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CORDON BLUR. Schlachtwerk’s Tricolour Kawasaki W800 Racer

Posted on July 21, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

As modern retros go, Kawasaki hit the nail on the head with their re-imagining of the W series bikes from the ’60s. In fact, the ‘new’ W’s bevel driven twin cylinder engine is even more of a classic than the original. But as an overall package they’ve always needed a little more panache…

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BRING THE NOISE. Krautmotor’s ‘Little Go Beep’ BMW R nineT Racer

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

In the world of custom motorcycles perhaps the only thing as interesting and as eclectic as the machines themselves are the people who build, buy and ride them. A more diverse group you are unlikely to find and one of the leading characters who manages to still stand out in such a crowd is Mr Krautmotors…

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FLAT EARTH SOCIETY. Hombrese Bike’s ‘78’ Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Tracker

Posted on June 9, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

Ever tried flat track racing? It’s ridiculously fun and easily more addictive than chocolate-dipped crack cocaine. Hell, the first time I tried it I was on my phone searching for bikes before the tracker I was on rolled to a stop. It’s little wonder, then, that the amount of flat track racing globally has boomed in the last few years…

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DIAMOND ON THE ROUGH. The Ducati ‘SCRMBLR’ by Germany’s Diamond Atelier

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

Diamond Atelier founders Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder are going back to where it all began, with new ideas and new possibilities, but all while keeping that same unmistakable style. The opening track in their latest production is a killer Ducati Scrambler called ‘DA#11’.

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GOING GREEN. Schlachtwerk’s ‘Wasabi’ Kawasaki W650 Sprint Racer

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

Insanity comes in many forms. But the best kind of crazy is Tom Thörig from Schlachtwerk, who corralled some of Germany’s finest craftsmen into helping him produce this – an amazing Kawasaki W650 dubbed ‘Wasabi’ that’s built to tackle our favourite race series, the Sultans of Sprint…

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TWO MUCH. JVB Moto’s BMW RnineT Racer

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

Do you own a BMW RnineT Racer and have the sore wrists to prove it? Well, we at Pipeburn know what it’s like to suffer for a bike that you love. But fear not, readers – JVB-Moto are here to help…

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ZERO TO HERO. Kraftstoffschmiede’s ‘Hercules’ BMW R850R Sprint Racer

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

The Sultans of Sprint drag race series will kick off in Monza, with a weekend of 1/8th mile action and one of the original campaigners is back again chasing glory. German BMW maestro Philipp Ludwig returns having spent the winter fine tuning his steed at the Team Kraftstoffschmiede workshop…

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FOUR POT SUPERSHOT. A Classic Honda CB550 Cafe Racer from Mellow Motorcycles

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

When Germany’s Mellow Motorcycles revealed their latest custom bike in January, the plan was to have it do the hard yards through Europe’s biggest bike events for the rest of the year. Sadly no one told the bike’s new Spanish owner, who purchased it 10 minutes after the show’s gates opened…

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IF 9 WAS 6. Kingston Custom’s ‘SIXDAYS’ R nineT Enduro

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Andrew in Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

We at Pipeburn love bombastic builds as much as the next bunch of motorcycle nuts. We love the rolling pieces of art. Or sometimes, at all. We still get it. But the other option is truly appealing – a build that can be fired up and ridden every day…

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WINNING BY A HEAD. WalzWerk’s Nolan Ducati SportClassic Cafe Racer

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

Chances are if you’re into custom motorcycles and have a deep love for bikes then you spend more money on them than most people consider reasonable. Call it crazy, but this is our culture and once the need for speed is in your veins, digs its hooks in deep, you’re addicted…

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