The Artwork of Machine: Bike EXIF alumni on the 2022 Malle Mile


Malle London describes their annual Malle Mile occasion as “a continuous celebration of the velocity, music and artwork of the motorbike tradition.” To see how that performs out, Bike EXIF will likely be hopping on a airplane in simply over every week to attend the 2022 version of the Malle Mile.

Held on the breathtaking grounds of Grimsthorpe Fort within the UK, the four-day occasion’s largest drawcard is its jam-packed roster of inappropriate racing. The Mile has all the pieces from grass sprints to filth monitor races; laid-back scrambles across the grounds, and even a hill climb. That’s scaffolded by reside music, motorbike movie screenings and a number of exhibitions and points of interest.

Bike EXIF at the 2022 Malle Mile custom motorcycle show
Bike EXIF will likely be internet hosting ‘The Artwork of Machine,’ a curated collection of customs which have graced our pages up to now, each from the UK and additional overseas. To offer you a style, we’ve rounded up 5 of them beneath.

Seize your tickets right here and make your approach all the way down to Grimsthorpe Fort from the twenty first to the twenty fourth of July to see these bikes, and extra, in particular person… and to soak up the joyous insanity that’s the Malle Mile.

1943 Harley-Davidson WLC flathead bobber by BobC Custom Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson flathead bobber by Bob’C Bikes We solely just lately found Slobodan Cirkovic’s work, however after we did, we have been instantly impressed. And for the reason that Croatian ex-pat lives within the UK, inviting him alongside to the Malle Mile was a no brainer.

Slobodan will likely be bringing this attractive flathead alongside. A motorbike 14 years within the making, this bobber encompasses a 1943 Harley-Davidson WLC motor, working with a shovelhead transmission and a Linkert carb.

1943 Harley-Davidson WLC flathead bobber by BobC Custom Motorcycles
All the pieces is wedged right into a scratch-built hardtail body, with the oil saved inside it. However the large win right here is how completely proportioned, and thin, this bobber is. The main points are high notch too; a Brookes leather-based saddle, wooden trim on the footboards, and numerous brass particulars. [More]
BMW R100RT by 10 ’til 12 Ben Norton will likely be taking a break from his job as an F1 engineer to deliver his supercharged BMW R100RT to the Mile. Not solely is it some of the closely engineered boxer customs we’ve ever featured, however it’s additionally solely Ben’s second construct ever.

The bespoke supercharger setup isn’t the one efficiency mod right here. This BMW’s sporting a 1,070cc Siebenrock equipment, twin spark heads, a Setrab oil cooler and an entire whack of {custom} engine components. (It doesn’t harm that Ben has business pals with CNC machines.)

Supercharged BMW R100 by F1 designer Ben Norton
Customized-made petrol and ethanol tanks conceal beneath a carbon fiber tank cowl, adopted by a hand-crafted subframe and seat. BMW S1000RR forks prop up the entrance, with a BMW R nineT swingarm and Ducati Panigale shock doing obligation out again. Aggressive and purposeful, it’s one bike that we’re trying ahead to seeing, and listening to, up shut. [More]Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport street tracker by Foundry Motorcycle
Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport by Foundry We’re trying ahead to seeing Tom Simpson’s metalworking expertise up shut on the mile—they usually’re on full show on this svelte Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport.

Tom’s Guzzi encompasses a modified Kawasaki H1 gasoline tank, matched to a forged aluminum rear part that carries a {custom} seat. It’s a chic design; the exhaust mufflers terminate by way of the finned part beneath the tail, whereas a pair of repurposed Honda taillights sit useless heart.

Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport street tracker by Foundry Motorcycle
The bike additionally has custom-made valve covers, and runs via a pair of Dell’Orto PHM40 carbs on modified intakes. The experience peak’s been elevated too, with a set of Biltwell Inc. bars providing an aggressive upright using place. And whereas this Guzzi seems to be prefer it’s been painted black, it’s really a really darkish blue. [More]The new Royal Enfield Continental GT, customized by Rough Crafts
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 by Tough Crafts Winston Yeh is likely to be primarily based midway world wide, in Taiwan, however his creations are all around the globe. And fortuitously for us, one in every of his largest hits is presently parked in London.

Certain, this practice Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 was constructed 4 years in the past—however we’re large Tough Crafts followers, and couldn’t resist the chance to point out it off. Winston was one of many first builders to get his fingers on the then-new Continental GT, and instantly made the inexpensive 650 appear like 1,000,000 {dollars}.

The new Royal Enfield Continental GT customized by Rough Crafts
The aggressively sculpted bodywork was constructed from fiberglass and carbon fiber, formed over 3D-printed molds. The rear was transformed to a mono-shock setup, with Öhlins suspension elements at each ends. Completed in a signature Tough Crafts livery, this GT 650 seems to be each elegant and indignant. [More]Custom BMW R18: Spirit Of Passion
BMW R18 by Kingston Customized Like Winston and the Continental GT 650, Dirk Oehlerking obtained his fingers on the BMW R18 sooner than most different builders. And he set the bar extraordinarily excessive.

Drawing on the designs of a few of his earlier traditional BMW boxer builds, Dirk wrapped the R18 in a beneficiant hand-formed fairing. Tasty particulars embrace a deep recess for the headlight, and a kidney grill that remembers the BMW 328.

Custom BMW R18: Spirit Of Passion
Dirk left many of the bike alone beneath, in order to not mess an excessive amount of with the R18’s reliability. Nevertheless it’s neatly dressed with a traditional black-and-white paint job, a slim seat, and a set of turned-out exhausts. Completed off with a finned wheel enclosure on the again, it’s the kind of artwork deco masterpiece that solely Kingston Customized can ship. [More]BAAK builds a modern day ‘Bathtub’ Triumph Bonneville T120
Different workshops that’ll be in attendance embrace Baak Motocyclettes with their good-looking ‘bathtub’ Triumph [above], and Dangerous Winners with their carbon-clad Royal Enfield dash bike. Newcomers ASH Bikes will likely be there with their Triumph Thruxton avenue tracker, and Auto Fabrica will likely be debuting a brand new construct.

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Bike EXIF at the 2022 Malle Mile custom motorcycle show



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