Thank bejesus the boys from Orange County Choppers are not angling for a revival. Instead, we moto-heads, wrench monkeys, and cafe racer aficionados are pressured to show it's all about lean, mean, garage built, performance- oriented machines designed for the urban jungle and race track. Get ready ya'll, for Naked Speed!￼ Master hot-rod and motorcycle builder Bryan Fuller from Fuller Moto and Mike Seate from CafeRacer will traverse the world to strip bikes down to their bare metal components and take viewers through their transformation into fast, stylish, race-ready machines. While building bikes is the foundation of Naked Speed, Fuller and Seate incorporate great human interest narratives with their guest builders and clients.
This past Friday in Atlanta, guests at the SweetWater Brewery were treated to an advanced screening of the first episode of Naked Speed. It showcased Bryan Fuller and Kevin Dunworth from Loaded Gun Customs breathing new life into a 1972 Yamaha XS650 for Canadian bobsledder and Olympic champion, Kaillie Humphries. Mike Seate and California motorcycle builder Dustin Kott rescue a scrapyard Honda CB750 from utter neglect and turn it into a track worthy speed machine for Ben and Eric Bostrom.
I don’t know about you, but I'm stoked to see what Bryan and Mike create with their future guests. Naked Speed should prove to be a fun, entertaining, and educational look into the custom cafe racer scene by focusing on the bikes and the people building them—not the errant family drama, emotional outbursts, and gaudiness of previous build shows of yesteryear.
Season One of Naked Speed premieres TONIGHT Wednesday, January 28th at 10 p.m. / 9p.m. CST on Discovery’s Velocity network. Each new episode runs one hour every Wednesday, and concludes on March 4th with a first stop at London’s Ace Cafe: It provides a historical look into the true pioneers of the cafe racer movement.
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