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I’LL BE BACK. Desmobibu’s Buell Thunderbolt 80s Muscle Restomod

Posted on December 5, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Other, Restomod. No Comments

Being a child of the 80s, many of my first moto memories are tied back to this insane decade. Be it Mad Max, Purple Rain or Top Gun, their weird mix of B grade schlock, no-holds barred fashion disasters and overt machismo went a long way to making me the tragic bike fan I am today…

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MO’ MOHAWK. Rustom’s Honda CB900 Bol D’or Punk Racer

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 13 comments

Steampunk bikes. Usually, they’re much more steam than they are punk. And more’s the pity. If the thought of a 19th Century Sid Vicious on a bike tearing around the streets of London pushes your buttons as much as it does ours, then we’ve got just the bike for you. Fresh off the bench of Milan’s Rustom workshop, it’s ironically named ‘Just Another Punk’ as a tongue-in-cheek tilt at steampunk builds. And that’s because this Honda CB900 packs a punch that is anything but hot air.

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THE BOLD BAVARIAN. Dustin Kott’s Daring BMW R100 Cafe Racer

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. 28 comments

At a chaotic moment in history, it’s worth reflecting on the words of Bertrand Russell “The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” Russell’s logic is born out in the back story to today’s incredible Cafe Racer. One look at the catalogue of builds by California’s Kott Motorcycles and you know they can spin a spanner. But brilliant builder Dustin Kott was apprehensive about taking on the project having never worked on a BMW before. He needn’t have had any doubt, as he’s turned a once bulky 1977 BMW R100/7 Tourer into a sleek and slick Cafe Racer.

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‘Roman’s Bol d’Or’ MV Agusta F3 Racer – Walt Siegl Motorcycles

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. 16 comments

I had a dream last night in which I was a gun bike builder. I was living and working in a small, picturesque American town where it snowed in winter and the streets were lined with beautiful old trees. In the surrounding mountains, there were great riding roads that seemed to go on forever. My shop was in an old stone mill; I had a real eye for great-looking bikes and a set of hands that were able to create pretty much whatever I wanted. Except that this wasn’t just a dream. It’s everyday life for New England’s Walt Siegl. Here’s his latest dream bike, this amazingly cool MV Agusta F3 endurance racer.

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‘Bol Noir’ Honda CB750 – Deep Creek Cycle Works

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Andrew in Racer. 14 comments

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In the pocket of Western Europe that includes France, Belgium and Switzerland, endurance racing is a way of life. Small teams and factory-backed giants meet at some of the world’s most famous circuits, like Spa and Magny-Cours, to battle it out for up to 24 hours straight. One such event, the Bol d’Or, holds a special place in the hearts of Belgians where from as early as 1927 the small nation has tasted success. For Deep Creek Cycle Works from Diepenbeek, they don’t only build custom bikes but come the weekend they take their love of racing to the track where they compete in the European Classic Endurance Racing series. So when one of the race crew members was after a new ride for the street, it made perfect sense to build a 1981 Honda CB750 Bol d’Or road rocket, a bike they fittingly called the ‘Bol Noir’.

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1977 Yamaha RD400 by Rusty Bolt Garage

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Scott in Café Racer. 16 comments

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Written by Ian Lee.

Sometimes a bike appears in our inbox that is hard to write a post on. It’s not so much the bike is built in bad taste, or lacks description from the builder, it’s because the damn thing has so many features it can be hard to know where to start. Today’s bike falls into this category, it is a cacophony of build aspects, all vying for attention at the same time. Coming out of the Rusty Bolt Garage in Santa Fe, this Yamaha RD400 has been built with everything “either upgraded, replaced, or repaired on this baby.” And what a beautiful baby it is.

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Honda CB900F Bol d’Or – ‘Mr Meaner’

Posted on February 15, 2012 by Scott in Other. 22 comments

A bus driver called Simon Whittaker from Canberra (Australia’s Capital city) recently sent us some photos of his motorcycle collection and we instantly hated the guy. He had the dream garage. In his possession was one mint bike in every different style. He had a bobber, a couple of stunning café racers, a street tracker and this sheriff inspired Bol d’Or he calls ‘Mr Meaner’. “I do split shifts as a bus driver which gives me a few hours a day to work on the bikes” he says. It’s amazing what can be acheived with little money and a few hours a day when you think outside the box. We asked Simon how the bike came about and this was his answer…


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CAFFEINATED SINGLE. Honda Dominator NX650 by MécaServices92

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Scott in Café Racer. No Comments

Written by Martin Hodgson

Long before YouTube there was Claude Lelouch’s epic 8 minute masterpiece, C’était un rendez-vous, showing the French are as mad as the rest of us! Fellow Parisian Isidore Delgrosso shares that need for speed but prefers to get his kicks on two wheels. From his workshop MécaServices92 near the heart of the city, he utilises his engineering talent to produce some of the countries finest customs. Now he’s back with a ’90s Honda NX650 Dominator café racer that’s been touched in all the right places.

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‘The Flying Scotsman’ Moto Guzzi Scrambler

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Scott in Scrambler. No Comments

Written by Martin Hodgson

With the Northern Hemisphere riding season now upon us, builders in the top half of the globe are unveiling their latest creations. Those looking to make the most of the summer sun and the conditions that surround them will surely have spent the winter producing just the right bike. Enter Scotland’s JM Customs who’s hit the brief out of the park with a stunning Moto Guzzi Scrambler. From the bones of a 1986 V65 Florida ‘The Flying Scotsman’ is ready to shred the streets.

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LONDON CALLING. Bike Shed Show 10th Edition

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Scott in Chopper, Classic, Desert Sled, Drag Bike, Enduro, Event, Flat Track. No Comments

We were lucky enough to have local photographer and moto journo Tom Bing cover the Bike Shed show for us. He is friends with the Bike Shed crew and a lot of the bike builders, so it was great to get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes as well as the bikes on display. Words and photos by Tom Bing.

It’s got to be the most exciting weekend of the year in the UK for custom bike lovers. It’s funny, when you’re anywhere near the ‘inner folds’ of something like the Bike Shed, you feel strangely proud of the achievements of all the people who have worked so hard to make the event come together yet again. It feels like a community event – not something you just attend as a punter, but something we are all a part of.

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