Celebrate the future
2020 marks the fifth anniversary of BikeBrewers.
it all started with a first post on a Honda CB550 by Cognito Moto in July 2015
It has been an exhilarating road trip up to this weirdest year in modern times. The platform grew from an ‘out of control hobby project’ which hit bulls eye to an established portal for the custom motorcycle world.
Over the years things started to move ahead at a quickly accelerating pace, with a growing team behind it.
Pure unadulterated passion is what drives us to turn this concept into Europe’s leading platform for custom motorcycles and gearhead lifestyle. We are just at the starting line of bigger races to ride and our outfit has added two more motorcycle maniacs to its roster.
We are welcoming Adnane Bensalah and Thierry Tronquit Prats as editors.
Oil in the blood and petrol in the head is what drives these two guys to create mesmerizing content.
Toghether we grease the wheels of imagination of those mechanical artists who are creating pure beauty concealed in dusty workshops all over the world. As soon as the doors of theirs sheds open to give birth to the fruits of their labour we offer them the stage and switch on the spotlights.
But there is even more to come!
2021 & beyond
Looking ahead and seeing a glitter of light at the end of the COVID tunnel, people will pick up on the urge to travel. The freedom and safety of traveling on two wheels with a helmet on your head will lure many motorcyclists to hit the long roads again.
With the help of the technical gurus at NH websites, we are brewing rip-roaring new features which will bring people back riding together and finding new friends at unsuspected locations. We are working hard behind the scenes and already spot some electrifying intersections up ahead.
We can only say: “watch this space” and switch on to us on all channels.
This guy is a motorcycle enthusiast from the highest order. Ever since he swung his leg over a written-off Gilera Citta that he salvaged with his brother at the age of 13, his love for two-wheeled combustion engine powered vehicles has only grown.
From that day on, riding and wrenching on motorcycles is all that he can think of.
After pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering, Adnane ended up working for a major oil & gas company. This allowed him to travel all over the world, meet people from all walks of life while travelling on two wheels exploring the most remote locations anywhere from the Arabian peninsula to the high roads in the Himalaya.
Adnane loves to interact with people and loves it even more to share his experiences.
He prefers to refer to himself as a “motorcyclist” rather than “biker”, because he thinks it sounds fancy. The rest of our team just think the description fits him like a glove. This guy has owned over a dozen of motorcycles in different categories, but his true passion lays with retro bikes, café racers and scramblers.
Hi personal philosophy is that any motorcycle can be considered perfect, it all depends on the size of your smile when you ride it.
Having worked on many bikes himself, this team member is a true autodidact and has trained himself in being a mechanic. “Anybody can disassemble an engine, but to assemble it back again in working order, that’s what makes the difference” he says grinning widely. Perhaps that is why he enjoys to write about bike builds and those guys and girls who are creating all this magic.
Adnane currently owns a Moto Guzzi V7 Special as a daily ride. His heart skips a beat when he gets on his Royal Enfield Classic 500 that has been tuned to race.
Thierry Tronquit Prats
Born in France to a French father and a Spanish mother, Thierry has always been a passionate of motorcycles at a very young age.
It all started in Madrid as a teenager when his first ride was a moped which he customized after school in his garage. He made it lighter, faster and much louder.
During the university years, there was a short pause around motorcycles but shortly after moving to NYC to start his first real job as an adult, he purchased a 1995 Kawasaki Ninja 600 (which he left intact for a change), its roar echoing in the streets of the Big Apple for 5 years.
When he moved back to Europe, he fell in love with the café racer spirit and purchased a Triumph T100. That’s when he was bitten by the bug of customization. He completely modified the English twin and made it into a ‘one of a kind’ bike. He travelled many roads around Europe on it and never looked back. He was hooked!
During the summer 2016, he soared around Europe on a Harley Davidson Street Glide visiting custom builders and participating in all the café racer festivals he could get his oily hands on. He also organized events around the scene in Amsterdam and London.
Today, Thierry rips the tarmac on a magnificently modified BMW R9T (first picture above) and continues to travel the wherever he can on this machine on the days he is not busy testing all kinds of new models for different manufacturers while exploring the beauty of the Iberian peninsula.
He has decided to focus all of his time to the motorcycle industry by representing different brands and companies in the scene. He writes articles, creates content, helps to develop businesses that have to do with motorcycles and lives for motorcycles!
His motto: ride hard or stay home
Photo credits Thierry: Enigma DM (Gonzalo Martín)