Got a note the other day from Sabine Welte, a motorcycle journalist and photographer over in Germany. She wanted to let us know her new book, Extreme Bikes – Design and Tuning, was just published. Sabine seems to have a way of getting shots of many of the really interesting customs over in Europe, her cover shot shows one of my personal favorites, the V-max modified by Lazareth, (Wouldn’t it be nice if Yamaha looked at that as a possible direction for their redesign?).
Sabine is not camera bound either, she knows her way around a racetrack and is very capable of getting her own knee down so she has a better eye for what a rider or motorcycle enthusiast would find interesting about a particular bike than someone who just shoots the photos but doesn’t ride.
The book is in German and available from Amazon in Germany, I’m not aware of any plans to translate the book at this time. From the looks of the photos on her web site, I would be willing to bet the book is pretty cool and might be a great source of ideas for some other builders.
Link: Sabine Welte
Link: Extreme Bikes