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Honda NX 650 Dominator Scrambler

Honda NX 650 Scrambler

[:es]Una vieja Honda NX 650 Dominator fue el punto de partida de esta scrambler compacta, ágil y confiable. El chasis se recortó hacia abajo y el bastidor auxiliar completamente reconstruido a partir de cero. Las ruedas fueron reemplazados con un 18 “la delantera y 17” de la parte trasera. Las ruedas se tomaron de una Aprilia Motó 6.5. El depósito es de una Honda NSR 75cc de1987 igualmente raro e interesante. El amortiguador trasero es de una Suzuki GSX y ha reducido la altura de manera significativa, por lo que es más fácil para el piloto de dominar el dominador.

Honda NX 650 Dominator

Ocultar el sistema eléctrico, la batería y todos sus componentes era un desafío particular. La solución de los chicos fue montar la CDI en la caja de herramientas, y construir una caja para la batería y el circuito de arranque bajo el asiento. La pieza final del rompecabezas eléctrica era ocultar la caja de fusibles hábilmente dentro del tubo principal del chasis.

Honda NX 650 Dominator

 

Honda NX 650 Dominator

Más información en Octupus Soul Bikes osbsoulbikes.blogspot.com Fotos de Josep Maria L.Blanes[:en]A good old Honda NX 650 Dominator was the starting point for this compact, agile and reliable scrambler.  The frame was trimmed down and the subframe completely re-built from scratch. The wheels were replaced with an 18″ up front and a 17″ out back.  The wheels were taken from an Aprilia Motó 6.5, now there’s a rare bike.  Has anyone done something interesting with one of those yet?  The tank is from an equally rare and interesting 1987 Honda NSR 75cc.  The rear shock absorber is from a Suzuki GSX and has reduced the ride height significantly, making it easier for the rider to dominate the dominator.

Honda NX 650 Dominator

Hiding the electrics, battery and all of it’s components was a particular challenge. The solution the guys came up with was to mount the CDI in the toolbox, and build a case for the battery and starter circuit under the seat.  The final piece of the electrical jigsaw was to hide the fuse box cleverly inside the main frame tube.

Honda NX 650 Dominator

The front and the rear mudguards, the seat unit, and the design and paint job were all done by the clearly very talented OSB crew.  And it’s the aesthetics that really push this tracker right to the top of the pile.  Many a builder can make a Dommie lighter and more agile, few can give them a look as spot on as this one.

Honda NX 650 Dominator

Sometimes it’s best to let the builder sum up his work in his own words.  That’s definitely the case this time as Jordi says his aim was to “create a bike that we would like to have between our legs, but could also park in the living room.”  Thanks Jordi, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Honda NX 650 Dominator

More info in Octupus Soul Bikes osbsoulbikes.blogspot.com Photos by Josep Maria L.Blanes[:]

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Harley Davidson XR 1200 Cafe Racer

[:es]Ya en 2008, la Harley XR 1200 tenía todo a su favor. Lanzado en Europa, pero con un aire estadounidense, fue un guiño a la XR750 muy querido.

Muchas revistas americanas hablaron sobre la XR, citando el motor de 91 cv y la suspensión de calidad. Ellos clamaron por la moto para que se llevase a Estados Unidos y al año siguiente se les concedió sus deseos.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

Pero las ventas fueron misteriosamente pobres, y la XR 1200 fue cayendo. ¿Por qué? Probablemente porque el peso era demasiado elevado (250kg aprox).

En esta moto han puesto sus manos los maestros en el Café Racer Dreams. El tanque fluye en el asiento, y la postura es larga y baja. Casi todos los elementos brillantes han desaparecido, y la XR 1200 se ve mucho mejor.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

Lo más destacado es el amplio e impecable tanque de aluminio, una colaboración con Pablo y Carlos Delgado de la fundición Valtorón. El logotipo del estilo de 1970 es un toque retro fresco.
La cola de la XR fue desechada, sustituida por un subchasis compacto y un asiento de cuero.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

La suspensión de la parte trasera es un par de amortiguadores Öhlins, que elevan la moto. La postura es un poco más alta en la parte trasera y ligeramente inferior en la parte delantera.
Nunca nadie se quejó de la potencia del motor XR 1200, por lo que los componentes internos del motor se han dejado intactos. El sistema de escape impresionante es un Remus PowerCone con el silenciador pintado para que coincida con la pintura del motor.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

Un faro compacto de una Ducati Monster se ha puesto en las horquillas.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

[:en]Back in 2008, the Harley XR 1200 had everything going for it. Launched in Europe but styled with an American flat track vibe, it was a nod to the much-loved XR750.

American magazines went gaga over the XR, citing the 91-horsepower engine and quality suspension. They clamored for the bike to be released in the States, and the following year their wishes were granted.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

But sales were mysteriously slow, and the XR 1200 was quietly dropped for the 2013 model year. Why? Probably because the man-in-the-street found the weight too high at 550 pounds—and the looks were more than a little goofy.

Those looks have now been fixed by the master surgeons at Café Racer Dreams. The tank flows into the seat, and the stance is long and low—rather than high-and-mighty. Nearly all the shiny bits are gone, and the XR 1200 looks much the better for it.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

The highlight is the broad, impeccably sculptured aluminum tank—a collaboration with Pablo and Carlos Delgado of the Valtorón foundry. The 1970s-style logo is a cool retro touch, reminiscent of the AMF-era tank designs.

The heavyset tail unit of the stock XR 1200 was binned, replaced by a compact subframe and a Manx-style one-piece leather seat.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

Suspending the rear end is a pair of Öhlins shocks, which reportedly lift the handling to new heights. The stance is subtly altered too: slightly higher at the rear and slightly lower at the front. The forks conceal revised springs to tighten up the handling.

No one ever complained about the power delivery of the XR 1200 motor, so the engine internals have been left alone. There’s a K&N intake, and the stunning exhaust system is a Remus PowerCone—with a blacked-out muffler to match the heavy patina of the engine paint.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

A compact Ducati Monster headlight is set into the forks, maintaining the immaculate lines. A modified fascia houses the original tachometer, which is now centered in front of the rider; the speedo has been relocated to the left-hand fork leg.

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

We reckon this is the bike the XR 1200 should have been from the start: A long-wheelbase stealth bomber, pitched against the Japanese heavyweights and the likes of Moto Guzzi’s Griso.

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Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Racer – Macco Motors

‘Trailer Queen’. We’ve all heard the phrase before. It implies that a bike has been customised to the point where it just can’t be ridden. Hell, if you believe some of the more mainstream motorcycle writers you’d think that just about any kind of personalisation or customisation somehow renders a bike freakishly unsuitable for anything bar a once-yearly wobble around the block. But in our minds, that’s the opposite of the truth. The fact is that the manufacturers are forced to make hundreds of ‘one size fits all’ decisions on every bike they make. Be it for budget, new rider or even regulatory considerations, there’s no way a mass-produced bike can be perfect for you unless you make it perfect yourself. And we’re pretty sure that this latest build from Spain’s Maccomotors is a perfect case-in-point.

This rather lovely Guzzi is the latest work of art to out of the Macco Motors Spanish R&D lab. It was a sterile white and tired 2008 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic. Strangely enough, it was these very two things were first on the owner’s list to change. Macco’s answer was a black and olive green brat-tracker they named “Mr Green.”

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José from Macco takes up the story. “This Guzzi had a lot of kilometres on it, because owner David and his girlfriend used to travel on it several times a year all over Europe. To him, usability was very important – the finished bike had to be beautiful and useable. So to start we built a new subframe but kept a two-up seat which was a little thinner and a bit shorter than the stock one.”

They then turned their attention to the rear suspension by adding some very slick Hagon Nitro progressive shocks. At a conservative 1cm lower than the standard units and with more progressive Hagon springs up front, the overall effect is an improvement in both ride quality and visual stance.

“A 12 volt socket located in the new Rizoma handlebars was requested to allow David to easily connect his GPS for long trips. While we were there, we also fitted black Biltwell Kung Fu grips and shorter clutch and brake levers, along with a Bates-style headlight and a new Koso speedometer. We finished the front off with Triumph gaiters, some adhesive black rubber tape and mini turn signals.”

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The boys then got their fibreglass on; factory holes in the tank, side panels and the stock fenders all needed to be covered to ensure the fresh paint would be looking it’s best when applied. Once complete, the fresh paint was applied before new Guzzi branding and a vintage V7 logo were added. “To finish, we mounted a Metzeler Tourance 140 tire on the back, a Dunlop F20 110 up front and then we gilded the lily with some black pipe wrap and a simple yet classic megaphone exhaust.”

Anybody got a V7 they aren’t using? For some reason, we’ve got a sudden urge to make one freakishly unusable for ourselves.

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[Photos by Sergio Ibarra from Semimate]

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BMW K100 Bobber by Chemical Garage

BMW K100 Bobber. Siempre estoy particularmente orgulloso de mostrar las obras de los artesanos y diseñadores cuyas primeras construcciones fueron presentadas en el  Inazuma Cafe. Es el caso de Emiliano Turroni del taller Chemical Garaje en Forlì.

BMW K100 Bobber

Esta BMW K100 ya ha ganado el primer premio del America’s Fun en Reggio Emilia, el primer concurso del Campeonato Motocicletas italiana de productos personalizados…

BMW K100 Bobber

La BMW K100 (1983-1992) es una moto difícil de modificar y personalizar. Emiliano ha reconstruido la moto desde cero. Toda la carrocería, o lo que queda de ella, ha sido reconstruida: el nuevo tanque de aluminio a medida, las nuevas defensas, hechas a mano en aluminio, y los paneles laterales de chapa. El escape está hecho a mano, 4 en 1 con un silenciador de carbono.

BMW K100 Bobber

Ni que decir tiene, las luces se han cambiado con algo mucho más ligero que los originales y el sistema eléctrico se ha rediseñado.

BMW K100 Bobber

Esta impresionante BMW K100 Bobber no deja a nadie indiferente, es un trabajo muy bien hecho, tiene que ser una moto muy divertida de conducir.

BMW K100 Bobber

Como veis, se ha pensado hasta en el último detalle de esta moto. Seguro que a más de uno le da muchas ideas para hacerle a esa vieja BMW K75 o K100 que tiene aparcada en el garaje y hacer algo parecido a esta fantástica BMW K100 Bobber 😉