Who is Richard Lin­doe?

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - NEWS & EVENTS -

Mad-cap cre­ator, lu­natic ge­nius, th­ese words and many oth­ers have not been ut­tered about Richard Lin­doe. Orig­i­nally of Nor­we­gian birth, ‘Filth’ (to quote his nick­name from his Punk era) is a one-off who matches his love of mo­tor­cy­cles and motorcycling with a devil­ish need to tin­ker, change, mod­ify and up­date. It’s a fact that Richard has been ‘Retro Re­boot­ing’ bikes for a num­ber of years - and he’s made some real cork­ers. As well as the likes of In­cred­i­ble Ket­tle (with paint­work in­spired by the Dis­ney film of the same name) there has been Dresda Ket­tle and K5 Ket­tle - which was a mix of GT750 and Suzuki GSX-R1000K5 parts. This was built in 2006 and was later sold - much to Richard’s re­gret. He says: “Lots of peo­ple loved that bike and I soon re­alised that I wanted to build an­other one just like it. So Kev Brookes and I built two - the Ri­zla Suzuki GT750 ma­chines that graced the cover of March 2011’s CMM.” Richard is edi­tor of the Ket­tle Club’s ex­cel­lent ‘The Flexi Flyer’ mag­a­zine and at­tends as many events and track­days as he can on his up­dated Ri­zla Ket­tle (of­ten with black GT replica body­work.) We will be show­cas­ing more of Lin­doe’s re­builds and cre­ations as and when in CMM.

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