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THE DUKE OF HAZARDS. Boxer Metal’s ‘Moonshine Runner’ BMW R80 Scrambler

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

If you’re anything like us, one mention of running moonshine in the 70s and your head will be full of orange Dodge Chargers, getting sideways on dirt roads and comically inept police. But California’s Boxer Metal took a decidedly ‘out of the box’ approach to the nefarious task at hand…

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THE ART OF SMOKING. Sabotage Motorcycle’s Yamaha RD125 Racer

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

It’s hard to think of a more Australian story; two young Europeans on motorbikes meet in the car park of Bunnings Hardware and over the obligatory ‘snag’ they form a friendship that brings them together to build a custom motorbike from the remains of a freebie found abandoned and wrecked in Bondi…

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NEW WAVE KNAVE. Oporto Motor Work’s Pristine ‘74 BMW R90S Restomod

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

When Portugal‘s Oporto Motor Works pulled the trigger on reviving their clapped-out ‘74 R90S in 2015, it was decided that a little bit of the 80s would be mixed in with the 70s original to create something that was as much Duran Duran as it was Porno Moustache. Meet project ‘Boxerlust’…

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OREGONIAN WOOD. Red Clouds’ ‘Rubber Soul’ Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

Red Clouds Collective actually make waxed canvas and leather goods out of their workshop in South East Portland, Oregon. And while their days are filled with stitching and designing gorgeous products for their store by night they flip the sign to ‘closed’ at the front door and build motorcycles like this…

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CUSTOM REVOLUTION: Paul d’Orléans’ Petersen Museum Moto Masterpiece

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Café Racer, Classic, Event. No Comments

We’d call Paul d’Orléans a Renaissance man, but 14th Century Italy wouldn’t have enough vintage motorcycles, loafers and Hawaiian shirts to keep him happy. Instead, we’ll just call him a modern day moto legend…

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FOUR POT SUPERSHOT. A Classic Honda CB550 Cafe Racer from Mellow Motorcycles

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

When Germany’s Mellow Motorcycles revealed their latest custom bike in January, the plan was to have it do the hard yards through Europe’s biggest bike events for the rest of the year. Sadly no one told the bike’s new Spanish owner, who purchased it 10 minutes after the show’s gates opened…

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THE ONE AND ONLY. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Solo’ BMW R50/5 Bobber

Posted on April 27, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Over recent years we’ve featured countless BMW builds, crafted from models from the ’70s right through to the modern era. But there was a time in the German company’s history when there was every chance that not a single one of those machines would ever have seen the light of day….

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WHEN LE MANS LOVES LE WOMAN. Paolo Danese’s ‘MILF’ Moto Guzzi Le Mans MKII

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Every year the Italians put on one of the greatest motorcycle shows in the world; they call it the MBE. The thing that really caught our eye at this year’s show in Verona was the incredible array of seriously cool custom rides on display. And none were better than this – the award winning Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII racer dubbed the ‘MILF’…

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THE MAN WITH FIVE HAZANS. We chat to Bobby Haas from Dallas’s Haas Moto Museum

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Other, Racer. No Comments

Dreaming of owning a Max Hazan motorcycle? Put simply, unless you win the Lotto, it’s never going to happen. Now prepare to meet a man who owns five of the things. Yes, you read that right. Welcome to the new Haas Moto Museum & Sculpture Gallery.

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DIRTY HURRY. Young Guns’ Amazing ’71 Triumph Trackmaster

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Tracker. No Comments

Switzerland’s Young Guns Speed Shop don’t discriminate. They specialise in restoring and modifying vintage motorcycles and have managed to tackle just about every marque from A to Z. From AJS to Zündapp, the work they’ve done is incredible and often with a healthy, dirt-based bias…

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