Thursday, December 1, 2016

MARIA MOTORCYCLES PROJECT LIEUTENANT


Based in Portugal, Maria Riding Company creates vehicles for riding concrete and ocean waves.
Making custom motorcycles, surfboards and skateboards -- stating that their company is the essence of fun. Indeed.

This Triumph Bonneville is inspired by WWII the bike color was based on some tanks and the stripes from the wings of D day US planes.  The result of their customization is a light and agile bike that has a more aggressive but vintage look.







See more of their custom works at: Maria Riding Company

Thursday, November 17, 2016

OSCAR BY ALPINESTARS WITH MAX HAZAN

Max Hazan may be known for his bespoke motorcycles, but that isn't that only brand of two wheels he enjoys. With regular sessions on supermoto tracks, weekends in the canyons throwing around his 998 and hammering the streets of LA on his cushy daily commuter Super Hawk, we knew Max loved to ride as much as we do.  We are happy to introduce our newest Oscar ambassdor, Max Hazan.




Thursday, November 3, 2016

TOMAS PAJDLHAUSER ANIMATION ARTIST AND SCRIBBLER

Equipped with a fountain pen, a mixed media 8×10″ sketchbook, a tiny watercolour spitbox, and a single 10mm flat brush, Tomas likes to capture moments quickly and spontaneously, anything that catches his eye, but landscapes and motorcycles always seem to make the cut. 








See more at this Instagram account: @captain_tom

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OSCAR BY ALPINESTARS AT ARCH MOTORCYCLE

Amazing event at Arch Motorcycle​, that launched our #OscarbyAlpinestars Instagram account that will feature our Oscar heritage, motorcycle culture, custom motorcycles and the people who ride them. Thank you to our friends that came out to help us celebrate and a very special thanks to Arch Motorcycles for letting us use their beautiful space. #NiceBikeAlpinestars

See our new Instagram account here: OscarbyAlpinestars Instagram





















Thursday, October 13, 2016

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN RIDE LONDON 2016

Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride has become a global phenomenon, and is motorcycle fun-raising event to raise awareness for men's health. Here's a peek at what happened in London's version of this ride. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

GET A HANDLE(BAR) ON YOUR CUSTOM BIKE

Few things can change the feel and style of your bike as quickly and cheaply as a handlebar swap. We know there are many of different styles out there, but can't easily think of them all.

The guys over at Inked Iron, put together this handy reference guide with most of the common types out there to help you when building or customizing your ride.


Friday, September 23, 2016

IL MOSTRO SILURO BY XTR


Originally developed in 1993 the Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic naked sports bikes of all time. The simple tubular trellis frame and exposed v-twin engine made it an aesthetically pleasing and fun package. 

This bike has evolved in many ways throughout the years, but the trellis frame and exposed engine remain. This 2015 1200cc, customized water cooled monster has lost some of the visual simplicity, especially around the engine, but it retains all of the elements of a Monster. Commissioned by Ducati Spain, and customized by XTR it's sure to inspire and help maintain the bikes status as an iconic naked bike. 














Thursday, September 15, 2016

HOW KENNY ROBERTS BECAME KING



In 1978 Kenny Roberts became the first American to win a Grand Prix motorcycle racing world championship.  He was young, brash and extremely fast -- new tracks, new tires, new weather conditions, had no effect on the GP rookie. 

Watch this documentary detailing much of King Kenny's path to racing royalty. 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

OSCAR BY ALPINESTARS: NO BREAK-IN REQUIRED


From 1974, here's our Motociclismo ad with the tag line " Boots that immediately fly (No break-in required)"

From the same year but from the 250 cc class race in Spain. Watch this great footage that had 40k people in attendance.


Monday, August 22, 2016

TIM GEORGE MOTORCYCLE ART AT PRINT PROCESS

Tim George is a graphic designer based in London. He is interested in bikes and space ships.


Life's better on two wheels – This series of prints examines the motorbike in its many forms.






More of his art at Print-Process

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

THE RONIN 47

A design exercise done right, the men at Ronin Motorworks saw an opportunity and took it. This film beautifully captures this project of the 47 Ronin motorcycles.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

THE BOSOZOKU MOTORCYCLE TRIBES OF JAPAN

The Bosozoku are known to modify their bikes in a peculiar way. Combining elements of American motorcycle choppers and British cafe racers along with their uniquely own style of over the top graphics and colors.

This distinct moto culture reached it's height of popularity in the 1980's (over 40k members) - but due the frantic and violent lifestyle combined with reckless riding, police cracked down on the Bosozoku subculture and now have become nearly extinct.





Thursday, July 14, 2016

OSCAR AT WHEELS AND WAVES 2016 VIDEO

Take a glimpse into the world of Wheels and Waves 2016. Art, surfing, music and of course motorcycles all on the beautiful French coast.




Friday, July 1, 2016

WHEELS AND WAVES 2016 - IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER!

"Wheels and Waves - c'est formidable!" 

The 2016 edition of Wheels and Waves once again blew away the French Atlantic seaside town of Biarritz! Now in its fifth edition, Wheels and Waves has become the No.1 destination for lovers of custom and heritage bikes and the lifestyle that goes with it. 

From car and motorbikes to surf and attitude, Wheels and Waves 2016 had it all!

Roland Sands, Faster Sons, Royal Enfield and a very special Dakar-inspired BMW: the unveiling of awesome new bikes is what set Wheels and Waves apart this year. 

OSCAR by Alpinestars was, naturally, right at home at Wheels and Waves! Like last year, our tent was a huge pull, with a coffee lounge and tons of activities, such as leather tattooing and a travelling Polaroid photo booth. 

Festival goers were amazed with the OSCAR by Alpinestars coffee lounge and the impressive machine 
We also had tattoo artists on hand to customize special Wheels and Waves leather patches!
During the festival people brought their bike to the tent for a photo opp!
Some, like Pure Motorcycle's David Chapuis, brought flair ...
... while some just came with kick-ass attitude! 
OSCAR by Alpinestars was again rocking it at the ArtRide exhibition.
The ArtRide exhibition, this year held in San Sebastian, housed some awesome machines. 
One of the headlines at Wheels and Waves this year was the 'El Rollo' flat track event.
Alpinestars Super Victory boot was a star attraction at El Rollo ...
... and, so it seems, was our very own Jamie Robinson!
It might have been cancelled but that didn't stop Jamie showing off at Punk's Peak a few days later.
Fog and rain did it for Punk's Peak this year but at least the bikes were all in working order .... 

... well some of them!

For this year's edition, OSCAR by Alpinestars reached out to The Impossible Project (for those who do not know, Impossible bought over Polaroid in 2008 and have kept the instant photo dream alive ever since). We took our Polaroid cameras all over Biarritz and San Sebastian, capturing the real essence of Wheels and Waves. 

See for yourself!

Some of the many people and bikes that made this year's Wheels and Waves special. Perhaps your photo is here?
Next time you see a flash it might just be us capturing your bike! See you next year!