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Rideable Art

Posted on June 17, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. 1 Comment

When i first saw these bikes from Helrich Custom Cycles I couldn’t stop smiling. They really are pieces of rideable art. Their website is still work in progress but it’s obvious Dave is spending more time making beautiful bikes and less time learning HTML…. the way it should be.

Check out his gallery for the whole art collection its unbelievable… almost as unbelievable as this guy.


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Aermacchi Racing

Posted on June 16, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. 1 Comment

This company in the Netherlands called Aermacchi Racing are selling these beautiful Aermacchi kit replicas. These are good looking single cylinder cafe racers. They look like more fun than granny at bingo night. If you are interested in making one of these bad boys, they ship these frames and parts all around the world.
(Maybe they can ship me one so I can write a proper review about how they ride?? You know where i live!)

 


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Lost Knuckles

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

We have been looking at all the winners from the European Championship of Custom Bike building. Most of them are choppers but one classic caught our eye. It is a 1934 Harley Davidson Knucklehead that has been totally rebuilt by a German shop called Classic Bikes (doesn’t sound very German). We love how they have kept the heart and soul of this classic. For more pics and details click here.


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VD Classic

Posted on June 14, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. No Comments

The French are famous for many beautiful things. Like french fries, french models and now custom SR500’s. We love VD Classic and love the bikes they make. Especially their take on the Japanese classic SR500. We are big fans of the SR500 and even bigger fans of Cafe Racers. So to see VD using a lot of chrome and clip-ons is always a good thing. Also love the simplicity of their sr500 street tracker.


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Confederate Motor Company

Posted on June 13, 2009 by Scott in Bobber. 2 comments

Confederate are a really special company producing some of the most advanced motorcycles in the world. They limit the production of these bikes so are priced very high. But as the saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’.

The pictured bike is their Limited Edition (only 45 made) C120 Renaissance Fighter. I have to say it looks less ‘renaissance’ and definitely more ‘fighter. It packs 190 mph of performance into its cutting edge carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum chassis. There’s the 64″ wheelbase, 27″H seat, integrated braking system, lots of high-tech bells and whistles that you would expect for $110,000. Hit this vid if you want to see more.

 


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Diesel Helmet

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

I know what you’re thinking. Why the hell would anyone trust their brain with a fashion label? Maybe because they don’t have one. No seriously these helmets are made in collaboration with another italian company AGV that does have the brains to make a great helmet. Although they do look like they were designed for people with names like Maverick, Goose and Iceman. (That have the ‘need for speed’).

G-Star is another fashion label who has recently released a helmet. We really like their helmet. It has a classic retro look and hopefully well built like their jeans. Both are priced accordingly to their premium denim brands.


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Falcon Bullet

Posted on June 10, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Falcon Motorcycles describe themselves as marrying the heritage of vintage British motorcycles with the clean aesthetic of modern lines. They have definitely done that with The Bullet which is a custom Triumph motorcycle, that started life as the derelict frame and engine of a 1950 pre-unit Triumph Thunderbird — the bike Marlon Brando rode in “The Wild One”. The concept was inspired by what a Triumph board track racer would have looked like, if indeed Triumph had ever created one. [Thanks to Knucklebusterinc for reminding us of their new site]


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Triumph T100C

Posted on June 9, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

In the mid-1960s, Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Baird ruled the AMA National Enduro circuit, riding Triumph machines to seven straight Grand National Enduro Championships. That is no easy feat.

And this bike, a 1968 Triumph T100C, was the one that carried Baird to his last—and perhaps most impressive—title. That’s because it came at a time when many of his competitors were giving up on their heavy machines and going with new, light-weight, purpose-built woods racers, including new-school European two-strokes. I love how he stuck with the old school and won. Respect.

How sweet is Bill’s Triumph leather jacket? These days the sponsors name would probably be about 5 times the size of the riders name. Actually, there would be about 5 more sponsors plastered all over him.

 


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Victory Core

Posted on June 8, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Other. 1 Comment

The CORE is a concept motorcycle designed and built by the Victory Motorcycles Industrial Design team to show what a performance cruiser of the future could look like. We like it because it consists of only the essentials: engine, frame, wheels and front suspension – no rear suspension. Oh and a mahogony wood seat (which is a nice balance to the aluminium frame).

Built around a Victory Freedom(r) 106/6 Stage 2 power plant (1731cc), producing 97 horsepower / 113 ft/lb, the CORE is a modern take on an American motorcycle. We like where they’re going with this concept (and its probably best on a highway). Less is more. Lets hope they start producing this unique cruiser.


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Yamaha RD56

Posted on June 7, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This Yamaha RD56 is one amazing bike. It looks like its had more action than Paris Hilton’s bed. Unlike Paris I think the scratches and dents actually adds to the beauty. The RD56 frame was a new design based on the revolutionary Norton Featherbed.


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