Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Kestrel


A few days ago, Amaryllis Knight from Falcon Motorcycle send me this video of Ian Barry riding the Kestrel in the desert. Its a real cool video so take time to look at it and enjoy. Frank

Second of Falcon's Concept Ten, a series of custom motorcycles designed around the engines of iconic pre- and post-War British motorcycles - The Kestrel is the engine from a 1970 Triumph Bonneville, which Falcon cut in half and completely re-engineered.

With the exception of a few critical pieces (crankcases, gearbox, and 10 inches of the original Triumph headstock), everything -- including the frame, girder front forks, gas and oil tanks, exhausts, handlebars, levers, even the cylinders -- was fabricated in-house from blocks, sheets and rods of steel, brass and aluminum.

Directed: Matt Taylor & Amaryllis Knight

Edited: Matt Taylor

Song: Torment of the Metals / Black Math Horseman


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