Monday, June 8, 2009

Shinya Kimura - Chabott Engineering

For those of you who do not know who Shinya Kimura is, he is the guys who single-handedly showed the Americans that they are crap at making custom bikes.
Orginally started up Chabott Engineering way back in 1992, he had to put it on the back-burner for a while, while his main shop - Zero, took off.
Now as a semi-retirement present to himself, Chabott is back up and running his ideas. And while i hate choppers, you have got to love Shinya's work. Built for speed not show.
Actually very similar to what Burt had many years ago.

Hoon


Shinya's poke at honda for making the 50cc "boring mobile". The cub has never looked so good

Frozen Lily

Lovely rendition of the "teardrop" motorcycle. Where most builders have only fashioned a tank and some guards Shinya has built a whole bike around it. This is the current "display" bike for Chabott - where most of the other bikes are ridden.

Needle

Something to thread through the slipstream

And various other racers he has at his disposal (and art).....


Newspaper article on this legend can be found here

www.farrst.blogspot.com