Dan Gold’s Honda CB650 Custom Artwork

Motorcycle Live 2016, Birmingham NEC, England.

London-based tattoo and multi-disciplinary artist Dan Gold went to the Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham’s NEC to work on a CB650 (Honda’s middleweight naked), painting the plastics and fuel tank

Working through design ideas before the show. Photo credit: dangoldtattooclub

The fuel tank design takes shape. Photo credit: dangoldtattooclub

Work in progress on the whole bike during the show. Photo credit: dangoldtattooclub

It’s time-consuming work, with the plastics and tank taking around four days, allowing for distractions due to the show.

Zack Courts Monstering Monaco

Memories of a similar bike in a different place.

I was rather taken with this. Motorcyclist Magazine’s senior editor Zack Courts rides a 2017 Monster 1200 S around Monaco. I got a chance to ride the 2016 model in Summer, albeit around semi-rural Pittsburgh suburbs.

I wrote about my Ducati adventure here.