Asked about the essence of motorcycling, Copenhagen local Per Nielsen will keep his answer fittingly short and clean; in fact, he will say no more than a single word at first: “Presence.”
His crew The Wrenchmonkees has long established itself as a commanding force and seminal presence in the world of stainless steel and powerful engines. Internationally known for their matchless custom motorcycle creations, Per explains his search for the ultimate road beast and presents his very own thoughts and feelings about “Motorcycle Maintenance”.
Linking their shared love for skateboarding, DIY culture, rock & roll, the sound of engines going, and clean shapes, the Copenhagen-based crew never cared so much about extreme performance, loud colors or the latest designs; instead, they are interested in “the basic expression of life on a motorbike”.
In short: these guys focus on unique machines, a clean, raw and no-frills aesthetic, and ultimately a timeless experience on two wheels.
In June 2012 our crew from Wrenchmonkees went across Europe to test our own Nordic Work Wear tailored by Kansas. Driving, wrenching and sleeping in our own garments for 10 days proved for us what works and what doesn´t. This is how it went…
We build motorcycles and we ride them. Motorcycles shape our lives. Since 2008 we have been building custom motorcycles for committed souls in most parts of the world. We love the spirit of old Japanese, British, Italian and American motorcycles. We create simple but distinctive motorcycles with an attitude. As well as in
bikes we also believe in clothing based on simple fundamentals that relate to our work life in the garage, driving bikes and our everyday life in Copenhagen. For a long time we have felt an urge to create our own clothes. Clothing that fit our desires and needs in the garage and on the road.
The WM A.C Nordic Workwear edition is created in collaboration with KANSAS, who has been a long-standing Danish workwear manufacturer since 1952. We respect KANSAS as a genuine label that crafted the work clothes of our fathers with pride and superior garment quality. Today we collaborate with KANSAS to craft the
best long lasting garage wear for our generation.
Filmed by: Simon Weyhe & Mathias Nyholm Schmidt
Edit by: Simon Weyhe
Graphics by: Victor Lieberath Studio
Music by: Ormen - WSLS Records
Shot on: Canon C300, Sony FS100, Canon 5D marklll, Zeiss & Leica glass and Kessler crane
Riders: Nicholas Bech, Per Nielsen, Andreas Mørk Hansen, Lars Lykkegaard, Anders Holm, Ulrik Nielsen,
John Perrier, Martin Bøgelund Beck, Henrik Justesen, Jesper Nicolaisen, Christian Lebrecht and Søren Fink
Thansk to: GOPRO, Kansas, May-Britt Gram & Domaine Des Girasols Rasteau
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