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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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HERE COMES THE SUN. Mecano Motorshop’s ’83 Suzuki GS450T Brat Scrambler

Posted on December 18, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Scrambler. No Comments

I’ve got a theory that the Northern Hemisphere is sometimes better than the Southern for custom bikes due to the long, harsh winters. What to do when you’re forced to hunker down for 4 months of winter? Why, you build customs and dream of what you’ll be doing come the thaw…

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EXTENDED REVIEW: 2018 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 & Vitpilen 701

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Review, Scrambler. No Comments

These bikes are nothing if not divisive. You’ll either think they’re the best looking motorcycles on the market or you’re just plain wrong. But what are they like to ride?

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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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FOUND IN TRANSLATION. Ironwood Custom’s ‘The Interpreter’ BMW R100R Scrambler

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

When a client approached Ironwood Customs with very specific demands, the pressure was on Arjan van den Boom to deliver. But his ability to decipher someone else’s desires are as refined as his bike building skills and he’s turned a BMW R100R into this, a bike appropriately called ‘The Interpreter’…

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LIGHTNING MCQUEEN. Greg Hageman’s Tribute Husqvarna SM 610 Scrambler

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

Provenance; a word usually reserved for the fine art connoisseurs amongst us, but recently it proved the difference between a motorcycle selling for less than two grand and a quarter of a million dollars. That particular bike was Steve McQueen’s very own Husqvarna 400 Cross that he rode in the groundbreaking classic, On Any Sunday…

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MOTHER NATURE’S FUN. Erikson Bautista’s Wild Honda XR200 Adventurer

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Andrew in Adventure, Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

Being the custom bike freaks that we all are, it’s easy to forget that it’s not always about the bike. Sometimes it’s that perfect combination of bike, landscape, and weather that just comes together to make those bucket list moments you’ll be smiling about in your final hours….

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PUNCH DRUNK. Pap N Mam’s Boxer Kawasaki W400 Scrambler

Posted on November 7, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler, Tracker. No Comments

After almost ten years of blogging about custom bikes, we’re pretty confident we could count the instances of builders who have made their own engines on one hand; even a hand that’d taken a trip through a rear chain and sprocket. Put simply, it almost never happens. Unless your Indonesia’s Pap N Mam…

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AN X TO A TEE. MotoRelic’s Jaw Dropping Yamaha XT500 Restomod

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

Forget about textbooks and teachers because the two things that will always capture a teenage boys attention are speed machines and wild women. Combine the two and you have a potent mix that will forever be burned into an impressionable young mind…

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SON OF A GUN. Colt Wrangler’s KTM 390 Duke Scrambler

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

‘Colt Wrangler Lyons.’ With a name like that, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t come from Texas. Based out of New Braunfels, in the North Eastern corner of San Antonio, this charismatically named 26 year old turned his hobby of hacking and slashing at motorcycles into a business in 2015. Here’s his latest…

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