Vanguard's Global Bike Culture • www.vanguard-designs.com
Monday, March 23, 2009
created by Shinya Kimura, one of the champions of ‘Zero Style’ - minimal interpretations of vintage motorcycles, with low-key paintjobs and refined rawness in engineering. Kimura set up Zero Engineering in Japan in 1992, but now runs Chabott Engineering in Azusa, California. Like Chicara Nagata, Kimura is treating the motorcycle as art, and the approach is paying off. There’s a Jules Verne, steampunk tinge to his works that we love.