Indian Motorcycle UK had a couple of very special FTR 1200s on display at the Bike Shed Show this weekend. The FTR 1200 still haven't hit UK dealers, so any FTR is pretty special, but these were something else. One of Indian's technical partner, S&S Cycle, have created a racing kit, reminiscent of those regularly offered by superbike manufacturers in the 1980s and 90s, to convert the road bike to a hooligan racer. There's quite a lot to unpack in that short statement, so let'
Two nights in Los Angeles, one day riding the new Indian FTR 1200 S, and a free day to kill before flying home. My old mate Kirk was on night shifts so he could pick me up and the idea was to visit Nico, Ornamental Conifer, at his base within Race Service HQ. We were a bit late, so we didn't have as long as we hoped but it was still great to see the emigrant. Race Service is a motorsports media agency and 'content creator' that works with brands to generate social media adver
These passed us by and now they're in the sale if you want some. Our buddy Ornamental Conifer on the collab charabanc. Go to online and bricks and mortar UK-based clobber seller The Priory (in Bridlington, of all places) if you want a some limited edition denim. Read about the Royal Enfield OC painted for Sideburn - one of the first bikes he ever painted in Sideburn 10. Read about his lovely Tracy-bodied Triumph T5C in Sideburn 21. #OrnamentalConifer #Sideburn10 #Sideburn21
More California updates from my trip earlier this month. Not long after landing I received a message from Nico, the Ornamental Conifer, asking 'Any chance of meeting up?' It made my day. For some reason I thought Nico was so busy that I didn't try to set something up in advance. What was I thinking? He's an artist, course he has time for a chinwag. After visiting Biltwell, I jumped on the Indian Bobber I was borrowing and headed for Downtown LA. The street Ornamental Conifer