It’s probably no secret that Deus are venturing into the surfboard market, especially with one of the owners being ex Mambo and Australia having such a huge and profitable surf culture. Their real point of difference though will always be trying to stay left of field, so we won’t be surprised when they manufacture surfboards using old school shapes and designs. They have nearly finished transforming a Balinese rice paddy into their factory and surf headquarters – where they will be shaping and making the Deus surfboards. And what surf factory would be complete without a custom TW200 complete with surfboard racks to take your workers down to the local surf breaks at Bukit? This TW200 is appropriately named the Bukit Climber and looks like it’s main purpose is to travel from the popular beach to the Deus factory at the top of the hill. For more pics of this understated rice burner (and rice fields) check out this Bali gallery.
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These Italian Urban Scramblers have been causing a stir on many Italian motorcycle sites. It’s the first motorcycle designed by TPR Italian Factory – a new company started by Pietro Figini. Like many custom bike builders, Pietro Figini couldn’t find a motorcycle on the Italian market that showed character, style and uniqueness, so he designed this urban scrambler hoping others would share his taste for classic bikes. Figini loves his English motorcycles, so decided to use a twin cylinder 800cc engine as a base, along with the Triumph Bonneville’s double crade chassis. The rest of the bike then went into production, taking inspiration from bikes mainly from the 1960’s. The Urban Scrambler is no show pony either, but also a performance bike, with work on the engine and fuel system resulting in a respectable 75 hp. We love this scrambler and can’t wait to see TPR’s Cafe Racer which is apparently in production. To view the whole spec list hit this link.
[Via Rocket Garage]
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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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Now I am a huge Steve McQueen fan. I am also a sucker for anything retro and vintage. I love the look of this bike and I am sure there is a lot of people out there who have more money than sense. But i have to agree with Hell For Leather (love your site guys) that this Steve McQueen Metisse Replica Desert Racer is priced steeper than the Great Escape jump (£13,000). So hit this link to read their very honest review…
The 1966 Honda 305 Dream is a blast from the past. It was a legend of its time. Even Elvis rode one in a movie (and you thought he only rode under age girls). Heres some pics of a sweet yellow 305 scrambler. The ass of the bike looks a bit clunky to me. But hey some people like big butts…
The Japanese love their TW200 and TW225’s and they love their accessories. And so do lots of other people out there judging by your comments. Heres a selection of some sweet TW225’s mostly from japan except the Deus one. Love that Deus alloy tank…
Yesterdays is a place in the Netherlands that specializes in antique motorcycles. They have a range of bikes from 1900’s to the 1950’s. I prefer the 1950’s end like the Nortons and BMW’s but its interesting looking at all the beautiful bikes of the past on their website. For all my American readers they even have some old Harleys and Indians. They do ship worldwide if you see a bike you have to have…
I have just seen so many beautiful scramblers recently. Heres one more that was shot at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show a while ago. The Kawasaki w650 is such a sweet bike to make a scrambler. Looks shinier than the Queens silverwear…
For guys who really want to be like Steve, the Triumph Scrambler is the bike for you. You can even order a “278” number board, McQueen’s entry when he raced in the 1964 International Six-Day Trials in East Germany. I have to be honest and say that I personally believe Steve McQueen is probably one of the coolest men to have walked this planet. And yes I love this modern take on the classic.
The Scrambler is based largely on the Bonneville T100 streeter. Although the suspension has been raised 2 inches over the Bonneville, for improved ground clearance. So you can take it off road onto dirt tracks but I am told its not the most comfortable ride.
I love that Triumph are still making these nostalgic bikes. I am not sure I would choose this over the Thruxton though. I think the Thruxton would perform much better, but as for cool factor this has McQueen’s personal stamp of approval. What more could you ask for?