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KESSEL COFFEE RUN. Ironwood’s ‘Latte Stormtrooper’ BMW R80 Bobber

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Since 2012, Dutch shop Ironwood Motorcycles have pretty much dominated the classic BMW custom market in Western Europe. So much so, that their style has pretty much become shorthand for an entire genre of custom Beemers. It’s their ability to break the mould and think outside the square…

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COOL CHANGE. Benjie’s Classic Harley Softail Bobber

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

As many shops now ponder their 142nd cafe racer build, the trends that prevailed in the 70s, 80s and 90s are now being seen with new, more forgiving eyes. In that spirit, New Jersey’s BCR Designs set themselves a challenge; go back to the future with a classic Harley Softail bobber…

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BEELZEBOB. Madhouse Motors’ ‘Devil’s Advocate’ 1957 Indian

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Rat. No Comments

I have long thought that the original Mad Max is the best bike movie ever made. Improving on it would be harder than climbing Everest in roller skates. But there is one thing I think just might up the ante on the original, and Boston’s Madhouse Motors have just built the new movie’s star bike…

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EARL GREY. KR Custom’s ‘Grigio’ Royal Enfield Bobber

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

It’s easy for us in the west. Want to build an old airhead? Fire up Craigslist, go kick some tires and sooner or later you’ll have some Bavarian moto-goodness sitting in the shed. But in other parts of the world the dance is much harder. Like in Chennai, India, where Royal Enfield gurus KR Customs made this…

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THE FAST BOY SCOUT. WalzWerk Racing’s Tough Indian Dragster

Posted on January 9, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Racer. No Comments

Marcus Walz has a sort of infectious energy that both inspires and amazes. It seems like every time we talk to him, he has two or three new bikes ready to go – each one as different and as interesting as the last. It’s a Norton. Then it’s a BMW. Then it’s a Ducati. And as of right now, it’s this Indian Scout Bobber…

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MAGIC BULLET. Bandit9’s ‘Merlin’ Royal Enfield Bobber

Posted on December 23, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Let’s not beat around the bush; Bandit9’s critics have been many and varied. But for shop owner Daryl Villanueva, none of this really mattered. Like anybody with an honest-to-goodness mission in life, he knew where he was going and what he was doing…

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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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IRON AWE. Kromwork’s ‘Precious Metal’ ’47 Harley Boardtracker

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Andrew in Board Tracker, Bobber, Classic. No Comments

For the best part of a century the custom motorcycle scene has been a counterculture that has traversed the globe. But with the corporate conservatives at the major manufacturers now heavily involved and a growing crowd of conformers; that intrinsic free will has come under threat…

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WELL RED. A Brilliant BMW R100 Bobber from Heiwa Motorcycles

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

From their base in Hiroshima, Heiwa Motorcycles produce all manner of drop-dead gorgeous bobbers. And we never see them coming. They have an uncanny ability to pitch motorcycles in our inbox out of thin air, with little pomp or ceremony. And every single one leaves us flabbergasted…

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PONIES FROM HEAVEN. Rusty Factory’s Beautiful ‘White Angel’ BMW R75

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

With some custom bikes, it’s easy to see where stock ends and the custom work starts. And there’s no begrudging this style of build – we love a bike that can masquerade as a factory motorcycle. But sometimes we like balls-to-the-wall insanity. Bikes that scream bespoke parts and hundreds of man hours…

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