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HELL FOR LEATHER – Ducati 749 ‘Arriera’

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Scott in Desert Sled, Scrambler. No Comments

Every country has some national symbols that they are proud of. America has the bald eagle, Australia has the kangaroo, England has the Queen and Argentina has the gaucho. What is a gaucho, I hear you ask? The gauchos were fearless and skillful horsemen who used to handmake tools for carve out wood and metal. These men were legends and are a significant part of the folklore in Argentina, where bike builder and sunglasses entrepreneur Sebastian Achaval is from. “I am from that part of the world and wanted to make something that would capture the spirit and be unique in that way,” he says. This 2003 Ducati 749, named “Arriera”, with all its handcrafted wood, leather and metal, is not only a tribute to Argentina’s past but also to its future.

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DOM’ PERIGNON – Honda NX650 Dominator by Forge

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Scott in Desert Sled, Enduro, Tracker. No Comments

This is a story older than time. A common predicament many of us have been in. You buy a donor bike with all the right intentions to build one of the coolest motorcycles the world has ever seen. But the days pass by and then the months pass by until reality hits and you know you aren’t ever going to finish this build. Whether it’s a lack of time or a lack of ability, the bike sits in the garage waiting for some love and attention. This is exactly what happened when a customer approached French garage Forge to build them a Dominator. The 1989 NX650 had been sitting in pieces for a year and the owner knew he wasn’t going to get it done, so he called Forge.

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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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HOT DOG. Enginethusiast’s ‘Number 23’ Husky 250WR Desert Sled

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Andrew in Desert Sled, Scrambler. No Comments

Long before anyone had dreamed up Netflix, two seminal documentaries from legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown were being passed down like a rite of passage through the generations. One was the original surf classic The Endless Summer and for the motorcycle mad it was, On Any Sunday…

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