customized vintage racing motorcycle by sebastian errazuriz
customized vintage racing motorcycle by sebastian errazuriz customized vintage racing motorcycle by sebastian errazuriz
nov 27, 2013

customized vintage racing motorcycle by sebastian errazuriz

customized vintage the racing motorcycle by sebastian errazuriz
time lapse, 2013
customized vintage racing motorcycle
aluminum and steel parts with taxidermy bird
unique piece




stripped down to its sculptural framework, sebastian errazuriz‘s customized vintage racing motorcycle combines functionality and fetish. ‘time lapse’ is a  sleek aluminum and steel bike and every bit a fierce symbol of power and freedom, yet design details establish an artful and exquisite form. the dichotomy is relevant to the project’s core themes of fragility and fatality, an example of which is highlighted by a vibrantly colored taxidermy bird fitted inside a glass vestibule in the motor of the bike. the feathered species lies at the heart of the object, both physically and metaphorically acting as a symbol of the recognition of death.


the motorcycle was produced by worth motorcycle company and built by NYC norton, and was made possible by the support of motorcycle collector john magyar. a portion of the collected profits will be donated to worth motorcycle company, a nonprofit organization teaching new york city’s at-risk youth the art of vintage motorcycle restoration. the custom bike is being presented at art basel – miami beach from december 5th to 8th, 2013.



aluminum and steel are the structural elements of the custom racing bike



a vibrantly colored taxidermy bird sits at the heart of the motor



the construction of the vintage bike was by nyc norton



shining steel framework complements a leather seat



the racing motorcycle viewed from the front


  • the bird is in the fuel tank not the motor

    dbkii says:
  • The motorcycle is beautiful, but I dislike the fact there’s a dead bird there.

    Flavio says:
  • The bird on the fuel tank… not cool.

    What? says:
  • Do you know anything about vintage bikes? The seat is aluminium not steel. it is based off a 1960’s 650 or 750cc Norton Atlas .
    If you think it looks artful and original check out “Dunstall” to see who was first.

    Gello says:
  • Fabulous bike, except for the bad taste detail of the dead bird… Very very bad taste.

    Emanuel Barbosa says:
  • Beautiful cafe racer – dead bird pointless. Bike itself contains all the reminders of danger and death in and of itself. Shame really

    mikka says:
  • The bird is not at the “heart of the motor”, but resting on/in the gas tank.

    John Forsman says:

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