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 XT500 Scrambler - 654 Motors
Based in Stockholm, Sweden and known for their surf shop, we love what the guys from 654 Motors did to this twin-valve single cylinder Yamaha XT 500. The XT 500 was released in 1975, became an instant hit, and laid the groundwork for later XT bikes including the current dual-sport XT660Z. It’s a capable base to build a snow shredder for when the Swedish surf is down (yeah, there's some good surf in Sweden, look it up!).
Bolt Motor Co. - A Track Inspired Honda CB750
Bolt Motor Company’s 1984 CB 750F Super Sport was built to celebrate 19-year-old EuroFormula driver Leonardo Pulcini’s championship winning season. “The goal was to create a mix between a cafe racer and a racing motorcycle, while looking as close as possible to the car Leonardo raced with,” says sporting director Adrian Campos. So does Leonardo like the bike? “At the moment he is still my driver, so I don’t allow him to ride bikes!” says Adrián. His father will put the miles on it until he retires.
Bernhard Naumann (Blechmann) - BMW R nineT "Giggerl"
Benrhard Naumann, known as the ‘Tin Man’ gets his inspiration from tinkering. He applied his creative sheet metal work to produce this futuristic take on the BMW R nineT. When it came to naming the bike, his friends mentioned the bodyshell on the front was reminiscent of a chicken head. After taking that input into consideration he says, "I decided to call the machine 'Giggerl'." The German word for chicken. We think it's "clucking" great...