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KILLER MOPED. ‘Daisy Duke’ 2018 Motoped Café

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Scott in Café Racer, Moped. No Comments

Written by Martin Hodgson

From the earliest days of the motorcycle industry and its pioneers, there have been two-wheeled machines sporting both pedals and petrol power. The humble Moped has been transporting urban commuters for more than 100 years, but you’d hardly say many of them were cool. Now with insane traffic, congestion charges and pricey pump gas the little twin powered machines have become an attractive option for many. Plus, wherever there’s an engine you’ll find modifiers like Casey Kilmer who has fashioned ‘Daisy Duke’ from a 2018 Motoped Café.

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SMILES FOR MILES – Suzuki FR50

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Scott in Moped. No Comments

Riding motorcycles makes me grin from ear to ear. I’m sitting here recovering from a motorcycle accident I had a few days ago. After a few broken bones and a few days in hospital, a lot of people have asked if I will ride a motorcycle again. “Of course,” I reply, without even thinking about it. Because riding motorbikes make me happy. And the size of the bike doesn’t matter either. Today’s bike is a little bit different to what we usually feature, but I know one thing: this little Suzuki FR50 puts a big smile on the face of engineer and bike builder Mike Dodd every time he rides it.

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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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BAD DAD. FNG Works’ Insane ‘Papa Jahat’ Honda C70

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Moped, Other. No Comments

Most engine swaps on motorcycles are sensible. People will stick a SR400 engine into a British plunger frame. They’ll lower a shovelhead engine into a hardtail. It usually makes sense. But rarely will a builder do something as bonkers as Malaysia’s FNG Works…

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TROUBLE & STRIFE. Pip Davidson’s ‘Eris Speedcub’ Honda C90 Shoestring Racer

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Andrew in Moped, Racer. No Comments

Pip Davidson. As a man of few words, a self-confessed budget-build-a-holic, lover of small nitrous engines and the colour cream, you can imagine that his bike builds aren’t like most others. Not even a tiny bit. So when he told us his new bike was a faired Honda C90 ‘Speedcub’ racer, well…

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UNHEAVY METAL. Ad Hoc’s Svelte & Chromed Honda PC50

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Andrew in Moped. No Comments

It’s a wondrous thing how less can sometimes be more – especially when it comes to mechanical engineering. Soichiro Honda understood this implicitly; his abilities saw him dubbed the ‘Japanese Henry Ford’. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than with his pressed metal frame motorcycles, like the classic PC50 moped…

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NEW DIRTY BASTARD. K-Speed’s Hip Hop Honda Super Cub Scrambler

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Andrew in Moped, Scrambler. No Comments

Then ‘Joey Boy,’ the Thai Rap star, told custom shop K-Speed what he wanted. “Can you build me a Honda Super Cub scrambler?” he asked? Joey had seen a previous K-Speed Super Cub build and had set his mind on an off-road version. Needless to say, what the Thai Rap Superstar wants, the Thai Rap Superstar gets…

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HELLO MOTO. A Piaggio Ciao Racer from Italy’s OMT Garage

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Andrew in Moped, Racer. 13 comments

It’s not often we go to Italy. And it’s not often we feature mopeds, either. Hell, it’s not often that a bike goes largely unnoticed by our crack team of moto-loving freaks. But that’s exactly the perfect storm type scenario that unfolded on our recent trip to the continent. Last month, Marco and Mario from Italy’s talented OMT Garage flashed us a phone photo of his Deus Bike Build-Off winning ‘Silhouette’ Piaggio Ciao. With our focus on the show’s larger capacity offerings, we clearly let this little green gem slip under our radar. But now, many months later, we’re smitten. And not a moment too soon.

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Zündapp Combinette Sport by YG Speedshop

Posted on September 3, 2015 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Moped. 14 comments

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A few months ago we featured a bad arse Harley from the young fellas at Young Guns Speed Shop built in their old school themed workshop in the picturesque Rapperswil Switzerland. But late model Hogs are definitely not all they do, from the best of British in old school Triumphs and BSAs, to Japanese mainstays like the Yamaha XS650 and vintage machinery in the form of a beautiful ’47 AJS; so it should come as no surprise that their first build was something a little left field, a bike so out of the ordinary I’d never even heard the name.

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‘80 Puch Magnum – Rogue Builds

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Andrew in Moped. 24 comments

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As most long-term readers will know, we’re always up for posting a sweet little ‘ped every now and then. And that goes double for someone with the track record of Philly’s Austin Tremellen and his Rouge Builds moped shop. He cheerfully informed us that this, his latest build “is called ‘Sieben’ and was commissioned by the CrossFit superstar Chris Spealler.” We have almost no idea what that means, but with a bike that looks this good we’re happy to just sit back, smile and nod appreciatively. CrossFit… that’s like Motocross, yeah?

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