There is a certain buzz in the air here at Welaptega. Once the snow begins to melt, and the trees begin to bud, it officially becomes motorcycle season. It is a hobby that many of our staff members enjoy – especially one of our Design Engineers, Jordan Braun.
While attending a brewery tour sponsored by Engineers Nova Scotia, Jordan found himself in a conversation with two like-minded beer drinkers, Jeff Shaw and Daryl Stewart. A common interest generated a business plan and the three became partners and co-founders of KickMoto. KickMoto designs and build restorations of older motorcycles on nights and weekends in the garage behind Jordan’s home. The first restoration started from a bunch of rusty parts, delivered in a couple of milk crates. The end result, a 1978 Honda CB550 “gets a ton of attention on a road cruise”
KickMoto‘s talent, imagination and skills have been recognized throughout the motorcycle community and have garnered acclaim in the form of a feature article in one of the world’s premier motorcycle blogs, Pipeburn, as well as a feature article in allNovaScotia.com. “It’s a great feeling to get this level of recognition from our peers and it puts Halifax, NS, on the map within the custom motorcycle scene,” says Jordan.
The trio will soon start work on Tony Hall’s BMW K1200S with plans of creating a “somewhat outlandish departure” from the original vehicle. The finished project should be road ready by summer 2016. The ultimate plan is to donate the bike to a charity auction. Watch this blog for pictures and event details.