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Streamline Moderne: Max Hazan’s astonishing BSA 500

Streamline Moderne: Max Hazan’s astonishing BSA 500

Streamline Moderne: An astonishing coachbuilt BSA by Max Hazan.
Most successful custom builders operate a production line: Not just bikes, but also hard parts and apparel. They stay afloat on the cash flow.

A tiny handful of builders can take their time, focusing on just two or three projects a year, machines that are labors of love and paid for by clients who appreciate high art as much as horsepower.

Streamline Moderne: An astonishing coachbuilt BSA by Max Hazan.
Max Hazan is one of those builders. Slowly but surely, he’s cemented his position as one of the industry’s most original thinkers and a craftsman of the highest order.

This BSA is his latest meisterwerk, a nod to the past with swooping bodywork worthy of a 1930s Delahaye. But it took time: the 500cc engine sat on a table for over a year, then moved from one side of the shop to the other as Max studied its form and admired its simplicity.…

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