Triumph Bonneville Pegaso
It started as a 2006 Triumph Bonneville. Then the folks at Tamarit Spanish Motorcycles started working on it.
It was a Honda SuperSport. Not any more. (Like the BMW R80RT, the riding position looks painful.)
Confederate x132 Hellcat Speedster
Confederate has a new Hellcat.
You can pre-order yours today. Only $65,000.
I don’t know how many they intend to build. (They are only going to make 32 Fighters. But those cost $100,000.)
Exhaust turning forward seems odd.
Not retro, but so pretty it makes my eyeballs hurt: Ronin 47 This, too, started as a Buell. And, yes, they will make only 47 of them.
2015 Ducati Scrambler
Highly customizable from the factory. (The rear foot-peg looks too close to the exhaust!)
Not retro, just insane: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R 300hp… superchargers… on a motorcycle? Yeah, it’s not street-legal.
My friend, Dan, sent this to me. Mandatory viewing for anyone who aspires to creative work.
“That distance, that psychological construct, that protects you from the results of your work.” (From too much narcissism, from feelings of failure, from fear, from emotional problems, from unmanageable expectations about performance, from pressure, etc)
“The maddening capriciousness of the creative process.”
“Even I, in my mulishness, have brushed up against that thing sometimes.”
She used these examples:
Ancient Greek culture
Ancient Roman culture
Ruth Stone (poet)
Tom Waits (musician)
“I know you know what I’m talking about. A transcendent performance. Lit from within, lit from below, lit up on fire with divinity. There it is: a glimpse of god.”
“It’s one of the most painful reconciliations to make in a creative life.”