Monday, 25 November 2013
WAS IN THE THRONE ROOM PITCHING A LOAF AND BROWSING THROUGH SOME OF THE LAST YEAR'S PILE OF SICKLE LITERATURE . . . . CAME ACROSS THIS FEATURE ON THOMAS TORJESEN'S '59 PANHEAD/SHOVEL IN 'GKM' . . . . YET ANOTHER SUPERB SCOOT THAT DOES IT ALL FOR ME.
Mark Kawakami's impeccable photos only serve to accentuate further the gorgeous lines and stance of this seriously splendid interpretation of the bobber theme, as Guy mentioned in the accompanying article, it isn't specifically paradigm shifting in its essence, however, the deliberation and execution involved in this classic hybrid motored big twin, lift it well above so many others. One detail that really blows me out are the integration of the anchor system, undeniably effective and almost invisible at the front end . . . . dunno about you, but I love the notion of stopping when you need to.
We're often reading about 'stance' and 'balance', and obviously these vary substantially with type of bike involved, but these qualities are elusive with no hard and fast map to follow, attaining what the observer and the casual onlooker will almost instantly perceive as 'perfection' is ultimately down to the individual genius in the eye of the builder . . . . Thomas Torjesen was clearly seeing the end result in crystal clarity when he was bolting this critter together, an astoundingly considered custom bike.