    Laverda SF2 resto-mod

  • Shaik Ridzwan Classic Motorcycles ,,

    Ah, Laverda. The great, lost name of motorcycling. KTM now has a mortgage on vibrant orange motorcycles, but in the 70s the color was synonymous with the Breganze factory in northern Italy. Few builders get the chance to work on Laverdas these days, but Takashi… Read more »

  • 1972 BMW R75/5: a ‘Traditional Custom’

    1972 BMW R75/5: a ‘Traditional Custom’

  • Shaik Ridzwan Classic Motorcycles ,,

    There’s something magical about a classic 70s BMW airhead: Slightly oddball lines, that remarkable engine, and the promise of fine German engineering. An off-kilter charm, if you like. This BMW R75/5, however, is not quite what it seems. It’s a subtly modified 1972 model that… Read more »