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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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GRAN SLAM. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘GranSasso’ Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Andrew in Adventure. No Comments

There’s no argument that Italy’s Officine Rosssopuro do the best-looking Moto Guzzi customs on the scene. The head of the shop, Filippo Barbacane, never takes the easy route with his builds. He mixes and matches engines and final drive components and the end result is always a show-stopper…

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AMERICAN WOMAN. Sylvain Carignan’s ‘Simone’ Buell XB12R

Posted on July 19, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

The story of Erik Buell has been a roller-coaster ride of enormous highs and lows. Buell is a bonafide genius, his desire to build the true American Sportsbike has led to some incredible innovations. But financial woes, Harley Davidson’s timidity and strong competition has made it a struggle…

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SHADOW OF A DOUBT. Alea Motorcycle’s ‘Blacksun’ Triumph Bonneville

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Andrew in Other, Tracker. No Comments

I’ve been obsessed with custom motorcycles for the last fourteen years. And no small amount of that infatuation has been directed towards the Triumph Bonneville. I’ve got an entire folder on my home computer dedicated to the model. Thousands of Bonnie photos modified in every way you can imagine…

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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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CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN. A BMW R80GS Enduro from Austria’s NCT Motorcycles

Posted on July 13, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro. No Comments

The BMW GS just might be the world’s most versatile go-anywhere moto machine. So it makes perfect sense that if you’re an Enduro riding instructor it’s the sort of machine that’s right up your alley, but wanting a custom classic example where do you turn? The answer is NCT…

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ALTERED CARBON. Purpose Built Moto’s Immaculate Honda CX500

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

Australia’s Purpose Built Moto have created a Signature Series to delineate their uncompromising world-class builds from their other services, often built to suit a budget or a client’s specific needs. Enter Signature Series build No. 1, head honcho Tom Gilroy’s vision of the ultimate Honda

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HIP TO BE SQUARE. Johan Balsvik’s Sharp Ducati Pantah

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Other. No Comments

From the get go, it was clear to us that Johan Balsvik wasn’t your average custom bike builder. From his ‘Here’s my Ducati Pantah thing’ introductory email to describing his job as ‘Swedish railway development,’ we kind of suspected that the guy was a little out there. But little did we know…

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MECCANICA FAMIGILA. Alonze Custom’s ‘350 Special’ ’67 Ducati Racer

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

“We started off just doing general welding repairs and custom fabrication jobs,” says Jim from the UK’s Alonze Custom. “There is only me and my Dad here so we’re not a big company or anything.” And as if to prove the point, this beautiful custom ‘67 Ducati‘s photos were snapped by his Dad, too…

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RIDE SALLY RIDE. Hageman Motorcycle’s Yamaha XS400 Street Tracker

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

With the birth of the Cafe Racer revival he’s the man who put the unlikely Yamaha Virago on the map. With an endless run of craftsman like customs to his name, Greg Hageman has had an impact on the scene like few others. Now with his latest build he’s set to ensure another improbable Yamaha makes its mark…

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