This unique experience was delivered to me by Ugly Motors, who are making their initial steps in a word of motorbike restoration. Their first project was manufactured in 1977 model of Suzuki GS400 which they turned into, as they say, a perfect urban head turner. But it’s not, as I initially thought, only about the looks. Just as road bike enthusiasts have their subculture and philosophy, cafe racer fans have their own, which dates back to the early 1950s. It’s a compilation of a unique look, style, speed, noise, that altogether constitute ‚a dream bike’ as some of its fans say.
Nevertheless, I will always share respect for fans of whichever thing, who do their job with devotion and dedication. For those who start with nothing but a dream. And after a while this dream materialises into a race bike, a motorbike, race bike socks, a pizza place or a cooking blog. Then the dream gets bigger and bigger and transforms itself into something you’ve never dared to think of. Something which brings you a pure joy, satisfaction and fulfilment. Once you have it – a mean boss, a rainy day, a sickness, a sadness, a weariness do not constitute threats for you. This game is worth a candle.
Coming back to Suzuki, tenderly called ‘Suzi’ – the guys turned it into a tastefully customised motorbike which even I like because it’s so British and I like UK stuff. It’s posh and stylish and it makes a man look like Olivier Martinez in YSL commercial. So, if one of you is in need, don’t hesitate, cos it’s for sale.
All pics were made in a lovely town of Lewin Brzeski, which is located in between Opole and Wrocław. We decided ‘Suzi’ would show her inner and outer beauty best when placed in front of a concrete wall nearby a newly built Nysa Kłodzka wier. The weather apparently knew we were up to something – after initially cloudy noon, it showed its sunny face.
By the way, the kiddo is not for sale. Isn’t she a cute Rocker Girl?