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SUGAR RUSH. Moto Candy’s Sweet Sportster Sprint Racer

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

They say too much sugar makes you do silly things. Running around like an idiot. Uncontrollable giggling. Boundless energy. Which, strangely enough, are pretty much the same symptoms one exhibits after a serious run on a fully worked sprint racer. Introducing Moto Candy’s Sportster-powered ‘Lolly Pop’…

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NEW SKIDS ON THE BLOCK. Young Guns’ Royal Enfield 650 GT Racer

Posted on August 12, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

If you haven’t heard of the new Royal Enfield 650 GT – welcome. I hope life has been comfortable for you under your rock. Feast your bleary eyes on the new platform that’s going to become a staple of the custom scene over the next twenty years…

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BAD COP, BADDER COP. VTR’s ‘Polizia 1.9’ Blown BMW Nitrous Racer

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

What is it about ex-police vehicles? The thought of nabbing something that used to enforce the law seems to really float our boats. Hell, muscle cars seem to increase in value if they were used by the boys in blue. But there’s a perverse pleasure at play when you take an ex-police bike a turn it into a drag racer

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RHAPSODY IN BLUE. Gannet Design’s Timeless Moto Guzzi V9 Racer

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

In 2016, Moto Guzzi launched their new V9 range with their ‘Bobber’ and ‘Roamer’ models. And were pretty damn good, too. But what if you were looking for a cafe’d version? Well, you’d be completely out of luck if it weren’t for Switzerland‘s Gannet Design and Fuhrer Moto.

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PURE AT HEART. The ‘ST33’ BMW R NineT Street Tracker from VTR Customs

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Tracker. No Comments

The R nineT has its own look that is cool right out of the box, yet adaptable enough to allow creative minds their own space to run wild. And that’s exactly what Switzerland‘s VTR Customs has gone and done. Meet the R nineT ‘Pure’ that’s anything but…

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TOXIC AVENGER. VTR Customs’ Killer ‘White Venom’ BMW R1200R Nitrous Racer

Posted on May 4, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

The mad crew at VTR Customs prove that there’s an undercurrent of beautiful craziness running through the alps. Maybe it’s in the mountain water. But the end result of this rich vein of madness are bikes like this – a NOS powered BMW R1200R racer dubbed ‘Veneno Blanco’ – Spanish for ‘White Poison’…

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DIRTY HURRY. Young Guns’ Amazing ’71 Triumph Trackmaster

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Tracker. No Comments

Switzerland’s Young Guns Speed Shop don’t discriminate. They specialise in restoring and modifying vintage motorcycles and have managed to tackle just about every marque from A to Z. From AJS to Zündapp, the work they’ve done is incredible and often with a healthy, dirt-based bias…

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GROUP THUG. Mike Thalmann’s Team-Built Ducati Monster Cafe Racer

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer. 16 comments

Pipeburn is full of stories concerning engineering genii who make us all look like drunken monkeys when it comes to customising a bike. Guilty as charged. But for the most part, it’s average Joes and Joannes who build bikes. The trick is knowing when to bring in the big guns. Clearly not one to do things by half measures, Switzerland‘s Michael Thalmann pulled the pin on European custom’s equivalent of a nuclear weapon to help him out and the end result is a Ducati Monster cafe racer that’s blowing our minds.

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PLAYING CHICKEN. A Nitrous Indian Scout Sprinter by Young Guns

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Andrew in Racer. 16 comments

A headless chicken earning $50,000 a month, a female racer beating up on the boys and an Indian Scout with a 1:1 power to weight ratio. These are not old wives tales, stories from someone three sheets to the wind or plucked from an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. All these things are true and they form the foundation of one incredible machine that took home the top trophy at its first race meeting. Having been selected by Indian to undertake the build Nik, Fabien Ale and Zesi at Switzerland‘s Young Guns Speed Shop haven’t let down the big American maker. Delivering a tyre shredding 2016 Indian Scout Sprint Racer known fondly as ‘Miracle Mike’.

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“T-Race 1200” Triumph Thruxton R – Städler Motos

Posted on April 9, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer. 9 comments

It seems that nary week goes by without a clever new custom bike build from an authorised bike dealer appearing in our overworked inboxes. Especially prevalent in Europe, it seems that their in-house access to bikes, mechanics and a shipload of spare and aftermarket parts sets them up for some pretty prime builds. And tonight’s bike is no exception. Made by Switzerland‘s Städler Motos, it’s a delicious new Triumph Thruxton R that’s been given just enough warming-up to make all but the fussiest Swiss Triumph fans feel all warm and gooey inside.

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