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Born-Free Build: Behind the scenes with Matt Machine

Born-Free Build: Behind the scenes with Matt Machine

Matt Machine's Born-Free Harley motorcycle
This weekend, the great and the good of the custom world are congregating at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, California, for the Born-Free show. It’s probably the most prestigious of the American chopper-oriented custom shows, and if you’re an Invited Builder, it means you’re at the top of your game.

Australia’s Matt Machine is no stranger to Born-Free. Two years ago, his Norton Atlas won the Best British trophy. Last year, he was an Invited Builder. And this year, the show organizers extended the compliment again.

Matt Machine's Born-Free Harley motorcycle
Matt’s latest bike is a sculptured metal masterpiece, with retro-futuristic curves and a delicious sheen on the hand-beaten alloy. It looked promising when we saw it on the bench in his workshop two months ago, but it looks amazing now.…

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