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HELL FOR LEATHER – Ducati 749 ‘Arriera’

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Scott in Desert Sled, Scrambler. No Comments

Every country has some national symbols that they are proud of. America has the bald eagle, Australia has the kangaroo, England has the Queen and Argentina has the gaucho. What is a gaucho, I hear you ask? The gauchos were fearless and skillful horsemen who used to handmake tools for carve out wood and metal. These men were legends and are a significant part of the folklore in Argentina, where bike builder and sunglasses entrepreneur Sebastian Achaval is from. “I am from that part of the world and wanted to make something that would capture the spirit and be unique in that way,” he says. This 2003 Ducati 749, named “Arriera”, with all its handcrafted wood, leather and metal, is not only a tribute to Argentina’s past but also to its future.

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EL PERRO LOCO. The ‘Caniche’ Zanella Bobber from Republica Motocicletas

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

When it comes to creativity, they say there’s a fine line between inspiration and insanity. But luckily for Argentina’s Republica Motocicletas and this 150cc Zanella Sapucai, it was their client who was the crazy one, and it was their own creativity that was the big winner…

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HEART STOPPER. Republica Motocicletas’ ‘Bypass’ Honda XR 250

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Enduro. No Comments

The team at Republica Motocicletas don’t struggle to find business. The Argentinian workshop has belted out over 30 motorcycles in their short time on the scene and they can’t keep up with the amount of orders coming in. Why? Well, it’s because they create rides like this, a killer 2013 Honda Tornado 250 dubbed the ‘Bypass’…

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DIRT FANCY. Lucky Custom’s Honda NX400 Scrambler

Posted on July 28, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

I can pick a Lucky Custom’s motorcycle a mile away. They’re one of the most distinctive custom builders in the world. Over the last few years the Argentinian shop has produced some of the craziest, most genre-bending trackers, choppers, bobbers and cafe racers…

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LUCKY PUNK. A Moto Guzzi V7 Racer from Lucky Customs

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

Buying a brand new motorcycle is a big decision. But to then hand it over to be chopped up for modification means you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do you feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? With a resounding ‘yes,’ Motoplex of Argentina asked Lucky Customs for a bike. Here’s what they got…

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WHACKING DAY. Lucky Custom’s ‘Cobra 2’ Honda XR250 Tracker

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. 21 comments

Now we all agree that peaky inline fours and huge rumbling v-twins are fantastic. But some of our favourite bikes to come out of the custom scene are small, fun little runabouts that can belt through traffic and jump gutters and terrify pedestrians…

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ANCIENT RACE. Republicas Motocicletas’ ‘Old Power’ Honda NX350 Tracker

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler, Tracker. 9 comments

There is something about the bond between childhood best friends that is impossible to break and for many, they’re the greatest years of life. You don’t need much, just the free days of the holidays, that one best friend and the smallest things will entertain you…

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RISE OF THE APES. Lucky Custom‘s ‘De Lujo’ Honda Dax Bobber

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. 21 comments

If there’s one thing that Argentina’s Lucky Customs should be known for, it’s their brain frying, jaw dropping, eye watering diversity. From space-inspired racers to off-road beasts to 1950s salt racers, these guys seem to be going out of their way not to build the same bike twice…

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SNAKES AND LATTICE. The ‘Cobra’ Honda XR250 from Argentina’s Lucky Customs

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Andrew in Other, Tracker. 27 comments

‘Chuckable’. It’s what we call bikes in England and Down Under that are super easy to throw around on the road. You might call them lithe, lightweight or manoeuvrable. It’s what you get when you start with something that’s already pretty minimal and push it even further…

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STRATOSPHERIC. A Rally-Inspired Ducati Monster From Vida Bandida.

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Andrew in Other, Racer, Scrambler, Tracker. 14 comments

Yesterday we had an 80s endurance cafe racer and today it’s rally cars that are setting the scene. But not just any rally car; it’s arguably the rally car. The Lancia Stratos HF with its Ferrari V6. Argentina’s Vida Bandida are, like many of their country folk, huge rally fans. And to pay tribute to the Lancia and rally’s Group B golden age of the 70s and 80s, they’ve built an perfectly Italian tribute in the form of this dirt-eating Ducati Monster.

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