bikerMetric just shared a great video on Shinya Kimura, a personal favorite motorcycle builder of mine. Shinya has been involved in motorcycles for over 25 years. He’s the originator of the “zero style” custom motorcycle originating in Japan. His work would quickly gain recognition for its minimalistic and vintage style of bikes. Shinya shows the beauty of the raw materials incorporated into his designs. He now works out of his shop, Chabott Engineering, in Azusa, California. Shinya mentions in the video that he doesn’t sketch out his creations, he simply creates based on how he feels in that moment. Check out the video to get a feel of what he’s all about:
Our second film is called The Build Film. It set out to explore the culture of motorcycle building. The film crew met with motorcycle builders in Portland, Oregon. “There was pointing, laughing, and some improvisation, but no compromises.”
Besides just being visually beautiful and a motorcycle heartthrob, what I found interesting is that the film is meant to be interactive. Other websites haven’t mentioned this, but I’m going to go ahead and say it: You aren’t meant to watch The Build Film on some blog, you’re meant to watch it on a special website created for it, so that you can explore all of the extra features and goodies.
Here’s what I suggest: Take a few minutes, watch another amazing video. If you like it, visit www.thebuildfilm.com for more.
What did you think of these films? Please leave your comments below.