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BLISS ARMY KNIFE. Pasquale Motor’s ‘Gladius’ BMW R1150R

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Andrew in Other, Roadster. No Comments

While the Roman Army had many technological tricks, it was their ‘gladius’ sword that did most of their dirty work. After the javelins had disrupted enemy formations and the shields had pushed them onto the back foot, it was this brutal hunk of steel that would deal the final blow…

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THE ROCKET. Rescued From The Scrap Heap

Posted on September 9, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Other. No Comments

Prior to ever being installed in the Haas Moto Museum, every vintage cycle in the Collection is treated to a “day of beauty” in the shop at Strokers Dallas, where it is bathed and primped to remove the grime that has built up over the years. After its beauty treatment, each cycle is stored in a locked warehouse…

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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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SHADOW OF A DOUBT. Alea Motorcycle’s ‘Blacksun’ Triumph Bonneville

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Andrew in Other, Tracker. No Comments

I’ve been obsessed with custom motorcycles for the last fourteen years. And no small amount of that infatuation has been directed towards the Triumph Bonneville. I’ve got an entire folder on my home computer dedicated to the model. Thousands of Bonnie photos modified in every way you can imagine…

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THE SEELEY-TAIT RACER. A 40-Year Love Affair

Posted on July 15, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Other, Racer. No Comments

As I stare, white-knuckled and barely breathing, at the trucker unloading the famous three-cylinder 492cc Seeley-Tait customized racer that I managed to capture at Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale, the thoughts that ricochet through my mind, strangely enough, are thoughts of love…

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HIP TO BE SQUARE. Johan Balsvik’s Sharp Ducati Pantah

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Other. No Comments

From the get go, it was clear to us that Johan Balsvik wasn’t your average custom bike builder. From his ‘Here’s my Ducati Pantah thing’ introductory email to describing his job as ‘Swedish railway development,’ we kind of suspected that the guy was a little out there. But little did we know…

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FIVE FOR FIGHTING. Pipeburn’s Top 5 Isle of Man TT Bikes

Posted on June 3, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Other, Racer. No Comments

Since 1907 man and machine have boarded countless ferries to cross the Irish Sea and compete at the legendary Isle of Man TT. With the action set to commence again today, Pipeburn delivers you five of the most important racing machines ever to take on the mountain…

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THE MAN WITH FIVE HAZANS. We chat to Bobby Haas from Dallas’s Haas Moto Museum

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Other, Racer. No Comments

Dreaming of owning a Max Hazan motorcycle? Put simply, unless you win the Lotto, it’s never going to happen. Now prepare to meet a man who owns five of the things. Yes, you read that right. Welcome to the new Haas Moto Museum & Sculpture Gallery.

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MOTO PHOTOS: 2018 Motor Bike Expo, Verona, Italy

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Andrew in Other. No Comments

After you’ve been to more than your fair share of bike shows, it’s easy to become a little jaded about the whole shebang. But within 30 minutes of arriving at the MBE show, I was rethinking my convictions quicker than a televangelist at a jelly wrestling contest. There is a better way, and I think MBE has found it…

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THE SINGLES SCENE. Ad Hoc Cafe Racers’ Yamaha MT-03 Roadster

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Andrew in Other. No Comments

Barcelona’s Ad Hoc are a company after our own heart. They make custom bikes with huge swathes of colour based around all kinds of platform, but some of our favourite work are those bikes built around modern platforms. Here they’ve wheeled out another fantastic roadster, based on a Yamaha MT-03…

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