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Sailor’s Choice: A Monkey that flits between sea and shore

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. After all, it’s the foundation of business for brands such as Harley-Davidson and Indian, and model lines such as Triumph’s ‘modern classics’ and the BMW R nineT and R18. It’s also the driving force behind ‘Gorilla,’ the latest build from Bunker, the prolific custom powerhouse based in Istanbul. Mert and Can Uzer, the brothers behind Bunker, were inspired by their customer’s reminiscing—which dates back to an early fascination with minibikes in the 1970s....
Tags: Motorcycles, Greek Islands, Harley Davidson, Bunker, Puig, ALP, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert, Honda Monkey, Bazzaz, Honda cafe racer, Istanbul Mert, Vieux Port de Cannes, Harley Fat Boy


Pratik: A Yamaha XT660R from Bunker Custom Cycles

Istanbul-based brothers Mert and Can Uzer are known for their sleek, super-clean custom builds, but their latest creation has a surprisingly practical mien. The commission came from Kerem, a customer living in the ancient city of Adana. A nine-hour ride south from Bunker’s workshop, it’s near the border with Syria and is one of the world’s oldest recorded settlements. It’s also a place where temperatures can reach a sweltering 45 °C (114 °F) in summer. “The upside of living in Adana is t...
Tags: Facebook, Ebay, Turkey, Syria, Motorcycles, Istanbul, Yamaha, Adana, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Givi, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert, Kerem, Scramblers, Toros Mountains


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 13 October, 2019

It’s an eclectic pick this week—from a Honda Monkey chopper to a one-off Triumph prototype from the 80s. We’ve also got a subtly tweaked Yamaha XSR, a hopped-up BMW, and a classy XS650 scrambler. Honda Monkey by Zeus Custom There’s a little bike revival happening, and it’s spilling over into the custom scene, spawning all manner of tiny creations for us to gawk over. This one’s as cute as they come; a Honda Monkey 125, that’s been transformed into some sort of miniature bobber-chopper hybr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Yamaha Yard Built, Bunker Custom Cycles, Custom Bikes of the Week, Yamaha XSR900


Street Sleeper: Bunker customizes the new Street Twin

The pre-2016 Triumph Bonneville is one of the shining stars of the custom scene: a bike that only gets better as you tweak it. And you don’t need a grinder, even for a fairly heavy custom job—there’s a huge network of aftermarket parts suppliers. The bestselling model in the Modern Classics range is now the ‘new’ liquid-cooled Street Twin. But will it respond to subtle mods as well as its illustrious predecessor? This new low-key build from Bunker Custom Cycles suggests the answer is a resoun...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Istanbul, Bunker, Pirelli, CNC, Hinckley, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Biltwell Inc, Triumph motorcycles, British Customs, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert Uzer, Canyon Motorcycles, BLOK Onur Aynagoz Bunker Custom Cycles


Bolt-On Beauty: A Yamaha MT custom kit from Bunker

Little bikes are big fun. There’s no shortage of pint-sized whips on the market, and most of them balance surprisingly good performance with a price tag that won’t vaporize your wallet. They’re all rather modern looking though, and usually resemble shrunken versions of their bigger stable mates. And if that puts you off, Istanbul’s Bunker Custom Cycles has the answer. They’ve just thrown the wraps off a stunning body kit that instantly makes the Yamaha MT-03 and MT-25 the best-looking bike...
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War Paint: Bunker Custom’s Majestic Yamaha SR400

War-themed bikes usually go one of two ways. They’re either vulgar, Mad Max-themed affairs, or they’re swathed in olive drab—with bonus points if there’s a machine gun attached. But now Bunker Custom Cycles of Istanbul have stumbled upon a third way. Their client requested an ‘elegant war machine look,’ and builders Mert and Can Uzer have obliged in spectacular fashion. The brothers have an astonishing knack for building well-judged, tastefully finished motorcycles— the word ‘garish’ just isn’t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Istanbul, Bunker, Yamaha, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Galfer, Biltwell Inc, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert, Yamaha SR400


Bunker Mentality: A Brilliant XSR700 from Istanbul

Ever since Yamaha threw the wraps off the XSR700, we’ve been dying to see it customized. We’ve ridden it and love it—but admit that its design can be polarizing. The real test is to see how well it responds to wrenching. Now Yamaha have answered the call. They’ve slotted the XSR700 into their Yard Built program and turned their focus to Turkey, home of Bunker Custom Cycles. The Istanbul-based Uzer brothers have a keen eye, and a knack for crisp styling. Their backgrounds could have something...
Tags: Turkey, Motorcycles, Istanbul, Husqvarna, Yamaha, CNC, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Yamaha Yard Built, Biltwell Inc, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert, Yamaha XSR700, Uzer, Goldentyre, Yamaha Europe


Black Magic: Bunker’s bobber-style Triumph Speed Twin

Modern Triumph customs are ubiquitous. And with the new Bonnevilles hitting the market, the trend shows no signs of slowing down. We’ve got a sweet tooth for vintage Triumphs though. Especially when they’re as beautiful as this liquorice-flavored bobber from Turkey’s Bunker Custom Cycles. It’s based on a 1961 Triumph Speed Twin 5TA, a machine infamous for its bulbuous ‘bathtub’ rear fairing. But builders Mert and Can Uzer had a different look in mind, and it’s a huge improvement. They’ve com...
Tags: Turkey, Bunker, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Bobber, Bonnevilles, Biltwell Inc, Triumph motorcycles, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert