If God exists, he probably rides something like this. Yes, ‘The Musket’ Motorcycle by Hazan Motorworks ($NA) is an extraordinarily stunning work of art, and we can safely say it’s the best looking custom bike we’ve ever laid eyes on!
Created by Brooklyn-based artist Maxwell Hazan, ‘The Musket’ is built around a hand-machined 1000cc V-twin, which actually consists of two Royal Enfield 500cc engines fused together into one flawless piece. Mr. Hazan went through 4 different sets of tires before settling on a pair of huge BF Goodrich Silvertown car tires, attached to an equally large frame, to suit the massive motor. With the exception of the tires, wheels and headlight, every single piece you see on this bike was made by hand, including the polished gas tank and fenders (shaped from 6061 aluminium), the steel frame, and the cool handlebars.
The design is clean, with some elements kept unexposed, like the throttle cable encased by the bars, a hand shift/clutch, a small battery fitted inside the bespoke fuel tank, and the ignition&electronics housed under the engine. The result is a stunning motorcycle with flowing lines that showcases the beautiful engine. Oh, and we mustn’t forget the wooden seat- crafted out of an aged piece of walnut, coated in 15 layers of polyurethane lacquer and then polished to perfection to look like a “Steinway Piano”. We don’t know how ‘The Musket’ rides (amazingly, Max says), but that doesn’t even matter. We’re in a state of ecstasy just looking at it! via