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Revival Cycles ‘Birdcage BMW’

Posted on April 14, 2019 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Words by Justin Benson.

Revival Cycles’ latest build; “The Birdcage”, at first glance – looks to be the work of a madman. Showcasing BMW’s newest prototype boxer engine, the frame is entirely comprised of titanium (a first for the Revival team), made up of 150 separate pieces, taking a full 2 weeks, day and night, to finish welding. Almost every piece on the bike was fabricated in house, with great attention paid to design, function, and most importantly – weight. The asymmetrical frame of “The Birdcage” weighs in at a mere 25 pounds, and thanks to the beautiful marriage of hexagonal carbon fiber suspension and CNC-machine aluminum parts, it’s light as a feather. The only hint of color on the bike comes in the form of the frame and titanium exhaust system, which were anodized, adding a subtle peacock purple and green shade to the metal.

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KESSEL COFFEE RUN. Ironwood’s ‘Latte Stormtrooper’ BMW R80 Bobber

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Since 2012, Dutch shop Ironwood Motorcycles have pretty much dominated the classic BMW custom market in Western Europe. So much so, that their style has pretty much become shorthand for an entire genre of custom Beemers. It’s their ability to break the mould and think outside the square…

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MOTO PHOTOS: 2019 One Moto Show, Portland, Oregon

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Chopper, Classic, Event, Tracker. No Comments

It’s crazy to think that nine years ago we featured a few bikes from a random little show in Portland called the ‘One Moto Show’. Then it its second year, it had 75 bikes and around 1500 bike enthusiasts come through the doors to check out this ‘new wave’ of custom bikes. But ten years later…

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COOL CHANGE. Benjie’s Classic Harley Softail Bobber

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

As many shops now ponder their 142nd cafe racer build, the trends that prevailed in the 70s, 80s and 90s are now being seen with new, more forgiving eyes. In that spirit, New Jersey’s BCR Designs set themselves a challenge; go back to the future with a classic Harley Softail bobber…

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BEELZEBOB. Madhouse Motors’ ‘Devil’s Advocate’ 1957 Indian

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Rat. No Comments

I have long thought that the original Mad Max is the best bike movie ever made. Improving on it would be harder than climbing Everest in roller skates. But there is one thing I think just might up the ante on the original, and Boston’s Madhouse Motors have just built the new movie’s star bike…

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LIGHT AND SHADOW. BarnBuiltBikes’ Svelte Honda VT600 Boardtracker

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Andrew in Board Tracker, Bobber. No Comments

BarnBuiltBikes are a working man’s motorcycle shop. They repair and service every kind of marque imaginable. From scooters to classic motorcycles, the three man team of Derek, Bart and Sven keep all sorts of oddities on the road in their native Belgium. But every few months they turn out a tidy little custom ride…

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EARL GREY. KR Custom’s ‘Grigio’ Royal Enfield Bobber

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

It’s easy for us in the west. Want to build an old airhead? Fire up Craigslist, go kick some tires and sooner or later you’ll have some Bavarian moto-goodness sitting in the shed. But in other parts of the world the dance is much harder. Like in Chennai, India, where Royal Enfield gurus KR Customs made this…

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BAGS OF FUN. Nico Naeye’s ‘Brut Voorut’ Harley Super Glide Cafe

Posted on January 9, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Café Racer. No Comments

It’s time for an embarrassing confession. In the past, I have looked at some of the winners of the AMD World Championships and had a giggle. Or two. Hell, sometimes I’ve LOL’d, if that’s what the kids are still calling it these days. I’ll be frank – there’s some totally insane bikes in there. Crack smoking crazy…

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THE FAST BOY SCOUT. WalzWerk Racing’s Tough Indian Dragster

Posted on January 9, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Racer. No Comments

Marcus Walz has a sort of infectious energy that both inspires and amazes. It seems like every time we talk to him, he has two or three new bikes ready to go – each one as different and as interesting as the last. It’s a Norton. Then it’s a BMW. Then it’s a Ducati. And as of right now, it’s this Indian Scout Bobber…

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MAGIC BULLET. Bandit9’s ‘Merlin’ Royal Enfield Bobber

Posted on December 23, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Let’s not beat around the bush; Bandit9’s critics have been many and varied. But for shop owner Daryl Villanueva, none of this really mattered. Like anybody with an honest-to-goodness mission in life, he knew where he was going and what he was doing…

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