X-Rays Reveals Inner Beauty Of Classic Motorcycles

Beauty is more than skin deep. The inner beauty of classic motorcycles is revealed in this series of x-rays by photographer Nick Veasy. How did it do it? Borrowing vintage motorcycles from a local bike club. Bringing them to his studio to be x-rayed via a powerful machine requiring for protection from intense radiation, to have his walls 30” thick and a lead door weighting 2700 lbs!
Each bike was shot in portions, from 35 to 50 x-rays for a full motorcycle, each shot being assembled to the others using Photoshop.

Nick Veasy is not a beginner at x-rays. He has done the same type of work with machine guns and airplanes (he shot 1000 pieces to get the x-ray of a full Boeing 777) He is currently building a mobile x-ray truck to travel to his x-ray subjects. Looking at these images, it’s the first time that x-rays bring a smile to my face.

1915 Indian, Model G “Little Twin”

Ariel Model E

1914 Douglass Model A

1941 Matchless G3L


15 Responses to “X-Rays Reveals Inner Beauty Of Classic Motorcycles”

  1. 1 TJ Martin Apr 19th, 2015 at 8:52 am

    He needs to make these available as prints for sale to the general public . All bets are if he did …. there’d be at least a copy or two hanging in my studio … πŸ˜‰

  2. 2 Dave Blevins Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Kinda cool looking.

  3. 3 Paul Hamsley Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Looks great

  4. 4 P. Hamilton Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I want mine x-rayed!

  5. 5 JohnyLetGo Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:23 am

    What a great idea.

  6. 6 Boots Apr 19th, 2015 at 11:31 am

    No where else would you see x-rays of motorcycles other than on Cyril Huze! Outstanding!

  7. 7 Blackmax Apr 19th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Agree with “Boots”
    So COOL !!!!!
    Thank You, Cyril !!!

  8. 8 Rodent Apr 19th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Pure art!

  9. 9 James just another Crazy Kiwi Apr 19th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Take your motorcycle to the airport lol

  10. 10 nicker Apr 19th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Lets take a closer look at the frame welds……….. πŸ™‚


  11. 11 Mike Greenwald Apr 19th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    X-rays, done correctly, can show the welds, the castings, anomalies, inclusions and cold shuts. These pics are a novelty.

  12. 12 Zenaldo Apr 19th, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Hope Nick is protecting his nads when hes doing these…yikes..

  13. 13 Bo Apr 20th, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Very cool, would be cooler if someome was sitting on those bikes, for skeleton results.

  14. 14 nicker Apr 20th, 2015 at 11:37 am

    If every aftermarket and OEM frame came with its own radio-graph that would have eliminated some of the problems the industry has had in the past.

    On the other hand it might-a scared more customers back into cars……….. πŸ™‚


  15. 15 Mike Greenwald Apr 21st, 2015 at 11:30 am

    All components and assemblies can be viewed while operating when using a flash gamma radiation system.
    Knowledge tends to thwart fear and tomfoolery.

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