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The PIPEBURN 2018 Bike of the Year Award

Posted on December 31, 2018 by Andrew in Awards. No Comments

Christmas has been easy for you. You lot have been stuffing your faces and lying comatose on the couch. But meanwhile, we at Pipeburn HQ have been tearing our hair out. Coming up with a list of finalists from the bikes we’ve featured over the last twelve months is no easy task. But there can be only one…

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AN X TO A TEE. MotoRelic’s Jaw Dropping Yamaha XT500 Restomod

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

Forget about textbooks and teachers because the two things that will always capture a teenage boys attention are speed machines and wild women. Combine the two and you have a potent mix that will forever be burned into an impressionable young mind…

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PIPEBURN COMPETITION: Sultans of Sprint’s Best Bikes of 2018

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer. No Comments

To celebrate the 2018 Sultans of Sprint Series, we’ve decided to team up with Shoei Helmets and A-XOC Technology to give you a chance to have a say on your favourite bike of the series and maybe take home some free gear, too…

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RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 3 – Glemseck 101

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Andrew in Event, Racer. No Comments

The Glemseck 101 event in Germany’s Leonberg describes itself as a motorcycle ‘happening’. Now while that may conjure up images of naked, badly painted hippies dancing to experimental synthesiser music, the last 10 years have proven it to be a lot more interesting than the moniker may suggest…

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’WING AND A PRAYER. Rodsmith Motorcycles’ ’76 Honda Goldwing Cafe Racer

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Craig Rodsmith is one of my favourite characters in the bike building world. An Australian working in the US, his motorcycles are bombastic creations that feature incredible aluminium work. Miles of polished metal and astonishing levels of fit and finish are his calling card…

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THE SEELEY-TAIT RACER. A 40-Year Love Affair

Posted on July 15, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Other, Racer. No Comments

As I stare, white-knuckled and barely breathing, at the trucker unloading the famous three-cylinder 492cc Seeley-Tait customized racer that I managed to capture at Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale, the thoughts that ricochet through my mind, strangely enough, are thoughts of love…

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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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PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Craig Rodsmith from Rodsmith Motorcycles

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Andrew in Interview. No Comments

There’s a lot of Aussies that feel rightly proud of local boy Craig Rodsmith. Here’s a custom builder that takes the phrase ‘good with his hands’ to preposterous new heights. He now calls Chicago ‘home’ and making some of the world’s best custom motorcycles ‘a job’…

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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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THE MAN WITH FIVE HAZANS. We chat to Bobby Haas from Dallas’s Haas Moto Museum

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Other, Racer. No Comments

Dreaming of owning a Max Hazan motorcycle? Put simply, unless you win the Lotto, it’s never going to happen. Now prepare to meet a man who owns five of the things. Yes, you read that right. Welcome to the new Haas Moto Museum & Sculpture Gallery.

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