Builds

Pack Animal | 1990 BMW K75RT

Pack Animal | 1990 BMW K75RT

 

For the 2018 Handbuilt Show, we wanted to do a collaboration build with craft luggage maker Pack Animal out of Seattle. When an abandoned 1990 BMW K75RT (full touring fairing) became available, we decided it would make a great platform for a long-distance adventure touring bike. The result is “Pack Animal,” a K75 adventure touring bike that showcases our respective talents and abilities. It was selected as one of the Best Custom Scramblers and Adventure Bikes from The Handbuilt. 


Zed | Yamaha YZ RD 350

Zed | Yamaha YZ RD 350

Zed is a hybrid supermoto:  part modern YZ and part vintage RD350; all Yamaha two stoke goodness. The engine is 1973 RD 350, air cooled, auto lube 350cc. We added a little port work and an old school DG head. We wanted the modified FMF Fatty chambers to wrap up high and tight so we followed the Banshee folks’ lead and went with a two into one flat slide carburetor. When our tuner complained that we would lose top end, we answered with a wet nitrous system.  We finished the power train a modern electronic ignition. 


CiTy 110 | Honda Trail 90

CiTy 110 | Honda Trail 90

The humble Honda Trail 90 (aka CT90) is an icon of a simpler time.  Memorable? Yes. However, after fifty years, maybe not so reliable or practical. What if the iconic little 90 was sporting 12 volt electrics, an electric start and a modern ignition? Roll in a few extra CCs of power and now you're talking fun.

Intended as an alternative to production line scooters and such, this Porsche cream white and wood grain CiTy 110, sports all of those modern features but maintains the simple beauty of the original little trail bike.

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Superhawk | Honda CB 77

Superhawk | Honda CB 77

In the mid-1960’s, British motos ruled most of the two-wheeled world.  BSA, Norton, Triumph set the bar…until Honda showed up to the party with the 305cc “Superhawk.”  Fast, nimble and reliable, the Japanese invasion had begun.
This 1964 example is one of our favorite restorations. Except for the addition of a modern electronic ignition, this Superhawk has been restored to its original specifications and beauty.


1974 Yamaha RD 60

1974 Yamaha RD 60

We love little bikes! While the modern moto industry chases 0-60 times and horsepower numbers, we know just how fun it is to ride a moto you can push to its limits instead of yours. Just sixty cc's of two-stroke joy this beauty represents, it is the smallest Yamaha to wear the renowned “RD” name. However, for it's coat of Yamaha’s road racing white, red and black, this 1974 RD60 has been exactly restored to stock specifications. Remember, if it ain’t smokin,' it's broken!