DREAM MA­CHINES BUILD­ING A CUS­TOM RIDE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOMETRADES + SERVICES - Re­becca Isaacs Visit: gaso­line.com.au

CUS­TOM mo­tor­bikes are the hottest thing on two wheels for bike fiends who want a unique ride with a snazzy, vin­tage look.

“Peo­ple are steer­ing away from the Har­ley and Chopper-type look and go­ing for cafe rac­ers and track­ers built from scratch,” Gaso­line Mo­tor Co owner Ja­son Gaso­line said.

“They are what is in fash­ion, what the hip­sters ride.”

Build­ing cus­tom bikes takes pas­sion and ex­cel­lent bike me­chanic skills, both of which Gaso­line’s tech­ni­cian ex­trav­a­ganza, Sean Tay­lor, has in spades.

“This isn’t a nine to five job for me. I’m al­ways re­search­ing, draw­ing and wait­ing to wake up in the morn­ing to get into the work­shop,” he said.

Tay­lor has been ob­sessed with bikes since his dad – “a crazy bike head” – in­tro­duced him to the ma­chines as a boy.

“I’m in­spired by other peo­ple’s en­ergy and ex­cite­ment about rid­ing but the coolest thing about mo­tor­cy­cles is in­di­vid­u­al­ity,” he said. “Peo­ple want to make their bike their own and it’s my job to try and make that a re­al­ity.”

Pic­ture: DANIEL AARONS

Ja­son Gaso­line and Sean Tay­lor at Gaso­line’s im­pres­sive Alexandria work­shop.

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