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Icon Cretin

Posted on August 30, 2009 by Scott in Other, Tracker. No Comments

Icon are renowned for their over the top helmets, jackets and bikes. Their latest creation is no different. This little green 76′ Yamaha TT500 has been done in true Icon style. Although, unlike the rest of their gear this has a really cool retro look. It makes me feel all prepubescent and stoned just looking at it. The incredible thing about this bike is the diverse range of parts. It has the front end from a 1990 Suzuki Katana 600, Handlebars from a 2002 Honda Reflex (the one thing I would change) and even a rear brake from a Hayabusa. For more pics and the full spec list of this impressive build visit the one and only Hell For Leather Magazine.


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No Regrets

Posted on August 23, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

This awesome piece of perfection is a 2006 150 horsepower Harley-Davidson modified by Roland Sands Designs (RSD). Roland Sands has built some amazing bikes over the years but this one is still one of our favourites. With it’s Ohlins suspension and racebike stance it has the perfect balance of looks and performance. It’s hard to believe that this bike was built in 10 days for Discovery Channel’s Biker Build Off. It ended up winning by beating master builder Jesse Rookes. Roland is renound for building bikes that perform as well as they look, and this is no exception. Roland also has a sweet website worth checking out for all the bikes he has built and others he is selling.


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Harley XR1200

Posted on August 12, 2009 by Scott in Other. 3 comments
Found this XR1200 on Speedjunkies. It’s a AdrenlinMoto project bike that features nearly every aftermarket part they sell, and also reducing the weight of the bike by around 38kg! Adrenlin Moto now specialize in Harley XR1200 parts and accessories. If you want a list of all the parts on the bike check out this very impressive list. Also hit this sweet video showing MCNews test riding one of these pimped out XR1200’s.

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Triumph advertising

Posted on August 1, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

These Triumph Motorcycle billboards were found on Ads of the World. The ads don’t blow us away but they are better than a punch in the head (actually it depends if the ‘punch’ is alcoholic). If you don’t know what a Seismologist is then you should go back to school, or google it like we did. As it turns out it didn’t make the ads any better. We still love the scrambler and kudos to Triumph for manufacturing it again.


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Cafe Racer Concept

Posted on July 26, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. 11 comments

Industrial designer Alp Germaner from South Africa is well known for his Peugeot Capsule. A one person, off-road, electric vehicle inspired by the KLR 650 motorcycle. Although it’s his latest concept that is really turning heads. In true cafe racer style it is a stripped down motorbike geared towards speed and style. The rear suspension looks cool but we would have loved to see a more classic cafe racer shape (especially the seat). Overall it’s a bold design but not sure whether it would be welcomed at the Ace Cafe or Ton Up Club. For more pictures of this bike visit Industrial Design Served.


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Phantom Cafe Racer

Posted on July 17, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

This one off Phantom-Cafe’ racer is built on a 1980 Yamaha XJ 650 chassis with a direct drive shaft -replacing the early chain drive. The 650 cc motor had been reworked to add another 100cc to accommodate the added weight of the heavy chrome plated body. This custom design was built & owned by the legendary Mr. William L. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was best know for being the V.P. of the design staff for GM. He was responsible for designs that produced 72 million cars, including the Chev Camaro, Pontiac Firebird and his favourite the Corvette. We think his car designs are better but big points for originality.

 


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Piano Mans Cafe Racer

Posted on July 7, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

Billy Joel isn’t just into Harley Davidsons. He actually has over 30 bikes with loads of cafe racers and bobbers. 20 of his bikes are on display in New York at Christy’s Art Center. It’s called ‘The Motorcycle as Art and Icon’ and we wish we were in NY to check it out. His beautiful Royal Enfield cafe racer built by Mike DePalo of UK Motorsports is among them. This is a great interview with Billy talking about his cafe racers…

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Bikes Move Us

Posted on July 1, 2009 by Scott in Moped, Other. 2 comments

These mad motor-cycles from Australia remind me of Spooky Tooth Cycles. You could call them the Cafe Racers of the bicycle world. I want one. See more pics and info on Bikes Move Us [Found on Speed Junkies]

 


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Build-a-bike site

Posted on June 30, 2009 by Scott in Other. 2 comments

Something a little bit different. The motorcycle insurance company Allstate has designed this awesome website that lets you create your own custom bobber or chopper (sadly no cafe racer option). Choose a frame, wheels, front end, engine, paint and more. All a bit of fun for those that want to create a custom without actually getting dirty. Or print it out and make it for real.


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Michael Jackson’s HD

Posted on June 27, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Had enough of Wacko Jacko everywhere you look? Thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Only a few months ago Michael Jacksons 2001 Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle (came with a free childs helmet) was auctioned off with 2000 other Neverland items. You could safely say that it would have been a good investment. There was talk that this bike appeared in his video ‘Speed Freak’ (one of the weirdest video clips) but after watching it I can say it wasn’t. Can you imagine MJ riding this bike? No i can’t either… especially now.


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