BSA Spitfire Scrambler

Old bikes like this BSA Spitfire Scramber always hold great appeal for me, given the choice of a modern, plastic-fairing covered dirt bike or this, I’d go BSA everytime. Sure, they might be heavier, less reliable, harder to start and harder to stop but bikes like this have a tangible personality. Some days they’ll be bastards and some days they’ll be saints, as far as I’m concerned, that’s half the fun.

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The Scorpio 225 by Deus Ex Machina

Lightweight, smaller capacity motorcycles are a particular interest of mine, the chuckability and the forgiving nature of bikes like this makes them easy to love. Sure you might not take it out for long highway-centric roadtrips but if you live in a city and need to get around town, you won’t find a better bike that…

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1961 Triumph TR5C

Modern off-road bikes are marvels of modern engineering, they have the power to weight ratio of yellow-cake uranium and motors that keep running no matter what you do to them. I am convinced that after the almost inevitable nuclear apocalypse only cockroaches and dirt-bikes will survive. And it’s touch and go on the cockroaches making…

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Tiger’s Milk II by Deus Bali

Deus Bali is fast becoming one of my favourite custom garages, they specialise in smaller capacity bikes like this 200cc Honda Tiger. The team strip all the superfluous plastic bodywork off and cut the bike down to the bone, then they add hand fabricated custom parts and a killer paint job and sell the bikes to…

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