Motorcycle News - Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 June, 2018
This custom is LockStock, a bottle-fed dragster based on the Continental GT. Outside of the new engine and some bits of the Conti’s cradle frame, little remains of the stock bike. The subframe has been re-engineered in-house for quarter-mile attack, and the lengthened swingarm no longer swings—it just keeps the bike planted.
In stock form, the 648cc twin musters up 47 hp of puff, but LockStock can take a hit from a little blue bottle for extra oomph. S&S Cycle helped bump power to over 100 hp with bored-out barrels, a competition camshaft and high-comp pistons, taking capacity to 865 cc. Make this available as a kit please, Enfield. [More]
I’m probably showing my age, but a set of twin rectangular sealed beams will pique my interest every time. And despite my hatred of the 80s when I lived through them, the nostalgia is all so very real nowadays. According to shop leader (and former British MX-1 champ) Billy Mackenzie, the styling was influenced by the iconic Ferrari GTO of that era, hence the swooping lines on the tank, the Rosso Corsa colorway, and the aforementioned front end.
There are plenty more details that are worth your time and effort, so it’s a good idea to click on over to Return of the Cafe Racers for the full report.
The K100 he sourced was promptly disassembled, and the transverse mounted engine was treated to a full teardown and rebuild. While the internals were being buttoned up, the Beemer’s frame had all of the tabs ground down, smoothed out and the whole kit was given a fresh coat of black lacquer.
It shows some serious dedication to getting proportions just right, adding depth to the visuals and a flair for the original. Which shouldn’t surprise, since Dr. Joë is also pretty handy with the hot needle too. [More]
If you were at this year’s Bike Shed show, you undoubtedly drooled over the Speed block liveried, monocoque tank and tail that Jody created for this tracker build. The lines are spot on and give this ‘83 Virago a muscular appearance it never had in stock form. More impressively, the sheet metal work is Jody’s first attempt to shape the stuff on a professional build.
Much of Mandello del Lario’s original handiwork has been cast aside. The bodywork is long gone, and the frame has been tweaked to give a flattened, racer stance. Armando Fontes and Victor Rocha looked to Guzzi’s Le Mans for inspiration and did an absolute stellar job on the new subframe, seat and tail section.
Longer travel Bitubo shocks were hitched up to the rear, and the front forks have been rebuilt and renewed for a more sporting ride. This is helped with the more aggressive ergos delivered by the clip-ons and rearsets. Performance has been addressed by that gorgeous under-mount exhaust and a free breathing K&N air filter. [More]
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June 17, 2018 at 12:07PM