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Bob Maddox Pulsejet Bobber

Posted on November 15, 2010 by Andrew in Bobber, Other, Video. 8 comments

OK, this is getting a little silly. Bob Maddox, possible lunatic and the world’s pre-eminent expert on pulsejets, has just finished his latest creation. Not content with his pulsejet boardtracker we featured previously on Pipeburn, he’s gone and mounted a monster pulsejet with a split exhaust onto a bike he’s calling the Harley Davidson Sportjet. Apart from a Harley-ish tank design I’m not quite sure what it has to do with Milwaukee, though it would seem about as safe as your average Harley and probably has the handling to match.


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Royal Enfield ‘Light Foot’

Posted on October 26, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 14 comments

Just came across this stunning motorcycle on Bikermetric. No, it’s not the latest from Falcon Motorcycles – although it does look like they’ve taken inspiration from the Bullet Falcon. Surprisingly, it was built by a custom shop in India called Rajputana Custom Motorcycles. The bike was made for a famous Bollywood actor, model and singer named John Abraham. Vijay Singh, Rajputana Customs Co-Owner said: “The bike we have built for John is an extension of his personality and taste. For instance, the bike is subtle, simplistic, and a complete stand-out much like John’s calm and uncomplicated demeanor but amazing presence”. Doesn’t John sound like a catch?


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1981 Yamaha XS650 Bobber

Posted on October 20, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 46 comments

This is a story about a young man named Cassio Silva who fell in love with a bobber sitting outside a tattoo shop in Texas. “That same day I went home and spent hours researching how to build one for myself” recalls Cassio. You see, this 20 year old had never even ridden a motorcycle, let alone tried to build one. “I’ve been building and modifying cars for years and knew i had the skills to take on the project” he says. After finding a suitable XS650, Cassio took the bike home and within days it was cut in half in his garage.


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Imaginary Garage – 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 Bobber (updated)

Posted on October 11, 2010 by Andrew in Bobber, Other. 27 comments

After the first Imaginary Garage got such a good response, I thought I’d give it another go. For the record, I really love doing this kind of photoshopping. It’s like building your dream bike without getting your hands dirty, or spending any money. Perfect for a big girl’s blouse like me, so expect lots more.


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1969 Harley Rat Bobber

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Rat. 30 comments

To open, I have a frank and shocking admission to make. I don’t like Harleys. Never have. I’ve always seen them as way too bourbon, bandanas and bald eagles, if you see what I mean. Sure, on the odd occasion I’ve seen a custom HD that I’d not mind being seen on – but for the vast majority of this Milwaukee metal I’d rather set my pubes on fire than have them parked in my garage.

Then I met Jed DePyper at the recent Deus ex Machina Parallel Universe day. I shot the faeces with him for a while and he eventually told me he rode a “Rat Bobber”. Being none-the-wiser, I asked to see it. And Christ on a bike, what a bike; I was pretty much smitten from the get go. It wasn’t until later that day that I put two and two together and realised that I had just had my socks shocked and awed by a Hardly Ableson. God bless America.


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Indian Retro 47

Posted on August 18, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 12 comments

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Earlier this year we featured an Indian Bobber built by Shane at Speed Demon Cycles, and now after 600 hours of “busting his knuckles and burning brain cells” he has finally completed this immaculate Indian project. “The bike has a vintage pushbike theme, with its wide pull back bars, curved frame rails and mid mount foot controls that forces the rider to be transported mentally, back to the past” Shane says. Like many before him, Shane chose the PP100 engine to be the centrepiece for the build. “Many of the top bike builders in the world, have chosen the PP100 engine as the heart and soul for some fantastic build projects. My vision was to design a frame and fork that would compliment the Indian heritage. The hand crafted exhaust system incorporates a punched louver baffle at the top to aid in reversion, while the curved perforated core is packed with ceramic wool to help mellow the bark of this beast. A Biltwell leather seat is mounted on spring dampened shocks for that little bit of ride comfort. The Billet exhaust tip, Gas tank cap, oil filler cap, and outer primary cover, where machined to match the bottle cap rocker boxes”. Shane believes this is “definitely some of my finest work” but is already planning his next Indian build “I’m thinking a salt flat racer, but who knows what will develop”. We look forward to seeing it – whatever it is.

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Mooneyes Swap Meet

Posted on August 13, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. 3 comments

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These stunning photographs were recently captured at the 2010 Mooneyes motorcycle swap meet in Odaiba,Tokyo. Taken by the ‘Shimoyama Brothers’ from Japan who have an amazing collection of photos on their Flickr page. I particularly love the Ducati shot with that beautiful fairing – would be keen to see more pictures of this exquisite café racer.

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Heiwa Yamaha TX650

Posted on August 4, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Brat. 8 comments

Heiwa Motorcycles in Japan have a knack for building beautifully crafted bobbers and classically styled bikes. In a land that has just as many custom bike builders as sushi restaurants – Heiwa always manages to serve up something tasty. Their latest creation is this stunning Yamaha TX650. Heiwa have hand built most of the bike including a one off fuel tank, exhaust pipe, handle bars and seat. Some other features include Progressive rear suspension and they also told us they moved the front fork down three inches. If you want to see more from Heiwa, check out their website – unfortunately it’s all in Japanese but the pictures are worth it.


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1971 Honda CB450 Bobber

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Brat. 39 comments

There will be many die-hard Honda enthusiasts who might think taking a mint condition 1971 CB450 and turning it into a Gravel Crew inspired bobber is sacrilegious. I for one, am not one of those people.


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Confederate P120 Fighter – Black Flag

Posted on July 17, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 19 comments

Confederate Motorcycles have released these stunning new photographs of their P120 Black Flag Limited Edition. These photos are likely to spread across the internet faster than the bike itself. The Black Flag is built using all-black carbon and aircraft-grade aluminum monocoque backbone chassis. Some other features include carbon ceramic brakes, carbon wheels, fully adjustable suspension and a hand-built close-ratio five-speed gearbox. It’s powered by the same 160hp V-twin engine from the original P120 Fighter. Only 13 will be made and their is only 9 available for purchase – so hurry if you want one. But be warned, you may need to remortgage your house because the price is expected to be close to six figures. Check out the full spec list on the Confederate site.


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