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Hammer Time

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

I know what you are thinking, where the hell is the engine? Well, I found this custom bike and loved the look of it. Not only does it have a beautiful pin up girl standing behind it, but it’s also the bicycle I dreamt of owning as a kid. I can imagine the girls on my block would have done anything for a ride. Built by Hammer Kustom Bicycles in Long Beach California. They build one off custom choppers and cruiser bicycles that are clean, sleek, long and low. They basically recreate bobbers and choppers in bicycle form. Not a bad option if you have lost your license or are just cruising down to the beach. Check out their gallery to see the rest of their killer Kustoms. Imagine this bike with a spooky tooth engine on it?


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Josh Kurpius

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

If you wanted someone to photograph a Hollywood celebrity you would call Annie Leibovitz. If you want someone to photograph a motorcycle or a bike builder then you’d call Josh Kurpius. Josh has shot nearly every custom bike builder in America. Check out his gallery to see the who’s who of the custom motorcycle industry. He also has a cool blog that shows some of his more recent photographs of road trips and other events. [Update: Check out this video he just shot for Harley]


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Norton Freedom

Posted on September 21, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Other. 1 Comment

Nothing says freedom like a purple one piece. I love the opening line in this vintage Norton Commando print ad. “Freedom is when nothing inhibits your desire to move in the best possible way” (just like this one piece inhibits her ability to access the toilet quickly). But seriously, this Norton Commando was specifically tricked out for the American chopper market (check out those bars). Unfortunately and predictably it wasn’t the greatest hit. Was always going to be a tough sell convincing guys that have Harley Davidson tattoos to change bikes.


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French designed helmet?

Posted on September 1, 2009 by Scott in Other. 1 Comment
Everyone has seen the beautiful Ruby Atelier helmets. Recently Ruby got together with high fashion designer Martin Margiela to create an exclusively limited signature helmet. The white surface is covered with signatures of every member of Margiela’s design team. This so called designer has ripped off my design. I first created this design when I was at school and I broke my arm by falling off my bmx. All my mates signed my white cast and some even drew dirty pictures (and they could draw better than Margiela’s staff). See you in court Mr Margiela!

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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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