it’s way past bedtime but i decided to do what i haven’t done in a long time and surf the freaking internet until something i hadn’t seen before appeared.
this creation of self-expression and necessity presented itself to my weary eyes and drove me to work for two more hours.
“buzz,” said the bee to the flower.
the site these images were found on is fotoduda and photographer michał dudziński, proprietor of aforementioned website, is pretty good with real world shots.
was that trucker girl-adorned cover once a cowbell?
fotoduda is not a bunch of perfectly-lit studio ****. he takes his pix on the fly and most of them are motorbike related. michał has a great eye and much of his work imparts a vision rarely seen. i only wish he posted photos of the entire right and left side of this mad rat machine.
while being a great photographer, he doesn’t have much to say about his subjects, and the only thing i can impart to you about these photos that can’t be plainly seen is the engine was yoinked from a volkswagen golf. i suspect it’s an old motor; 1800cc with about 150 horsepower 1600cc turbo diesel (no wires and turbocharger on the left).
did some research to discover more photos of this bike. still do not know who built it.
it’s a freaking post-apocalyptic motomachine. it isn’t steampunk. steampunk is overly complicated as if rube goldberg had gears and brass. what you see here is the future. artistic style is not excluded because there is nothing superfluous. the design is functional and raw.
received an email from woody (see comments below) with a ton of links about this bike.
the box at the end of the drive at the rear wheel is supposedly an off-the-shelf product the builder bought at a farm supply store.
as he commented, the builder has done this before. i may post in the next week the first of his vw diesel motorbikes. for now, here are a couple more pix of this one, built by the soon-to-be-legendary stephan sanderse from holland:
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