Photos: Chris Tavlarides/RSD
Remember the Smoking Seagulls Singles? A trio of rough-and-ready single-cylinder customs built to be ridden. Combining motocross engines and frames with road-race running gear and unique style, we couldn’t wait to see them in action. Well here are those action shots.
Roland Sands is riding his CR500-based, slick-equipped streetfighter,
the same one we had at the Function through Form show in January. In
most of the shots Drake McElroy is riding his Yamaha YZF450 café racer,
but there’s also a bike we can’t identify. We seriously dig the style
of both the bikes, the CR500 is utterly insane, while the YZF is much
more like the kind of thing we could see ourselves riding.
The shoot was for Bell Helmets‘ 2010 catalog and ad campaign; you’ll be able to see more shots when that’s out later this year.