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Harley-Davidson Sportster Scrambler Episode 3 by Purpose Built Moto

Posted on November 8, 2019 by Scott in Video. No Comments

Words and video by Tom from Purpose Built Moto.

If you’ve been following this build series, you’ve noticed I’ve mentioned a few times that the two adventure scramblers I’m building at the moment, a Nemesis 400 and the Harley Sportster are for an upcoming film project. I’m happy to announce that the official Instagram for the film is now live! @wideofthemarkmovie. After the success of our first film “Handcrafted” produced in collaboration with Electric Bubble we’ve decided to go bigger, better and way f**king out there. Go and check out the instagram to keep up with the project. Ok, now on with the important stuff.

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RUSH OF BLOOD: Oil In The Blood movie release

Posted on October 14, 2019 by Scott in Video. No Comments

Today is a day that many custom bike enthusiasts around the world have been patiently waiting for. If you weren’t able to get to one of the screenings of the ‘Oil in the Blood’ movie, then today you can watch it on Amazon, iTunes, Google or even buy the DVD. If you don’t know what Oil in the Blood is, then you are in for a treat. It’s a documentary feature film on the contemporary custom motorcycle culture that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Director Gareth Maxwell Roberts spent three years travelling the world documenting the custom bike scene and interviewing most of the key people involved in it.

To celebrate this epic release, they have given us an exclusive short film about the collaboration between TW Steel and deBolex using an Energica Eva electric bike as a donor. The short film takes us through deBolex’s design process and the challenges he faced building an electric bike. We also discover how TW Steel went about creating a unique time piece to go hand in hand with this impressive motorcycle.

Grab a coffee (or something stronger) and take 8 minutes to watch this great little short film…

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MOTO FILM – Steve McQueen’s First Husky

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Scott in Desert Sled, Video. No Comments

Before Steve McQueen starred in the cult classic film, On Any Sunday, riding his 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross, there was another Husky that had started his obsession with the Swedish motorcycle brand. That bike was a 1969 Husqvarna Viking 360cc that Steve had bought off world champion Swedish rider, Bengt Aberg, after watching him win a race on it in Santa Cruz. This great little film by Petrolicious explores the story of the “King of Cool’s” first Husky, the history of this incredibly rare machine and where it has ultimately ended up. We love the fact that the owners of this bike, Blacksmith Garage, still make sure this “quarter of a million dollar” two-stroke is ridden and not just sitting as a piece of art in someone’s living room.

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Moto films of the week

Posted on May 5, 2019 by Scott in Adventure, Classic, Interview, Video. No Comments

Yesterday was International Female Ride Day, so we thought it would be fitting to start by showcasing some inspirational females who have all made an impact on the motorcycle industry in their own way. First up we have the legendary Jolene Van Vugt, who is the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike. She is also the holder of many Guinness World Records, and was a regular on the hugely successful Nitro Circus. She is now a stunt woman and Indian Motorcycles sponsored rider, who has definitely helped pave the way for the next generation of female riders.

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MOTO FILMS of the week

Posted on April 28, 2019 by Scott in Flat Track, Video. No Comments

Indian Motorcycles – Racing Forward
They say your true character comes out after you go through the toughest time of your life. This inspiring video of Brad ‘The Bullet’ Baker shows just how strong and determined this flat track legend is. Brad’s world was turned upside down after a “stupid little crash” at the X-Games last year. The film shows how he is moving forward after the accident with the help of his friends, supporters and sponsors. His experience and never-give-up attitude has become an invaluable asset to the Indian Motorcycle team. So much respect for this young man who was at the top of his game and is now learning to do everything from scratch again.

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MOTO VIDEO: The Sultans of Sprint Season Highlights

Posted on February 18, 2019 by Andrew in Classic, Event, Racer, Video. No Comments

After a great 2018 that included bikes like Bernard Mont’s spectacular ‘Nowhere Faster’, along with the VTR Spitfire and the Schlachtwerk Kawasaki that went on to win, we decided to work even more closely with the SOS crew in 2019. Expect the series to be even bigger and better this year…

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MOTO VIDEO: ‘Handcrafted’ – A Custom Motorcycle Film

Posted on February 10, 2019 by Andrew in Video. No Comments

It’s not often these days that we post videos, but sometimes something comes your way that just make you sit up and pay attention. For us, it was an email from Tom at Brisbane’s Purpose Built Moto. Already a Pipeburn favourite, the passion and enthusiasm we noticed…

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DELINEATION – MONNOM Customs

Posted on November 18, 2018 by Scott in Café Racer, Video. No Comments

Whoever coined the phrase “he’s good with his hands” had definitely met Mike Gustafson from Monnom Customs. Mike is a furniture maker by trade but can build pretty much anything he puts his mind too – especially custom motorcycles. This is a little film about Mike and his love of motorbikes – both dirt and street…

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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 2 – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Posted on September 4, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer, Video. No Comments

First there was Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Then came the Merry Pranksters. After that there was the Wacky Racers, the Cannonball Run and Burning Man. Now here’s the Sultans of Sprint…

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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 1 – The Reunion Monza

Posted on June 24, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer, Video. No Comments

In case you’ve been in suspended animation, let us fill you in on a little secret. If you like custom bikes, racing and getting silly, Europe’s Sultans of Sprint is so up your alley, your neighbours have just called the cops because the alley is now full of French lunatics doing burnouts…

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