Spice customs and Ken

Been out riding a little bit yesterday and I stumbled across a couple of cool places. First Spice motorcycles who's bikes I've seen on different bike blogs and it was really nice to see some of their work up close. Brilliant rough dirty workshop, 5-6 guys smoking and working on the bikes, looked like fun... Later I stopped to check a ducati store which turned out to be owned by old japanese racer Ken Araoka, can't say that I know him from before, but he won a Suzuka 8 hours and was in the same Suzuki team as Barry Sheene, Paul Smart and Gary Nixon back in the 70:s, cool! He showed me some pics from his racing scrap-book and then indicated that I should keep my Ducati in a better and cleaner condition...


  1. Cool looking bikes, but drum brakes???! Nooo thank you!

  2. I reckon drum brakes are a minor issue on bikes like these...