Speed ​​Read: A timeless Royal Enfield Continental GT café racer and more

 


metallic green Flavor of the week, with our first two bikes – a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Café Racer and a Triumph Bonneville – both in timeless hues. We also have a wild 1,230cc Suzuki Katana and a brooding custom BMW R100.

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer by Skunk Machine
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 by Skunk Machine Carl Serra of Melbourne’s Skunk Machine is well established in the automotive world, but he also has a knack for building bikes. This Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is their latest creation, and it is a fantastic car.

Carl was approached by a customer named Stu with the idea of ​​making his Continental GT 650 a little more special. Even though the bike was brand new, Stu had some ideas he wanted to bring to life – and Carl was on the same page.

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer by Skunk Machine
First, the factory wheels had to move. In went a set of 17” Excel rims instead, with a custom hub at the front and a 4.5-inch wide rim at the rear. This allowed Carl to fit a 160-section rear tire for a more sporty look; With the new Pirelli Rosso Diablo rubber, we bet it feels sportier too.

Next, Carl designed and built a set of custom front fork clamps. They’re delicate, yet thick, and hold the Motogadget Chronoclassic speedometer so well that you’d think an OEM designed and manufactured the dashboard. Fresh clip-on handlebars house more motogadget goodies, along with Brembo brakes and clutch levers, while custom rear-set foot controls do the trick underneath.

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer by Skunk Machine
The best part about the new yokes is that they now feature a set of 43mm Showa forks from the Triumph Thruxton R, complete with the Thruxton’s huge, radial-mounted Brembo brakes. A set of Icon shocks help smooth out the ride.

The seat is another item that was designed and manufactured by Carl. Constructed entirely from carbon fiber, and with a leather cover from Sam at Majestic Moto, it looks incredible and fits the Continental GT perfectly. An LED taillight complete with turn signal functionality has been integrated at the rear.

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer by Skunk Machine
With all this performance, the engine (though fantastic in stock form) required some extra effort. The bike went the way of Ravelry Cycles for the S&S Cycles 865cc big bore kit, CNC billet throttle body and proper tune. A small, black exhaust was installed to reduce weight and allow the engine to breathe more easily.

Finished in metallic green (inspired by Steve McQueen’s ‘Bullitt’ Mustang) with black and gold accents, this might be the most perfectly proportioned Royal Enfield café racer we’ve seen yet. (Source)

Custom Triumph Bonneville by C+R Moto Company.
Triumph Bonneville by C+R Moto Company. It’s not every day that a Hollywood stuntman and big wave surfer asks you to build a bike for him. But that’s exactly what happened to Clancy Peterson of C+R Moto Company when Jack Kingsley walked through his door. Jack had seen a 3D rendering of a custom Triumph Bonneville online and needed Clancy’s help in bringing it to life.

The donor bike was a bone-stock air-cooled 2008 Triumph Bonneville – but it didn’t stay that way for long. The entire rear end was chopped, with the C+R team engineering the cantilever seat and mono-shock conversion. The custom seat pan was topped by a diamond-stitched leather seat that looked great against the fresh green metallic paint.

Custom Triumph Bonneville by C+R Moto Company.
Since it was all built by hand, C+R teamed up with Hagen in the UK, who created a custom rear shock for the build. The front end was replaced with a set of gold USD forks, which came with twin disc front brakes – a useful upgrade for any older Bonneville. Gold 19F/17R Sun Rim rims are matched to the new forks, with Continental ContiRoadAttack tires providing modern levels of grip.

A Motogadget control box runs the new wiring loom, while a Motogadget speedo is embedded in the top fork clamp. The LED headlights are from our buddy Tom at Purpose Built Moto, and the turn signals are wonderfully thoughtful Ato items from Kellerman. Messner Moto sent a set of their switch blocks and controls, with the C+R team converting the clutch to a hydraulic setup to match the brakes.

Custom Triumph Bonneville by C+R Moto Company.
The engine was blacked out, as was the Triumph Bar logo on the tank. There’s no chrome on the bike, the only pop of silver is the pie-cut exhaust that winds its way through the frame and emerges from under the seat.

We expected to see a surfboard rack, but maybe Jack will keep this Triumph just for roaming the streets of Hollywood. Either way, he’ll look great doing it. (C+R Moto Company)

Suzuki Katana Restomod by Andy Harriman
Suzuki Katana by Andy Harriman This big blue Suzuki Katana belongs to an English man named Andy Harriman. Andy has always liked big Suzukis – but this is the first Katana. Andy wanted to bring the great kicking and screaming bike into the modern era with a few choice upgrades, and boy, did he get it right.

First, the 16-valve engine from the 1984 Suzuki GSX 1100EFE was mated to the Katana frame. But before being attached to the frame, the engine spent some time with Chris Tombleson of Grumpy 1260 Suzuki Parts & Performance, who tore it down and rebuilt it with a 1,230 cc big-bore kit, FCR flat-slide carburetor, and RaceFit titanium exhaust . System.

Suzuki Katana Restomod by Andy Harriman
Front and rear suspension components are from Öhlins, with the front forks held in place by billet aluminum yokes. The braced swingarm is from JMC and the brakes are from Brembo. The seat is recovered in suede (a bold choice in the UK), while a set of drag bars helps Andy sit more upright. The master cylinder is from LSR and it is also fitted with aftermarket rear set footpegs.

While we love the classic Katana silver with red accents, Andy has done a great job with the brilliant blue. The Marchesini wheels were painted bright yellow as a nod to Barry Sheene and Kevin Schwantz. It’s a bold color combination… but it works. (Source)

Custom BMW R100 by oneYedeer
BMW R100 by Vanydeer Sometimes opportunities come along that you just can’t let go. That’s pretty much what happened to JP when he bought this 1991 BMW R100 50th Anniversary Edition. The bike was in good condition but had been standing for some time, making it necessary to check its mechanical and electrical condition.

It may have been these early times that got JP thinking about a custom bike project. After calling her friend Seba Achaval from Vanyedir Design, some arrangements were made. This is the result.

Custom BMW R100 by oneYedeer
“I knew from the beginning what I wanted to achieve,” says JP. “I wanted this bike to be unique, cool and romantic in some way. After all, I am Italian…”

Once Seba had a BMW that ran like a German pocket watch, his attention turned to aesthetics. The basic geometry of the bike remains the same, but the front forks have been lowered slightly, and the chunky Michelin Anaki Wild tires give the build a very aggressive stance. The color scheme also contributes to the angry atmosphere, with the tank parts being stripped back to polished bare metal.

Custom BMW R100 by oneYedeer
The factory bolt-on subframe was removed and the frame was de-tabbed and cleaned. A new subframe was welded with an integrated taillight that Seba hand-built after being inspired by the Ferrari Testarossa. The high exhaust pipe and twin mufflers are found in two different positions under the seat; Along with the taillights, they are a standout feature of the build.

With the airbox gone, the rebuilt Bing carburetors breathe through a pod filter with an antigravity battery housed in a custom box beneath the engine. The ADV tires would kick up dirt in all directions, so Seba installed a beautiful set of fenders, which were blacked out to blend in.

Custom BMW R100 by oneYedeer
The Daytona Velona was fitted with a Bates-style headlight at the front with a small fairing to keep the weather out of the speedometer. The bike was retrofitted with a Motogadget brain and bar-end turn signals. It was fitted with a Brembo master cylinder from a Ducati 748, stainless steel brake lines and Tomaselli levers.

With days of style and countless unique details, we think JP found just what he was looking for. (Oneyedir)

Custom BMW R100 by oneYedeer

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