Bringing you the world's best cafe racers, trackers, scramblers, bobbers & custom motorcycles.


1934 Husqvarna 500 TT Replica

Posted on July 11, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. 2 comments

This 1934 Husqvarna 500 TT Replica is owned by Chris Carlson of California. Rumour has it that no factory models of this year exist anywhere in the world. Unfortunately due to accidents at loading docks (there’s one in the ocean), crashes and a truck-fire none have survived. A handful of these replicas were built in Smaland, the same region as Huskvarna. After 9000 hours of work, No shortcuts such as buying similar parts were taken. Everything was built by hand using old factory drawings and borrowed original parts as templates. What a beautiful bike. Now I’m off to go scuba diving to find one of these damn original bikes… might be a little bit rusty by now.
[Pic from The World of Motorcycles]


READ MORE ►


Liquid Chrome

Posted on July 9, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Japanese custom motorcycle builder Chicara Nagata is in a league of his own. He doesn’t call his bikes motorcycles, he calls them pieces of art. Which is why the Ippodo Gallery in NYC has had an exhibition recently showing his amazing chrome bikes. Chicara has won numerous awards for his custom motorcycles, which take him over 7000 hrs to build. This level of craftsmanship has its price, with most of his bikes selling for around $1 million – ouch. Hit this video to see Chicara talk about his amazing masterpieces.


READ MORE ►


Gravel Crew SR400

Posted on July 8, 2009 by Scott in Brat. 2 comments

Yamaha SR400 Gravel Crew style. This Japanese shop always gets us excited in the nether regions. The clip-ons probably couldn’t get any lower. The square headlight is a unique touch that makes these guys great. Check out their gallery for more inspiration.


READ MORE ►


Piano Mans Cafe Racer

Posted on July 7, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

Billy Joel isn’t just into Harley Davidsons. He actually has over 30 bikes with loads of cafe racers and bobbers. 20 of his bikes are on display in New York at Christy’s Art Center. It’s called ‘The Motorcycle as Art and Icon’ and we wish we were in NY to check it out. His beautiful Royal Enfield cafe racer built by Mike DePalo of UK Motorsports is among them. This is a great interview with Billy talking about his cafe racers…

READ MORE ►


Monkee Magic

Posted on July 6, 2009 by Scott in Brat, Café Racer. No Comments

We are big fans of the Wrench Monkees from Denmark, Copenhagen. They have so many great bikes on their website but this Honda CB750 is one of our favourites. They mix up their project bikes from the classic SR500 and XS650 through to some less obvious rides like the z750B and Z1000A. Whatever the model they are turning them all into unique custom bikes that we really dig.


READ MORE ►


Draggin Jeans

Posted on July 5, 2009 by Scott in Video. No Comments

You have probably seen, worn or heard of these jeans. They are called Draggin Jeans and they take the humble denim jean and place a kevlar liner inside to save your skin (and any other precious ligaments). Over the years they have made some big claims about these jeans but have backed it up by dragging people on their backside to show how durable they are (that will do it). Heres one of the latest video of the Draggin Jeans Drag Test.
[I find it funny that the guy in the pic below is wearing shorts. They couldn’t give him a pair as well?]


READ MORE ►


Going Postal

Posted on July 4, 2009 by Scott in Classic. No Comments

I have found new respect for Cyprus. Not only do they have the Cypress Classic Motorcycle Museum but they produced these beautiful vintage motorcycle stamps. Snail mail has never looked so fast.


READ MORE ►


Custom Jump

Posted on July 3, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Brat. 1 Comment

It’s been way too long since I’ve mentioned a Japanese Custom shop. Heres one called Custom Jump from Kyushu. They specialize in TW200, TW225’s and of course the favourite SR400. They have created some crazy TW’s and this is just a taste. Check their gallery to see more, including an American Chopper styled TW225.


READ MORE ►


1955 Matchless G45

Posted on July 2, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This has to be one of the most beautiful British racers ever made. It was Matchless’ first attempt at a 500cc production racer. Not very reliable and even had a tendency to blow up. A cross between a special version of their roadgoing 500cc two-cylinder engine and the AJS 7R (everything but the engine). AJS and Matchless were both owned by AMC (Associated Motorcycle Company). The British sure knew how to make exceptional motorcycles. Shame about their reliability, although Triumph has pretty much sorted that out these days.


READ MORE ►


Bikes Move Us

Posted on July 1, 2009 by Scott in Moped, Other. 2 comments

These mad motor-cycles from Australia remind me of Spooky Tooth Cycles. You could call them the Cafe Racers of the bicycle world. I want one. See more pics and info on Bikes Move Us [Found on Speed Junkies]

 


READ MORE ►