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Aermacchi Racing

Posted on June 16, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. 1 Comment

This company in the Netherlands called Aermacchi Racing are selling these beautiful Aermacchi kit replicas. These are good looking single cylinder cafe racers. They look like more fun than granny at bingo night. If you are interested in making one of these bad boys, they ship these frames and parts all around the world.
(Maybe they can ship me one so I can write a proper review about how they ride?? You know where i live!)

 


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Lost Knuckles

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

We have been looking at all the winners from the European Championship of Custom Bike building. Most of them are choppers but one classic caught our eye. It is a 1934 Harley Davidson Knucklehead that has been totally rebuilt by a German shop called Classic Bikes (doesn’t sound very German). We love how they have kept the heart and soul of this classic. For more pics and details click here.


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Falcon Bullet

Posted on June 10, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Falcon Motorcycles describe themselves as marrying the heritage of vintage British motorcycles with the clean aesthetic of modern lines. They have definitely done that with The Bullet which is a custom Triumph motorcycle, that started life as the derelict frame and engine of a 1950 pre-unit Triumph Thunderbird — the bike Marlon Brando rode in “The Wild One”. The concept was inspired by what a Triumph board track racer would have looked like, if indeed Triumph had ever created one. [Thanks to Knucklebusterinc for reminding us of their new site]


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Triumph T100C

Posted on June 9, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

In the mid-1960s, Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Baird ruled the AMA National Enduro circuit, riding Triumph machines to seven straight Grand National Enduro Championships. That is no easy feat.

And this bike, a 1968 Triumph T100C, was the one that carried Baird to his last—and perhaps most impressive—title. That’s because it came at a time when many of his competitors were giving up on their heavy machines and going with new, light-weight, purpose-built woods racers, including new-school European two-strokes. I love how he stuck with the old school and won. Respect.

How sweet is Bill’s Triumph leather jacket? These days the sponsors name would probably be about 5 times the size of the riders name. Actually, there would be about 5 more sponsors plastered all over him.

 


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Yamaha RD56

Posted on June 7, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This Yamaha RD56 is one amazing bike. It looks like its had more action than Paris Hilton’s bed. Unlike Paris I think the scratches and dents actually adds to the beauty. The RD56 frame was a new design based on the revolutionary Norton Featherbed.


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Fast food

Posted on June 6, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 2 comments

This photo hypnotized me when i first saw it. Its the coolest ad for Coco pops I have ever seen. Packed full of 100% cafe racer goodness. Shot by Ben Part at Part B, his moto photography gallery is truly inspiring. He shot that timeless advertising campaign for Davida. Found this gem on the one and only Arsehole customs.


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Vicious Cycle

Posted on June 5, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 1 Comment

Vicious Cycle is a custom shop in Portland, Oregon renound for producing performance CB160 and Cb170 cafe racers with attitude. Love the simplicity of their bikes, stripped down in true cafe racer style. They look like they’d be loads of fun around the race track.


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MV Agusta

Posted on June 4, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

MV Agusta are an old italian company that started life as an aviation company. After the Second world war they started making scooters for the demand for cheap transport. Their first prototype was ironically called ‘Vespa 98’ which they later learned was already registered by Piaggio.

They started making cafe racers in the 1950’s and 60’s. Then stopped making bikes altogether in the 80’s. The name has been sold and traded over the years and is now owned by Harley Davidson. Will be interesting to see where Harley take the company. Lets hope they keep the classic Italian soul.


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Joes V Cycle

Posted on June 3, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Joes V Cycle is run by Joe who used to be an Aircraft technician. His love for motorcycles and his gift for restoring has produced some amazing customs. Like this Norton Race Replica.

 


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2009 Norton Commando

Posted on May 30, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

The new Commando looks amazing. Made from the best parts money can buy. Brembo brakes, ohlins suspension and lightweight carbon fibre wheels. Watch Motorcyclenews take it for a test drive.


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