Velocity Learn, July 10, 2022


Fancy a picnic? Vespa has you lined. And in different information, an Indian Chief bobber that debuted at Wheels & Waves, a Honda Monkey dustbin racer, a Harley-Davidson Sporty from France, and a Triumph Velocity Triple with a Honda RC30 vibe.

Vespa Primavera Pic Nic
Vespa Pic Nic As if scooters couldn’t get extra enjoyable or utilitarian in nature, Piaggo has gone and completed this—the brand new Vespa Pic Nic. As you possibly can guess (and because the identify suggests) this restricted version Vespa Primavera 150 is all about getting away on two wheels and having fun with the good outside.

For an additional dose of Italian aptitude, particulars embrace brown highlights, chrome baggage racks and particular wheels. Fitted entrance and rear, the brand new baggage racks are designed to hold all the things you’ll want for a luncheon, brunch-eon or some other ‘-eon’ you need.

Vespa Primavera Pic Nic
Up entrance is a picnic blanket secured with brown leather-based belts, with a totally stocked picnic basket on the rear. The wooden and rattan basket comes full with cutlery and crockery units, and a custom-fitted Vespa cooler bag on your foodstuffs.

The 2-tone saddle is greater than lengthy sufficient for 2, and, being a Vespa, there are many storage pockets for helmets and digital gadgets. Chrome-plated bodywork strips, and gray wheels with diamond-colored edges, are additionally included within the Pic Nic package deal.

Vespa Primavera Pic Nic
It seems decidedly classic, however being a contemporary Vespa you’ll be capable of cruise in consolation and peace of thoughts. LED lighting, a fuel-injected 150cc motor and ABS are definitely a far cry out of your grandad’s previous Vespa.

This screams enjoyable, and is simply begging you to get out and discover with your folks or important different. Molto bene! [More]

Indian Chief bobber by Tank Machine and Rise Designs
Indian Chief by Tank Machine x Rise Designs Subsequent up is one other bike with a blanket belted to the entrance of it. It’s simply barely completely different from the final one, although. This model new Indian Chief was designed and constructed for Wheels & Waves, the bike, surf and skate competition held yearly in Biarritz, France.

Dubbed ‘Grind Machine,’ this bobber was designed by Clément Molina from Tank Machine, in partnership with Antonin Bazin of Rise Designs. Wheels & Waves had teamed up with Indian Bikes to fee 4 European bike builders to submit designs for an Indian Chief.

Indian Chief bobber by Tank Machine and Rise Designs
Grind Machine was voted because the top-ranked design by the general public and a panel of ‘tremendous voters,’ and set to be constructed for the upcoming competition. With simply three months to go, Clement and Antonin had their work reduce out for them.

Beginning with a manufacturing facility contemporary Indian Chief, the design was based mostly on board tradition and the skate side of the competition. That is mirrored within the central tank element which was made out of a skateboard deck. The foot pegs appear to be one thing straight off a BMX bike, and there’s a grip tape element beneath the brand new single seat.

Indian Chief bobber by Tank Machine and Rise Designs
There isn’t a lick of chrome on the entire bike, with Clement and Antonin as a substitute choosing wrinkle black paint and uncooked, brushed finishes. This provides it a decidedly trendy, imply really feel. Continental TKC80 journey tires adorn the bike, and whereas this would definitely make it fascinating to experience, it does add to the aggressive styling.

When the bike was unveiled to an adoring viewers on the Artride exhibition it was additionally introduced to its new proprietor, Fabien Orquin. Fabien was one of many individuals who voted for the design, and by doing so he was entered right into a draw, which he gained.

Indian Chief bobber by Tank Machine and Rise Designs
Together with the bike, Fabien gained a VIP journey to the 2022 competition the place he noticed his new bike, in particular person, for the primary time. Fortunate man certainly! [Indian Motorcycle | Tank Machine | Images by Thomas Cortesi]Harley Sportster bobber by Milwaukee Twin
Harley-Davidson Sportster by Milwaukee Twin Milwaukee Twin from Metz, France have constructed quite a lot of {custom} bikes thus far. That is ‘Kuro Neko,’ one in every of their newest. Primarily based on a Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight, this bike sports activities quite a lot of upgrades over the inventory machine.

Firstly, there are the chunky Harley Davidson-branded Dunlop tires wrapped round a set of stable wheels from Rick’s in Germany. The entrance guard has been discarded, with solely a fork brace left to maintain the entrance taut.

Harley Sportster bobber by Milwaukee Twin
The entire entrance finish has been blacked out, even the fork tubes. This theme has been continued all through the entire bike with only some touches of chrome to interrupt issues up.

An LED headlight is perched in entrance of recent handlebars, with Highsider indicators cleverly hidden beneath the brake and clutch levers. A Motogadget Motoscope Mini speedo sits in between the bars, recessed into the riser clamp.

Harley Sportster bobber by Milwaukee Twin
The centerpiece of the construct (fairly actually) is the brand new tank, constructed by Guigz Kustom. The underside face is notched to accommodate the aftermarket rocker covers, and this element is highlighted by gold pin striping, one other gorgeous contact.

Guigz Kustom additionally constructed the one seat, and the aggressively shortened subframe. Recessed into the rear loop are the tail, brake and indicator lights. Longer shock absorbers from ODC jack up the again finish for a sportier experience (get it?), sitting in entrance of a scrambler-style excessive mount exhaust pipe.

Harley Sportster bobber by Milwaukee Twin
Bloody’s Paint dealt with the paint job, whereas La Scarpa tackled upholstery. Milwaukee Twin additionally swapped the motor for a model new Sportster mill, upgrading it with an S&S consumption and a remap.

Blacked out and bobbed, that is one imply avenue bike. [Milwaukee Twin Custom | Images by Anastasia Denise]

Custom Triumph Speed Triple 1050
Triumph Velocity Triple by Frédéric Lagarde An off-the-cuff look at this bike had me pondering it was a Honda RC30 with {custom} paint. Nearer inspection, nonetheless, yields none apart from a 2009 Triumph Velocity Triple 1050, constructed by Frédéric Lagarde of Tumulte within the south of France.

Beginning with a inventory 1050, Frédéric used his expertise with GT race vehicles and bike constructing to remodel it right into a 90s-inspired {custom}. Street racing bikes of the 80s and 90s are a few of my favourite bikes, and that is up there with the very best of them.

Custom Triumph Speed Triple 1050
The entrance fairing, as you possibly can inform, is from a Honda RC30, modified extensively to suit the Triumph. And if the again finish additionally seems fairly acquainted, it’s as a result of it was based mostly on a Ducati 916. Housing inventory Ducati tail lights from an precise 916, Frédéric constructed it himself out of fiberglass. Although he claims to not be an skilled with the fabric, he’s completed a incredible job.

Different particular components embrace Motogadget bar finish indicators, Motogadget mirrors and a {custom} seat. ARP Racing rear-sets have been bolted on, as have been clip on handlebars. And there may be additionally an offset license plate holder hanging from the swingarm to maintain the brand new rear finish clear.

Custom Triumph Speed Triple 1050
The inexperienced, gold and white graphics over the bodywork are elegant, matching the 90s aesthetic completely. The only-sided swingarm reveals off the rear wheel (similar to the RC30) and Frédéric is operating Pirelli Supercorsa rubber. And the Twin Arrow mufflers out the again should produce an almighty howl from the inline triple.

With bikes just like the MV Agusta Superveloce and the brand new Triumph Velocity Triple RR taking affect from sporting bikes of a long time previous, it’s solely a matter of time earlier than 90s affect makes a comeback. Frédéric is forward of the curve on this respect, and producers have their work reduce out for them if they’re to prime this. [Via]

Honda Monkey dustbin racer by Ganesha Custom
Honda Monkey Racer Reproduction There’s little or no info on the market on this subsequent construct, however what we do know for certain is that it’s based mostly on an previous racing bike from the Fifties. Extra particularly, it’s my all-time favourite racing bike, constructed by my all-time favourite bike firm: the 1955 Moto Guzzi Otto Cilindri.

For individuals who didn’t develop up with an Italian background, that identify interprets to “eight cylinders.” That’s proper, a little-known bike producer from Mandello del Lario within the north of Italy constructed a four-stroke V8 racing bike—in 1955, no much less.

Honda Monkey dustbin racer by Ganesha Custom
The attribute inexperienced dustbin fairing, brown leather-based seat and white numberplate with black lettering grew to become an instantaneous icon of Moto Guzzi’s lineup. The 500cc water-cooled, twin overhead cam engine produced 78 hp. With the diminutive engine itself solely weighing 45 kg and your complete bike coming in at 148 kg, the Otto Cilindri achieved speeds of 280 km/h.

This feat wouldn’t be repeated by one other Grand Prix race bike for one more 20 years. However regardless of its blistering tempo and being an engineering marvel, the previous Guzzi was suffering from reliability points. It was mentioned to be so quick that solely a handful of racers on the time have been sport sufficient to experience it.

Honda Monkey dustbin racer by Ganesha Custom
However that most likely wouldn’t be mentioned of the bike we’re taking a look at right here. This reproduction is the work of the Japanese-Thai staff of Ganesha Customized, Ok-Win and Mr. Word. The winner of the latest Honda Thought Problem, the bottom bike is Honda Monkey.

Adorned with a dustbin fairing, new subframe, seat, clip-ons and lowered suspension, the pint-sized Honda has been reworked right into a veritable race reproduction.

Honda Monkey dustbin racer by Ganesha Custom
The Otto Cilindri wasn’t the one supply of inspiration although—followers of the anime collection Dragon Ball may also acknowledge the bike. Proper right down to the lettering on the tank and the LED lights that poke out of the fairing like gun barrels, it’s a surprising bodily rendition of one in every of Bulma’s bikes from the collection. [More]Honda Monkey dustbin racer by Ganesha Custom



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