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GOING FOR GOLD. Rough Crafts’ ‘Midas Royale’ Royal Enfield 650 Twin

Posted on November 7, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: What do you get when a builder at the top of his game and a manufacturer with a game changing new bike cross paths? In this exclusive interview with Rough Craft’s Winston Yeh – done in his home city of Taipei – we talked with one of Asia’s best customisers about his new project…

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BLURRED FUR. Bonneville Custom’s ‘Flying Squirrel’ ’41 Indian Scout Bobber

Posted on November 5, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Racer. No Comments

“I grew up in Montana fixing cars and rebuilding engines with my brothers,” reminisces the owner of Idaho Falls’ Bonneville Customs. “I have been building custom motorcycles for 8 years. I started out building bikes with my Father-in-law and friends in a small shop, which grew into Bonneville Customs is…”

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FILTHY RICH. Darizt’s ‘Royal Dirt’ Enfield Speedway Racer

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Racer, Speedway. No Comments

One of the best damn things to happen to the custom scene in years is the rise of the developing world. Countries in South America, Central America and Southeast Asia have been smashing builds out of the park. Builds driven by a level of craftsmanship and dedication that leave westerners in their wake…

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THE X PISTOL. Gasoline Culture’s ‘XT Punk’ BMW Sprintracer

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Interested in building yourself a sprint racer? If your brain works anything like Germany‘s Jo Hecht, then here’s a handy set of instructions for you to follow. Take one BMW R100R RS. Add an aircraft’s propeller spinner, a Yamaha XT500 tank, a Porsche RS spoiler, a Harley fender, a bunch of handmade aluminium parts…

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STROKE OF LUCK. Underground Custom’s ‘74 Yamaha TZ250 Racer

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Trust us. When it comes to finding amazing bikes in weird places, we at the House of Burnt Pipes have pretty much heard it all before. Just discovered a unit Triumph in a nearby barn or shed? Pffft! Unless it’s a three-wheeled Brough Superior or a priceless Harley down a toilet, we’ll barely bat an eyelid…

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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 4 – Dandy Riders Festival

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer. No Comments

Our favourite race series in the whole entire world – the Sultans of Sprint Challenge – is done and dusted for another année. Who won the Grand Prixes? Who lost? Who went just for the booze and amazing French beaches? Read on, dear sprint fans. Read on…

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SUGAR RUSH. Moto Candy’s Sweet Sportster Sprint Racer

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

They say too much sugar makes you do silly things. Running around like an idiot. Uncontrollable giggling. Boundless energy. Which, strangely enough, are pretty much the same symptoms one exhibits after a serious run on a fully worked sprint racer. Introducing Moto Candy’s Sportster-powered ‘Lolly Pop’…

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GREAT BRIGHT. Mandrill Garage’s ‘Orange Shark’ KTM Racer

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

It’s taken a lot longer than we’d like, but there’s some cool custom bikes coming out of China. And with more money being thrown around in Beijing than at a bikie strip show there will be more. The custom bike scene will be huge there some day. And in the years to come they will look back at shops like Madrill Garage…

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. MB Cycles’ BMW Brat Racer

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Think your relationship is pretty good? Chances are, you’ve got nothing on Heidelberg’s Martin and Melissa from MB Cycles. He builds rad bikes and she photographs them. He gives her a rad bike and she rides it. She likes it so much, she sends it to us to see what we think. And hey presto, here’s their story…

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COLORADO CLIMBER. Chris Kent’s Honda CB1100 Pikes Peak Racer

Posted on October 4, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

“He proceeded to tell me that the HRC MotoGP team just came back from the track and had seen my bike. They piled out of the van and proceeded to snap some photos with it – Marc Marquez included. I had missed them by only 3 or 4 minutes.” Welcome to the world of Iowa’s Chris Kent…

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