The new ICON 1000 Brigand boot
The Machine Show, Australia

Photo Gallery: The Machine Show, Australia


What makes a good bike show? After hanging out at the first Machine Show in Australia last weekend, we think we’ve found the answer. The ingredients: A sleepy country town, autumn sunshine, and a grassy showground surrounded by trees. Plus strong coffee and craft beer on tap, a selection of fine food trucks, and a…

Moto Guzzi

Machine: Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Matt at Machine is one of Australia’s top custom motorcycle builders. So when a new bike rolls out of his workshop in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, it’s an event. For his latest bike, Matt wanted a “reliable, fast Italian cafe racer suitable for long, mid- to high-speed freeway runs”. So what better…

Harley panhead

1950 Harley Panhead by Matt Machine

Last month, I had the privilege of meeting one of Australia’s most renowned custom bike builders, Matt from Machine. This Harley Panhead is his latest creation, and it’s just made it onto the cover of Greasy Kulture magazine. Matt built this bike for his good friend Joe, and its styling takes a little “from all…