"IF IT DOESNT RUN, DOESNT MATTER HOW PRETTY IT IS"
MORE GIRLS ON BIKES- MORE GIRLS BUILDING.....
We are already in love with group The Scarlet Headers but these ladies are taking it to a whole new level. The group from Denver CO have just begun their first ever charity group bike build!! The team of ladies have enlisted the professional help of chaps from Enrico, Ronin & Downshift studios to guide them in rebuilding the 1973 Honda CL350 from the ground up. Learning as they go how to do everything, from how to design the bike to a full engine rebuild, the ladies plan to make a bike built by women for women using their different specs and aesthetic styles. As if this wasn't enough the finished bike will be auctioned off for charity to support their local community.
"So why do we want to rebuild a vintage motorcycle? The answer is more complex then we may have realized in the beginning. Of course we want to be able to change our own oil, fix a flat, clean a carburetor, and so on; but this is more than that. This is about dreaming of a bike fit for a woman. Maybe a seat more narrow, possibly the shifter in a spot suited for a female, what about a glove box?
As a collective group of women we will be discussing over weeks, months possibly, about what we like and don’t like about our own bikes. With 20+ Scarlet Headers who have different tastes, riding styles, and preferences you can imagine that there will be a shit load of great ideas, even some that will be contradictory of one another. However The Scarlet Headers' dream is to create a classic bike, that appeals to many women. To learn how to build a bike from paper, execute those plans, and get a bike running. That’s our number one goal."
Its amazing to see more women getting into not only riding but learning how to maintain & build bikes. I'm pretty sure that this will inspire a hell of a lot of other women to start to get their hands dirty & I absolutely can't wait to see what these guys come up with....Hell yeah ladies!