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WE ARE A NEW YORK CITY BASED
MOTORCYCLE DESIGN COLLECTIVE

We are builders, mechanics, fabricators, leather craftsman, electrical engineers, painters, metallurgists, riders and historians. We find, design, and rebuild rare classic vintage Kawasaki motorcycles.

MANIFESTO

We believe in vintage Kawasaki motorcycles from the 1970’s.

We believe in clean classic lines and simple motors.

We believe in the art of motorcycle design.

We believe safety always comes first.

We believe in respect for our riders.

We believe in being good humans and great mechanics.

We believe it’s never too late to start riding.

We believe that two wheels are always better than four.

We believe that to succeed, one must be honest and work hard.

And we believe in our ability to build the finest vintage motorcycles in the world.

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Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle.

Hunter S. Thompson

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OUR MOTORYCLES

A few months ago the collective committed itself to a rare and complex project. We wanted to purchase 8 identical motorcycles and rebuild them all simultaneously.

In the span of 45 days we traveled from New York to Michigan to New Mexico to California and back in search of our dream collection. We picked up a few additional bikes along the way, but we managed to assemble “THE GLORIOUS 8”, eight identical 1978 Kawasaki KZ650 B2 motorcycles.

Follow our process below as we build, laugh, fight, and cry our way through Winter 2017.

1977 KAWASAKI KZ1000 A1
1978 Kawasaki KZ650 B2
1980 Kawasaki KZ440 B

1977 Kawasaki KZ650 B1
1978 Kawasaki KZ650 B2_2
1978 Kawasaki KZ650 B2_3

1978 Kawasaki KZ650 B2_107
1978 Kawasaki KZ650 B2_5
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Become a Moto-T builder

Moto-T Design Collective is not your traditional custom motorcycle shop. Each of our builds are specifically designed collaborations with builders all over the world who execute our vision and are part of our collective.

We provide our builders with everything they need to rebuild our vintage custom motorcycles so they can do what they do best: wrench on it.

From the purchase of the donor bike to the completion of the project, we fund, organize, and manage the entire process, ensuring our builders have the time and resources needed to concentrate on a great build.

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New builder application period starts January 2017

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People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

- Unknown
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Partners and Friends

Our partners and friends make each of our builds a reality. They supply us with special needs parts, services, and know-how and have been supporting and inspiring us as we build the collective.

If you are looking for a road map of the real players in our industry, this is it. Now get your ass off our site and show them some love.

Kawasaki
Bitwell Inc
MOTO Gadget
Deus Ex Machina

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Want to buy a bike, have one custom made, come work with us, or simply shoot the shit? We welcome all inquiries.

We have an open door policy when it comes to discussing motorcycles. All inquiries are reviewed by our founder. He reads every single message we receive.

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