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15

May

From the owner of the Leggero Seattle

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HO-LEE-COW!!!

I’ve been riding motorcycles, what feels like, my entire life. While going to college, I even sold them. It seems like I’ve had the chance to ride most every type, outside of a full on professionally tuned race bike.

In the garage sit a few first and second generation (86-89) GSXR’s, because my mom would never let me buy one when I was 16 :-) and a 1994 CBR900RR – all perfect and original.

  • 2008 S4RS Tricolore
  • 2008 1098R
  • 2005 999R – upgraded
  • 2004 999R Fila
  • 2015 MV F3 800 AGO

All of which now have to go, as I will never ride any of them again !!

My wife will be so pleased and it may stop looking like I need an intervention..

Even if you took all of the best from that group…The comfort of the Monster and the 999, the performance of the 1098R, the (in my opinion) beauty of the 999 and MV AGO and mixed them all together, you still would not have a Leggero. No way, not even close. Seems like I’ve finally found what I’ve been searching for!

Seriously, even in my wildest imagination…I wish I would have had a go pro on recording my giggling and rambling to myself. Moments you do not see coming and want to be able to cherish for ever.

The engine perfomance…good grief…and I never took it above 5K!! The sound alone….mesmerizing the moment I started it up. The clutch and transmission….what??!! It’s like nothing I could ever dream of. So exact and extremely precise. The weight and handling….unreal… I knew when I pulled it out of the crate the weight was going to be something I’ve never experienced. I was right, wow, was I right!

I could go on and on and on..

Long story short, I’m f o r e v e r grateful.

Thank you so very much, Walt!

29

Apr

WSM Featured in WSJ

WSM was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Video below and full article here.

08

Apr

WSM at COTA & Handbuilt Motorcycle Show – Austin

On my way to one of my favorite motorcycle shows of the year and to MotoGP race weekend in Austin. I’ll have one of my latest Leggeros at each event.

Stop by, say hello, and check out the bikes at the Handbuilt Show and at the VIP lounge at COTA.

More about the Handbuilt Show below.

See you in Austin.

– Walt

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17

Mar

WSM Introduces Christopher Myott, Artist

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“WSM edition one” – Giclee print of an original Christopher Myott painting, printed on archival matte paper 17″ x 22″

Please meet New Hampshire artist, Christopher Myott, and his ongoing series of paintings and prints of Walt’s motorcycles.

Shown above is the first of the original prints signed by both Christopher and Walt.

Below, are the first four paintings.  For details, click here. New paintings and prints to come.

Leggero Manhattan  25" x 33" Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

Leggero Manhattan 25″ x 33″ Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

 

Leggero NYC  25" x 33" Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

Leggero NYC 25″ x 33″ Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

 

Leggero Sydney  25" x 33" Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

Leggero Sydney 25″ x 33″ Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

 

Leggero Los Angeles  25" x 33" Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

Leggero Los Angeles 25″ x 33″ Oil, graphite and wax on panel.

 

It’s time for WSM to have an open house and we’ll be using that opportunity to show Christopher’s work sometime this summer. Details to come.

 

18

Dec

M. Crow & Co.

Please take a look at M. Crow & Co.,  a brilliant new brand by an old friend, Tyler Hays, founder of BDDW.

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19

Sep

Gestalten’s “The Craft and the Makers”

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The Craft and the Makers showcases savvy businesses that are choosing to focus on craftsmanship and aiming to create things with a soul. A decisive role is played by melding tradition and innovation—from the raw materials used to the finished product. The book introduces small enterprises as well as the personalities that drive them.

Available in the U.S. September 2014 here.

 

02

Sep

MV Agusta Trepistoni!

My current project.

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Process pictures will follow soon.