Here’s a nice little video profile of acclaimed custom bike builder Shinya Kimura. Directed by Danielle Levitt, it shows Shinya riding his local haunt — Glendora Ridge Road — and visits him in his Azusa, CA shop.
“I swear I’ve never tried hard to make it look like art,” claims custom bike builder Shinya Kimura. Yet, that’s exactly what he ends up producing. I would make the case that his bikes are metaphysical statements about the relationship … Continued
Our friend Patrick Daly snapped these photos of the latest iteration of Shinya Kimura‘s Bonnville racer on the salt flats last week. We’ll bring you more info when Shinya’s back in Azusa, but the old Harley appears to an update … Continued
To call Shinya Kimura a customizer or builder is almost to denigrate his art. Because that’s what he really is, an artist. Just one working in metal and engines and speed instead of oil on canvas. Last week we visited … Continued
While Grant was shooting Shinya Kimura’s shop for an upcoming feature, I attempted to interview the Japanese motorcycle artist. Doing so was somewhat difficult. There’s the language barrier, of course, but cultural differences also play a role. Shinya doesn’t ramble … Continued
We’re excited to be exclusively unveiling Shinya Kimura’s latest artwork, this custom MV Agusta 750 S America. Before taking us for a canyon ride yesterday, Shinya took the time to wheel the MV outside so we could shoot it. It … Continued
It wasn’t a surprise when, halfway through a ride in Azusa Canyon, Shinya Kimura asked for the keys to the Aprilia RSV4. When we pulled up at his shop late this morning he’d pored over the bike with fascination and … Continued