In 2012 Scott Halbleid left his career as a graphic designer to focus his efforts on building custom motorcycles. As a trained, multidisciplinary artist his skills already included sculptural and fabrication techniques which when combined with a lifelong love of motorcycles had him positioned perfectly for the transition. Since he opened the doors of his 'H Garage' workshop he has amassed an impressive portfolio of custom builds, but this '78 Honda Goldwing, his latest creation, is the icing on the H Garage cake.
Just in time for the Wheels & Waves festival in France, Holographic Hammer have unveiled their latest creation and it's a much anticipated translation from digital design to a real world, rolling custom. Thanks to yet another collaboration with Ducati using their hugely popular 2015 Scrambler, Holographic Hammer have teamed up with Moto Heroes in France to produced the best Cafe Racer style conversion of the Scrambler we've seen so far. Constructed by brothers Sylvain (the Holographic Hammer) & Florent Berneron over 14 weeks and taking some 170 hours of work to complete their custom Scrambler boasts parts from some of the worlds best custom and performance parts manufacturers; ensuring this isn't simply a good looking custom Scrambler, but also a greatly upgraded one.
I love a good collaboration. When one brand recognises the benefits of joining forces with another amazing things can happen. In the custom motorcycle scene this has been proven with companies like Yamaha and their Yardbuilt series and BMW Motorrad with their Japanese workshop collaborations producing stunning builds like Cherry's Company R Nine T. The latest such collaboration brings together off-road racing greats Fox and our friends Cognito Moto in Virginia USA. With a '71 Honda CB350 and some of Fox's latest parts the two have created this cool little, blacked out Cafe Racer.