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NO FORKS GIVEN. JSK Moto Co’s ‘Rhodium Omega’ Yamaha GTS 1000 Neo Racer

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

A longtime Yamaha GTS fan has turned to Samuel Kao of JSK Moto and with his most vivid of imaginations describe the brief; a back to the future vision of where convention is considered ill-informed. Here’s the Project Rhodium Omegal; a 1993 Yamaha GTS 1000 racer that makes the truly unique original seem downright bland…

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LUCKY PUNK. A Moto Guzzi V7 Racer from Lucky Customs

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

Buying a brand new motorcycle is a big decision. But to then hand it over to be chopped up for modification means you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do you feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? With a resounding ‘yes,’ Motoplex of Argentina asked Lucky Customs for a bike. Here’s what they got…

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APEX PREDATOR. Macco Motor’s ‘Great White’ BMW R100RS Cafe Racer

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Reviving clapped-out road bikes from sheds and garages is all fine and good, but spare a thought for the old racers of years gone by. More likely to end life upside down than right-side up – and probably on fire – it’s a tough gig to survive without some serious war wounds. So when Spain’s Macco Motors had a customer bring them not one but two BMW R100RS ex-racers…

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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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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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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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OLD SALT. Bonham’s Classic ’51 Triumph Thunderbird Bonneville Racer

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. 12 comments

When is a Triumph Bonneville not actually a Bonneville? When it’s a Thunderbird T6 that raced and wowed the Bonneville salt flats in the sport’s golden era, that’s when. A full 6 years before the model name was dreamt up, a 13-year-old Californian named Bobby Sirkegian…

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TITLE FIGHTER. A BMW R80 Neo-Racer from Nozem Amsterdam

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 53 comments

If the original design team at BMW knew that their sandals-with-socks tourers would get turned into bikes like this they would haves choked on their strudel. Despite their uninspiring origins, over the last ten years we’ve seen old Boxers shift to the forefront of the custom scene…

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ELECTRIC AVENUE. Bottpower Prepares To Shock Pikes Peak

Posted on November 12, 2017 by Andrew in Racer. 36 comments

What have Pikes Peak racers and WWII fighter planes got in common? Well believe it or not, they both face the same challenges when it comes to making engines work at higher altitudes. As with the old fighters, the internal combustion engine on a racing bike might be fine at sea level, but will rapidly lose power as the air gets thinner…

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