Velocity Learn, June 12, 2022


This week’s {custom} cocktail features a Looney Tunes-themed Ducati, a no-holds-barred BMW R18 and a fine-tuned Triumph Scrambler 1200. Plus particulars of Europe’s first all-electric bike pageant.

Looney Tunes Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by MotoCorsa
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by MotoCorsa If anybody’s going to ship us a Looney Tunes-themed Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled to characteristic, it’s the Ducati dealership that gave us the Manigale calendar. The workforce at MotoCorsa in Portland likes to maintain their hometown bizarre—and it exhibits within the {custom} bikes they create.Looney Tunes Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by MotoCorsa
The story of this whacky Desert Sled begins with ex-NBA professional, Martell Webster, who initially commissioned it. He was partly impressed by House Jam, and by how his grandmother used to maintain him out of bother by making him watch cartoons. So he received Eddie Slepicka of Bent Steel Customs to color a set of Looney Tunes graphics throughout it, whereas MotoCorsa attended to a want listing of trick elements.

The primary set of upgrades included an Arrow exhaust, and a hydraulically-actuated dry slipper clutch from Kbike to interchange the OEM moist clutch. Not solely does it look rad, however it provides the bike that important “hey bro one thing’s mistaken along with your clutch” Ducati rattle.

Looney Tunes Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by MotoCorsa
Martell initially used the bike to chase his children round on their minibikes, however quickly realized {that a} Zero electrical bike was higher suited to the duty. So he requested MotoCorsa to promote it for him.

The bike sat for a lot too lengthy—till the annual One Present rolled round, and MotoCorsa wanted one thing for his or her stand. In order that they purchased the bike from Martell and threw one other spherical of adjustments at it.

Looney Tunes Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by MotoCorsa
High of the listing was changing the Desert Sled right into a supermotard, so the crew slapped on a set of 17” wheels, constructed by Dubya in California with black anodized Excel rims. Dunlop Mutant tires have been spooned on for a mixture of supermoto steeze and actual world usability. The workforce additionally tidied the tail up with a New Rage Cycles rear fender package, full with LED flip indicators, and put in Ducati Efficiency LED flip indicators up entrance.Looney Tunes Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by MotoCorsa
Different add-ons embody Evotech hand guards, adjustable CRG levers, and a billet clutch cowl, cam belt covers and sprocket cowl from Speedymoto. An eBay search yielded a pair of Yosemite Sam valve stem caps, and a Looney Tunes crossbar pad from a child’s Huffy BMX.

Now that ‘Daffy Duc’ is full, and the One Present is over, it’s on the market once more. Go on, you already know you need it. [MotoCorsa | Images by Mike Luci]

Custom BMW R18 by Radikal Chopper
BMW R18 by Radikal Chopper Quite a lot of BMW R18 customs we see are easy nip-and-tuck jobs. However truthfully, for those who’re customizing the most important boxer motor-powered bike that BMW has ever made, shouldn’t you go all-out? That’s what Radikal Chopper in Milan did.

The fee for this extravagant R18 got here from Raffaello Polchi, the proprietor of the Officine Riunite Milanesi bar in Milan.

Custom BMW R18 by Radikal Chopper
Andrea Radaelli at Radikal Chopper received the decision, which signifies that Raffaello was clearly not after one thing delicate. Andrea is an award-winning builder with a fame for doing issues which might be, effectively, radical.

“The bike needs to be my very own creation,” he says. “I don’t really feel like dredging up or modifying an idea already arrange and carried out very effectively by others.”

Custom BMW R18 by Radikal Chopper
He says his inspiration got here from the BMW bikes of the Twenties by to the Nineteen Forties, and the BMW R37 specifically. However he’s thrown all the things at this construct, making a potent cocktail of aluminum, brass and even wooden.

Virtually all the things you see right here was formed by hand, working from a easy idea sketch. The wheels are one exception—they have been machined from billet aluminum to Andrea’s spec. The brakes are {custom} too, as are the forks.

Custom BMW R18 by Radikal Chopper
Andrea’s craftsmanship is on full show right here. Observe the finned cowl on the entrance of the engine, and the best way that motif is repeated on the underside of the gas tank. And take a look at the dainty subframe on which the custom-made picket seat unit floats.

Eager eyes may even spot the dearth of a clutch lever. As an alternative, there’s a foot clutch and a hand shifter decrease down; a primary for the R18. However that’s the one main change to how the bike is operated—it nonetheless has its authentic speedo and wiring, and even the wheel sizes are customary.

Regardless of how unapologetic it’s aesthetically, this R18, dubbed ‘Magnifica,’ truly weighs 100 kilos lower than the inventory bike. We additionally must excessive 5 Andrea for replicating the R18’s fishtail exhaust design, however at an affordable measurement. [Radikal Chopper]

Custom Triumph Scrambler 1200 by JvB-moto
Triumph Scrambler 1200 by JvB-moto Of all of Triumph’s trendy classics, the Scrambler 1200 might be the toughest one to customise. That’s as a result of it seems to be so good out the field—proper all the way down to its slim seat and twin reverse cone mufflers. But when there’s one factor Jens Vom Brauck is nice at, it’s fine-tuning a motorbike to visible perfection.

The person behind JvB-moto has carried out such a tremendous job with the Scrambler 1200, that, to the untrained eye, it seems to be nearly manufacturing unit. However the extra you unpack it, the extra you notice simply how a lot he’s improved it.

Custom Triumph Scrambler 1200 by JvB-moto
The mission is a homage to a motorbike that Jens launched ten years in the past. Referred to as ‘The Rumbler’ and constructed utilizing an air-cooled Triumph Scrambler, it was inbuilt collaboration with Jochen Schmitz-Linkweiler at LSL for Uli Brée, the organizer of Triumph Tridays. The bike was a success, and the blokes not too long ago received to speaking about the potential of repeating that success.

Jens explains that he wished to make the Scrambler 1200 “extra trendy, compact and highly effective, identical to it feels. The design language needed to be extra trendy and extra minimalist, with out dropping the basic proportions and a few classic design clues of the inventory bike.”

Custom Triumph Scrambler 1200 by JvB-moto
JvB-moto truly produces elements for air-cooled Triumph Scramblers, however none of them match the brand new Scrambler 1200—so Jens needed to begin from scratch.

Up entrance, he designed a brand new headlight nacelle and sprint mount, framed round a brand new LED headlight. The design is so compact, that the sprint is definitely designed to flip as much as entry the steering lock.

Custom Triumph Scrambler 1200 by JvB-moto
Different JvB-designed elements embody a brand new left hand aspect cowl, a brand new exhaust warmth defend, the entrance fender and fork guards, and a slim rear fender with an equally slim LED taillight. The seat was reshaped to go well with the brand new design, and recovered in a weather-resistant cloth. Slick little 3D-printed flip indicators from Motoism have been fitted at each ends too.

Whereas Jens was busy with all of that, Jochen went to city on the Scrambler’s operating gear. He fitted a 19F/18R wheel set, then shortened the suspension to match. Handlebars and levers from LSL, Arrow mufflers and Bridgestone tires spherical out the elements spec.

Custom Triumph Scrambler 1200 by JvB-moto
The opposite easy, however extremely efficient, change is the colour scheme. The tank wears a no-nonsense matte paint job—and quite a lot of elements have both been de-anodized, polished, painted or coated. Identical to the unique Rumbler, this Triumph Scrambler means enterprise. [JvB-moto | Images by Marc Holstein]The DAB Motors Concept-E electric motorcycle
Reload Land electrical motorbike pageant In lower than two weeks, Berlin will play host to Europe’s first ever all-electric motorbike pageant, Reload Land. Anticipated to draw about 20 exhibitors and as much as 5,000 company, the occasion will showcase electrical bikes, scooters, e-bicycles and customs.

The present will characteristic acquainted faces like Hookie Co. [below], JvB-Moto, DAB Motors [above], Trevor Bikes, Super73 and Zero. This system consists of all the things from a {custom} bike exhibition to check rides, plus it’s a terrific alternative for small electrical start-ups which have solely been on-line till now to make their bodily presence felt.

Cake Ösa+ electric drag racer by Hookie Co.
Reload Land runs from the twenty fourth to the twenty sixth of June, at Craftwerk.Berlin—a 33,000 sq. foot, double story neighborhood workshop. Entrance is free, and there’s a ‘silent’ experience out on the Saturday night, adopted by an afterparty at Deus Fountain Berlin.

Are you going?

[Reload Land]



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