Falcon Motorcycles

Falcon Motorcycles

Infobox_Company
company_name = Falcon Motorcycles
company_
company_type = Private company
foundation = 2007
location = Los Angeles, California, USA
key_people = Ian Barry Amaryllis Knight
num_employees =
industry = Custom Motorcycles
products = Custom motorcycles
revenue =
homepage = http://www.falconmotorcycles.com/

Falcon Motorcycles is a custom motorcycle manufacturer who's most recent build, the 'Bullet Falcon' was the winner of the "Best Custom Motorcycle" award at the 2008 Legend Of The Motorcycle International Concours. The award was sponsored by Jesse James' Garage Magazine. [http://www.garagemagazine.com/?p=200#comments "BEST CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE - the best of the best" Garage Magazine] ]

Falcon Motorcycles LLC

Falcon Motorcycles is a custom motorcycle company that specializes in taking the raw derelict frames and engines of post war British motorcycles, and transforming them into one-of-a-kind, handmade machines. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmYfUyazO9M Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles featured on CNBC's High Net Worth] ] It was founded in 2007, by at the time underground motorcycle builder Ian Barry and his British born fiancee Amaryllis Knight. Each motorcycle produced by Falcon is unique, and personalized from frame to engine, the majority of parts being custom created for the rider, whilst rare vintage parts are modified and tailored to the specific buyer. or bike [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24672474/from/ET/ MSNBC Best Custom Motorcycle At Legend of the Motorcycle] ]

Falcon Motorcycle's exclusive custom work is "breathing new life into the business of custom motorcycle construction" according to UK's Esquire Magazine, who chose Falcon's motorbikes to represent custom motorcycles in the magazine's 2008 "Style 100" issue. [http://www.falconmotorcycles.com/press/download/esquire_article.jpgEsquire Magazine 'Bespoke Motorbike' award] ]

Falcon developed an avid following, and a devoted group of clientele, that include amongst many celebrities such as Queens of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, professional skateboarder Jason Lee and actor Giovanni Ribisi.. The un-repeated motorcycles are known for being fast, stripped-down customs, that stay true to the design styles of their period, while being filled with innovative ideas and design. [http://www.falconmotorcycles.com Falcon Motorcycles] ]

Ian Barry

(born March 25 1973) Ian Barry is a self-taught custom motorcycle builder who has earned a worldwide reputation as an innovator and sought-out builder of one-of-a-kind, custom bikes. His bikes are known for visual elegance and subtle use of materials, and the Ian Barry signature is creating unique custom motorcycles around raw falling apart rigid-frames and engines of British motorcycles from the the 50's and 60's era. Says the LA Times " [Barry is] a Brit bike aficionado whose vision is to create prototypes of could-have-been bikes that never actually existed, i.e., a 1950 board track racer." [http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-hy-throttle30apr30,0,7576130.story Los Angeles Times: The Bullet Falcon targets motorcycles' colorful past] ]

Although his early work reflected the factory tradition, he quickly developed a distinctive style of his own, and garnered worldwide respect and recognition, with the combination of ingenious metalwork and inventive engineering in highly collectable ridable sculptures. He started Falcon Motorcycles with his business partner and fiancee Amaryllis Knight, after a decade of building bikes under his own name.

The Bullet Falcon Motorcycle

Falcon Motorcycles unveiled their first official Falcon motorcycle "The Bullet Falcon" at this years Legend Of The Motorcycle - International Concours d’Elegance, on May 3 2008. The Board Track racer inspired "Bullet Falcon Motorcycle", started life as a pre-unit post-war Triumph Thunderbird, and took over 800 hours to fabricate. It was custom created by commission, by the skateboarder and actor Jason Lee, [http://legendofthemotorcycle.com/pdf/pressrelease/LeeRibisElvis.pdf Legend Of The Motorcycle Press Release] ] and won the 2008 Legend Of The Motorcycle Custom Award sponsored by Jesse James' Garage Magazine.

Amaryllis Knight

Shortly after Knight completed filming "Adrenaline Junkie: The Mongol Rally" a car rally that she completed with Jack Osbourne, in which they drove from London to Mongolia over convert|10000|mi|km, whilst filming a TV series for London's ITV, Barry and Knight formed Falcon Motorcycles and commenced in building the Bullet Falcon for Jason Lee. Knight is the daughter of artist and architect Sabiha Rumani Malik, [ [http://search.ft.com/ftArticle?queryText=%22Conde+Nast%22&id=071213000180&ct=0 Financial Times] ] the former director and design director of Norman Foster and Partners Architecture Firm, and the stepdaughter of luminary architect Norman Foster. [http://www.guardian.co.uk/saturday_review/story/0,,321525,00.html The Guardian Newspaper] ]

The Falcon fabrication shop is located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA.

ee also

*Custom motorcycle
*Chopper
*Legend Of The Motorcycle

References

External links

* [http://www.falconmotorcycles.com/press/download/esquire_article.jpgEsquire Magazine 'Bespoke Motorbike' award]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmYfUyazO9M Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles featured on CNBC's High Net Worth]
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24672474/from/ET/ MSNBC Best Custom Motorcycle At Legend of the Motorcycle]
* [http://www.falconmotorcycles.com Falcon Motorcycles Official Website]
* [http://legendofthemotorcycle.com/pdf/pressrelease/LeeRibisElvis.pdf Legend Of The Motorcycle Press Release]


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