Motorcycle enthusiasts around the world have taken their love for the two wheeled ride to the next level by creating one of a kind creations at specialised custom shops. To these collectors, the custom bikes are no longer merely simple means of transportation but invaluable works of art and oftentimes an extension of the owner's identity.
Custom motorcycle culture can be found in almost all parts of the world from the gritty back streets of Bangkok to the dry and dusty workshops in Las Vegas. This subculture has been recently popularised on television by the hit docu-reality series, American Chopper which features the former father and son team from Orange County Choppers.
This creative printable worksheet set is a tribute to the magnificently handcrafted customised motorcycles created by the dedicated and highly talented custom fabricators around the world.
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils
In this activity, your child will learn about the history of motorcycles and the custom culture. She/He will also be able to design custom motorcycles on printables based on fictional customer orders.
It will help your child or student:
Learn about the history, functional/practical origins of the motorcycle and how a small but growing subculture of custom motorcycle has developed.
Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different custom elements to motorcycle designs.
Let's create custom bikes!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the origins of the motorcycle. Here's a brief history of motorcycles told via a reenactment of famed bike company, Harley-Davidson's rise in the industry:
Find out more about custom motorcycle culture. Here's a short video about Hollywood film star Keanu Reeve's custom motorcycle shop, Arch Motorcycles:
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 2 printable design challenges. Each printable worksheet represents a different type of motorcycle with different customisation orders.
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