The kings of the new wave custom motorcycle scene in the UK, Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, or BSMC for short, kicked off their latest UK show with 219 of the finest custom motorcycles ever seen in the UK.
The Bike Shed London event at Tobacco Dock was a cornucopia of the best, rarest and coolest and sometimes weirdest motorcycles from the world of the uber-cool new wave custom scene, and saw thousands of fans coming through the doors at the East London venue over the Bank Holiday weekend.
From catching a barber’s quiff haircut, to sipping artisan beers, hanging out in the cigar lounge, buying a new open face helmet, ogling bikes and kit, or just taking in the atmosphere outside thanks to the red hot British weather, the Bike Shed team showed that new wave customs are here to stay, with their biggest and best show ever. There’s nothing else like it in motorcycling.
With manufacturer support from the likes of Yamaha, Triumph, Indian, Ducati and BMW, the team behind BSMC mixed some of the best pro built bikes from the UK while also celebrating Europe’s best shed built bikes, to make it something for everyone.
Strangers to the new wave custom scene, Honda, also showed their interest with a Honda Rebel called Rebel Yell built in conjunction with famed London tattoo artist Dan Gold. He took their 500 cruiser and turned it into a radical scrambler complete with skateboard holder made out of a fuel can!
All the exhibits were hand-picked by the BSMC, and hats off to them for the best selection of bikes yet, and their biggest show yet too. With plans to break in the USA, we can’t wait to see where the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club team take their event next.
Here’s some of the highlights we spotted from the weekend’s show: