When I received an email from Luke Cormack and Jackson, 2 lads from England, it made me happy. Not only because of the the photos of the bike they just built, but for their accompanying words. They opened their custom shop in January 2016 and are not afraid to describe themselves as young, dumb and full of something…living their life with a simple motto: “If you can’t buy it, you’ve gotta build it yourself”. True if you are low in Green or don’t like what is mass-produced.
Cormack and Jackson work out of an old run down stable with enough room for all the important things in life; such as a spray booth, a tool bench and a bar with enough room to host a party. Bristol Bobbers exist to bring fresh, lesser aged faces to the UK custom bike scene. Using materials and tools that were begged and borrowed, they slowly built a great reputation among their friends by building custom bikes on an affordable budget without compromising on style and finish.
aim to kickstart a younger generation of custom bike builders, showing the old boys that the custom scene is still alive and kicking. For this reason they well deserve this short feature.
Engine. 1972 Yamaha XS650 with polished engine cases, black barrels and dressed fins.
Frame. Custom built 1” tube hardtail. Biker Build Off 2017
Front End. Springer front end, spoke wheel with Avon Speedmaster tyre.
Rear End. Custom rear fender, spoke wheel with Avon Speedmaster.
Side mounted number plate.
Custom made split mounted tanks with top of frame showing.
BS38 Mikuni carb with clear fuel lines.
Full stainless custom made exhaust. Titanium wrapped.
Biltwell tan grips and solo seat.
1” Drag back bars.
Left side suicide shift.
Fake oil tank.
Dummy side of fuel tank to hide electronics.
Bespoke electronics by MWS https://www.facebook.com/wiring4bikes/?fref=ts
Electrex RR35 regulator/rectifier.
Moto Gadget M-Unit.
Moto Gadget tint vintage speedo.
Moto Gadget M-Lock touch proximity ignition.
Moto Gadget mini button.
Boyer Bransden digital ignition system (HT/Coils)
Highsider Skyliner Halogen headlamp.
Fibre optic cables – running system.
4 cell lithium battery.
Paint and Finish
Tank and frame 2016 Aston Martin metallic Gun Metal grey.
1952 pin up girl tank art.
Jet black hubs and spokes with chrome rims
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