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ICH BIN EIN BOXER. Moto Studio’s ‘Das Moto’ BMW R100RS Cafe Tracker

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Tracker. No Comments

After many years of doing mostly Moto Guzzi builds, America’s Bruce McQuiston has swapped his pasta for pork knuckle and taken a little trip to Munich. Here’s his new ‘Das Moto’ BMW R100RS cafe tracker

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LIVIN’ THE DREAM. Classified Moto’s ‘Junior’ Honda CT70 Scrambler

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

Having both his moto licence and his own custom shop, Classified Moto‘s John Ryland is 2-for-2 in the dreams-made-real stakes. But he still had one castle in the air he wanted to bring down to earth. The ability to do wheelies…

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LIKE A JUNGLE SOMETIMES. Moto Studio’s V9 Moto Guzzi Urban Scrambler

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

When it comes to the Italian brand that is Moto Guzzi, it’s easy to argue that the qualities of individuality and uniqueness go hand in hand with the marque. So when Moto Guzzi America was searching for four builders to take part in their V9 Pro Build series, those two characteristics were essential…

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PRECIOUS MENTAL. The “Goldenrod” Honda CB750 from Steel Bent Customs

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. 30 comments

In the 2017 world of custom bikes there is an enormous number of styles of motorcycles being built with new names like Neo Racer and Cafe Fighter emerging over time. But for all of the custom builders around the world there are a handful who simply create, the style takes care of itself…

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VINCENT-SAN. An Yamaha XV920 from Hageman Motorcycles

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. 34 comments

If you’ve wondered why second-hand Yamaha Viragos are demanding ridiculous money these days I know who you can blame. Greg Hageman. As head of Hageman motorcycles in Iowa, he’s near single-handedly turned a daggy 90’s cruiser into a favourite of the custom scene with his incredible builds. This time around Hageman have knocked another one out of the park with this amazing Vincent-inspired 1981 Yamaha XV920.

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MOTO PHOTOS: Erick Runyon from Gears+Glory

Posted on August 12, 2017 by Andrew in Other. 10 comments

It’s 2011 and the custom bike world is beside itself with the Yamaha-based creations of one Greg Hageman, a.k.a. ‘Doc’s Chops’. From what was previously a laughably bad Yamaha Virago, Greg had built a custom that seemed to have somehow made the bike look very, very cool. At around the same time, a young New Yorker called Maxwell Hazan wheeled his very first custom bike out of a small Brooklyn shop and we all know how that turned out – mainly due to the fact that a certain photographer had the wherewithal to recognise genius when they saw it. And the person responsible for taking the photos of these bikes that changed the custom scene for ever? Meet Florida’s Erick Runyon.

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WACKY RACES. A Kawasaki 750 H2 Digger by Florida’s FNA Custom Cycles

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Andrew in Classic, Other. 49 comments

Lately we’ve been featuring some custom rides that still manage to be clean, practical motorcycles. Bikes you can pillion on, motorcycles you could take shopping – bikes you could take to meet your mum. But just in case you thought us here at Pipeburn HQ were getting sensible here’s a chopper designed by FNA Custom Cycles run by a 1972 Kawasaki 750 H2 two-stroke, a digger so mental we’re going to get it sectioned.

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ROCKET’S RED GLARE. Steel Bent Custom’s ‘Liberty’ Honda CB1100F Racer

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 16 comments

You know it’s going to be a good birthday when your moto-loving better half asks you to close your eyes and leads you out the front door towards the driveway. But there’s always that nagging doubt. What if, in your heart of hearts, you don’t like the surprise bike? There’s no accounting for taste, and that goes double for us know-it-all custom bike ‘experts’. But there’s one thing for sure, if anyone with a skerrick of taste found this red, white and blue bad boy in their driveway come their birthday morn, they’d be one seriously happy camper. And that’s just what happened, thanks to Michael Mundy and his Florida-based Steel Bent Customs.

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REBEL WITH A CAUSE. Hageman Motorcycles’ Harley Scrambler

Posted on June 17, 2017 by Andrew in Scrambler. 16 comments

Maybe it’s an old school mentality that I should let go, but no one works on my bikes but me. Knowing you tightened that axle bolt yourself gives a little added comfort when speeds start going past the ton. But if he didn’t live on the other side of the Pacific Ocean I’d throw my keys to Greg Hageman in a heartbeat! He’s a master mechanic who never fails when it comes to building incredible customs that ride as perfectly as they appeal to the eye. So it’s easy to see why Rebel Yell Bourbon entrusted the future custom bike hall of famer to knock out a give-away machine for one lucky customer. The prize? A go anywhere 2015 Harley Davidson Sportster 48 that tips its cap to the AMF years.

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BMW K100RS Cafe Racer – Hageman Motorcycles

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. 31 comments

You don’t have know Hageman MC to recognise their work. Seen those Virago cafe racers? Greg Hageman helped create that look. Oogled the Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler? That was a shameless riff on his builds. His work is clinically excellent and his influence on the scene is profound – he’s like a motorcycling Bono, but without being an insufferable dickhead. This time around he’s tackled his first BMW, a 1983 K100RS. And he wasn’t confident it would come out looking this good.

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