After a sell out issue 2 Tank Moto is back again with a fresh serving of custom motorcycle awesomeness. Despite the Christmas break falling smack bang in the middle of our production schedule for this issue I’m happy to say that Tank 3 is just as good, if not better than our first two issues. Being the editor of Tank has helped me to meet loads of great people who have given me access to their workshops where I’ve found the bikes you’ll see in this issue. As the custom motorcycle scene continues to grow here in Australia and around the world my challenge isn’t going to be finding incredible builds for our future issues, it’s going to be how to fit them all in!
The Tank Moto formula remains the same in this issue with an eclectic mix of awesome custom builds from across Australia and around the globe. Worthy of the most refined of coffee tables, Tank Moto 3 contains 144 full colour pages of custom moto goodness printed on high quality paper stock. Why spend time shooting stunning photos and writing killer articles only to print them on butchers paper?
In this issue you’ll find an in depth interview with Nicolai Slater (the Ornamental Conifer), Jeff’s awesome ‘Lunchbreak Build’ Ironhead Sporster, the Brimstone Chopper by Melbourne’s own Ruin Art Collective Ran McLurkin and Sam’s awesome mobile cafe, SR500 ‘Caffine Racer’.
I also spoke to the guys at Baron’s Speedshop in the UK about their high speed adventures out on the Pendine Sands, got a glimpse inside Valtoron’s very own foundry in Spain where they built their awesome ‘La Bestia’ drag bike, shared my experience at last year’s ‘Oil Stained Brain’ exhibition and paid Ellaspede some respect for their latest ZR550 based build.
And as if that wasn’t enough we also added in a nitrous sucking Vespa Veloce, Diamond’s jaw dropping Genie Rat Shovel and I had an intimate encounter with a Yamaha Bolt which you can read all in Tank Moto issue 3.