Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

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Usually when we feature a custom motorcycle the builder of the bike goes to great lengths to stress how many parts of the bike were hand-fabricated – So it was interesting to get an email from Nathaniel Salzman of Salzmoto explaining to me he just built a bike using 100% off the shelf parts –…

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Ducati Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler Motorbike

The long rumoured Ducati Scrambler was unveiled by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer at INTERMOT in Germany yesterday, this is a bike we’ve been hearing about for years although as it turns out – none of the rumours were particularly accurate. The most persistent Ducati Scrambler rumour was that it was going to be a slightly…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

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This feature was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of Auto Fabrica. It makes a nice change when custom bike builders write the words to accompany their creation – and it allows the reader a chance to see deeper into the process than would otherwise be possible. The Original type 3 was a bike which…

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On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday is a film that needs no introduction, however if you’re unfamiliar with it a brief blurb would look like this: Released in 1971 the documentary On Any Sunday was directed by Bruce Brown and co-produced by Brown and Steve McQueen – who also partially funded the film. It provided a unique look…

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Cafe Racers – The Collection

Yamaha Cafe Racer

The team at eBay Motors have commissioned Silodrome to create a series of Collections of various motor related subjects – Everything in the Collections is currently for sale on eBay. The Cafe Racer is a genre of motorcycle that has its roots in late-1950s Britain, they started out as stock bikes that had been stripped…

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Harley-Davidson Ironhead Chopper

Harley-Davidson Chopper

I don’t tend to feature choppers on Silodrome very often, there are a few reasons for this but generally speaking I try to avoid motorcycles that are built with a focus on form before function and sadly, many modern choppers are little more than metal flake show ponies. It wasn’t always like this though, when…

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BMW Scrambler by Officine Rossopuro

BMW Scrambler

I’m not sure if I’m stuck in some kind of Baader-Meinhof loop, but I seem to be constantly discovering new BMW scramblers, and I could swear they’re constantly getting better. In fact the one you see here has quickly become my new favourite. Officine Rossopuro is an Italian custom motorcycle garage that many of you…

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Kawasaki W650 by Motovida

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The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle that quickly earned itself a place amongst the modern breed of retro motorcycles with 21st-century engineering – a genre that has consistently out-performed manufacturer’s expectations since it began in the late 1990s. The similarity between the Kawasaki W650 and the Triumphs of the late ’60s is no mistake, in…

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