Motorcycles are cool. Handbuilt custom motorcycles are cooler. A handbuilt custom motorcycle that was on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum during the Custom Revolution exhibit? Hard to come up with something much cooler than that.
Built by Kenny Cummings of custom motorcycle shop NYC Norton, this cafe racer has a replica Matchless G50 engine with a TT Industries 6-speed gearbox on a Seeley MK2 chassis from frame builder Roger Titchmarsh. Instead of the usual chrome and black racing-ready livery, NYC Norton went with a color that takes its cue from the shop’s logo — a pale blue on the faring and tail — which consequently inspired the bike’s name, Blue Monday.
At the end of the exhibit the bike will be made street-legal and get some street-necessities like brake lights and a headlamp, and one lucky somebody will get to take home a two-wheeled example of museum-grade cool. Learn more at Bike Exif.
Image by Ryan Handt.