Scott from Retro Moto Co in South Fremantle in Western Australia...

Oct 20 2017





Scott from Retro Moto Co in South Fremantle in Western Australia sent me this email and the pics above to see if one of the major blogs were interested in featuring it. It didn’t get picked up so I’m featuring it here for my followers.

Peter McKiernan knew what he wanted in a bike when he approached us to build him his ultimate CB550. Go before show. The original Honda metallic orange paintwork on side covers and tank could stay, while everything else got upgraded, replaced or modified. We tackled this one in stages, first a no holds barred engine rebuild, top of the line suspension, exhaust system, carb rebuild, new ignition, custom seat and guards. After a few weeks of shaking down the new engine Peter brought it back in for a wide wheel conversion which set the bike over the top. The result is not over the top wild and eye catching, but a classy understated bike that still turns heads, with performance nearing some of the race bikes we build, but keeping enough road manners to ride it daily. In short, we love this bike!

Lots and lots and lots of details and info on this bike, I’m not so good with words and junk so best for them to maybe discuss and pen it however they like, or i can spend more than 2 mins on it and send something better, but this is where my inexperience shows, not sure what they are looking for to get it noticed, I’m always too close to the bikes, i get off on all the tiny details like the modified rearsets that clear by millimeters but work perfectly, or the way the Lossa engineering Yoshimura replica exhaust came out once we cut and welded it to sit a little tighter on the bike (not to mention how it sounds, auditory porn that is) That sort of stuff probably doesn’t come across well in print format though so I assume best left unsaid. Anyway, take a look, see what you think, let us know. (photos by my wife btw, could get bike back for a proper shoot, this was a quick half hour session in Freo one evening)

Cheers mate
Scott

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THE NINTH SON. Beautiful Machines’ ‘Kuro’ Suzuki GS550 Neo-Racer

Oct 20 2017

THE NINTH SON. Beautiful Machines’ ‘Kuro’ Suzuki GS550 Neo-Racer

When Malaysia’s Beautiful Machines found themselves working incredibly long hours preparing two spectacular builds for a show, they decided it couldn’t hurt to another yet another bike to the mix. From the remains of a motorcycle that’s been an old friend to the shop comes this trick neo-racer from one of the original middleweight legends; a 1979 Suzuki GS550 they call Kuro.

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Seventies Citrus - Cleveland HThree Ace 250

Oct 19 2017


We all know the big names in motorcycling. The companies that have pioneered two-wheeled transport for decades. Manufacturers like Triumph, Honda, Harley Davidson and Ducati who are the powerhouses of motorcycle engineering. But what about the new manufacturers? The brands who are trying to get their own slice of the motorcycle market.

One company who has been striving to get their foot in the door for the past 7 years is Cleveland Cyclewerks. Despite a volatile economic climate they’ve managed to stay afloat with their low cost, high-quality approach and now have distributors in 23 countries. As part of their strategy, Cleveland has been working with custom builders around the globe to reimagine their motorcycles and this bike by HThree Custom Garage is their Indonesian dealers latest collaboration.

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Retro Bikes Croatia 1997 Yamaha SR250 “Kokon” – the story Part 1...

Oct 19 2017

















Retro Bikes Croatia 1997 Yamaha SR250 “Kokon” – the story

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Also, new mini led blinkers with a suitable relay were installed, they look great and they are extremely visible despite their size.

The frame was de-tabbed, cleaned of unnecessary stuff and together with the forks, hubs and rims, powdercoated in black (hubs and rims in satin black, all other matte). The tank was painted in semi gloss beautifull paint and it looks and feels superb.

I named the bike Kokon because the word in Japanese is translated as an ancient and modern, which I think suites the bike; it is relatively new but we think we gave it that retro, oldschool vibe…

All in all, we are very pleased with the end result, and we hope builds like this would inspire people here to start riding smaller bikes rather than scooters. We’re convinced that this is the perfect size for a city crowd, with a non demanding base, low consumption and cheap insurance. Never the less, it has 20HP, you can have a blast riding it; we sure did!

The bike is for sale now, you can mention it would be looking for a new owner.

Photos by Vuri Matija Photography 

Best from sunny Croatia,

Zeljko
Retro Bikes Croatia - RBC

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BIG BANG THEORY. Lucky Cat’s ‘Bombinette’ BMW Sprint Racer

Oct 19 2017

BIG BANG THEORY. Lucky Cat’s ‘Bombinette’ BMW Sprint Racer

The European ‘Sultans of Sprint’ race series is open to anyone with an air-cooled European twin and a penchant for insanity. Rather than just awarding points for running the quickest time down the short-range drag strip, extra marks are given for bike presentation, hair-raising moments on the track and how much the support crew drinks the night before the race meet. Having another crack at the title is France’s Lucky Cat Garage with their incredible Boxer-powered custom dubbed ‘The Bombinette’.

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