• Feb 18th 2011 at 4:55PM
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Building the Falcon Kestrel – Click above to watch video after the jump

We've set about ticking off the days of 2011 with a little help from the ever-luscious Bike Exif calendar. Along with some of the best photography on two wheels, we've also been treated to a quick history of the featured bike of the month as well as information on the builder.

This month's machine is none other than the lovely Falcon Kestrel. With over 2,000 man-hours worth of fabrication wrapped up in the Kestrel, there's little wondering why Falcon took home the Best Custom trophy at the 2010 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

Now Falcon has been so kind as to release a video showing exactly what went into the Kestrel's creation. According to Hell For Leather, builder Ian Barry is a sucker for employing some of the lost arts of metal fabrication, including silver brazing, and all of his talents went into bringing this particular bike to life. Check out the video after the jump.

[Source: Hell For Leather – sub. req.]

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