Making Something Out Of Nothing: Post Modern Motorcycles
Author: Mike Werner
The Honda CT110 is one of those reliable motorcycle you can see riding around the country side, clocking up many miles. Used not only by people who want a low cost and reliable transportation, but often used by organizations like the Post Office (in Australia and New Zealand it's called a "Postie Bike")..
Manufacturing started in 1980, and the motorcycle is still being made today. 4 stroke and air cooled, it's very reliable. But it's bland. Very bland. The bike almost can't be seen, that is how bland it is.
Until Melbourne, Australia based Post Modern Motorcycles got their hands on them (the "Post" refers to Postie). These guys customize the "bland" motorcycles into something more exciting. Not that you'll be able to race them, but at the very least you'll be able to ride to your local watering hole without feeling ashamed.
Take the "Junk Mail" version for example;
It's called "Junk Mail" because it was made up from pieces of bikes lying around the garage. Or how about this one:
Called "Dear John", this bike has a military scrambler look to it. All of their custom made bikes have great names, like "Post Mortem" or "Pinko Bastard". Prices start at AUS$5,000 (about US$4980).
It's art in a pure form. Their website front page looks arty as well: