Once again, a comment on one post deserves a post of its own and Todd’s comment on Julian Farnam’s A-N-D Vehicles company is a great example. I had never noticed Julian’s motorcycles before, but after seeing his frame and front end work it’s obvious he deserves a closer look.
The bikes shown here are designed using, in one case, a Yamaha RZ350 engine and in the other a Kawasaki EX500 engine. He did a nice job with the single sided front end and his frame looks great. According to the comment Julian left on the other post, his business closed a few years ago but he’s still building and modifying frames.
I often wonder if a company like his had started a few years later when the Internet would enable word of his work to spread more widely if things might have continued on. Then again, putting these photos out here now might renew interest in his designs and give him the opportunity to get back in the business. There’s a lot of good work here, it would be nice if we could see Julian doing more of it.
UPDATE: Julian sent in a few more photos
More photos below:
Yamaha RZ350 powered design by Julian Farnam
A-N-D motorcycle frame by Julian Farnam
Single side front end with dual disc brakes
AND motorcycles AK-1 built by “Dr. Mike” Baylor
AND motorcycles AK-1
RZ500 powered AY-1 currently being built – Julian is building 4 of these frames, 3 will be available for purchase