2-stoke dirt racing usually takes a certain state of mind. When that state of mind is made up by four riders with a collective sense of fun, rivalry and lack of seriousness, the racing can only get better. This is the story of the Jerkyls and their classic ’79 Yamaha YZ250s and ’73 Bultaco Pursangs.
“The Arctic Monkey” is the sixth project of Lex and Richard from Netherlands-based Lefthandcycles. Based on a yamaha XT600 from the Eighties, nowadays it’s a hybrid daily functional motorcycle that gives you a big smile when cruising around downtown. The frame has an arctic blue colour scheme with sandblasted painted structure on the tank and fenders. New wheels and Heidenau tyres are matched with a Matchless exhaust. Continue reading →
Here is how to turn your dirt bike into a radical snow machine. Timbersled’s Mountain Horse kits attach onto most dirt bikes and comes completely assembled and ready to install, it includes everything you need to convert your dirt bike into a snowbike. It is much lighter than a traditional snowmobile, allowing for much greater maneuverability and control. The kit bolts to your bike with no modifications, transforming it into the ultimate all terrain machine. Continue reading →
Yamaha recently gave their spanking new Star Bolt to 10 custom bike builders, letting them build whatever they wanted. A few days back, we showed you the custom from Doc’s Chops, the one that clinched the gold. This particular one, a ‘Dirt Track Concept’ by Jeff Palhegyi from JPD Customs is no less impressive, we might add. The man has built over 60 individual custom Stars for Yamaha, but this was his first Star Bolt. Continue reading →
Kruz Customs describe themselves as ‘new to the scene’ builders from Belgium who take their inspiration from first-gen dirt track racers from the Seventies. They picked up this 1980 Yamaha XS400 Custom at the French border in a very sorry state and went about fixing it up before the project could get up and running. The custom rear seat was made at Niyona’s workshop and mounts neatly onto the custom rear loop. The coils were tucked away under the CB125-sourced tank. Other bits include SBK-spec Brembos up front, Brembo PR15 RCS clutch, custom headlight and fenders, Renthal custom handlebars with a classy Mini speedo, exhaust wrapped with stainless steel stitching and custom wiring. Continue reading →
Suzuki GB has confirmed its attendance at this year’s International Dirt Bike Show, 31 October – 3 November, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Fresh from their arrival in the UK only a few weeks earlier, the 2014 RM-Z range boasts subtle changes to keep ahead of the pack in the new year, while the special Holeshot Pack equipped models on display, offer show-goers more eye candy thanks to a selection of Yoshimura parts and unique graphics. Continue reading →