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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 2 – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Posted on September 4, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer, Video. No Comments

First there was Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Then came the Merry Pranksters. After that there was the Wacky Racers, the Cannonball Run and Burning Man. Now here’s the Sultans of Sprint…

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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 1 – The Reunion Monza

Posted on June 24, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer, Video. No Comments

In case you’ve been in suspended animation, let us fill you in on a little secret. If you like custom bikes, racing and getting silly, Europe’s Sultans of Sprint is so up your alley, your neighbours have just called the cops because the alley is now full of French lunatics doing burnouts…

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VELOCE RAPTOR. KD Motorcycles’ ‘Il Veloce’ Ducati Multistrada Sprint Racer

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

For twenty years Laurent Kesteloot and Pascal Demeulemeester obsessed over custom motorcycles. They read magazines. They watched shows. Then they realised it was about time they have a crack themselves, and the clever pair started KD Motorcycles…

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TWELVE YEAR SPRINT. Switch Stance’s ‘81 Ducati 900 MHR Racer

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Like most forms of racing, Europe’s Sultans of Sprint series is full to the brim with enough cool bikes, stories, characters and sights to last you multiple lifetimes. But for the 2018 season, there’s one story in particular that has really stood out for us. meet Toshi Kozaka…

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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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THE LOW ROAD. Bernard Mont’s ‘Nowhere Faster’ Nitrous Ducati Sprint Racer

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

They’re called the ‘Sultans of Sprint’ and the asphalt 1/8th mile is the troposphere where they do battle, on bikes as bananas as those old planes. Very few fulfil that centuries old ethos like Belgium’s Bernard Mont and in 2018 he’s returned with a lay down and mash the gas…

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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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DUCK DUCK GAS. Plan B’s ‘Ugly Duck’ Ducati Multistrada Sprint Racer

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. 14 comments

As the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams knows a thing or two about deadlines and the pressure they bring. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” But while Adams may have missed a few…

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WE SHALL BE MONSTERS. Mellow Motorcycles’ ‘Frankenstein’ Ducati Sprint Racer

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Andrew in Racer. 13 comments

Mellow Motorcycles are anything but. They don’t do partial restorations or touch ups and they’re refreshingly forward about charging a premium for the work they do. Work which is consistently clean and clearly belies the name they’ve given themselves. And nowhere is their dedication and incredible craftsmanship more apparent than on their latest bike, a DucatiHonda sprint racer named FRKNSTN.

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BIG BANG THEORY. Lucky Cat’s ‘Bombinette’ BMW Sprint Racer

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. 18 comments

The European ‘Sultans of Sprint’ race series is open to anyone with an air-cooled European twin and a penchant for insanity. Rather than just awarding points for running the quickest time down the short-range drag strip, extra marks are given for bike presentation, hair-raising moments on the track and how much the support crew drinks the night before the race meet. Having another crack at the title is France’s Lucky Cat Garage with their incredible Boxer-powered custom dubbed ‘The Bombinette’.

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