Iron & Resin have organised a series of races at the Ventura Raceway in California in April, May, June, September and November, the part that piqued my interest was the fact that the race is vehicle class: anything.
There’s something about classic flat tracker motorcycles that makes me deeply happy, the chap in this photograph in the lead is wearing the coolest boots, jacket and helmet I’ve seen in a long while.
Deus chose the 007 moniker for this, their bored out 542cc SR400, and it isn’t hard to see why. This is a very menacing, very big bellied Japanese chap.
I’ll be sending pictures of this brilliant, minimalist Yamaha XS 650 Street Tracker over to Rex at Garage Project Motorcycles, he’s been advising me on a project I have planned to build an XS650 Tracker…
The custom Sportster is one of those types of motorcycles that can really go either way. I’ve seen beautiful examples and I’ve seen garish and raked out hack jobs that’ve made me want to set them alight, just to put them out of their misery.
Roland Sands Design took the newish Harley-Davidson Blackline Softail and built the bike that the designers at Harley would have built, if they didn’t have to answer to middle management and bean counters.
Anyone who’s been reading Silodrome for a while will know of my undying passion for flat tracker motorcycles, the guys at Co-Built Motorcycles have taken their own passion for the bikes to its inevitable conclusion, they build their own. And then they race them.
Deus Ex Machina have produced some of the coolest modern day flat trackers currently on the road and this W650 is no exception, something about the look of a classic flat tracker appeals to me greatly, I’m not sure if it’s the mud-flinging capabilities, the promise of long rides down empty beaches or the fact that the lack of a rear seat means I have an excuse not to lug the Mrs around with me (which I’m joking about if she reads this).
We’ve been wanting to feature Garage Project Motorcycles for some time here on Silodrome, the brilliant Perth based custom motorcycle builder has been turning out great looking bikes since 2009 and now that 2 of their builds have been featured on both BikeExif and Pipeburn, we’re going to bring you their first ever build, a Kawasaki W650 Street Tracker.
Deus Ex Machina are becoming exceedingly good at customising the Yamaha Scorpio 225, this latest creation dubbed “The Flug” is a great example of what can be achieved when all the superfluous plastic
The BSA B25 Starfire was originally produced between 1968 and 1970, the mechanically simple 250cc single cylinder has been a very popular “fun bike” for thousands of Brit bike enthusiasts over the ensuing 40 years.
The happiest times I ever had as a kid were trips to the speedway with the old man, a bucket of stale popcorn and a sip of Dad’s beer, nothing beats it.