Max Max Returns in 'Fury Road' :: May 2015

Mad Max is back

The original Mad Max movies have become a cult favorite for countless motor sport enthusiasts over the years. There was great fantasy and drama in director George Miller's post apocalyptic Australia where biker gangs terrorized what was left of society. The original spawned sequels Mad Max 2 (a.k.a. The Road Warrior) in 1981 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985 and we thought that was the end of the saga...until now. Mad Max is back in 'Fury Road'.  Like many first reactions to hearing that a revival to the series was coming, mine was skeptical but after seeing the trailer I am now a believer, or at the very least, my interest is piqued.

Here's a brief synopsis:
“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Mad Max Fury Road

Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (played by Tom Hardy from The Dark Knight Rises), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos.

And… Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron from Prometheus), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.”

There's no doubt that this film will have gobs of action and countless exciting scenes but time will tell how it stands up with its predecessors.

We'll be lining up next May for the release. Watch the trailer below and let us know, are you in for Max Max Fury Road?


Artist Profile :: BMD Design

Pulling off hand-drawn logos and type is much more difficult than it looks. There are certainly lots of ways to make designs look hand drawn but there really is no substitute for the real thing...And these days, very few people truly excel at it. Mixing beautiful bespoke design with motorcycle content? Now you really have our attention! French designer BMD Design does exactly that, creating stunning work for popular moto brands, Fuel, Ride 100% and De Palma to name a few. You may not know the BMD Design name but likely you've seen some of their work across the web already.

 Logo design for Ride 100%'s new 'Barstow' goggle:

Design work for California brand De Palma Clothing:
An insight into how the Fuel Motorcycle's logo was created: 

Do you have a favorite motorcycle artist? We're always looking to discovers new artists. Share your favorites in the comment section below.


Welcome :: New Contributor


We'd like to take a quick moment to welcome our newest contributor to The Bullitt, Brandon "Doin" Smith. Brandon is a long time friend of the crew here and has been a constant figure in the Bullitt garage. Like many of us, Brandon grew up riding dirtbikes - still does - rides street, supermoto and is a big mountain biker as well. His daily ride is his murdered-out, vintage CB750.


We look forward to Brandon's contributions and expect him to cover a wide gamut of 2-wheeled topics. Please join us in welcoming Doin to the team!

Bullitt SP :: Welcome to the Family

A Ducati Hypermotard SP joins the team

Well, well, well...what do we have here? A sexy little Italian that is equally happy on one wheel as it is on two? Yep. A complete hooligan bike that begs you to take your corners with a leg out, hop all curbs, and turn every speed bump into launch ramps? Yes sir! When the chance to own one of these amazing machines presented itself, I had to go for it. Please help me welcome the Bullitt SP into the family.

 

Growing up riding a dirtbike, the upright stance of a motard just feels right. Having ridden bikes like the Suzuki DRZ400 before on the freeway, I assumed all would feel somewhat wobbly and underpowered at freeway speeds. Boy was I wrong!

The white 'Ducati Corse' livery is stunning in its stock form but I'm sure many of you here can relate, there's no way I can leave a machine stock. The first move made was to pull the rear shock and sub-frame and send them out for powder. We went with a high-gloss black for the Ohlins rear coil and a matte black for the subframe.

 

 

From there, we pulled all of the white bodywork and dressed the new girl in Ducati's matte black bodywork. Not wanting the bike to be mistaken for the standard Hypermotard, we applied the SP decals over the black bodywork.

 

The Hyper SP is a blast to ride at all speeds. Constantly riding naked standards and cafe racers, the lack of wind protection is not an issue here. With three riding modes to choose from, an available 110hp, 50 mm Marzocchi front forks, fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock and Brembo brakes, the Bullitt SP is a force to be reckoned with.

 


Do you know the Cycle Zombies?

It runs in the family

The Stopnik family has definitely created something unique...something refreshingly legit. Being a family full of Huntington Beach ripper surfers and skaters with a punk rock attitudes, they took their passions for two wheels and built it into a way of life. Patriarch 'Big Scott' Stopnik is a moto-nut himself and helped pave the way for his sons Scotty and Turkey and nephew Chase, who have happily took the reigns. Growing up in OC ourselves, we've seen these dudes all over the place and have to respect their unique style and general way of life.

The Cycle Zombies collectively have built all sorts of bikes and pay respect to British and American iron alike. They seem to be all over the place these days; appearing in everything from vintage 'Day in the Dirt' events, magazine features to surf and skate ads and seem to be making some smart business moves while remaining true to themselves.

Having said that, this isn't meant to be a piece on everything they stand for or all of their accomplishments. Just paying them a little respect and sharing one of their many videos. Keep up the good work guys, we dig your style!