Battistinis custom cycles down in Southbourne, Dorset, opened their doors for their annual open day on the weekend of 28th-29th June.
Didn’t seem to be so many people perusing the premises this year as in previous weekends, possibly because the dates of the HOG, (Harley Owners Group), rally didn't coincide with this event as they have in the past. I was there on the 28th and a lot of the visitor's were made up of the HRGB, (Harley Riders of Great Britain). A tangible indication of the tight financial constraints we face here in Britain at the moment was the large number of bikes that were for sale, as well as American “Exile Cycles” products on display for sale. At past events owners of custom bikes that were purchased from Batt's were asked to return and display their machines because most of those on site were under construction.
Still a pleasant way to spend an afternoon though.