‘Building oneoffs makes every day exciting’
2Based just outside the M25, near Potter’s Bar, up-andcoming custom builders Lion’s Den were set up by Dan Thomas. He’s produced a series of mostly Brat-style chopped-down roadsters and café racers based on 70s and 80s air-cooled Japs, with his latest being the Dirt Racer recently seen at The Bike Shed.
He said: “Motorbikes have been central to my life for a long time, and being able to build one-offs makes every day exciting. It’s all about pushing myself, the boundaries of design and what’s possible. This results in a truly bespoke piece of craftsmanship, and is the attitude I apply to all my builds. Without exploration, new and exciting ideas would never come to the fore. I take pride in being a part of such action.”