This beautiful Honda CB750 Four custom is Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues’ first custom project built for a customer. According to Manuel “This 1976 Honda CB750 Four was commissioned by our very first customer from Paris. When we received the donor bike we found it was in a pretty bad state and had 70,000 km on it.” Continue reading →
A native of Champagne-Ardenne in France, Sarah Lezito began doing stunts at the age of 13 on a quad, moving on to a Yamaha DTX 125 at 16 and a CB 500 when she turned 18. With so much skill on tap, it comes as no wonder that she has been participating, and winning, numerous competitions and shows.
You might have come across a few creations by French builder Pure Motorcycles, who excel at tweaking vintage Japanese motorcycles, especially the Honda CB500. Cafes, brats, trackers, whatever they might be, they’re all crowd pullers. The amount of detail that goes into each build is amazing, and photos don’t really do them justice, we tell you! And when it comes to something like the CB500, it’s sort of the perfect beach-hopping bike, and when it comes to being in the south of France, all you need are jeans, tees, sneakers and an open-face lid. Continue reading →
It’s been quite a while since we last heard of Lazareth. You remember the crazy-inovative french custom builder who created V8 powered Mini Cooper pickup and V12 Wazuma Bio?
Halfway between a Scrambler and a café racer, the BMW R1200R was build when one of the customers asked for a neo-scrambler. Lazareth took the BMW R1200GS and stripped it down to the motor, swingarm and wheels. The whole new custom frame was built, scraping the telelever system in the front, now holding the R6 Yamaha front forks – mounted through the custom set of tipple trees with enough room for the fat front tire. Continue reading →
On Saturday, the 20-year-old Repsol Honda Team rookie achieved a second pole position. At the start on Sunday, he was caught out by wheelspin on a damp track and dropped to ninth position, but went on to take advantage of incidents in front of him and passed numerous rivals including Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso.
“It was so difficult, especially in the beginning with that water on the track,” Marquez recalled. “I had only ridden a few laps in the wet, at Jerez. First I made a big mistake with wheelspin at the start, so I’ll take a lot of experience from that! In the beginning I maybe tried to push too much and made many, many mistakes and lost lots of time. Continue reading →
This cool Honda comes from Basque Bad Boys, a shop based in the French city of Bayonne, and run by a dude called Iban. Admittedly he breathes quite a bit of Seventies retro motorsports and, being the purist that he is, the original chassis has been barely altered. The motor gets some large K&N filters and a set of peashooters to handle the four-into-two pipes. Continue reading →
An interesting article about motorcycling in France by The Telegraph columnist Kevin Ash. He says that, while France used to be a rider’s playground thanks to a combination of few traffic police, lax regulations, empty roads, great food and wine, fabulous scenery and glorious weather, it seems to have changed a lot these days, especially from the seat of a motorcycle. Continue reading →