All tagged Bobber

Raw Steel: Dallas Augustine's Yamaha XS650 Bobber

The decision was made; I wanted a new project to get stuck in to. I posted a wanted ad for an early Yamaha XS650. The rattier the better as I knew I was going to chop it up. I run my own fence building service. I found a bike in Ballarat that was registered and ready to go. It was a little far from my home in Box Hill, but this guy needed a new fence and I needed a new bike...

A Triumph of Design: The Redstar Bobber

If I wasn’t spending all my time writing about Café Racers I’d probably be spending it writing about Triumph Bobbers instead. I don’t know what it is about a classic Triumph motor sitting in a hardtailed frame but it certainly looks good to me. As it turns out I’m not the only one with this cross culture obsession in custom motorcycles but unlike me, Marty Towers has turned his obsession into a business that all started with this bike, the Red Star Bobber.

Orange Bomb: Richard Townsend’s Triumph Bobber

My interest in Triumphs was started after finding pictures of my dad and his pre-unit Triumph that he owned back in the ‘50s.

I bought this bike in 2007 after mentioning to my brother that I was looking for a Triumph to cut up. A week later he called to say he found an old 80s chopper sitting in a shed 10 minutes from where I live with a seized motor. Two grand changed hands and it was mine.

The Machine-Built 1950 Panhead

The 1950 Pan head you see here started its Aussie life as a badly constructed 1950 pan bobber. It’s a sad fact that even though there are great stories of amazing eBay buys and finds there are also some that are not so good and not entirely as per description shall we say.