Custom Motorcycle Couture
“I never look at other motorcycles for inspiration,” says Cyril Huze. “I spend my time in museums and art galleries, and traveling. For me, designing custom motorcycles is like haute couture. I create a unique, wearable art object that is the client’s personification in kinetic metal.”
It’s where Harley, Gucci and Marc Jacobs walk hand-in-hand. For one week every summer Laconia Bike Week turns the Lakes Region of New Hampshire into the fashion capital of the world.
The runways of Los Angeles and Paris have been directly influenced by the styles of leather motorcycle jackets that have appeared at motorcycle rallies for generations.
Top designers from around the globe are consistently featuring variations of the original leather motorcycle jacket in their collections:
Italian MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi enjoyed a brief visit to Paris on Thursday afternoon, stopping off in the French capital en route to Le Mans to meet fans and attend a press briefing.
Fresh from a scintillating battle at Jerez de la Frontera, where the eight-time World Champion celebrated his first victory of the 2009 campaign, Rossi arrived for his media appointment on board his special-edition Monster Energy Yamaha R1.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi goes from Le Monster to Le Mans this week, attending a Paris press conference set up by his new energy drink sponsor before the weekend’s Grand Prix de France.
Rossi will ride through the streets of the French capital onboard a Yamaha R1 street bike on Thursday at midday, before pulling off the Parisian walkways and into the Pullman Hotel to address the gathered media.
As is customary for visitors to the famous city, Rossi will also pose for photos in front of the Eiffel Tower landmark.
Indian Motorcycle continues to grow dealerships and demo rides.
Indian Motorcycle opened eleven dealerships and selected its first international distributor in Paris, France, since retailing its first motorcycle earlier this year. Production of the 2009 Indian Chief Standard, Deluxe, Roadmaster, and Vintage began last fall and delivery of the first models to Indian Motorcycle dealerships was in January. Since then, dealerships across the nation have scheduled grand opening celebrations and demo ride events.
Melissa Paris Sets New Daytona 200 Race Record.
Markbilt Racing rider Melissa Paris set a new record in the 2009 Daytona 200. By finishing 21st (pending official results) on her GYTR/HelpMeRide.com Yamaha R6, Paris became the top finishing female in Daytona 200 history.