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FAIR WEATHER FIEND. Vagabund’s ‘V08’ BMW R80RT Summer Brat

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Andrew in Brat. No Comments

You know you’ve probably got a custom bike problem when you start ordering builds based on weather. And for Vagabund’s Paul and Phil, that’s exactly what their latest customer has gone and done. They were distraught by the fact that their summer riding options didn’t include a fenderless BMW brat. Until now…

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Video: Commuting in Sydney – Roads We Ride

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Scrambler, Video. No Comments

Here’s the next episode of our ROADS WE RIDE series we’ve made with Cam from Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW. This time we’ve taken a slightly different route – quite literally…

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DOUBLE TROUBLE. Sinroja Motorcycles’s Two-Up BMW R80 Brat

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Andrew in Brat. 31 comments

The Sinroja brother’s Leicester workshop has become somewhat of a Pipeburn haunt of late. Rahul and Birju are always happy to have us over to their Humberstone Lane lodgings, let us drink their beers and shoot the poop on life, internal combustion and everything…

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REDHEAD SLED. Ready Moto’s ‘Ginger’ ‘78 Honda CB550

Posted on January 5, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Café Racer, Classic. 24 comments

If there’s one thing about this whole moto blogging malarkey that really warms the hemispherical cockles of our big old hearts, it’s seeing new builders go from strength to strength. When it happens, it never fails to put a smile on our faces…

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KIDS BEHAVING RADLY. Clockwork’s Genre-Defying BMW R100 Enduro Brat

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Enduro. 13 comments

Listen to any good rock song from across the ages and that rhythmic pulse that you tap your foot to is provided by the bass player. Often maligned, rarely the charismatic front man, what they provide is the reliable foundation for every great song and band…

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FATHER FIGURE. El Andrej’s Suzuki GSX400 Brat

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Andrew in Brat. 23 comments

‘Dad Bod’, as you will probably know, is a slang term referring to a body shape particular to middle-aged men. Think of it as a shape that’s not trying too hard, but still looks pretty damn good. El Andrej, the Slovenian builder of this cool little Suzuki GSX400 brat may or may not have one…

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BAT INTO HELL. Macco’s ‘Dark Angel’ Yamaha XJR1300

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Andrew in Brat, Café Racer. 21 comments

If you’ve ever ridden any of the larger capacity UJMs, you’ll know that a lack of caution when applying the throttle can be a biblical experience, metaphorically or otherwise. With sub three second 0-100 times for most of these colossally-motored motos…

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FASTER DAUGHTERS. Tattoo Custom’s ’74 Honda CB360 Brat Cafe

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Andrew in Brat, Café Racer. 24 comments

When it comes to a custom builder’s inspiration, we thought we’d seen it all. Bikes inspired by Japanese swords, lightspeed spaceships and sociopath hit men? Been there, done that; as with most truly creative pursuits, inspiration can come from almost anywhere…

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A FLYING START. Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues’ Honda Gold Wing Cafe Bobber

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber, Brat, Café Racer. 23 comments

Here’s a fun fact. Shoichiro Irimajiri, the Honda engineer who designed the first generation Honda Gold Wing engine, had spent the previous 10 years making Grand Prix engines. His initial concept for the Gold Wing was a 1500cc flat six engine that put out 80bhp and propelled the test bike to well in excess of 140mph…

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REVEL IN THE DETAILS. NCT’s Immaculate Moto Guzzi T5 Street Scrambler

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Andrew in Brat, Scrambler. 13 comments

Your average motorcycle is made up of around 2000 individual parts. And any customiser worth their salt will have to consider each and every one of those before they get to a finished custom bike. Some will gloss over these details, but we think it’s fair to say that Austria’s David Widmann and his NCT Motorcycles is not one of those builders. And with the release of this Moto Guzzi T5, his latest build, he’s proven it. Like a bit of attention to detail in your customs? You’ve got it.

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