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This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse

In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era. For VTR Customs boss Dani Weidmann, though, there’s an even deeper connection. Back in the 80s, 17-year-old Dani took an apprenticeship at a company called Meier & Lutziger—the Swiss importer of Rickman frames and parts. Dani fell in love with the classy design of these throwback sleds. When the VTR Customs cr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Rickman, Dani, Stefano, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Wilbers, Brauchli, VTR Customs


Feel the Illinoise: A DR-Z400 for the streets of Chicago

Federal Moto have  the Midas touch. The builds coming out of their Chicago workshop are sharp-edged, compact and big hits with our readers. But sometimes, success can be a double-edged sword. After releasing ‘The Sunshine State of Mind’ SR500 in 2016, Federal were bombarded with requests for a replica build. “But there’s no fun in building the same bike twice,” says lead builder Mike Müller. “We love the support, but we also want our clients to have a one-of-a-kind bike.” So Federal genera...
Tags: Facebook, Chicago, Motorcycles, Honda, Scrambler, Sc, Moto, Yamaha, Mike, Karoo, Mike Muller, Suzuki, CDI, Hella, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles


BOXER BULLION. Untitled’s ‘Silver City’ BMW R80 Street Scrambler

Written by Marlon Slack We’ve had more airheads through here than a cheerleading college. We’ve had bobbers, choppers, cafe racers, trackers and everything in between. So we here at Pipeburn can pick a killer R-series BMW build from a mile away. And here’s one of the best, a glorious BMW R80 by Untitled Motorcycles dubbed the Silver City. It’s been a bittersweet twelve months for the crew at Untitled. Business has been kicking over nicely at their London and San Francisco offices, but last...
Tags: Facebook, London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Bmw, Classic, Scrambler, Dakar, Kawasaki, Silver City, Anita, Adam, Brembo, Beemer, Pipeburn, R80


FORREST THUMP. Red Clouds’ Twin Yamaha XT500 Enduros

Written by Marlon Slack The Red Clouds Collective are a Portland-based outfit that make bomb-proof waxed cotton moto gear. They make pants, shirts, bags, panniers and tool rolls that are harder wearing and longer lasting than their owners could ever be. And luckily for us Seth and Casey Neefus, head honchos at Red Clouds, also use the business as a front for making gorgeous custom bikes, like this pair of incredible Yamaha XT500s. “We were at a swap meet at the Portland International Racew...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Portland, Classic, Scrambler, Yamaha, Casey, Seth, PIAA, VMX, Enduro, Portland International Raceway, Pipeburn, XT500, Red Clouds Collective, Casey Neefus


November Customs’ Ducati Scrambler 350 Restomod

Most custom shops have a bike or two quietly lurking in the corner. They’re usually personal projects that only get attention during gaps between ‘real’ jobs. And that’s the story of this charming 1974 Ducati Scrambler 350. Paul and Linda—the husband and wife team at November Customs—first spotted the Ducati when a nearby shop imported it from Spain. They literally bought it as it was being off-loaded, with the intention of giving it a light sprucing. But once they had it road legal and regis...
Tags: UK, England, Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Smiths, Jaguar, Customs, Firestone, Scrambler, PAUL, Linda, KTM, Custom Motorcycles, Ducati Scrambler, Restomod


PIPEBURN REVIEW: Triumph’s 2019 Scrambler 1200 XE

Written by Mark Hawwa “THIS IS NOT A SCRAMBLER!” is what I shout to myself on repeat as I hit the first few corners of the famous Great Ocean Road in Australia’s south-east. Not a car in sight, my right wrist is only just warming up. Luckily, my hands are already comfortable thanks to the bike’s heated grips. From corner to corner, the 2019 Triumph Scrambler XE consistently proves that it was not only made to conquer the dirt, but the bitumen too. The gold forks mean that this is the serio...
Tags: Google, Review, Australia, Motorcycles, Steve McQueen, Scrambler, Triumph, Great Ocean Road, Tarmac, Swiss Army, Brembo, Monza, Showa, Jeff Crow, Scrambler XE, Mark Hawwa


ZEE WHIZ. BGM Cafe Racer’s ’78 Kawasaki Z400 Street Scrambler

Written by Marlon Slack BGM Cafe Racers’ Tonie Wishart is trying to redeem himself. Years ago his father brought a bike home, an old Kawasaki G4TR 100, which Tonie successfully pulled apart and unsuccessfully put back together. Now, years later and with a hell of a lot more experience under his belt, Tonie and the team from BGM have turned out this, a cracking 1979 Kawasaki Z400 street scrambler. It’s even more impressive when you consider the donor bike they were working with. “I bought i...
Tags: Ebay, Motorcycles, United Kingdom, Classic, Scrambler, Tracker, Stratford, Den, Kawasaki, Clive, Brembo, Geert, BGM, Tonie, BGM Cafe Racers, Z400


Tastemaker: A Scrambler built by the Editor of Meta

Ben Giese is a man of exceptional taste. As the creative director and editor-in-chief of the aesthetically superior motorcycle magazine, Meta, he has to be. But he’s also a rider, who grew up racing motocross. So when his 2017-model Triumph Scrambler went under the knife, both form and function vied for top spot. “I wanted to transform it into a true ‘scrambler‘ that could take me well beyond the paved city streets of Denver, and deep into the mountains and deserts of the Southwest,” Ben t...
Tags: UK, California, Motorcycles, Customs, Denver, Scrambler, Ben, Joshua Tree, Woody, Scandinavian, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Motogadget, Shinko, Triumph motorcycles, British Customs


BAJA HAHA. Moto Adonis’ Mad BMW R1100 Enduro Racer

Written by Andrew Jones What do you get when you take a big serve of America’s world-class automotive obsession and crossbreed it liberally with the Mexican tradition of going loco and not giving a damn? Why, you get Baja – that’s what. Mother of countless cool off-road trends, the Baja 1000 was founded in 1967 by American florist Ed Pearlman and it has gone on to tickle the fancy of bike, car, truck, ATV and buggy fans alike. And it’s not just the Yanks that worship at this Temple of Sands. ...
Tags: Facebook, America, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Baja, Bmw, Scrambler, Rogers, Tyler Durden, Deutsch, Brembo, Netherland, Yanks, Andrew Jones, Akrapovic, Daan


What if … Kawasaki had built a scrambler?

Think of a classic scrambler, and a Triumph desert sled probably comes to mind. BSA and Matchless also made pretty good scramblers, and Honda had its CL series. But the other Japanese marques were noticeably absent. This stunning W650 hints at the missed opportunity. What if Kawasaki had got down and dirty with its W series in the 60s and 70s? Machines that, after all, were copies of a BSA. This thoroughly hoon-able W650 scrambler is the work of Mark Huang, who runs a moto parts business i...
Tags: Motorcycles, Madagascar, Honda, Scrambler, Bsa, Mark, Kawasaki, Taipei Taiwan, JEFFREY, Koni, Winston Yeh, Custom Motorcycles, Keihin, Kawasaki motorcycles, Kawasaki W650, Matchless


SERIAL THRILLER. Eastern Spirit Garage’s Honda Dominator Motocrosser

Written by Martin Hodgson It’s always the quiet and unassuming ones you have to keep an eye on, for years folks thought Ted Bundy was an average Joe. Not quite so lethal, although still the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing is the Honda Dominator, that enjoyed a 15 year production run. But to truly turn it into a killer you have to get its gear off and the NX650 has blossomed in the custom bike scene. So when a client approached Eastern Spirit Garage with a desire for a motocross-inspired b...
Tags: Motorcycles, Poland, Honda, Classic, Scrambler, Domi, SHL, Ted Bundy, Motocross, CRF, Honda Dominator, Martin Hodgson, Enduro, Dominator, Eastern Spirit Garage, Eastern Spirit


SNOW PATROL. Number 8 Wire’s Cool Honda CL350 Desert Sled

Written by Andrew Jones My kids recently took much pleasure in tripping me up with some trivia they had learnt in school. “What’s the largest desert in the world?” they quizzed, with a smug look on their faces. “The Sahara,” I proclaimed, confidently. “Wrong. It’s Antarctica!” they squealed. Of course, the little shits were right. Most people think that deserts are hot and dry, but really it’s just a lack of precipitation that defines them. So when I saw this snow-bound ‘Desert Sled’ from Mon...
Tags: Montana, Oregon, US, Harley Street, Motorcycles, Antarctica, Portland, West Coast, Honda, Classic, Scrambler, Anthony, Colin, Andrew Jones, CONE, CL350


New from Diamond Atelier: The ‘Groot’ BMW scramblers

In the premier league of custom builders, Diamond Atelier’s place is secure. The sleek creations of the Munich workshop look better than most factory-built show bikes—and they’re perfectly usable too. But Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder don’t just design one-offs. Their ‘Mark II’ BMW café racers are in limited production, offering a faster and more affordable way to obtain that Diamond Atelier magic. And they’ve now just launched another ‘family’ of limited production BMWs, a series of styli...
Tags: Facebook, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Tom, CNC, Pablo, Tony Stark, Viktoria, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Mikuni, Motogadget, Hedon


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 13 January, 2019

Ever heard of the Suzuki XF650 Freewind before? Neither had we, but we love this custom scrambler from the Netherlands. We’ve also got a Buell M2 Cyclone that actually looks attractive, and a Honda CR750 racer priced at a quarter of a million dollars—and worth every cent. Buell M2 Cyclone by Officine Urgani Even the most ardent Buell fanboy would have to admit that the M2 Cyclone is an ugly bike, even by Buell’s admittedly variable standards. The M2 wasn’t a bad bike though, and with 91 hp...
Tags: Japan, Germany, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Las Vegas, Bmw, Honda, Scrambler, Harley Davidson, Joe, Eindhoven, Harley, Martin, Daytona, Brembo


Kalahari: A custom Africa Twin from Maria Motorcycles

The Honda XRV750 Africa Twin is almost thirty years old, and fast approaching legend status. So most Honda fanatics will probably baulk at the thought of customizing one. Luis Correia and his crew at Maria Motorcycles weren’t keen to cut into their client’s 1992 Africa Twin either. But it wasn’t just down to reverence for the adventure sports icon. “We accepted reluctantly,” Luis explains, “because a bike like this is not a walk in the park to make. There are lots of limitations when deal...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Maria, Scrambler, Dakar, Luis, Luis Correia, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Africa Twin, Renthal, HEL, Maria Motorcycles, Honda scrambler, Africa Twin Kalahari


Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike

We love seeing ugly ducklings turned into graceful swans. After all, anyone can make a Ducati SportClassic look good—but a cheap 1980s commuter bike is a completely different ball game. This ice-cool little scrambler started life as a Honda CB250 RS, a plasticky but well-made runabout that was popular in the UK and Europe. You can still find them on the secondhand market, and they’re a bargain at about US$1,500. That makes the air-cooled single perfect for a low-cost, big-value custom job—...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Budapest, Hungary, Motorcycles, Ducati, Denmark, Honda, Scrambler, Suzuki, Heidenau, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles


HERE COMES THE SUN. Mecano Motorshop’s ’83 Suzuki GS450T Brat Scrambler

Written by Andrew Jones I’ve got a theory that the Northern Hemisphere is sometimes better than the Southern for custom bikes due to the long, harsh winters. Without wanting to sound too ‘hemispherist’, here in the south you can ride 365 days a year – as long as you don’t mind a bit of sweaty leather stink. But what to do when you’re forced to hunker down for 4 months of winter? Why, you build customs and dream of what you’ll be doing come the thaw. Customs like this simple yet classic Suzuki...
Tags: Usa, Motorcycles, Customs, Montreal, Quebec, Scrambler, Mcqueen, Oliver, Northern Hemisphere, Olivier, CNC, Suzuki, Brat, Andrew Jones, Mecano, GS450


EXTENDED REVIEW: 2018 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 & Vitpilen 701

Written by Marlon Slack These bikes are nothing if not divisive. You’ll either think they’re the best looking motorcycles on the market or you’re just plain wrong. To my eyes they’re so damn striking I can’t help but love them.  But you’ve probably already made your mind up about their looks. And as distinctive as they are, they’re also bloody strange beasts that sit in weird, confused end of the market. Not just because of their looks. They’re oddities. They’re both singles. They’re both b...
Tags: Review, US, Motorcycles, Sydney, Bmw, Delhi, Duke, Scrambler, Buenos Aires, Husqvarna, KTM, Café Racer, Husqvarna Svartpilen, Geoff Baldwin, Svart, Svartpilen


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


FOUND IN TRANSLATION. Ironwood Custom’s ‘The Interpreter’ BMW R100R Scrambler

Written by Martin Hodgson From the very early days of the internet, pictures of badly translated signs and text from around the globe have been a favourite. Things have improved somewhat with the help of translating software but there is no such tool for extracting the creative ideas from one mind and implanting them into another. So when a client approached Ironwood Customs with very specific demands, the pressure was on head honcho Arjan van den Boom to deliver. But his ability to decipher ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Bmw, The Netherlands, Classic, Scrambler, PAUL, Brembo, Monza, Brat, Marcel, Ironwood, Heidenau, Arjan, Martin Hodgson


LIGHTNING MCQUEEN. Greg Hageman’s Tribute Husqvarna SM 610 Scrambler

Written by Marlon Hodgson Provenance; a word usually reserved for the fine art connoisseurs amongst us, but recently it proved the difference between a motorcycle selling for less than two grand and a quarter of a million dollars. That particular bike was Steve McQueen’s very own Husqvarna 400 Cross that he rode in the groundbreaking classic, On Any Sunday. But rather than bid at auction, another wise collector with four Hageman Motorcycles already in his garage decided to go straight to the ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ohio, Steve McQueen, West Coast, Scrambler, Mcqueen, Continental, Husqvarna, Sachs, Greg, Hageman, Brembo, Hageman Motorcycles, Marzocchi, Keihin FCR


MOTHER NATURE’S FUN. Erikson Bautista’s Wild Honda XR200 Adventurer

Written by Andrew Jones Being the custom bike freaks that we all are, it’s easy to forget that it’s not always about the bike. Sometimes it’s that perfect combination of bike, landscape, and weather that just comes together to make those bucket list moments you’ll be smiling about in your final hours. It’s not about the bike being king of the hill and tearing up all it surveys. Rather, it’s about the right tool for the job. Something that’s working together in harmony with everything else to ...
Tags: Indonesia, Adventure, Motorcycles, Honda, Scrambler, Manila, Adventurer, Eric, Lombok, Andrew Jones, Swiss Army Knife, Enduro, XR200, Erikson Bautista, Erickson Bautista, Tokwa Party


SG-411: A Royal Enfield Himalayan from Smoked Garage

The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been creeping into showrooms around the world by stealth. Originally designed to be a simple, mid-size ADV for the Indian market, it’s now on sale in the USA and Europe. Custom builders love simplicity, which makes the Himalayan a good candidate for stripping down without getting bricked by an electronics glitch. So the UK arm of Royal Enfield called up Bali’s finest, Smoked Garage. “The Himalayan’s all-terrain capability makes it perfect for a flat tracker...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, UK, Bali, Motorcycles, Carmichael, Scrambler, Nicko, Dunlop, Ohlins, Custom Motorcycles, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Nissin, Royal Enfield, Motogadget, Army Green


PUNCH DRUNK. Pap N Mam’s Boxer Kawasaki W400 Scrambler

Written by Andrew Jones After almost ten years of blogging about custom bikes, we’re pretty confident we could count the instances of builders who have made their own engines on one hand; even a hand that’d taken a trip through a rear chain and sprocket. Put simply, it almost never happens. And why would it? The engineering required to do something like that is only in reach for the manufacturers themselves. Or is it? Well, for Indonesia‘s Pap N Mam Modified, making their own engine was such ...
Tags: Indonesia, Motorcycles, Scrambler, Tracker, Mam, Kawasaki, CNC, Hendra, Andrew Jones, Moto Guzzi, Kustomfest, Pap & Mam, W175, Boxer Kawasaki, Pap N Mam, Kawasaki Boxer


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

Written by Martin Hodgson 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! Many moons ago one such youngster witnessed such a sight and it was a Yamaha XT500 that had taken centre stage. Now ready to occupy the lead role in his youthful fantasy, he called Sean Skinner of Hamilton, Virginia’s Moto...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Virginia, Motorcycles, Classic, Scrambler, Yamaha, Sean, Suzuki, Ikon, Mitas, Hella, Martin Hodgson, Nissin, Enduro, Sean Skinner


Plug and Play: A scrambler kit for the BMW R nine T

One of the BMW R nineT’s biggest strengths is its modular construction. You can unbolt the rear part of the frame, and unplug sections of the wiring harness without bricking the electronics. It’s good news for pro builders, and even better news for weekend warriors who want to change things up without too much sweat. The German custom shop Hookie Co. has now exploited this feature with a sharp new scrambler kit for the BMW R nineT. And the bike you see here can be built in an afternoon by any...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Scrambler, Nico, Alcantara, Bates, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Metzeler Karoo, Nico Muller, Hookie Co, Antigravity Lithium


SON OF A GUN. Colt Wrangler‘s KTM 390 Duke Scrambler

Written by Marlon Slack ‘Colt Wrangler Lyons.’ With a name like that, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t come from Texas. Based out of New Braunfels, in the North Eastern corner of San Antonio, this charismatically named 26-year-old turned his hobby of hacking and slashing at motorcycles into a business in 2015. And he’s been pulling in a steady amount of work since. His latest creation is this, a tight little Scrambler built around a brand-spankin’ new KTM 390 Duke. Colt’s previous work had...
Tags: Texas, Motorcycles, Honda, Duke, San Antonio, Scrambler, New Braunfels, Yamaha, Facebook Instagram, KTM, KTM Duke, Mr Lyon, Colt Wrangler, Duke 390, Marlon Slack ` Colt Wrangler Lyons, Duke Colt


BIRD OF PRAY. Titan’s ‘Blue Falcon’ Yamaha MT-01 Dirtfighter

Written by Marlon Slack Austria’s Titan Motorcycles make all manner of madness. They turn cylinder heads backwards, fabricate parts from scratch and tackle every style of build. They do amazing one-of-a-kind customs and ultra clean restomods. We adore everything the mad pair of Michael Siebenhofer and Tom Possod do. And we love their latest creation, a heavyweight Yamaha MT-01 Dirtfighter dubbed the ‘Blue Falcon’. For this build Titan’s reputation preceded them and the client knew exactly ...
Tags: Facebook, Austria, Motorcycles, Fighter, Scrambler, Titan, Yamaha, Streetfighter, MT-01, Tom Possod, Michael Siebenhofer, Clemens Humeniuk, Marlon Slack Austria, Shenfu


Mean and Green: A Tasmanian Triumph Scrambler custom

Since its introduction in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler has been a standout in the marque’s modern classics rage. Its easygoing nature and effortlessly cool desert sled vibe have ensured continued popularity. But there’s always room for improvement. That was Jim Robinson‘s sentiment at least, when he got his hands on a 2008-model Scrambler. Jim’s a British graphic designer and photographer who spent fifteen years in Sydney before recently relocating to Hobart, Tasmania. “Tasmania undoubtedly...
Tags: US, Green, Motorcycles, Sydney, Tasmania, Sam, Scrambler, PAUL, Tony, Jim, Hobart Tasmania, Suzuki, Behr, Heidenau, Custom Motorcycles, Mikuni


ELECTRIC LOVE – Tarform Motorcycles

We obviously have a fondness for combustion engines. We love the smell, the noise and even the odd pipe burn. But we don’t have to look into a crystal ball to see that electric motorcycles will play a big role in the future of the motorcycle industry. A few years ago, Tarform Motorcycles saw the huge potential for e-motorbikes and decided to build ‘the motorcycle of the future’. Tarform are an automotive start-up company based both in Brooklyn, New York and Stockholm, Sweden. After building a ...
Tags: New York, Tesla, Brooklyn, Motorcycles, Electric, Scrambler, Brooklyn New York, Stockholm Sweden, Café Racer, e-Bike, Taras Kravtchouk, Tarform, Tarform Motorcycles, NewLab Innovation Centre, Taras Tarform Motorcycles, Keino Cycles