Forty years is a long time in motorcycles, and where once upon a time a manufacturer could have a successful touring bike by just bolting a big motor into an existing frame, these days people want all the creature comforts of a first-class flight. But that is where hot rodding comes in, taking that basic combination of a thumping engine in a simple chassis and stripping it back, making it quick and customising it to call it your own. On a mission to build such a project at home to test out the full suite of his mechanical skills, Geoffrey Viola went on the hunt for a big block bike and has taken this 1980 Yamaha XS1100 all the way to create a slice of Americana in the heart of Europe.
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The same thing happened every year. I’d promise myself that I’d go to Australia’s Machine Show and then at the very last minute the reality of travelling three hours south of Sydney would kick me in the family jewels. With a six-hour round trip, it’d either be a seriously big day or I’d have to organise accommodation…
Customizers “Anvil Motociclette” engaged in the construction of the brutal and uncompromising motorcycle for beginners as well as for experienced riders. Custom Honda CB500 1979 is a typical project of Anvil Motociclette”. This new project […]
Cafe racer Frankenstein built by a Dutch master Theo. He tried to create something integral, using old parts and components. Comparatively speaking, Theo tried to repeat the experience of researchers who created Frankenstein. However, the […]
Chris Booth who is a 33 years old man, is the owner of this bike. Until 28 years of age he thought that he cannot drive a bike. He thought that bike is a dangerous […]
When it comes to building a cafe racer or other, retro motorcycle customizers often look for inspiration in a wide variety of vintage things and try not to use high technology. Toby Grubb and Justin […]