Motorcycle News - Custom Bikes Of The Week: 15 July, 2018
‘Engine 25’ is Anthony’s latest creation. He originally had a flat tracker in mind but that plan was scrapped due to timing, parts availability and crucial bodywork that just weren’t going to make it. So he settled on a endurance racer build, and we’re glad he did.
A friend from Project Moto PDX lent Anthony shop space to put things together and New Church Moto began work on that beautiful seat. The result is absolutely stunning, and when it was unveiled at Portland’s The One Show earlier this year, it rightly earned Anthony the Ichiban Award from Yamaha Motor USA. [More]
Any other shop would have their hands full with one Ducati Scrambler on the bench, but deBolex isn’t ‘any other shop.’ And Des and Calum love a challenge. With only three weeks to work something out, the 1100 was quickly sussed and a cafe racer design was sketched out.
The bodywork may look reminiscent of the plastics from Bologna, but every bit of kit here is aluminum, hand hammered, rolled and formed into an expertly crafted bikini fairing, mudguard and perfectly shaped tail.
As Wes reported earlier, the deBolex boys are flirting with the idea of creating limited series builds—and while this 1100 is still a ‘1 of 1’ creation, we hope it previews a future endeavor. [More]
The Meirson engine powering this beaut is a one-off motor that was developed in 1967 by a father-son sidecar team from Australia. At 1,000cc in full race-prep, the V-Twin would develop 160 hp thanks to a F1-derived valve train, a heady 15:1 compression ratio and the go-fast knowledge being flexed by Clarry and Allan Meirs.
The frame is a surgically clean stainless steel unit that absolutely nails the proportions, while making a big twin seem right at home. Silodrome has the whole story on this one and you’d do well to pour a cup o’ joe and head there to read it all.
Shop boss Panu Laakkonen had a vision for his build, based the mid-70s Husqvarna CR360—and in particular its tank. As luck would have it, Panu then found a client with a Husky racing history, who worked with him along the way.
With the tank sourced, Panu made minor modifications to the frame and shortened the swingarm by four centimeters. This not only helped with the aesthetics and stance of the bike, but also made the move to outboard shocks a little easier.
The hoops on both ends are a nimble 17-inch size, which may limit off road abilities but help retain the Husky’s SuMo roots. [More]
Little remains of the hog, save its V-Twin engine. The frame and swingarm are now custom aluminum units, with the frame being modeled on the Fritz Egli style from the 60s. That means the oil now resides in the bike’s beefy spine before being fed into the engine—which is a stressed member—via a vertical rib. Not only has that decluttered the number of hoses, but also helps shed 60 kilos off the weight.
The carbon fiber bodywork had to be laid out twice, because the first attempt wasn’t to the liking of Wei Liya and his crew. The result of their patience and perseverance is a scalloped and flowing tank that meets one of the tidiest tails to ever grace a Harley. [More]
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July 15, 2018 at 12:09PM