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AXEL’S ROSE. Kaffeemaschine’s ’82 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Racer

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

For decades journalists consistently using one word to describes the machines of Moto Guzzi, and that’s ‘beautiful.’ But for a brief period in the early ’80s the company produced some real horrors, none worse than the fully faired wind brick that was the Le Mans Mk 2…

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WELL RED. A Brilliant BMW R100 Bobber from Heiwa Motorcycles

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

From their base in Hiroshima, Heiwa Motorcycles produce all manner of drop-dead gorgeous bobbers. And we never see them coming. They have an uncanny ability to pitch motorcycles in our inbox out of thin air, with little pomp or ceremony. And every single one leaves us flabbergasted…

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PONIES FROM HEAVEN. Rusty Factory’s Beautiful ‘White Angel’ BMW R75

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

With some custom bikes, it’s easy to see where stock ends and the custom work starts. And there’s no begrudging this style of build – we love a bike that can masquerade as a factory motorcycle. But sometimes we like balls-to-the-wall insanity. Bikes that scream bespoke parts and hundreds of man hours…

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MONSTER, INC. Macco Motor’s ‘Chimera’ Honda CB750 SuperSport

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

We’ve all heard rumours about the old man with a low kilometre classic motorcycle in his garage; but go for a look and nine times out of ten its what a real estate agent calls a ‘renovators delight.’ That’s industry code for crap. But when Macco Motors found just such a ride it was the rare exception…

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PRESTWICH PERFECTION. Hazan Motorworks’ Stunning ’38 JAP 500 Bobber

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Tracker. No Comments

The truth is we’ve run out of superlatives to describe the motorcycle building genius that is LA’s Max Hazan. But in his latest work we get perhaps our greatest insight yet; from the vivid memories of a childhood Atlantic crossing comes the extraordinary Hazan Motorworks 1938 JAP 500…

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ICING ON THE CAKE. George Baker’s Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

George Baker has an enormous, professional workshop at his disposal. Described by many in the scene as the ‘deathstar of custom motorcycles’, his premises also takes in a 200 seat cafe, a small theatre, a bar and a huge apparel store. Alright, that’s a lie…

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KISSING ASS. Federal Moto’s ‘Bottom Feeder’ Yamaha XS650 Chopper

Posted on September 9, 2018 by Andrew in Chopper, Classic. No Comments

Please spare a thought for the poor old chopper. King of the custom scene for almost 40 years, the resurgence of the bobber and cafe look in the first decade of the Noughties has, in some eyes, relegated it to uncool school ever since. Of course, custom bike tastes wax and wane like Australian Prime Ministers…

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FIERE & FURY. The ‘Bazooka’ Moto Guzzi From Ruote Fiere

Posted on September 8, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

In the last ten years old Moto Guzzis have gone through a stratospheric increase in value. Big block 70’s and 80’s models now command prices that would have been laughable a decade ago. The secret’s out – and now people realize what a great base they are for a killer custom build…

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STING LIKE A V. NCT Motorcycle’s Angry ‘Predator’ Ducati 750SS

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

We’re often told that creativity takes time. But when you’re a custom workshop without celebrity levels of cash the job just has to get done. Seemingly with endless brilliant ideas running through their veins, Austria’s NCT Motorcycles has been turning out one hit after another…

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BAMBINO TO GO. Anvil Motociclette’s Tiny ‘Koz’ Italjet Minimoto

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Moped, Scrambler. No Comments

When builders thought that scramblers were getting old, they looked to ‘60s and ‘70s Enduro and Motocross for greener pastures. So when Italian moto magicians Anvil Motociclette grew tired of that, where to next? Bambini, that’s where…

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