Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Death Rattle





Mixing a methanol-gargling Jawa speedway engine, between the wars hillclimber chic, 70s disco font and religious iconography, Urban from Sweden has created one of best custom bike's Sideburn's seen in ages. It's not derivative, like so many bikes being built out there, but brings something new to the table. Urban is a genius when it comes to bike building (his copper-plated JAP/Husqvarna is a favourite too) and we think he's a sculptor or some kind of artist. We want to visit Urban, Marcus and the Belladonna freaks in the hot Stockholm summer. Smorgasbord!

14 comments:

Marcus said...

Gary, You are welcome anytime! Would be cool to meet up with Ben as well. So come over, guys!

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

Marcus, we're already talking about it. Jason wants to come on his Triumph, I want to ride my Guzzi.
Whats the best route from England?
Anyone else want to come along?
GI

Anthony Brown said...

yeah

Mike Billett said...

I saw the bike at the Bike show in stockholm last weekend... it was definately a head turner, loved the hand stamped detail on the rear mudguard and the etching on the tank. Presumably a pain in the neck to fill with petrol with that tiny fuel filler, but totally cool.
Best way to sweden from the UK.
Fly with ryanair, or if you want to come by car or bike, Harwich-Esbjerg (denmark) with DFDS ferries, followed by a drive through denmark over the bridge.
Finally, if you like to rough it, DFDS freight services have 3 freighters with 5 or 6 cabins and space for passengers, sailing daily, cheap, food included... very basic accomodation, no bar or such... but very direct. Tilbury or Grimsby to Gothenburg. dfds.com I think....

R.Belladonna said...

Gary, you are welcome any time. Like Mike Billet wrote: Look at the ferries to Gothenburg. Stockholm-Gothenburg is around 5-6hours drive. (3,5 belladonna hours..) Welcome.

//R.Belladonna
http://belladonna-trackers.blogspot.com

Marcus said...

Gary, Is that Jason with the dirttrack triumph from the SB mag?

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

Yes, Jason with the Triumph in SB1 and XR in SB2. We're getting very excited. GI

Marcus said...

His triumph is awesome! Now it is decided: You must come. ;-)

#15 said...

hey, is there any flat track racing in Sweden? Then there will be a whole lot more coming!!

Marcus said...

Maybe! We are checking it out, that would be wild to have the Dutch-Brothers here as well! Cheers,

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

And the Wrench Monkees squadron?

stuka said...

Feckin hell i'ts sounding like a right party lads...when ya's thinking for dates?

R.Belladonna said...

The Belladonna crew are looking at "borrowing" a speedway track sometime late spring -09 and do some racing/partying. P.Belladonna has half his ass in the speedway circus so nothing is impossible.
We'll keep you uppdated on the blog.

#15 said...

We'll have our own grand national champion! The overal champion of partying and racing!