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Review: 2017 Triumph T100 & Street Cup

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. 24 comments

I have no idea what I’m doing. As I reach over and adjust the mirrors on the brand new T100 I catch a glimpse of an ex-superbike world champion riding behind me. He blips the throttle and with a tug of his arms has the nose of the Bonneville pointing towards the sky. In front of me, a seasoned motorcycle journalist and part-time racer weaves from side to side, scraping his pegs at nearly a walking pace.

In between them is me. Bolt upright, hands gripped tight on the bars and riding dead straight. Marlon Slack from Pipeburn – commuter, tourer, sometime weekend scratcher. I’m not a racer. I’m not thinking about stoppies or wheelies or burnouts. What am I thinking? Don’t Drop The Bike.

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‘72 BMW R75/5 – Tattoo Custom Motorcycles

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. 56 comments

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We are happy to introduce a new writer at the ‘House of Burning Pipes’. Marlon Slack is our latest recruit and we’re happy to have him on board for the ride.

Tattoo Custom Motorcycles have taken this 1972 R75/5 – a traditional, commuter-style bike – and turned it into a neat scrambler with a few particularly nice, subtle touches. There’s quite a few boxer engine custom bikes kicking around these days, but it wasn’t always the case. Eight years ago I sat in the café attached to Deus Ex Machina and between bites of breakfast and the occasional superior scowl I tried to throw at the Deus clientele, the side doors opened and a mechanic wheeled in a BMW R65, propping it up in a window display that overlooks the cafe. Behind me an older guy looked up at the motorcycle with a scowl. ‘Please,’ he groaned, ‘we’re trying to eat.’

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IF 9 WAS 6. Kingston Custom’s ‘SIXDAYS’ R nineT Enduro

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Andrew in Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

We at Pipeburn love bombastic builds as much as the next bunch of motorcycle nuts. We love the rolling pieces of art. Or sometimes, at all. We still get it. But the other option is truly appealing – a build that can be fired up and ridden every day…

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READY PLAYER ONE. A JPS Honda CX650 from One-Up Moto Garage

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

Think you’re busy? Spare a thought for Taylor Henschell from Arkansas’ One-Up Moto Garage. A one man shop that designs, builds and finishes a custom ride every three months. Each bike is a rolling resumé that showcases the incredible work he does alone – and none more so than his this, his latest latest build…

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DIRTY HURRY. Young Guns’ Amazing ’71 Triumph Trackmaster

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Tracker. No Comments

Switzerland’s Young Guns Speed Shop don’t discriminate. They specialise in restoring and modifying vintage motorcycles and have managed to tackle just about every marque from A to Z. From AJS to Zündapp, the work they’ve done is incredible and often with a healthy, dirt-based bias…

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MULE VARIATIONS. The ‘Ruppert’s Ride’ Harley 883 Tracker from Mule Motorcycles

Posted on March 31, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

San Diego’s Mule Motorcycles know exactly what they’re doing. They nearly exclusively produce performance trackers. And not just trumped-up backyard jobs. Every single one is a masterclass in proportion, style and, ultimately, performance. There’s lots of people trying to do what Richard Pollock produces and none can come close…

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EXTENDED REVIEW: The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS

Posted on March 24, 2018 by Andrew in Review. No Comments

The reviews are in and the motorcycle industry has spoken. The new Kawasaki Z900RS is the best handling, best looking, most incredible retro bike ever designed. According to the throngs of fawning middle-aged journalists it can do anything. Such is the power of the new Z900RS. But is it really all that?

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THE SINGLES SCENE. Ad Hoc Cafe Racers’ Yamaha MT-03 Roadster

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Andrew in Other. No Comments

Barcelona’s Ad Hoc are a company after our own heart. They make custom bikes with huge swathes of colour based around all kinds of platform, but some of our favourite work are those bikes built around modern platforms. Here they’ve wheeled out another fantastic roadster, based on a Yamaha MT-03…

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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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DEEP SPACE 9. The Honda SuperSport 125 ‘L•Concept’ From Bandit9

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

In the 1950’s people had a glassy-eyed vision of the coming millennium. They imagined a  jumpsuit-clad future with rocket-shaped cars and bikes to zoom around in. But now we’re here now, and somehow we ended up with the Ford Taurus and the Yamaha TDM. But Singapore’s Bandit9 aim to change that…

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