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WINNING BY A HEAD. WalzWerk’s Nolan Ducati SportClassic Cafe Racer

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

Chances are if you’re into custom motorcycles and have a deep love for bikes then you spend more money on them than most people consider reasonable. Call it crazy, but this is our culture and once the need for speed is in your veins, digs its hooks in deep, you’re addicted…

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ROARING FORTIES. Motorworld’s Mint 1928 BMW R47

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Ever noticed how the impossible seems simple once you’ve already done it? BMW’s creation of their very first bike, the R32, seems like a ludicrous feat even 100 years later. Hell, they are still using the same basic layout today. But for designer Max Friz and the rest of the company’s engineers, that hard work had just started…

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HIGH STAKES. Tattoo Custom’s ‘Vampire Slayer’ Suzuki GN400 Cafe Racer

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

North Carolina’s Tattoo Custom Motorcycles have many strings to their bow. Out the front of their shop they’re an advertising company, working with a wide range of clientele. But their fearless leader, Rudy Banny, also has a healthily unhealthy passion for motorcycles…

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SLIM SHADY. Tamarit’s ‘Sombra’ Triumph Thruxton Racer

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

There’s a reason why Salvador Dali didn’t quit painting in this thirties to take up mime. Similarly, Jorge Lorenzo isn’t about to become a violinist and Hernando Cortez didn’t decide to throw it all in and make baskets a few days before he claimed the Americas. The moral of the story here is that doing anything great takes time…

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KEEPING UP WITH THE ’SMITHS. Craig Rodsmith’s Turbo Moto Guzzi V9

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

We’ve always been of the opinion that if an Aussie puts their mind to something, one way or another it will happen. And Victorian boy Craig Rodsmith is living, breathing, punk rocking proof that this is true…

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YES WE CAN. Chi-Jer’s Can-Am TnT 250 Racer

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Racer. 27 comments

The custom bike scene, like pretty much everything else in life, has trends. Right now it seems to be BMW boxers. A while ago, every second bike we received was a CB Honda with Firestones. And back when we first started, SR Yamahas were all the rage. Now these trends come and go, but there’s one thing that we’re pretty damn sure of….

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SIGN FROM GOD. Skunk Machine’s Jorge-Approved ‘Trackster’ Ducati Scrambler

Posted on February 5, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Scrambler, Tracker. 23 comments

Esoteric arguments about a custom bike’s relative merits are all good and well, but as we all know it always comes down to the same old fact that there’s no accounting for taste. I like red. You like blue. The rest is mere conjecture. But all bets are off when you own a bike signed by Jorge Lorenzo…

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MOTO PHOTOS: Germany’s Christine Gabler

Posted on February 4, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Other, Racer. 11 comments

It’s with a little embarrassment and an apology to 50% of the world’s population that we admit to not having ever featured a female photographer in our Moto Photos weekend specials. Well, not until now that is. On our recent trip to Italy’s MBE Show…

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DUCK DUCK GAS. Plan B’s ‘Ugly Duck’ Ducati Multistrada Sprint Racer

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. 14 comments

As the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams knows a thing or two about deadlines and the pressure they bring. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” But while Adams may have missed a few…

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BACKWARDS TO VICTORY. Titan’s Reverse Head Honda CB350 Racer

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. 46 comments

When Austria’s Titan Motorcycles first set up a workshop, they stuffed their storage area with a collection of rusted-out motos they’d collected from the 70’s and 80’s. And in the years since they’ve been wandering through, vulture-like, picking interesting bits off for use in their custom builds…

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