The Vintagent Original: Stories We Need to Tell.

Black Falcon (2017)

Run Time: 5:32
Producer: Paul d’Orléans / The Vintagent
Editor: Bobby Hewitt
Director of Photography: Travis Shinn
Director: Travis Shinn
Cast: Ian Barry, Falcon Black


Travis Shinn Photography


The Black Falcon is the most revered custom motorcycle in recent history. Designed by Ian Barry and built with his crew at Falcon Motorcycles in Los Angeles, the Black Falcon is more than a motorcycle; it’s a collection of ideas filling a motorcycle’s 3 dimensional space, challenging our definitions of both ‘art’ and ‘motorcycle’. It is simply magnificent.
What’s never been seen, though, is the remarkable functionality designed into the Black. It can be converted from full-race to touring mode without any tools, via Ian Barry’s ingenious designs for adjusting the handlebars, footrests, fuel tanks, seat, forks, and rear subframe.
This film corrects what has not previously been visible; all the hand-made, Ian Barry-designed tricks built in.


Falcon Black
Travis Shinn Photography

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