About Craig Rodsmith
Craig Rodsmith has become one of the most respected metal-formers, fabricators and bike designer/builders in the motorcycle community. His eye for aesthics and attention to detail can be seen in every motorcycle he’s built. Besides creating one-of-a-kind motorcycles and hot rods, Craig has worked on everything from bicycles to WW2 fighter planes.
Craig was born in Melbourne, Australia. As a kid, many Fosters ago, he customized anything he could get his hands on. He started with his’ 57 BSA when he was 12 years old, which landed him a short stay at the local police station.
Craig has extensive, hands-on experience in body work, paint, fabrication, mechanical, etc. His shop handles everything from partial builds to complete bikes and hot rods. Chops, channels, frame modifications, frame building, body modifications, motor swaps, shaving, frenching...you name it, he’s done it!
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Craig has demanded the respect of international magazines and builders from around the globe. Take a look at this article from "Return of the Cafe Racers" on a recent build of a custom 1984 Honda VF500. "Craig Rodsmith's '84 Interceptor project began when a fellow builder offloaded it to him. As Craig put it "He gave up on the idea of trying to make it cool." Initially he was also stumped by the outdated Honda, but with a workshop full of fabrication tools and years of coach building techniques up his sleeves he took up the challenge." Read more HERE.
Special Cafe has featured Craigs custom work in print and on their website. Read article HERE