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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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SNOW PATROL. Number 8 Wire’s Cool Honda CL350 Desert Sled

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Andrew in Classic, Desert Sled, Scrambler. No Comments

Most people think that deserts are hot and dry, but really it’s just a lack of precipitation that defines them. So when I saw this snow-bound Honda CL350 ‘Desert Sled’ from Montana’s Number 8 Wire, this fun fact came rushing back. Just because there’s sand involved, it doesn’t mean it’s hot…

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THE OLD BRIDGE AND THE V. Speedy Siegl Racing’s Ducati 900SS Racer

Posted on January 19, 2019 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

For a brief but magical time in music history the Seattle Sound dominated the airwaves and shaped a generation. Now another of the cities institutions has crumbled and gone, the equally mystical and murky Alaskan Way Viaduct. But now a new creative force is flourishing in the North West…

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GULF COURSE. Kott Motorcycle’s Textbook Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

While we’d argue that the Gulf Oil Fords and Porsches from the 60s and 70s are amongst the most beautiful racing machines ever made, it’s with a fair amount of trepidation that we click on bike submissions that have anything to do with the brand. The reason? My God, it’s been done to death

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RENAISSANCE IN VERMONT. John Stewart’s Restomod MV Agusta 250B

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer, Restomod. No Comments

Most Italian moto designs that are so close to perfection, only Tamburini himself could improve on them. It seems that every line, bolt and curve was placed by the hand of il Dio himself. So to set yourself the goal of restomodding one is tantamount to tweaking the Mona Lisa…

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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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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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AVIGNON AND ON. Volpi Motorcycles’ Honda CB350 Tracker

Posted on December 22, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Tracker. No Comments

There’s is a new man in town, tucked away in a small workshop, Matthieu Volpi builds motorcycles to the most exacting of standards. His latest Volpi Motorcycle creation is this stunning 1972 Honda CB350 flat tracker, designed for the learner who wants it all…

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FOUR-STROKE OF GENIUS. The Real Intellectuals’ Yamaha SR500 Flat Tracker

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer, Tracker. No Comments

Greece’s The Real Intellectuals are a rough group of motorcycle nuts who occasionally run a madcap dirt event dubbed ‘The Rotten Race’. Not content to just sink booze and watch from the sideline, they teamed up with local shop Urban Mechanics to build an entry, a 1990 Yamaha SR500…

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AMERICAN HUSTLE. Spencer Motowork’s ’66 Suzuki T20 Racer

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Ralph Spencer from Southfield, Michigan, USA, clearly knows the sort of bikes that get him going and he builds brilliant Suzuki smokers for both race and road. But his latest Spencer Motoworks creation is both AHRMA GP250 eligible and licensed to rip you up on the roads at the traffic light Grand Prix…

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