The Moto Collective
hosted their open house yesterday in Northeast Minneapolis. I stopped by in the evening.
There was a good turnout while I was there and it had been going on for a while. If you've been to the Chariots of the Gods
custom van show, it was basically in the same place.
I rode my '04 as my '03 is in pieces right now getting ready for Moto Mania in August. I happened to park next to Andy from Hold Fast Motors
and we got to catch up on projects and trips. I really want to go to Utah now.
The Moto Collective is basically a shared workspace for a bunch of guys to work on their bikes. They have some dedicated rental space available to anyone looking to work on their own project. I also learned that Cafe Racers of Instagram
(#CROIG) is based here and is part of the group. They have a HUGE following and I never realized they were local.
Before getting into all the bikes inside the shop, here are a few I spotted outside. I like stripped down sport bikes.
I didn't get a photo of the whole bike, but this Sportster had the best VIN number ever (4CAM...).
Tough-looking Ducati (would fit in well at Moto Mania):
This Triumph would also be right at home at Moto Mania with those flat track tires.
John's ironhead was all chopper, zero cafe-racer... except maybe the goggles.
Photos from inside the shop are up next!