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.
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.…