We're beginning to think Australia is the Promised Land. The wayward continent embraces all things motorized in a way that never fails to make us smile. Lately, we've become aware of the growing number of vastly talented motorcycle builders coming from that corner of the globe, including Matt Machine.

Machine is responsible for a volley of well-executed bikes, including a Moto Guzzi Mark 1 Le Mans that will stop your heart and start it back up again if you look at it for too long. A few video-oriented friends recently swung by the Machine farm for a few days to work up a quick flick on the man's inner workings as well as his creations. The result is fantastic.

The video after the jump is a well-shot ode to hand-crafting works of two-wheeled obsession. As Machine says, "It's about me learning how to use my hands and use tools and use my brain to build things from scratch."

Amen. Hit the jump to check out the clip for yourself.

MACHINE from matt machine on Vimeo.



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      landoflostsouls
      • 3 Years Ago
      My god Moto Guzzi(s) sound amazing!
      Toneron
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is the point of this BS? You guys hurting that bad for articles?
        Halldór Björn Halldó
        @Toneron
        Wow, how can anyone with the slightest interest in motorized vehicles NOT be fascinated by this video?! Regardless of what you drive (or would like to drive) the appeal of someone possessing such genuine passion, creativity and craftsmanship is something I would think all petrolheads would appreciate.
        justgoawaymad
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Toneron
        Are you a born again Ahole or just a natural at it?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Toneron
        You guys gotta remember... This is the same guy who complained that AB was posting a motorcycle article on an "automotive website"...
        Fazzster
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Toneron
        "Toneron?" - ryhymes with moron.....Coincidence?
        Andre Neves
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Toneron
        Wow, stfu. I don't even ride a bike(yet) and can say that video was hugely entertaining for any enthusiast on wheels.
      Mark S
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't say anything for the other's that comment here, but the Le Mans has more character than most motorcycles (and them). Personally I'd like to see more of a rear fender on it, but otherwise that's a fine ride and probably will be 30 years from now. Kudos, Mr. Machine.
      bozi84
      • 3 Years Ago
      Right on Matt. Saint.
      bennyprofane
      • 3 Years Ago
      A nice little homage to a fantastic movie, Dead Man (check out ~2:25): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hu21NmpPfE The Neil Young soundtrack is amazing. Gorgeous bikes too. . .
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a freakin' awesome video.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel oddly compelled to grow a beard on my way to Australia videos like this make it hard for me to sell my Ducati 748
        IOMTT
        • 3 Years Ago
        @snap_understeer_ftw
        I have owned well north of 50 cycles of all descriptions. The Ducati 748 was my second favorite bike ever. Keep it.
      justgoawaymad
      • 3 Years Ago
      oh.......the sound of tht Guzzi gives me goose bumps.
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