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Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Posted on April 19, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

German bike builder Axel Budde has been modifying Moto Guzzi Le Mans for over 14 years, and it definitely shows. These two Moto Guzzi’s have been built with meticulous attention to detail. Axel told us “to describe all the modifications would take too long, so here are the most important ones…


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Mojo Rising

Posted on April 17, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

We were sent this fantastic Harley Sportster Café Racer by Nolan Woodbury from Vintage Motorcycles Online, if you haven’t visited his extensive site you’ve been missing out. This stunning Ironhead is owned by Ron Gee who is a photographer from Iowa. Gee has always been a big fan of British and Italian motorcycles so the thought of creating a Harley Café Racer wasn’t really on his bucket list.


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Puch Magnum

Posted on April 15, 2010 by Scott in Moped. 9 comments

Most people probably don’t know much about Puch Motorcycles but they happen to be one of the oldest manufacturers on the planet. Founded in 1889 in Austria they didn’t start producing motorcycles until the early 1900’s. Then 100 years after it was founded the Puch motorcycle company was sold to Piaggio, maker of the Vespa, who apparently still produce bikes under the name “Puch”. The pictured bike is technically a moped but there’s no denying it has some really nice cafe racer aesthetics.


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Moto Chick

Posted on April 13, 2010 by Scott in Other. 8 comments

Not sure if you’ve noticed but there’s a trend in the fashion world to use vintage motorcycles in photography shoots. The latest are probably the best we’ve seen, shot by Californian photographer Jason Lee Parry he manages to capture some gorgeous pouting by model Hailey Clauson. The series is called “You Ain’t Got Nothing But Nothing to Lose” and is supposed to convey the cafe free spirit of the California summer. There’s one thing for certain, the humble motorbike can make a beautiful girl even more pleasing to the eye. To see the rest of these alluring shots visit Trendhunter or to see some behind the scene pics check out Hailey’s blog. Anyone recognize this garage in California?


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1979 Honda CBX

Posted on April 9, 2010 by Scott in Classic. 7 comments

Judging by these photos you might think that Honda were still manufacturing the legendary CBX and this one had just rolled off the production line. The CBX1000 was the first production motorcycle Honda produced with a six cylinder engine. With that intimidating six-pipe exhaust system we’ve always had a soft spot for the CBX. This royal blue 1979 Honda CBX was painstakingly restored to better than original condition by Canadian Randy Cowling over a staggering 2 year period.


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Fong Bros XS650

Posted on April 8, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. No Comments

This beautiful piece of chopper craftmanship was sent to us by Ted from XS650 Chopper. It was built by Denis (AKA Billy Joe Fong) from Fong Bros who has built many sweet rides in the past. Here’s how Denis described the project: “As for the white bike, It’s a 1982 xs650 special. It was a mail delivery bike for the Post Office in either Delaware or Pennsylvania but was only used for about 10,000 miles. The tail is a TC Bros tail that I made some very minor mods to. I was using Kansas Kustoms but I was able to get a good deal with TC Bros. From front to back, here’s what was done. The forks were done by hand. I used an angle grinder and a hand file to get rid of all the tabs and smooth them out, then polished them. They are also lowered 2.75 inches.


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Filipino Bobber

Posted on April 7, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Rat. 2 comments

Noli Coronado is not only a silversmith for Lucky Monkey in Manilla but is also a passionate bike builder. He likes to build sculptures that have wheels and engines. Like this one-of-a-kind board tracker cross bobber he built for Ron Poe of P&P tattoo. Ron is the son of legendary Filipino actor Fernando Poe Jr. Fernando Poe’s most famous role was of Panday (blacksmith in Filipino) in the movie Ang Panday.


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CB550 Cafe Racer

Posted on April 6, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer, Racer. 8 comments

This CB550 has been lighting up the switchboard on the SOHC4 forum for the past month. The bike was fastidiously built by a guy from Portland who goes by the forum name Paulages. Paul said on the forum that “When i originally built my CB550, the engine was simply cleaned up and painted, and all bearings and bushings replaced, etc. then, I eventually built the 718cc powerplant, and found that the rest of the bike wasn’t quite what the engine needed”.


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Motorcycle T-Shirts

Posted on April 4, 2010 by Scott in Other. 3 comments

We are happy to announce the Pipeburn Store is now open for trading. We have a great selection of motorcycle t-shirts including Triumph, Norton, Honda, Moto Guzzi, Yamaha, BSA and loads more on their way. All our tees are printed on quality pre-shrunk 100% cotton and are officially licensed. There’s also some classic vintage styled motorbike gloves in stock with more in the pipeline. The store will be updated continuously so make sure you keep checking it out. We ship worldwide but please note all prices are in Australian dollars.


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Exile Custom

Posted on April 3, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 1 Comment

Not everyone has an Exile Cycles custom sitting in their living room (I usually keep mine in the bedroom). This bike was sent to us by Matthew from Britian, it was originally built for the tv show ‘Build or Bust’ back in 2004 and Matt had it shipped to his home in the U.K. Because it was built for the show it obviously looked amazing but was a little impractical. So he had the bike reworked to get it through the UK regulations.


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