June 15, 2018
WORDS Iron & Air Staff
The web is full of custom machines that are deserving of spreads in Iron & Air Magazine. We have have a finite number of pages to print on, but luckily we have infinite pixels to populate here for your viewing pleasure. Here's some of our favorite bikes from around the web.
Yamaha YZ450 Flattracker - Hombres Bikes
Everyone has a friend who feels like they can use your place to store their junk once in a while. If you don’t, then you’re probably that friend. For Uwe Kostrewa of Hombrese Bikes in Germany, that junk happened to be an unloved Yamaha SR500 left in his shop for four years by his buddy Patrick. Uwe and Patrick finally decided to carve up the dust collector by lowering the bike front and back, upgrading to a 19” front wheel, shortening and lowering the subframe, building a custom exhaust and manifold, and retrofitting a new tank and custom tail to match. The result is a race-ready yet street-worthy flat tracker wasting the competition rather than wasting space.
"Lock Stock" RE Twin - Royal Enfield
An in-house project for the Royal Enfield team, Lock Stock is a drag bike built around Royal Enfield's all-new, twin-cylinder "smoking barrel" engine, which is being used in the soon-to-come Continental GT and Interceptor models. A custom steel hardtail frame, Öhlins tubes up front, a 40-tooth sprocket on the rear wheel, and a 100 shot of nitrous going into the bored-out engine, machined and built by S&S Cycles ... not too shabby. Lock Stock will make its racing debut at Punk's Peak at Wheels & Waves this weekend.
Yamaha TR1 - A man named Kent
This yummy Yammi TR1 (essentially a chain driven Virago) is a tidy pavement punisher from Sydney Australia. Inspired by the likes of Classified Moto, Kent's 3rd build is the daily rider he's been trying to build since he began riding. This street tracker is covered in lightweight carbon fiber, a Bott Engineering gas tank, R1 USD forks, and big bore kit punching out the stock bore from 980cc up to 1065cc. This looks like the perfect bike to slip between rush hour traffic or escape to the outback for a bit of dust hustlin'. Good work, Kent.