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THE ONE AND ONLY. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Solo’ BMW R50/5 Bobber

Posted on April 27, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Over recent years we’ve featured countless BMW builds, crafted from models from the ’70s right through to the modern era. But there was a time in the German company’s history when there was every chance that not a single one of those machines would ever have seen the light of day….

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A WHITE HOT GO. The World’s Fastest Naturally Aspirated Thruxton Returns to the Aussie Salt

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

Riding your motorcycle flat-out for nine miles across a shimmering carpet of hard packed salt is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re into custom builds and high-speed runs then you can’t look past Lake Gairdner – Australia’s very own version of the famous Bonneville Salt flats…

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PUMPED UP VIX. Officine Rossopuro’s Genre-Defying Moto Guzzi V9

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Other. No Comments

The head honcho of Officine Rossopuro was looking for a way to commemorate ten years since he built ‘80’, one of his most popular bikes, and decided to pay it tribute by setting a challenge. Take a brand new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and create a crazy cool street machine…

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HIGH & MIGHTY. ATS Paris’s ‘Thirtieth Story’ Harley Street Bob

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Racer. No Comments

When you’re one of France’s oldest original-owner Harley-Davidson dealers and the company announces a custom competition entitled ‘Battle of the Kings,’ you better not take your entry lightly. With 30 years of history and a dealership smack bang in the middle of the nation’s capital, ATS Paris knew they had much to lose. So they made this…

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BOTH BARRELS. Max Hazan’s Enfield-Powered ‘Musket II’ Bobber

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

In a world full of creative minds, he is a true renaissance man who doesn’t produce works of art to impress but simply because he is driven to. The ideas inspired by the world around him are manifest in metal with a dedication to perfection, a standard he demands of himself. He is Max Hazan…

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STAR LORD. Galaxy Custom’s ‘Duke’ Yamaha XS650

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. 30 comments

There’s something very cool about hearing from a shop that you’d almost forgotten about. Better yet, when they come knocking with a custom bike that takes your breath away, you know something big is afoot. So, like an artist emerging from their studio with their once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece…

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SPACE ODYSSEY. Meet the New Sci-Fi Bobber From Singapore’s Bandit9

Posted on December 9, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber, Other. 80 comments

Singapore’s Bandit9 motorcycles aren’t ones for nostalgia. They’re not into tank swaps, oil leaks, bolt-on parts or recycled ideas either. Rather than revive or emulate the halcyon days of motorcycling they do their own thing this time producing a limited run the ‘Odyssey’…

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BOBBER INCEPTION. FCR Original Strip Back Triumph’s Bobbed Bonnie

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber. 16 comments

Here’s a little bobber Inception for you. By definition, a ‘bobber’ is a factory bike that’s been stripped down to decrease weight and improve performance. So this begs the question, if a factory builds a bobber, can you still ‘bob’ it? It seems that France’s FCR Original have gone a few levels deeper to provide us with an answer, and that answer is a resounding ‘oui’.

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FUTURE CLASSIC. Viba’s Bespoke ‘Qora’ Triumph Bobber

Posted on October 1, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber. 12 comments

The rich and famous certainly live different lives to the rest of us, banking their millions, very little is off-limits to this select crowd. These days they don’t even need to leave home to spend vast sums of money with the most exclusive products just a mouse click away. One such website offers up Yachts, Submarines, an array of incredible Cars and even a bloody Pushbike that’s $50,000. But scroll on over to the Motorcycle section and there is a limited run production motorcycle that won’t break the bank and doesn’t look at all out-of-place amongst the other toys for the 1%. From French design house VIBA comes a machine that combines elegant styling from the coach built era while being crafted using the latest technologies. Based on the all new Triumph Bonneville Bobber she sits resplendent next to Bugatti’s and available only to a select few her name is Qora.

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SAND & DELIVER. Triumph’s New Bobber Vs The Australian Desert

Posted on June 4, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber, Review. 5 comments

If on buying a new Triumph Bobber it wheeled itself into your house, drank all your booze, shagged your wife and set fire to your cat, people would still want to buy it. Motorcyclists are frothing over it. It’s the highest selling Triumph of recent years, and the preorders have even outstriped those for the incredible new Thruxton. But such a high demand for the Bobber means press bikes are in short supply and we only had a pair of shiny new cruisers for three days. What could we do in that time? How about we take it into the Australian outback and beat the crap out of it.

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