Jamie Robinson from RideApart dropped in to check on Eric Bostrom in Malibu. Eric Bostrom is a professional motorcycle racer who has been in the sport since 1997. He finished second in the AMA Superbike series riding for Kawasaki in 2001. Eric Bostrom and his brother Toren picked a Z1000 and modified it as a tribute to Gary Nixon. Lossa Engineering pitched in with their technical expertise, going as far as to crafting a steel petrol tank and custom old school Kawasaki alloys. The whole endeavour has been documented by Cafe Racer TV and the episodes will be up soon. Jamie Robinson, brought with him his CBR600RR designed by Roland Sands. Jamie’s motorcycle has to be the antithesis to the CBR600RR. She’s loud, mad and a complete hooligan monster.
With the torrent of information we are subjected to every day, it is hard to find moments when we are truly awestruck and at loss for words. These two riders on their motorcycles in the Malibu Canyon do just that to you. The discussion at the end of the ride is an example of shameless enthusiasm and mutual respect that you can’t help but love. We are bowled over. We think you’ll be too.
Oh, lest we forget,at the end, there’s that bit you just won’t be prepared for. Say hello to Mr. Mark Zimmerman and his ‘playboy’ mansion.
Fiberglass ducktail style solo section from Glass From the Past, one off hand crafted steel gas tank, One off billet wheels to look like vintage Kawi Mags, Custom Nixon tribute paint job as spec’ed by Lossa Engineering. Custom (aesthetically minimal) wiring for whole bike, Hand made LeoVince exhaust with triple ends, Tommaselli clutch lever, Grimeca master cylinder, Kawasaki Racing tachometer and more as specified by the Bostrom brothers.
Sources: Ride Apart Hell for Leather Magazine, Lossa Engineering
Oh, and Jamie wasn’t kidding when he said he’d love to take these vintage dirt bikes off road sometime. He did it.