Monday, 15 December 2014

The Bienville Legacy Motorcycle Commission - Interview

Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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James McBride from Silodrome.com asked me to interview JT Nesbitt about the now nearly completed Bienville Legacy motorcycle. This is the result. 

“So tell me what you think, man.”

JT is wearing a shit-eating grin and holding a tallboy of Coors. He’s beaming because today is the first time his incredible creation has been rolled out of his New Orleans workshop into the public eye. I’m standing outside the Motus factory in downtown Birmingham, Alabama on a warm fall evening in October 2013. I'm barely able to process what I'm seeing, let alone formulate any meaningful opinion about it.

I recall my immediate reaction as being “What the fuck does it matter what I think?”

The thought comes in a moment of pure intensity for me. It followed a long, difficult day spent running around in muggy Southern heat while attending the Barber Vintage Festival. I've dragged myself here to meet the man who I've been following and conversing with for several months, an enigmatic and controversial motorcycle designer who has been keen to share his ideas with me. Today is the day his baby gets unveiled to the public. This marks the first time I've met JT Nesbitt in person, and it’s the first time I've seen his handiwork outside of a computer screen. And I'm completely awestruck.


Bienville Legacy Motorcycle Front Suspension Detail
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Alan Cathcart and JT Nesbitt Bienville Legacy Motorcycle


Bienville Legacy Motorcycle Hypatia
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle
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JT Nesbitt and Jim Jacoby Bienville Legacy Motorcycles
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Bienville Legacy Motorcycle

Bienville Legacy Motorcycles

Bienville Legacy Motorcycle Motus Factory

Bienville Legacy Motorcycle

Bienville Studios

Jim Jacoby with his Bienville Legacy Motorcycle

Bienville Legacy Motorcycle Bondarenko Photography

Bienville Studios Magnolia Special

Bienville Studios Magnolia Special

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