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PRAWN STAR. Anvil’s Wild ‘Shrimp’ Indian Scout Tracker

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Tracker. No Comments

Indian Motorcycle company has turned to one of Europe’s premier custom workshops and the World’s best suppliers to honour Albert ‘Shrimp’ Burns. The Glimmer Twins of Anvil Motociclette have handcrafted a Flat Track Scout Sixty Racer that’s world unveil will happen today in France…

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EMPIRE OF THE FUN. Officine 08’s ‘New Dawn’ Yamaha XV750 Cafe Racer

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

EICMA’s November 2017 show, held in a typically chilly Milan, is the place that many big manufacturers choose to reveal their new metal. But hidden away from all the glitz, glamour and wildly inappropriate booth babes was this little gem from Italy’s Officine 08…

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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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WHEN LE MANS LOVES LE WOMAN. Paolo Danese’s ‘MILF’ Moto Guzzi Le Mans MKII

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Every year the Italians put on one of the greatest motorcycle shows in the world; they call it the MBE. The thing that really caught our eye at this year’s show in Verona was the incredible array of seriously cool custom rides on display. And none were better than this – the award winning Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII racer dubbed the ‘MILF’…

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MOTO PHOTOS: 2018 Motor Bike Expo, Verona, Italy

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Andrew in Other. No Comments

After you’ve been to more than your fair share of bike shows, it’s easy to become a little jaded about the whole shebang. But within 30 minutes of arriving at the MBE show, I was rethinking my convictions quicker than a televangelist at a jelly wrestling contest. There is a better way, and I think MBE has found it…

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VENIER, VEDI, VICI. Venier Motorcycles’ Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

As cool as it is to see a build that screams ‘custom,’ there’s something to be said for a project that looks like it rolled off a factory floor. Thankfully there are builders like New York’s Venier Motorcycles, who have taken a different angle with their Guzzi Scrambler designed to look like it rolled off the factory floor…

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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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UNIVERSAL APPEAL. OMT Garage’s ‘Stardust’ Yamaha XSR900 Scrambler

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

In many ways, Italy’s OMT Garage is the perfect nuclear racing family. Father Gaetano Troiano started the shop in 1978. Mother Silvana handles the media. And sons Marco and Mario are now pushing things into the 21st century and beyond with their love of racing and customisation. Take this blindingly good Yamaha XSR900 for instance…

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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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THRASH OF THE TITANS. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Titano’ BMW R1200R Street Scrambler

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Andrew in Scrambler. 13 comments

Plying your trade in a workshop that is literally a stones throw from the centre of Rome means any artist is surrounded by thousands of years of inspiration. A handy boost for those building custom bikes where the stimulus to creativity goes far beyond the mere mechanical…

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