Hazan and Bourdain: A match made in cool heaven

Rennie Scaysbrook | November 20, 2017

Anthony Bourdain is one of the most prolific television personalities this country has to offer. More known for drinking strange liquors in far off lands while pairing them with equally strange experiences and foods on shows like CNN’s Parts Unknown, he has a new venture in Raw Craft, a show that looks deep into the culture of hand-built specials that’s presented (of course), by whisky distillery, Balvenie.

In this particular episode of Raw Craft, Bourdain meets up with Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks, one of Los Angeles’ most talented custom bike builders. Max is responsible for championing a style of bike more likely to have been seen in the 1930s, primarily using KTM single-cylinder machines wrapped in stunning tubular steel chassis.

Take 10 minutes out of your day to check this little video out. Never mind it’s a rolling advertisement for Balvenie—the show is produced beautifully and highlights not only Bourdain’s well-known love of motorcycles but Hazan’s incredible skill at crafting them.


Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Our newest member of staff is our Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A.