After hundreds of requests over the years, the big moment has arrived. Today we’re launching the ‘Bike EXIF motorcycle book’—the first book to showcase the custom motorcycle scene that we all know and love.
The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles And Their Builders has 320 deluxe pages of nothing but the world’s most exciting bikes, with full-color photo galleries and detailed technical breakdowns. You also get in-depth profiles and frank interviews with top builders from the new wave custom scene. They reveal what makes them tick, how they’ve turned their passion into a business, and how they built the bikes that made them famous.
All the big names are in there. That includes Cole Foster, Cafe Racer Dreams, Classified Moto and Deus. And DP Customs, El Solitario, Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles, Kaffeemaschine, Shinya Kimura, Roland Sands, Rough Crafts, Walt Siegl and the Wrenchmonkees. Plus, as they say, many more …
We’ve gathered a star line-up of writers: Paul d’Orléans (The Vintagent), David Edwards (former Cycle World editor) and the top UK journalist Gary Inman (founder of Sideburn magazine and a regular contributor to Bike).
The roster of photographers includes Sam Christmas of Natural Habitats fame, Spanish gun-for-hire Kristina Fender, Dirk Behlau, Götz Göppert and Michael Lichter. Their work is showcased by spectacular design and production values—the skills that have made the publisher Gestalten famous across the book industry.
When you order direct from the publisher, you’ll get a special luxury Collector’s Edition—complete with linen slipcase and an original embroidered patch designed by Corpses From Hell.
UPDATE: Our second motorcycle book is now out. More details about The Ride: 2nd Gear are here.