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FOUND IN TRANSLATION. Ironwood Custom’s ‘The Interpreter’ BMW R100R Scrambler

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

When a client approached Ironwood Customs with very specific demands, the pressure was on Arjan van den Boom to deliver. But his ability to decipher someone else’s desires are as refined as his bike building skills and he’s turned a BMW R100R into this, a bike appropriately called ‘The Interpreter’…

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SHOULDERS OF GIANTS. Vagabund’s Next Level BMW R100R Roadster

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

Somehow in all the hype and limelight that surrounds custom bikes, the customer often gets lost. While more than a few bikes we feature on these pages are labors of love that are entirely funded, made and ridden by the builders themselves, a fair whack of them are funded by regular Joes like you or I…

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. MB Cycles’ BMW Brat Racer

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Think your relationship is pretty good? Chances are, you’ve got nothing on Heidelberg’s Martin and Melissa from MB Cycles. He builds rad bikes and she photographs them. He gives her a rad bike and she rides it. She likes it so much, she sends it to us to see what we think. And hey presto, here’s their story…

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SAND UP & BE COUNTED. Kingston Custom’s BMW R80 Beach Racer

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

Custom bikes can be so fancy sometimes. Like a Mardi Gras in Rio, an interplanetary spaceship or Hunter S. Thompson’s narcotics routine, they’re silly big and super impressive but it’s not something you’d want to deal with on a daily basis…

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AUTEUR MOTO. FCR Original’s ‘Super 8’ Triumph T100 Roadster

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Roadster. No Comments

FCR Original are a mainstay of the custom motorcycle scene. Hell, they’re probably the premiere builder in France. So it’s no surprise that when one half of Synapson, an electronic music group, was looking for a new ride he approached FCR. And what he got was this…

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BITING THE DUST. T.Jasin Motorcycles’ ‘Barrel of Death’ Honda CB400 Tracker

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Tracker. No Comments

‘Maximum retro’. That was Tomek’s brief to himself. And as the one and only member of Warsaw’s T.Jasin Motorcycles, he sure wasn’t about to be overruled. Having skirted around the style for many of his recent builds, he clearly decided to go all in to see what he could accomplish…

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TALLADEGA KNIGHTS. Rogue Motorcycles’ NASCAR-Inspired Yamaha XV1100

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Tracker. No Comments

When a loyal customer rolled up to Billy Kuyken’s workshop with a 1990s Yamaha XV1100 and a simple design brief, his imagination went into overdrive of how he could turn this once cruiser into a formidable street tracker. Here’s the result…

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FORGET ABOUT IT. Greg Hageman’s ‘Fat Vinnie’ Yamaha Virago Bobber

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Brat. No Comments

Greg Hageman‘s beautiful ‘Vincentification’ of his famous Yamaha Viragos is well documented. Just how he manages to turn a Harley knock-off into something with such style is clearly moto black magic. But his latest Vincent Virago as a much more ‘in-your-face’ creation that’s about as subtle as a baseball bat…

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FAIR WEATHER FIEND. Vagabund’s ‘V08’ BMW R80RT Summer Brat

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Andrew in Brat. No Comments

You know you’ve probably got a custom bike problem when you start ordering builds based on weather. And for Vagabund’s Paul and Phil, that’s exactly what their latest customer has gone and done. They were distraught by the fact that their summer riding options didn’t include a fenderless BMW brat. Until now…

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Video: Commuting in Sydney – Roads We Ride

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Scrambler, Video. No Comments

Here’s the next episode of our ROADS WE RIDE series we’ve made with Cam from Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW. This time we’ve taken a slightly different route – quite literally…

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