Burnley ‘work of art’ motorbike displayed in London

Motorbike enthusiast, Martin Keane is pictured in his garge Motolab on Cow Street in Burnley on the bike he has built from scratch. G121109/2
Motorbike enthusiast, Martin Keane is pictured in his garge Motolab on Cow Street in Burnley on the bike he has built from scratch. G121109/2

A “WORK of art” motorbike lovingly built from scratch in Burnley is to be exhibited in a prestigious roadshow.

The Triumph 1973 750cc bike was built by Mr Martyn Kean, who owns the Motolab motorbike and scooter garage in Cow Lane, and he will exhibit it at the Custom Motorcycle Show in London this weekend.

Martyn and his colleague, Cain Bromley, were invited by Back Street Heroes magazine to show the bike on the publication’s stand.

Martyn (37) designed and built the bike himself, including many of its parts, over two years for friend Vladimir Pejcinovic who lives near Wigan. The bike won Best in Show at the Stormin’ The Castle Show in Newcastle featuring bikes from around the world.

Martyn said at the time: “This was a labour of love for me and I’m delighted respected writers in the motorbike world are equally pleased with it. I devoted every Wednesday night for two years creating and building the bike from scratch.”

Described as “a work of art fit for a gallery”, the bike incorporates design features from all eras including a footrest reminiscent of an 1870s French steam bike. Having no suspension, the “hard-tail” style originated in the 1920s.

A new showroom will be built at the Motolab shop which will continue to produce full one-off custom bikes.