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Speed Read: 27 September, 2020

Welcome to the second edition of Speed Read—our new weekend roundup that covers not just custom bikes, but also motorcycle news, gear, and sometimes even art. Today, we’ve gathered together an adorable MZ ETZ 250 bobber, a Yamaha RD350 from the eccentric Blechmann, and a Norton Commando that’s never left its crate. Plus we look…

Motorcycle wallpaper by Francis Ooi of Ugly Moto.

Motorcycle wallpaper #12

Francis Ooi is a creative director from Singapore—which is not the best place to live if you are passionate about custom motorcycles. By law, Francis cannot even change the blinkers on his 1994 Ducati 900SS: Everything has to be stock. So he’s channeled his frustrations into his art, and created a set of prints showing…

Motorcycle art by Gianmarco Magnani of Silence Television

Motorcycle Art: Gianmarco Magnani of Silence Television


Peruvian artist Gianmarco Magnani has just released a series of motorcycle art prints featuring vintage machinery, and they’re knockouts: A mix of retro motorcycle manual illustration, cutting-edge typography and inspired line drawings. (A key influence is Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s sketches of Kaneda’s motorcycle from the movie Akira). Magnani prints his work on premium 270 gm photo…