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‘Bonneville’ – Vintage Addiction Crew


Posted on July 31st, by Andrew in Moped. 25 comments

It’s been quite a while between moped posts for us. As a matter of fact, we haven’t posted a single one since last year. So we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for something to redress the imbalance, and when we laid them on this little Catalonian gem from a shop that goes by the name of Vintage Addiction Crew, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. It’s a rather amazing mash-up of a Derby, a KTM, and a Beta Trueba (a rather natty-looking Moto that we’d never heard of before) mixed with a touch of salt flat racing. And I don’t think it would be an overstatement to say that it’s our favourite ‘ped of 2013 so far.

“My name is Carlos (A.K.A. Xarly). I’m a guy from Barcelona, ​​Catalunya. I work fulltime in a garage as a mechanic, which leaves me nothing more than the nights and weekends to build bikes. I am passionate about engines and everything old; Volkswagen aircooleds, Porches, Vespas and Lambrettas! I’m also a big fan of kustom rods.”

“Recently, I decided to do something a little different, so I started the Vintage Addiction Crew. It’s all about restoring vintage transport and putting your whole heart and soul into each build. I hope to one day make a living doing this.”

“This is the second bike check by Vintage Addiction and it was made specifically for a moped build-off called the ‘Massive Metamorphosis Mopeds’ contest. It’s a friendly event for like-minded builders who enjoy modifying scooters. It was a great experience and I met many cool people from the scene.”

“It would not have been possible without the help of my friends, who donated their bikes for this project. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one Derby 49 cc variant, one Beta Trueba, and one KTM 80cc with the main parts being from the Derby.”

“It’s a bike inspired by Bonneville speed machines. The front wheel is from the Beta Trueba. The forks are from a KTM 80 and the ‘bars are from a Yamaha TZR. The headlight is a cast after market item with a custom support. It’s also got a handmade one litre tank, as you can probably see. The chassis and seat are also heavily customised. The rear wheel is from a Rieju Supermotard. The silencer and expansion chamber are based on a Derby and Tavi units.”

“For such a small bike to have so many build hours, especially in the installation of new forks and the central seat mod might seem a bit crazy, but the end result pleases me so much. I am very happy, which is the main thing. I enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you like it.”





  • James

    :O

    This is so cool. I bet it’s a blast to ride something this small and light!

  • arnold

    Aside from lacking a chin rest on the top of the top fork tree for going really fast, I’d call it perfect.

    Beta is pretty well known in the American version of trials riding.

    http://www.americanbeta.com/

  • http://ridedualsport.com/ Manxman

    I gotta say – I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for mopeds. My first ride was a sub-50 and it got me hooked on motorcycles for life. This little baby is way cool. I wouldn’t change a thing except to add a little side-stand so I could park it in front of the coffee shop.

  • Sooty

    Hmmm… Mixed feelings about this one.

  • revdub

    Wow. So glad this came up here. I have been seeing pictures around of this bike, but without any info. This is one awesome ped! Honestly, my favorite moped build I have seen in a long time. There is not a single aspect of this bike that isn’t custom. I love the mono-shock, rear fender, chopped-seat, fat inverted forks, custom mini gas tank… I could go on and on. Great job on a mean little bike!!

    • http://ridedualsport.com/ Manxman

      100% in agreement – the mono-shock alone is worth the price of admission.

  • James Sutton

    And people say sportbikes are uncomfortable! Haha would ride; 10/10!

  • Robert Thomas Moen

    Pretty solid Derbi right there. I did chuckle a bit at the Johnny 5 style headlight mount. Big thumbs up for the modified tail end.

  • Holland Oats

    I wonder what it looks like with a human being on top.

  • Carvaggio

    Looks good & I like to see a unique build like this but I’ve just gotta ask why this bike is being refered to as a “moped” when there are no pedals on it? Am I missing something here?

    • Jake

      Plenty mopeds are modded out so that the pedals are not needed. Then they become “nopeds” Its still a moped frame so it can still be called a moped.

      • Carvaggio

        thanks for the info. I guess then it should be referred to as a “noped” since they took the pedals off since really that’s what classifies it as a moped.

  • itsmefool

    This thing almost looks dirt-trackable! RTM got the nickname right…Johnny Five FTW!

  • Honest Mike

    Is that Tank feeding a Derbi Piston Port or Reed Motor?
    -Honest™

  • haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    i’m not super stoked on the chain tensioner being on the drive side of the chain, that’s just poor practice, otherwise i love it!

    • Guest

      if im not worng , i think those variant swingarms have tensioners in both sides.

  • The Badger

    Well you dont see one of them every day

  • Mgmue mgmu

    Sexy. Love it.

  • Galavant

    I want to see a picture of someone riding it!

  • Rob Balk

    It is spelled Derbi, Not Derby.

  • Vintage King Motor

    What a cool looking low rider motorcycle. Vintage Addiction Crew you
    guys put together a one of a kind. Thanks for sharing it. Vintage Motorcycle Parts