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Custom Motorcycles by Ellaspede

Published Mar 29, 2012

I’d love to get my hands on one of these hand crafted bikes by Ellaspede, an industrial design house based in Brisbane, Australia.

Here’s some information on the first two models created by Steve Barry and Leo Yip:

Ellaspede 001 – 1971 Honda CB350

“We have chosen to steer away from the conventional café racer conversion, instead creating a machine that is a blend of many influences.

The design intent of 001 was to develop a motorcycle that infused modern technology and classic styling with a hint of innovation. This is evident in details such as the use of classic bar end levers with a disc brake, LED brake light offset by a handcrafted and polished seat trim and a reversed engineered engine cover, CNC machined to feature the Ellaspede logo.”

Ellaspede 007 – 2001 Suzuki GS500

“This Suzuki was built for Tristan Schultz, a local Gold Coast designer as his daily rider. Tristan rode in on a fairly pedestrian looking GS500 boasting a custom dolphin sticker. Armed with an array of inspirational images and strong idea of what he wanted we sat down and collaborated to create Ellaspede’s 007. The design intent of 007 was to develop a classic looking bike with the reliability of a modern motorcycle. Tristan specified that he wanted to retain certain aspects of the GS500 and not completely reinvent the wheel, so we tried to highlight particular elements and pare back others. Some of the the bike’s features are a custom Ellaspede seat, slim down dash lights and a very meaty sounding exhaust.”

Photos: Tammy Law

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