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PRECIOUS METAL. MotoRelic’s Beautiful ‘Ruby’ RD400 Cafe Racer

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

Good memories are prompted by many things, they intoxicate all the senses and nothing in the motorcycle world brings all five alive like a rampaging 2-stroke screamer. But it all means so much more when the heightening of the senses transports you back in time and the nostalgia leaves you overwhelmed…

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LOW RIDER. Moto Adonis’ Slammed ‘Brutus’ Yamaha XV920R Cafe

Posted on June 11, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

When Moto Adonis’ Daan Borsje saw a neon-drenched, swingarm-stretched, Tokyo-driftin’ Hayabusa race in the Caribbean city of Curaçao, he didn’t hate. Instead, he took a Yamaha XV1100 and started to create…

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FLAT EARTH SOCIETY. Hombrese Bike’s ‘78’ Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Tracker

Posted on June 9, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

Ever tried flat track racing? It’s ridiculously fun and easily more addictive than chocolate-dipped crack cocaine. Hell, the first time I tried it I was on my phone searching for bikes before the tracker I was on rolled to a stop. It’s little wonder, then, that the amount of flat track racing globally has boomed in the last few years…

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RENDEZ-VOUS DEUX. Bad Winner’s Yamaha TW125 Street Tracker

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

Pretty much every petrolhead will know of Claude Lelouch’s infamous 1976 short film, ‘Rendezvous’. Done in one take and purportedly showing a Ferrari 275GTB racing through early morning Paris, its influenced everything from Mad Max to Ghost Rider. Oh, and also this…

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SPACE INVADER. BCR’s Svelte ‘Lane Splitter 54’ Yamaha SR400 Cafe Racer

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

For BCR Design’s Benjie Flipprboi, a traffic jammed pick-up truck gave him a little time to daydream about lane splitting. Specifically, he wondered what a bike designed to lane split might look like? Funnily enough, it would probably look a lot like this…

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FORGET ABOUT IT. Greg Hageman’s ‘Fat Vinnie’ Yamaha Virago Bobber

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Brat. No Comments

Greg Hageman’s beautiful ‘Vincentification’ of his famous Yamaha Viragos is well documented. Just how he manages to turn a Harley knock-off into something with such style is clearly moto black magic. But his latest Vincent Virago as a much more ‘in-your-face’ creation that’s about as subtle as a baseball bat…

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THE ART OF SMOKING. Sabotage Motorcycle’s Yamaha RD125 Racer

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

It’s hard to think of a more Australian story; two young Europeans on motorbikes meet in the car park of Bunnings Hardware and over the obligatory ‘snag’ they form a friendship that brings them together to build a custom motorbike from the remains of a freebie found abandoned and wrecked in Bondi…

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ET TWO, BRUTE? Wrench Kings’ ‘Bertus and Brutus’ Yamaha XV1000 Cafe Racers

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

Like dual solos on a double neck guitar or attempting to make out with the Polaski twins at once, building two custom bikes at once is fraught with double the danger, stress and potential disaster. Make a bad call and you’ve got twice the mess to clean up. But get it right, and ultimate street cred awaits…

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IMPERIAL TRANSPORT. The ‘Rogue Shadow’ Yamaha XV750 from Cardsharper Customs

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Streetfighter. No Comments

Their latest client turned up with a barely rolling bike and an obsession with all things Star Wars. Just months later, Cardsharper sent him on his way with a stunning 1983 Yamaha Virago XV750 Cafe Fighter, the perfect for of Imperial transport, known as ‘Rogue Shadow’…

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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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