Thursday, April 14, 2016

Four new Ronin art motorcycles now up for sale

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These Buell 1125R-based Ronin art bikes look pretty cool to us

Ronin Motorcycles have announced that four new Ronin art bikes (within their series of 47 production bikes) are now available for purchase. The designs of these motorcycles were developed in collaboration with local Denver, Colorado artists. Each bike is painstakingly hand painted or etched in the style of the artist. Ronin plans to auction these Buell 1125R-based bikes publicly this summer, save for one that has already been sold. Inquiries can be made by sending an email to

Of the bikes you see here, Ronin #5, named after the Samurai Horibe Kanamaru, was designed by Denver, Colorado based artist Jason Thielke. In his own words, Thielke's art reflects the 'conflict between one’s ability to implement self control and compulsion to manipulate and constantly self-gratify.' The application of his art to a motorcycle was a unique challenge, and the artist hand-masked each individual line, acid etching patterns into raw aluminum, using blasting media to create contrasting elements of shape and pattern.

Ronins #4 and #3 were inspired by two pieces of art from Scot Lefavor, which have been hanging in the Ronin Motor Works shop since inception. Lefavor, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, is well known in the Colorado art community and his style is described as 'heavily influenced by contemporary street art and the pop art movement of the 60s.' Portions of Lefavor's painting 'More Thrilling Adventures with Firearms' was superimposed on Ronin #4, Sugeno Harufusa, and his other painting, 'Why Shit Sucks in '08,' was used to decorate Ronin #3, Nakamura Masatoki.

Ronin #2 is the final motorcycle in the series and the paint scheme was designed by local Denver illustrator Samuel Lee Turner. Turner studied traditional Japanese illustration and tattoo art to accomplish his design. The artwork depicts the Samurai Teraoka Nobuyuki, who was the only warrior in the 47 Ronin clan who remained alive after they enacted revenge on the Lord who disgraced their master. The motorcycle is hand painted and exquisitely detailed in the style of traditional Japanese tattooed body suits.

More details on the Ronin website

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