Bikes of the month – July 2019

We decided to share with you, each month, bikes we particularly love and the men behind these builds. Not necessary the very last build – it could be, but the bikes we would love having in our garage to ride with. You may have seen some of them already, but perhaps you don’t know who was behind the build…

Here are the bikes we want to share with you this month:

2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Zeus Custom – Thailand

45 days of work

”Simple and Clean”  Mooyong

What was your first bike?

My First Bike Triumph Bonneville SE 2014.

Your preferred stock bike (actual or old)? why?

I Like the Norton Commando 961: this is my Cafe Racer dream bike, Handcrafted with quality and really cool bike.

Something funny / amazing / strange / epic experienced and related to a motorcycle?

7 year ago I had an accident on motorcycle: I used to ride Sport bikes before. I crashed on a sharp curve at 120km/h. My Hip and back were broken. I had to stay at hospital during 2 months, and rehabilitation for 1 year. After that, I could walk again. Since this accident, I ride slower and I felt in love with Vintage Motorcycle. I Love to Customize the bike by myself… it’s like doing art. Now I can ride, slowly, but I look smart and that was the begin of the ZEUS Custom shop story.

Do you take inspiration out of the motorcycle industry (artists, music,…)

Yes, I have a lot of inspiration from talking with the owner of each custom project. Lifestyle, Dress, and Music, etc.

3 adjectives to qualify you?

Handcraft quality, Creative and built in passion.

If not a bike builder, what would have been your daily work?

It’s probably the most boring thing. Sitting in front of the computer is different from being a car builder because we have to think of new things to make it happen all the time.

“On Any sunday”, what does it means to you?

Every Sunday It’s my Holiday! I enjoy my Sunday, I can ride to everywhere I need to go, eat, coffee and drink, some time relax with my friend.

Website:

https://www.zeuscustom.shop

1969 BSA A65 Thunderbolt
Zoé / Atelier Chatokhine – France

No idea how long it took…

”I wanted a motorcycle that looks like me and was pure fun” Zoé
What was your first bike?

My first bike was a Terrot MT 100cc from 1951.

Your preferred stock bike (actual or old)? why?

Among many others, my preferred stock bike would be the TR6C Triumph from 1967.

Something funny / amazing / strange / epic experienced and related to a motorcycle?

That kind of experiences is usual when you live your passion. My entire life is made of weird moment but I think my road trips in Vietnam and all problems which are coming in such adventures are probably my best moments on a bike.

Do you take inspiration out of the motorcycle industry (artists, music,…)

I’m playing music myself. I have a band called Z.sessions, in which I compose, sing and play guitar. I don’t think I’m directly inspired by motorcycles when I compose music, but I built a kind of universe that looks like me, between motorcycles and music.

3 adjectives to qualify you?

Dreamer, doer and thinker

If not a bike builder, what would have been your daily work?

If I was not a builder, I should probably be an architect, job I was destined for, before I was brainwashed by the motorcyles universe… Ahah! I left my last year of Master in Architecture.

“On Any sunday”, what does it means to you?

Those days are over but we all dream of knowing again. This is freedom, that we slightly begin to loose but try to maintain sometimes not legally… That’s also what is driving our dreams when we are around an oval track with our old bikes.

Website:

http://www.atelier-chatokhine.com

Pictures @Laurent Nivalle

2014 Yamaha SR 400
Bunker Custom Cycles – Turkey

It took between 10 and 12 weeks.

”The client requested an ‘elegant war machine look’…’’ Can & Mert
What was your first bike?

First bike Can bought was a 1961 triumph T100A, Mert’s bike was a 1983 Honda CB 650.

Your preferred stock bike (actual or old)? why?

We actually don’t prefer stock bikes or new or old. We think big brands has to make mass sales because of their production costs. So they need to satisfy the needs of a bigger range of peoples needs. But a motorcycles can be modified for each owners expectations. That the fun part 🙂

Something funny / amazing / strange / epic experienced and related to a motorcycle?

Each road trip has his own adventures. So many stories to tell.

Do you take inspiration out of the motorcycle industry (artists, music,…)

Of course. It’s not possible to not get inspired in this kind of a social media era we live at.

3 adjectives to qualify you?

Raw, Detailed, Precise.

If not a bike builder, what would have been your daily work?

One of us studied Engineering and the other Visual communication and design. We would probably do those to survive.
But probably Can would live as skateboarder or a pilot, and Mert would be Astronaut or search for Aliens…

“On Any sunday”, what does it means to you?

Just chill and cruise some country roads.

Website:

http://www.bunkercustomcycles.com

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Indian Scout Bobber
by P.J. Grakauskas

XSR700 Yamaha
by Hookie Co.

Harley Davidson Sportster
by Speed Custom Style

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