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1930 MONET-GOYON SUPERSPORT. The Cold Scorch of Fear

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

As you first set foot in “The Race Track” at the Haas Moto Museum, an oblong-shaped chamber dedicated to speed merchants that span over a century from a 1904 Peugeot to a 2017 Grand Prix Suter, you are greeted by a panel that reads in part: “In a moving tribute to the world-renowned free-diver Nicholas Mevoli”…

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NEW WAVE KNAVE. Oporto Motor Work’s Pristine ‘74 BMW R90S Restomod

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

When Portugal‘s Oporto Motor Works pulled the trigger on reviving their clapped-out ‘74 R90S in 2015, it was decided that a little bit of the 80s would be mixed in with the 70s original to create something that was as much Duran Duran as it was Porno Moustache. Meet project ‘Boxerlust’…

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APEX PREDATOR. Macco Motor’s ‘Great White’ BMW R100RS Cafe Racer

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Reviving clapped-out road bikes from sheds and garages is all fine and good, but spare a thought for the old racers of years gone by. More likely to end life upside down than right-side up – and probably on fire – it’s a tough gig to survive without some serious war wounds. So when Spain’s Macco Motors had a customer bring them not one but two BMW R100RS ex-racers

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EASY BEING GREEN. Kott’s Beautiful ‘75 Honda CB550 Cafe

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

California’s Kott Motorcycles mostly do one thing – build exceptional cafe racers based around late 1970’s Hondas. They’ve wrenched on a few side projects, a few Triumph’s and BMW’s, but the best work Dustin and his team produce is a steady flow of wonderfully perfect Hondas. Like this one…

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THE MAGIC NUMBER. Analog’s ‘Dritte’ Restomod BMW R75

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Andrew in Classic. 9 comments

Twenty-twenty hindsight is a truly wonderful thing. It turns drunkards into teetotallers, sleaze bags into prudes and fools into geniuses. But for those of us of a more creative bent, revisiting a previous piece of work without the deadlines and lack of sleep can be a godsend. This second bite of the cherry is rare…

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TRIALS & TRANSFORMATIONS. BAAK Motocyclette’s ‘1960’ Royal Enfield Trials Racer

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro. 16 comments

Old motorcycles, while they may look like heaven in the fancy studio shots you’ll often see, can be right little bastards in the flesh. Their exorbitant cost, oil leaks, starting issues and inexplicable breakdowns are enough to challenge even the most even-tempered of riders…

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A Tribute to Classic Motorcycles

Posted on May 8, 2011 by Scott in Classic, Video. 14 comments

This cool little movie was sent to us by Oscar who is a Pipeburn reader from Barcelona, Spain. Oscar is not quite a professional film maker but he shot this piece as a tribute to the classic motorcycle group he is a member of called Squadra Sutge and has done a damn good job in our humble opinions. At 35 years old he is the youngest member of the group that spends most of their time racing, restoring and riding classic motorcycles. The video was shot at the recent Classic Moto event on the Circuito del Jarama, which is a 3.404 km (2.115 mile) race course in Madrid, Spain. The circuit has hosted nine Formula One Spanish Grand Prix with the last being back in 1981 when it was unfortunately deemed too narrow for modern racing.

The bike on the video ‘cover’ is Oscar’s Ducati Darmah which he has converted to a beautiful 900SS replica. You can check out more pics of the Classic Moto event here.

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Moto Guzzi Classic Le Mans

Posted on October 6, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 4 comments

If you have a Moto Guzzi and live in Europe then you have probably heard of Dynotec in Germany. The word on the street is that these guys are the masters at Guzzi engine modifications and restorations. This high spec Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer is their latest project with Ohlins shocks, Excel Talon Supermoto Wheels and a beautiful electric blue powder coated frame. Would love to give you the full build specs but unfortunately I can’t read ze German… Scheisse! There is loads of great pics on their website showing the whole build process. [Found @ Racing Cafe]


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