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It’s been cold, snowy, rainy, muddy but we rode and we prevailed. With the warmth of our roaring engines, the comfort of good friends and a good brew, whether of beer or coffee. The winter has been long, too long and this is no place for words but for action. To seek for the road less traveled, such is our adventure, [Stay True]

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WILD BUNCH They are flying low. They are named after a black bird. That pet crow was itself named after one Belgian politician, for the Joke. They are … The Flying Hermans. The Flying Hermans are a wild bunch with a big heart. Aside from their obvious passion for motorcycles, each year, Alain travels to remote locations with some of the Hermans to deliver goods and relief to populations abroad. Through their organisation «Desert Lions» they have helped kids in Gambia, drove and delivered ambulances, built schools in Mongolia. The Flying Hermans organize a yearly motorcycle meetup in the small city of Halle, the benefits go towards the Lions’ projects. We had great fun shooting them this winter, true players, no matter the weather, they ride, with a smile. The Flying Hermans on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/178576802203057/?fref=ts Desert Lions : http://www.desertlions.be/ Want to see more? Check out our web site for full gallery www.truebikerspirit.com

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ANDY CRUSH Can you improve on excellence ? Andy thought so and he did well. Turning an already desirable Ducati Sportclassic into one of a kind hot blooded custom Sport 1000 monoposto. Zard exhausts to make the bike more manly, custom clean paint, classy leather seat by MotoKouture, custom made monospoto fairing and many other details make this bike sexier than any stock sportclassic on the planet. Monoposto ? Hell yeah, no way you would share this Italian babe ! Want to see more? Check out our web site for full gallery www.truebikerspirit.com

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ROCK &RIDE

Rock n’ Ride When they are not busy hacking motorcycles in the garage or sewing in the shop (or growing beards ?), the good folks of Motokouture are throwing weekend parties. It is not so often that we take our bikes «up north», so a fine concert, a pack of bikes and a cold beer sounded like a good excuse for a quick sunday ride. Want to see more? Check out our web site for full gallery www.truebikerspirit.com

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RAW ROUGH Il Mostro, the iconic Monster. The bare essentials, all guts exposed, the pure definition of a motorcycle, naked, raw, rough. One look at it and even on a cold sunny day you are urged to get out and feel the bite of the wind in your face. Owning one is a story of love and hate, you will sometimes hate it for its bad temper but will never stop loving it. After 20 years the legend is still intact, copied but never duplicated. Enjoy the ride, make it your own, be unique ! Featuring our custom Ruby helmet, hand painted by the Artist Denis Meyers. Find out more about Denis and the Ruby in our edition 4. Want to see more? Check out our web site for full gallery www.truebikerspirit.com

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Behind shimobros are two brothers from Shibuya, Tokyo: Rintaro (the eldest) and Yotaro. Any occasion is a good excuse for them to go out for a ride and shoot. Rain, storm, dirt, night, whatever and whenever, they always seem to be charmed by something, hence the urge to photograph it. Recently the brothers started shooting on film, they enjoy the slower process to the final result. They apply the new learned rules and methods of film photography when they shoot in digital. Besides photography they also love to custom their motorcycles. Being in Shibuya they use their fifth floor appartment as a garage ! ÂŤWhat we can achieve there is very llimited though, but it is a pleasant, very crazy small workplaceÂť Find out more about them on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimobros/

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1970 LAND ROVER IIA 88-INCH SAFARI Just over a year ago, we moved from Sydney, Australia to a farm in rural New Zealand. I needed a truck cable of hauling hay, power tools and children. After weeks of fruitless searching, I found this vintage Land Rover near Wellington, owned by a retired engineer. it has not been restored, but it is in good running order and has a lovely patina. I drove it home, over 700 km, and it didn’t miss a beat. Since then it has been featured on Jalopnik and in Land Rover Owner International magazine, and it is more reliable than the Audi Allroad that my wife drives.

LA PAVONI ESPRESSO MACHINE I cannot survive without good coffee, and in New Zealand we are lucky to have a strong coffee culture with excellent roasters and cafes. When I am at home, I turn to my trusty La Pavoni, a lever-arm machine that is a joy to use. It is a beautifully designed piece of equipment that is still in production and has hardly changed for decades.

BLUE HELER «BEAR»

My three children have always wanted a dog, and while in Australia, we were captivated by a very intelligent Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) that we met while on holiday. When we arrived in New Zealand I acquiesced and we got ‘Bear’. She is now seven months old and we cannot imagine life without her company, her sense of humor and her relentless energy. Most mornings, she and I walk on a deserted beach after taking the kids to school. It is a good start to the day for both of us.


FATMAN iTUBE VALVE AMP

Music gets me through the working day, but I do not like harsh digital sound or the look of most modern hi-fi equipment. A friend recommended a Fatman valve system to me and it is perfect. It runs off my iPod but the sound is warm and liquid, and surprisingly deep for a system with bookshelf speakers. When I need energy, I pay Groove Armada’s ‘Black Light’ or This Will Destroy You. For quieter moments, ‘La Wally (Version Instrumentale)’ from the Diva soundtrack works every time.

CIRE TRUDON «ERNESTO»CANDLE

My wife bought me this candle for my birthday, and it is a thing of beauty. Cire Trudon has been making candles since 1643, and the experience shows. My favourite is the ‘Ernesto,’ a Cuban-inspired blend of leather, tobacco, oak and rum. The scent fills my office during long winter nights, and is the perfect match for a warming dram of Lagavulin single malt.

MOTO GUZZI V7 CLASSIC

Believe it or not, I only have one motorcycle in my garage at the moment. It’s a 2008-model V7 Classic, one of the first of the ‘new’ V7s off the line at Mandello del Lario. It was the ideal city bike for my daily commute in Sydney, and took me as far afield as the Snowy Mountains on longer trips. A Mistral reverse cone exhaust system frees up the breathing a little, and sounds good. I am tempted to get a Griso, which would be better for touring New Zealand’s open roads, but first I must find a small motocross bike for my son—and one for myself, for weekend rides around the fields and the nearby hills.

Products shots courtesy of Chris Hunter.

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