Building custom motorcycles sounds like a dream job, but the reality can be harsh. Builders who can actually make a living from the art are worthy of respect and admiration.
The Wrenchmonkees are celebrating a decade in business this year, which is an incredible achievement in the new wave custom scene. And the Danish twosome don’t just have staying power: their influence has been incalculable.
Per Nielsen and Nicholas Bech are nothing short of pioneers, forging a path ahead when the scene was just starting to bloom. Even if you don’t recognize their faces, you’ve seen their work—or you’ve seen traces of it in others’ work. In short, they are the godfathers of the ‘alt moto’ movement.
I was lucky enough to meet Per and Nicholas a couple of years ago, at the launch of the Yamaha XSR900.…