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SEVENTEEN SAMURAI. Smoked Garage’s ‘Rōnin’ Honda CB500X Off Road Racer

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

As any pimply teenager with too many hours on their gaming console will tell you, a ‘rōnin’ samurai is an ancient Japanese swordsman without a lord or master. Mythologised to a crazy extent, them and their ilk have become common naming fodder for moto manufacturers and customisers alike. Meet Smoked Garage’s tilt at the legend…

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ELEMENTALLY MENTAL. A Buell Firebolt Ice Racer from Sweden’s NCCR

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

We wear our hearts on our sleeves when it comes to bikes that inhabit the edges of the modern custom scene. To put it simply, the more unique and esoteric they are, the better we like them. And we’d put money on the fact that today’s bike is just about as esoteric as you’ll find anywhere…

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RED SHIFT. Walt Siegl’s Brutal ‘WSM SBK’ Custom Ducati Superbike

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

While factory sportsbikes and the Superbike World Championships aren’t our usual fair, there’s one thing we’ve learnt. When a customiser like New Hampshire’s Walt Siegl drops a build designed to slug it out with the formula’s best and brightest, you sit up and pay attention…

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CUT TO THE CHASE. A Dutch Dream Team Customise the Honda Rebel

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

When Honda released the latest incarnation of the Honda Rebel it was clear they wanted the custom scene to jump on board, with a marketing campaign to “make it your own”. But despite a cult following in parts of Asia and some notable exceptions, few have gone all in on the Rebel. Until now…

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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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