Recently I have spent a lot of time looking at the work of a true master builder from Japan. His name is Chicara and it is his philosophy that captivates me as much as the work itself.
Study any of the bikes on his site, and it is not only the level of creativity and detail in the build, but the way that every part has been scrutinised, modified and adapted to become part of the machine. Whilst a motorcycle is an object within itself, it is made up of objects, in my opinion, every part that goes into building a bike should be able to stand up to individual scrutiny. Not just parts bought and bolted on, a part should fit the bike, not the bike adapted to fit the part.