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Jan
2023
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Precious gem: A shimmering Triumph Bonneville by Tamarit

Triumph Bonneville bobber by Tamarit Motorcycles
The value of a precious stone is rarely negotiable. Diamonds, rubies, and sapphires are priced based on cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. But this Triumph, dubbed ‘Emerald,’ is something different altogether, with a value waiting to be defined at the Bonhams auction house in Paris.

Tamarit Motorcycles is a custom-bike-making powerhouse in Alacante, Spain, focusing exclusively on Triumph’s air- and oil-cooled Bonneville platform. Emerald is the 129th build to roll out of the shop since it was founded in 2019, and the 13th to bless the pages of Bike EXIF.

Triumph Bonneville bobber by Tamarit Motorcycles
Many of Tamarit’s builds are approachable bikes—comparatively affordable machines with tasteful and practical mods. Many of the parts used on them are available to customers, and the general shapes are attainable. Emerald, however, joins previous Tamarit builds ‘Jade’ and ‘Circe’ in an elite group, referred to as the ‘Jewel Collection.’

These motorcycles are built to the highest standards. They

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Jan
2023
6

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S | First Look Review


2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S in KTM orange-and-black trim

In addition to the recent announcement of the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, KTM has released details on the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, which will be available this month at authorized KTM dealers. 

Related: 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R | First Look Review 

For 2023, KTM has taken the base of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, which the company says is “engineered to conquer mile after mile on all types of terrain,” and added a fresh sheen as well as several refinements for the benefit of practical adventuring. 

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The KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is still powered by the 1,301cc LC8 V-Twin making a claimed 160 hp and 102 lb-ft of torque and mated to a 6-speed Pankl transmission and a PASC slip/assist clutch. 

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S in graded gray
2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S in Graded Gray

A few years ago, we took the 2018 model on roads

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Jan
2023
5

Cool as ice: A GSX-R750 Slingshot from the Netherlands

Custom Suzuki GSX-R750 Slingshot by Cool Kid
A boxed aluminum frame, round headlights, three-spoke wheels and and bold graphics; nothing epitomizes the dawn of the 90s like the 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750. The 115 hp Slingshot was the first GSX-R with upside down forks, and the last one to put its twin lights on full display. It demands attention, even today—so if you’re going to customize one, you’d better make it unmissable.

That’s Michel Szozda’s theory, at least. He customizes motorcycles as Cool Kid Customs, working out of a space that he shares with other creative friends in Haarlem, near Amsterdam. His style is anything but conventional, and his bikes are typically wrapped in eye-popping liveries.

Custom Suzuki GSX-R750 Slingshot by Cool Kid
This project ended up in the Cool Kid workshop almost by accident. Michel’s client had booked in his Yamaha Ténéré for a makeover, and had picked up the GSX-R to act as a daily runner while the Yamaha was being worked on.

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Jan
2023
3

Oriental Uppercut: A gnarly Honda CB1100 by Rough Crafts

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
Remember the Honda CB1100 TR Concept? Revealed in 2016 at EICMA, it was conceived by Honda Europe designer, Valerio Aiello, as an aggressive, flat track-inspired take on the Honda CB1100 modern classic. Not only did it never make it into production, but Honda eventually stopped producing the CB1100 altogether, just last year.

The spirit of the TR Concept lives on in this gnarly Honda CB1100 RS custom from Rough Crafts in Taiwan. When Rough Crafts’ Winston Yeh was commissioned to customize the CB, his thoughts immediately turned to Valerio Aiello’s design.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
“If you ask me which is my favorite custom CB1100 in the world,” he says, “my answer will always be the one that wasn’t actually built by any custom builder; the CB1100 TR Concept. The flat track-style bodyworks, plus the super aggressive performance components, make for such an appealing package.”

“So I decided that that’s the direction I want

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Jan
2023
2

Chemical Reactions: Wannabe’s custom electric chopper

Custom electric motorcycle by Wannabe-Choppers
We tend to be afraid of what we don’t understand, shying away from things that are ‘different’ or ‘foreign.’ Even something as lovely as this all-aluminum motorcycle from Enrico de Haas of Germany’s Wannabe-Choppers is hated by some—simply because it has an electric powertrain.

“Sometimes I’m even happy about the bullshit,” says a smiling Ricky, who founded Wannabe-Choppers at 15 with the aim of one day creating a completely scratch-built motorcycle. (Seriously: His shop recently started making grips in order to learn more about rubber manufacturing and use that knowledge to produce tires.)

Custom electric motorcycle by Wannabe-Choppers
Ricky and his team built this rigid EV for the exclusive European Biker Build-Off. For a decade he’d wanted to build an electric bike, but he didn’t think it would be the right fit for this particular event. Instead, he pursued another idea: creating a bespoke combustion engine and mounting it in a one-off frame.

Soon, though,

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