Greasy Kulture Magazine issue 63 is here and features the usual mix of beautifully shot, traditionally-styled and built bikes from around the globe; on the cover is Piero from Italy with his glorious 1940 Harley Knucklehead chopper.
Subscribers get one of our new stickers! [Photos: Fil Rebellato]
Death Grip Custom Cycles is a father-and-son shop in the north of England who built their Panhead for Born Free last year (dubbed the 'Purple Merkin' by Jasin Phares!). Their story of grit, talent and adversity against some tough odds makes great reading. [Photos: Guy Bolton]
Yuuta's tough S&S Shovel from Tokyo combines the best of old and new to make a great street-fightin' chopper. How he came by this bike will make you wish you had a boss like his! [Photos: Suntee-Mochi]
Australian Matt Machine is now a name the world associates with custom bikes; he's been a Born-Free invited builder and brings an architect's eye to everything he creates. This year, the second Machine Show saw vintage choppers sitting side by side with classic motocross bikes. [Photos: Roger Chambers]
Piero collected the right parts over a long time to build his Knuck; making them all look like they belong on the same bike was another challenge. His chain snapping on a run across Europe was almost a challenge too far... and nearly the end for him and his bike. [Photos: Fil Rebellato]
Kent Karlsson bought his beautiful Triumph Bonneville chopper from its builder John Sandberg; sleek lines, lovely hand-fabbed touches and a gas tank no one can place makes this Swedish Bonnie stand out. [Photos: Ulf Forsberg]
Dino Paul runs HP Cycles in Berwick, Maine and he loves Indians. But he makes an exception for 36 Knuckleheads! This all-white bob-job is all-Harley. all-'36 parts... and was inspired by a vintage photo of a famous automotive entrepreneur. Know which one? [Photos: Aaron Woodford]
Liam 'Lemmy' Irving acquired this '47 Knuck as a pick-up bed-load of parts; it's an unusual bike with a cool story behind it. And it took some dedication to get this pile of crusty treasure back on the road after 30 years. [Photos: Daniel Venditto]
You can buy your copy of Issue #63 here and be sure to give GKM a follow on Facebook and Instagram. This issue is dedicated to Norm Hartley of Death Grip Custom Cycles. RIP.