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WERKING CLASS. Schlachtwerk’s Kawasaki W650 Racer

Written by Marlon Slack Schlachtwerk’s Tommy Thöring is obsessed with the Kawasaki W650. As everyone should be. They’re dead reliable, have handling so neutral it could be described as ‘Swiss’ and look more like a Triumph than a Triumph could ever hope to. If you’re in Germany and you own a Dub you want chopped into something special, it’s Schlachtwerk’s number you’d be punching in your phone. And here’s a great example as to why – their latest creation built around a 2000 Kawasaki W650 dubbe...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Australia, Germany, Motorcycles, Sprint, Kawasaki, CNC, Tommy, Racer, Café Racer, Schlachtwerk, Christine Gabler, Werking, Tommy Thöring, Marlon Slack Schlachtwerk


QUICK SILVER. Stephen Brisken’s Ducati 900 SS Cafe

Written by Andrew Jones How many 21-year-olds do you know with a killer workshop and an amazing bike collection? The answer is probably zero. That’s because – unlike other things in life – getting older seems to be a distinct benefit in the bike scene. With no more kids, years of riding experience under your belt and the mortgage paid off, many of us find ourselves in a position where those dream bikes we’ve always wanted are finally within reach. Not only that, but you also have the time to ...
Tags: Craigslist, California, America, Motorcycles, Ducati, West Coast, Stephen, Classic, Steve, Southern California, Steven, Andrew Jones, Racer, Café Racer, 900ss, Stephen Brisken


DOPE DIRIGIBLE. Kacerwagen’s ‘Zeppelina V72’ Board Tracker

Written by Martin Hodgson They were the original kings of the race track, but you won’t ever find a replica of one hanging out at your local cafe bike meet. However over recent years with TV shows like Harley and the Davidsons and Sons of Speed, along with the input of America’s best builders like Billy Lane and Rick Petko, the board tracker is back with a vengeance. But what do you do when you live in a country where finding a ’20s Indian in a barn is as likely as finding the fabled pot of g...
Tags: America, Spain, Motorcycles, Classic, Harley Davidson, Harley, Yamaha, Atlantic Coast, TIG, Zeppelina, Davidsons, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Rick Petko, Shinko, Morini


NEW MODEL ARMY. Gannet & Fuhrer’s Honda ‘CB1000R-adical’ Neo Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Blame Akira. Blame Blade Runner. Blame Daft Punk. Blame whoever you see fit because, yes, we do have a rather unhealthy obsession with the limitless future of motorcycle design. Bring on the electric engines, the electroluminescence and the artificial intelligence. Charge the holographic lasers and engage stealth mode. As Queen once said, “Here’s to the future, I want it all, and I want it now.” Taking Freddie’s thoughts to heart, Swiss supergroup Gannet Design and Fuh...
Tags: Michael Bay, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Honda, Zurich, Barmy Army, Moto, Gannet, Stefan, Monza, Dario, Andrew Jones, Akrapovic, ULF, Racer, Streetfighter


POWER COUPLE. Zanutto Engineering’s ’71 Yamaha R5 Restomod Racer

Written by Andrew Jones My partner loves talking about motorcycles. Sometimes, she just bangs on and on for hours and hours about two-stroke service intervals, the history of 500cc two-stroke Grand Prix racing and her favourite subject – expansion chamber designs. I’m joking, of course. She hates bikes. But just imagine if there was such a thing. Imagine a partner that was as keen to mix two-stroke as you were. Well, for San Diego’s Eric Zanutto and his wife Melanie, nature has conspired to...
Tags: Japan, California, Fresno, Motorcycles, San Diego, Air Force, Classic, Yamaha, Buchanan, Eric, Melanie, EBC, CDI, Andrew Jones, Rancho Palos Verdes, Racer


COOL RUNNINGS. Banb Motorcycle’s ‘Zumax’ Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Ostentatious oil coolers have been a stock-in-trade item for Japanese car customisers for decades. Lifted from racing car stylings of the 70s and 80s, the more ridiculous its placement and the route the oil lines take, the more street cred the cars seem to have. Now an essential part of the Japanese ‘Shakotan’ style, it’s part of a plethora of cool custom ideas developed in Japan since the dawn of time. But has it ever been attempted on a custom bike? Well, it has now....
Tags: Japan, France, US, Motorcycles, Marseille, Paris, Bmw, Classic, Mad Max, Steven, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Brat, Goodridge, Andrew Jones, Yoshimura


MOTO VIDEO: The Sultans of Sprint Season Highlights

  Just a quick post tonight to throw the spotlight onto the 2018 highlights video from our good friends at the unique, exciting and ever so slightly crazy Sultans of Sprint race series. After a great 2018 that included bikes like Bernard Mont’s spectacular ‘Nowhere Faster’, along with the VTR Spitfire BMW and the Schlachtwerk ‘Skinny Beast’ Yamaha that went on to win, we decided to work even more closely with the SOS crew in 2019. Expect the series to be even bigger and better this year...
Tags: Video, Motorcycles, Sprint, Event, Classic, Yamaha, Racer, 2019, Sprint Racing, Sultans Of Sprint, Bernard Mont, VTR Spitfire Bmw


QUICK AND THE DEAD. Exesor Motorcycles’ ‘Santoku’ ’76 SUZUKI GT250 Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson Let’s face it. The days of new road legal two-stroke motorcycles are fast being resigned to the scrap heap of history. Thankfully, the scrap heap is exactly where Christian Schwarzenlander gets the donors for his projects, he simply refuses to start a build with a bike that runs. The owner of Austria’s Exesor Motorcycles had stumbled across an old, dead smoker at a giveaway price and with a love for 1970’s racing it was the perfect chance to combine the two. The end ...
Tags: Austria, Motorcycles, Christian, Classic, Yamaha, CNC, Ural, Suzuki, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Exesor Motorcycles, GT 250, Christian Schwarzenlander, Exesor, Exesor Motorcycles Instagram Facebook, Herman Pillichshammer


BOL’D OVER. Recast Moto’s Stunning Honda CB900F Roadster

Written by Marlon Slack Some motorcycles perfectly reflect a time in history. And the early Honda Bol D’or is a prime example of it. All hard lines and pressed steel wheels, there’s something about it that screams late 70’s optimism and chest hair. But Belarus’ Recast Moto changed that, cutting, shutting and kicking it into a dark, modern . And it all happened by chance. “We visited our friends who bring bikes over from the Netherlands,” Recast’s Latiz Lemark recalls. “In a large hangar w...
Tags: Motorcycles, Netherlands, Belarus, Honda, Classic, Minsk, Kawasaki Ninja, Yoshimura, Racer, Café Racer, Recast Moto, Shinko, Dmitry Homich, CB900F, Latiz Lemark, Latiz


Pole-winning car catches fire at Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race

Mazda’s fortunes took a double hit at Daytona International Speedway when problems struck both of the team’s DPis within a 15-minute span.            [Author: RACER]
Tags: News, Mazda, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Rolex, Racer


SMARTY PANTAH. XTR Pepo’s Stunning Ducati Monster 821 Racer

Written by Marlon Slack In only a short few years Spain’s XTR Pepo have produced the best racer-inspired customs in the world. Every time one of their builds smashes into our inbox we drop what we’re doing, drop our trousers and get ready for some serious Italian eye candy. This time was no exception, with the unveiling of their 2016 Ducati Monster dubbed ‘Pantah’. Head of XTR Pepo, Pepo Rosell, hasn’t arrived at the acme of the Italian bike custom scene by accident. He slogged away for ye...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Barcelona, Motorcycles, Ducati, Monster, Racer, Pepo, XTR Pepo, Ducati Pantah, Marc Holstein, XTR, Andreani, XTR Pepo Pepo Rosell, Pantah, Alberto Caimi


MISTYCUFFS. 2topia’s Wild Laverda Ghost Strike 668 Restomod

Written by Andrew Jones I won’t lie. The first thing I did for this story was hit up the Google oracle and ask the god of the internet, “What the hell is a Laverda Ghost Strike 668?” An esoteric model, even amongst its quaint Italian brethren, the bike was seemingly named after a Steven Seagal movie. And just like the movie itself, its yellow and black plastic looks have probably not aged as well as they could have. But what if a customiser embraced all that plastic and 90’s posturing and add...
Tags: Google, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, North Carolina, Steven Seagal, Charlotte North Carolina, Nate, Piaggio, Zane, Andrew Jones, Racer, Restomod, Paul Skinner, Laverda, 2topia


THE OLD BRIDGE AND THE V. Speedy Siegl Racing’s Ducati 900SS Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson For a brief but magical time in music history the Seattle Sound dominated the airwaves and shaped a generation. Now another of the cities institutions has crumbled and gone, the equally mystical and murky Alaskan Way Viaduct. But now a new creative force is flourishing in the North West and it’s the music of classic air-cooled engines that permeates the side streets and freeways. Part of that revival is Speedy Siegl Racing and they snuck into the earthquake damaged V...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Seattle, Barnett, Classic, Mitch, Brembo, CNC, Isaac, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Showa, XTR Pepo, Airtech, 900ss


GULF COURSE. Kott Motorcycle’s Textbook Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones While we’d argue that the Gulf Oil Fords and Porsches from the ’60s and ’70s are amongst the most beautiful racing machines ever made, it’s with a fair amount of trepidation that we click on bike submissions that have anything to do with the brand. The reason? My God, it’s been done to death. It’s been done to death, buried, dug up at midnight and then done some more. But when California’s Dustin Kott dared to have a go on a Honda CB550, he did it with the subtlety and...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Hollywood, California, America, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, New Jersey, Honda, East Coast, Classic, Gulf, Dustin, Andrew Jones, Racer, Café Racer


RENAISSANCE IN VERMONT. John Stewart’s Restomod MV Agusta 250B

Written by Andrew Jones There’s more than a few Italian moto designs that are so close to perfection, only Tamburini himself could improve on them. It seems that every line, bolt and curve was placed by the hand of il Dio himself. So to set yourself the goal of restomodding one is tantamount to tweaking the Mona Lisa or restoring the Colosseum. And for it to happen in Vermont – of all places – seems even more surreal. Yet that’s exactly what local retiree and self-confessed internal combustio...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Ducati, John, Honda, Vermont, Classic, John Stewart, Andrew Jones, Imola, MV Agusta, Racer, Café Racer, 1967, Magni, Ceriani


Katherine Legge aims for Rolex 24's top step all-female Meyer Shank Racing team

Legge will be part of the event’s first all-female lineup since 1994.            [Author: RACER]
Tags: News, Rolex, Legge, Katherine Legge, Racer, Meyer Shank Racing


THE FAST BOY SCOUT. WalzWerk Racing’s Tough Indian Dragster

Written by Andrew Jones Marcus Walz has a sort of infectious energy that both inspires and amazes. It seems like every time we talk to him, he has two or three new bikes ready to go – each one as different and as interesting as the last. It’s a Norton. Then it’s a BMW. Then it’s a Ducati. And as of right now, it’s an Indian Scout Bobber that’s been prepped to tear up you local biker hang-out in a fashion that would bring a smile to Burt Munro’s face and tears to the eyes of the opposition. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Milan, Germany, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Indian, Scout, Marcus, Trump, Norton, CCI, Walz


FOUR-STROKE OF GENIUS. The Real Intellectuals’ Yamaha SR500 Flat Tracker

Written by Marlon Slack Greece’s The Real Intellectuals are a rough group of motorcycle nuts who hawk their goods from downtown Athens. In their shop they sell motorcycle gear and apparel and thousands of beers to local bike nuts. Occasionally they run a madcap dirt event dubbed ‘The Rotten Race’. Not content to just sink booze and watch from the sideline, they teamed up with local shop Urban Mechanics to build an entry, a 1990 Yamaha SR500. Being the go-to place in Athens for sweet motorc...
Tags: Usa, Greece, Motorcycles, Athens, States, Classic, Tracker, Yamaha, Nikko, Dunlop, Racer, TRI, Marlon Slack, SR500, Urban Mechanics, Flat Tracker


AMERICAN HUSTLE. Spencer Motowork’s ’66 Suzuki T20 Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson They say you’ll always remember your first, and exactly 350 articles ago I penned my maiden article for Pipeburn about a stunning Suzuki T500 Titan. Now the builder of that machine is finally back with another wicked Suzuki two-stroke, a 1966 T20 racer. Ralph Spencer from Southfield, Michigan, USA, clearly knows the sort of bikes that get him going and he builds brilliant Suzuki smokers for both race and road. But his latest Spencer Motoworks creation is both AHRMA G...
Tags: UK, Jay Leno, US, Motorcycles, Michigan, Avon, Classic, T20, Ralph, Suzuki, David Jenkins, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Pipeburn, Hagon, Spencer Motoworks


RIDE THE LIGHTNING. GDZH’s ‘Storm’ Suzuki A100 Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson While most motorcycle racing has its origins in Europe and North America one form of the sport is so quintessentially Australian it started life in New Zealand; just like Phar Lap and Russell Crowe. The humble Bucket Racer was a cheap way to get your need for speed and gets its name because the donor bikes were considered buckets of shit. Decades on and the style, like everything else, has gone global. But to find one of the best examples we’ve ever seen, we had to t...
Tags: Europe, Indonesia, David, Motorcycles, New Zealand, Russell Crowe, Honda, North America, Classic, Bandung, Bandung Indonesia, Dana, Suzuki, Racer, Martin Hodgson, A100


SEVENTEEN SAMURAI. Smoked Garage’s ‘Rōnin’ Honda CB500X Off Road Racer

Written by Andrew Jones As any pimply teenager with too many hours on their gaming console will tell you, a ‘Rōnin’ samurai is an ancient Japanese swordsman without a lord or master. Mythologised to a crazy extent, them and their ilk have become common naming fodder for moto manufacturers and customisers alike. But in the case of Bali’s Smoked Garage, we’d like to raise our hand and point out the fly in this Far Eastern ointment. For a rōnin samurai to be legit, they have to be ‘without a mas...
Tags: Facebook, Bali, Indonesia, Motorcycles, Honda, Scrambler, Kurosawa, Nicko, Andrew Jones, Racer, Ronin, Smoked Garage, Nicko Eigert, CB500X


ELEMENTALLY MENTAL. A Buell Firebolt Ice Racer from Sweden’s NCCR

Written by Andrew Jones We wear our hearts on our sleeves when it comes to bikes that inhabit the edges of the modern custom scene. To put it simply, the more unique and esoteric they are, the better we like them. And we’d put money on the fact that today’s bike is just about as esoteric as you’ll find anywhere. Faced with the task of building a test mule for self-developed moto race frames, Sweden‘s NCCR – or ‘Northern Classic, Custom & Race’ – were also staring down the barrel of a brutal N...
Tags: Sweden, California, Eu, Motorcycles, Sydney, Moscow, North, Stockholm, Craig Jones, Julia, Jens, Andrew Jones, NCCR, SSAB, Buell, Racer


RED SHIFT. Walt Siegl’s Brutal ‘WSM SBK’ Custom Ducati Superbike

Written by Andrew Jones While factory sportsbikes and the Superbike World Championships aren’t our usual fair, there’s one thing we’ve learnt from the many years of doing what we do. When a customiser like New Hampshire’s Walt Siegl drops a build designed to slug it out with the formula’s best and brightest, you sit up and pay attention. And boy, are we glad we did. Built from scratch around a four valve Ducati 1098 power plant, Siegl has again wowed us with his passion for moto racing and hi...
Tags: Facebook, New Hampshire, Motorcycles, Ducati, Dallas, John, Superbike, Wsm, Walt, Dunlop, Andrew Jones, Racer, Walt Siegl, Haas Museum, WSM SBK, Aran Brian


CUT TO THE CHASE. A Dutch Dream Team Customise the Honda Rebel

Written by Martin Hodgson When Honda released the latest incarnation of the Honda Rebel it was clear they wanted the custom scene to jump on board, with a marketing campaign to “make it your own”. But despite a cult following in parts of Asia and some notable exceptions, few have gone all in on the Rebel. But there is nothing like competition to whet the appetite and the added motivation of raising money for charity brought together a formidable crew. Headed by Timmer Motorcycles from Rotterd...
Tags: Asia, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Honda, Bart, Rotterdam, Marcel, Maarten, Arjan, JSR, Rebel, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Honda Rebel, Bridgestone Battlax, Ironwood Motorcycles


GOING FOR GOLD. Rough Crafts’ ‘Midas Royale’ Royal Enfield 650 Twin

EXCLUSIVE: What do you get when a builder at the top of his game and a manufacturer with a game changing new bike cross paths? In this exclusive interview with Rough Craft’s Winston Yeh – done in his home city of Taipei – we talked with one of Asia’s best customisers about his new project done in conjunction with Royal Enfield, the local artisans who help him build his bikes and his very first foray into 3D printing. We kicked things off by asking him how he went about working with the revita...
Tags: Asia, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Taipei, Pirelli, Taichung City, WINSTON, Winston Yeh, Rough Crafts, Racer, Café Racer, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Continental, 650GT, Midas Royale ' Royal Enfield, Adrian Sellers Royal Enfield


BLURRED FUR. Bonneville Custom’s ‘Flying Squirrel’ ’41 Indian Scout Bobber

Written by Andrew Jones “I grew up in Montana fixing cars and rebuilding engines with my brothers,” reminisces Idaho’s Jon MacDowell, owner of Idaho Falls’ Bonneville Customs. “I have been building custom motorcycles for 8 years. I started out building bikes with my Father-in-law and some friends in a small shop, which grew into what Bonneville Customs is today.” Impressively, ‘BC’ is an after-hours concern where friends and family get together and build custom motorcycles for themselves. “We...
Tags: Montana, Ebay, Idaho, Motorcycles, Kardashian, Indian, Scout, Classic, Vegas, Jon, Andrew Jones, Racer, Bobber, 1941, Jon MacDowell, Bonneville Custom


FILTHY RICH. Darizt’s ‘Royal Dirt’ Enfield Speedway Racer

Written by Marlon Slack One of the best damn things to happen to the custom scene in years is the rise of the developing world. Countries in South America, Central America and Southeast Asia have been smashing builds out of the park. Builds driven by a level of craftsmanship and dedication that leave westerners in their wake. Nobody shows it better than Indonesia’s Darizt Design and their latest creation, a Royal Enfield 350 speedway replica dubbed ‘Royal Dirt’. The bike itself is the resu...
Tags: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Motorcycles, Classic, Speedway, Pirelli, Agus, South America Central America, VMX, Racer, Royal Enfield, Bobber, Royal Enfield Indonesia, Classic 350, Darizt, Enfield Speedway


THE X PISTOL. Gasoline Culture’s ‘XT Punk’ BMW Sprintracer

Written by Andrew Jones Interested in building yourself a sprint racer? If your brain works anything like Germany‘s Jo Hecht, then here’s a handy set of instructions for you to follow. Take one 1978 BMW R100R RS. Add an aircraft’s propeller spinner, a Yamaha XT500 tank, a Porsche RS spoiler, a Harley fender, a bunch of handmade aluminium parts and then mix it all together with equal parts deft technical know-how and snarling Sid Vicious attitude. Then bake it in the heat of an eighth mile spr...
Tags: Milan, Germany, Porsche, Motorcycles, Sprint, Bmw, Classic, Stuttgart, Biarritz, Harley, Yamaha, Jo, SEB, Beemer, Porsche Carrera, Lorentz


STROKE OF LUCK. Underground Custom’s ‘74 Yamaha TZ250 Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Trust us. When it comes to finding amazing bikes in weird places, we at the House of Burnt Pipes have pretty much heard it all before. Just discovered a unit Triumph in a nearby barn or shed? Pffft! Unless it’s a three-wheeled Brough Superior or a priceless Harley down a toilet, we’ll barely bat an eyelid. So imagine our busy little palpebra superiors when a man called Petros came to us with this, a 70s Yamaha TZ250 production racer that was found in a paralysed man’s ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Australia, Cyprus, Motorcycles, Classic, Harley, Yamaha, Aris, Limassol, Petros, Andrew Jones, Brough Superior, Racer, USA the Netherlands, TZ250


RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 4 – Dandy Riders Festival

  Written by Andrew Jones The abused, tired bikes have been put away. The tyre smoke has wafted out to the Côte d’Azur, the beer has all been drunk and the comedy Sesame Street outfits are now at the dry cleaners. Our favourite race series in the whole entire world – the Sultans of Sprint Challenge – is done and dusted for another année. Who won the Grand Prixes? Who lost? Who went just for the booze and amazing French beaches? Read on, dear sprint fans. Read on… Hosted at the Dandy R...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Race, Motorcycles, Ducati, Nice, Bmw, Event, Kim, Yamaha, Tom, Sakura, Ralph, Hinckley, BMW Motorrad