Cockney Customs began as two friends from secondary school who share a keen interest in motorcycles decided to give custom bike building scene a shot at the start of 2012. Luke O'Shea and Mackenzie Baxter Moss founded Cockney Customs as weekend hobby working in "the shed", with Luke at work and college studying motorcycle mechanics and Mackenzie at university studying sports education, weekends are the only time they could work. The first collaboration of the duo and motorcycles become in 2008 when the pair both passed their CBT's and both bought Honda Zoomer scooters (by far the best scooters in the world!), cruised and tore up the whole of London racking a fair few thousand miles on them. The building of these bikes is purely for the aesthetics and not for any profit that may be made.
The Cockney Custom's theme that flows throughout their bikes is simple. Strip the bike down to its necessities becuase bare minimum is maximum. The aim is to achieve a clean and bare look to create a fun, no nonsense, simple and pure bike.
Our first CC worker is Luke. Luke has been into bikes before he could even walk. His heavy influence into bikes probably came from his parents and other family members who all drive and work on motorcycles. After secondary school finished Luke got his first job at a motorcycle garage which also does custom work. Due to work and college, Luke obviously becomes the main head for all mechanical and practical work, with his experience around motorcycles it is easy to see why.
The second worker at CC is Mackenzie. His experience with motorcycles has always been seen from an early age yet didn’t develop it into a full time interest until around 15. While at university studying something far from similar to motorcycles he learns from reading books, weekends in the shed and Luke.