The 2013 Triumph Scrambler is fitted with a parallel twin, 865cc, air-cooled engine that produces 58hp and a very respectable 50ft-lbs of torque. Carburettors have been discarded in order to meet EU emissions requirements so the engine is now fed by a multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection system with SAI, this has the added benefits of being more fuel efficient and making the bike exceedingly reliable.
Brett over at Hand Made Vintage Customs has a knack for building refreshingly unusual custom motorcycles, this bike is based on a 1980 Yamaha XS400 and it’s a hybrid of both scrambler and tracker schools of motorcycle engineering.
This beautiful Triumph cafe racer/dirt tracker is the most recent creation from Vintage Racers, a Paris based motorcycle club, blog and garage. The first impression the bike gives you is that it’s ready to cross the Maginot Line…
This 1980 BMW R100RS Scrambler nicknamed “Sarge” was built by the talented BMW motorcycle custom house Kevil’s Speed Shop. Kevil’s is run by a friendly Brit named Kevin Hill, he founded the shop and has been an avid lover of motorcycles since his father took him to the Bristol Motorcycle Show in the late-70s.
I have a huge soft spot for Ural motorcycles, the classic styling and staggering toughness of the Ural bikes is legendary. The standard Ural is a sidecar motorcycle and both rear wheels are powered via a shaft drive and a 745cc boxer engine, this model is called the “Ural Solo sT” and it’s the company’s first big foray into 2-wheeled motorcycles.
This rather unique Honda Dominator NX650 represents a design direction that myself and many others wish companies like Honda would embrace for mainstream use.
The scrambler motorcycle genre just doesn’t get enough attention from custom bike builders, cafe racers, choppers and bobbers seem to be hugely popular but I’d love to see a custom shop building nothing but balls-to-the-wall scramblers just like this one.
This shot of McQueen with what appears to be the perfect Triumph Scrambler is one of my favourites as it doesn’t appear scripted or posed.
The Honda CL450 was originally designed to be the “scrambler” version of the much more famous CB450, the CL used the same 444cc DOHC parallel twin but had higher pipes, braced handlebars and slightly more aggressive styling.
This Honda Dominator NX is a new addition to the list, the 650cc single cylinder base model has a loyal fan-base around the world, the bike is famous for it’s reliability and it’s capability to quite literally climb mountains.
The 1973 MV Agusta Electronica Street Scrambler is an unusual model from MV, it was never sold outside Italy having been designed as a Street Scrambler for use in and around the tight, ancient lanes and alleyways of small towns across the country.
They say good things come in threes, so with that in mind, here’s our third BMW motorcycle this week. Dubbed the ‘Lucky 13’ this BMW R100/7 is the latest build out of the garages of Blitz Motorcycles, a France based custom motorcycle garage with a penchant for cafe racers, scramblers and very unusual paint jobs.