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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 9 June, 2019

The best electric motorcycles, scramblers and classics from around the web.
A limited edition version of the beautiful Saroléa Manx7, a Honda FMX 650 built for the Scram Africa event, and a rare Maserati motorcycle from the 1950s. Plus a stunning Honda CB750 Bol d’Or from France.

Honda FMX 650 scrambler
Honda FMX 650 by De Angelis Elaborazioni Fuel Motorcycles’ annual Scram Africa tour is all about riding classic-style scramblers in North Africa. To partake, you need either a vintage scrambler, a modern classic scrambler, or a bike customized in the scrambler style. For Giorgio De Angelis at De Angelis Elaborazioni in Italy, this custom Honda FMX 650 was just the ticket.

The FMX was a thumping supermotard that Honda made in the mid 2000s, with the same 644 cc motor as the XR650L. That means it’s tough and reliable. Giorgio’s converted his FMX from motard to enduro, adding a host of juicy upgrades along the way.

Honda FMX 650 scrambler
The Honda now rolls on bigger Excel hoops, with Wilbers suspension propping it up. Giorgio’s added a race transmission from KK-Bike and an Accossato cluch lever, and the Honda scrambler also wears new fenders and a pair of Arrow mufflers.

Closer inspection reveals a swapped-out fuel tank, improved lighting, tough hand guards, and a luggage net and handlebar bag for practicality. A new seat and a minimalist livery add to the utilitarian appeal. Blasting this thumper across North African sand sounds like a good day out to us. [More]

Saroléa x Mighty Machines Manx7 electric motorcycle
Saroléa x Mighty Machines The Saroléa Manx7 is one of the most beautiful electric motorcycles out there. Now the Belgian company has lifted its game even further with a naked version and a special edition rolled into one—the ‘N60 MM.01’.

From what we can gather, the N60 shares a basic platform with the Manx7, but sheds the fairings and superbike styling. The MM.01 is a limited series, with just 20 units on the roster. Or rather, 20 packages—the collaboration includes a suit from Café Costume, a helmet from Hedon, and a Damascus steel knife from Studio Blade.

Saroléa x Mighty Machines Manx7 electric motorcycle
The bike itself is stunning, with a high-end spec to match. There’s carbon fiber everywhere—from the frame and swingarm right through to the bodywork. Suspension is from Öhlins, and the brakes are from Beringer.

Saroléa claim a 20 min charge time, and a range of 330 km. The Manx7 lists power at 163 hp and torque at 450 Nm, so if the N60’s numbers are anywhere near that in the real world, it should be a fun ride. There’s no word on pricing, but we can’t imagine it’ll be cheap. [More]

The rare 1956 Maserati Regolarità Scrambler
Maserati Regolarità Scrambler Even though vintage Maserati motorcycles wear the same badge as the Italian marque’s automobiles, they weren’t technically made by the same company. Our friends over at Silodrome have a great history lesson on how that came about, along with a look at this ultra-rare 1956 Maserati Regolarità Scrambler.

The Regolarità is so rare, there’s little info available on the model. This one’s been fully restored, and is thought to have come from the factory in the configuration you see here. That would have included the knobby tires, high fenders and exhaust, and braced handlebars.

The rare 1956 Maserati Regolarità Scrambler
Maserati motorcycles used engine designs licensed from German firm DKW. So there’s a good chance that the 125 cc motor in the Regolarità would have been the same.

This Regolarità looks factory fresh, and is thought to be worth somewhere between €11,000 (S12,475) and €15,000 (S17,000). If that sounds fair to you, it’ll be up for auction soon.

Regent No.1 electric motorcycle from Sweden
Regent No.1 Regent Motorcycles is a Swedish company, launched late last year by Jonathan Åström. His concept is simple and appealing: build an electric bike, but in a vintage style. And it sure does look cute.

‘No.1’ has a Yamaha SR vibe about it, with a classic teardrop tank, twin shocks and a generously padded seat. It uses a rear hub motor, which makes between 11 and 20 hp. Range is listed at 150 km (93 miles), and the top speed at 130 kph (80 mph).

Regent No.1 electric motorcycle from Sweden
Despite the vintage looks, No.1 does have some modern tech built in. It uses regenerative braking, and has a touch screen dash with a built-in GPS. It’s available in four colours, and the company’s website also hints that it’s built with customization in mind.

It’s early days for Regent; they’re taking pre-orders right now, while also looking for investors to grow the company. Pricing is set at €9500 ($10,770), with a ten percent discount for early birds. We wish them luck—because, honestly, we’re surprised more companies aren’t making electric bikes like these. [More]

Honda CB750 Bol d'Or cafe racer by Bullita
Honda CB750 Bol d’Or by Bullita We’ve lost count of how many custom CB750s we’ve seen already. So it’s always refreshing to see someone put a new spin on this iconic Honda. And this one is particularly fresh.

It’s a 1980 model, belonging to a designer named Tristan. Tristan approached Jean-Phillipe at Bullita with a proposal: the former would handle design, and the latter would do the heavy lifting. It paid off—this Honda is sharp, well balanced and kitted with sweet upgrades.

Honda CB750 Bol d&'Or cafe racer by Bullita
The suspension’s been overhauled with upside-down forks up front, and a mono-shock conversion at the rear. The original Comstar wheels have been ditched for spoked numbers, wrapped in modern street rubber. There’s no internal engine work; just an air-box removal and a new exhaust.

For the bodywork, Tristan wanted to maintain a clean line from front to back. The new parts were laser cut from an alloy sheet, then bent and welded into shape. A pair of projectors in a quirky housing add lighting up front, with a taillight that combines an LED strip with a Perspex fin out back. Clip-ons, rear sets and a sprinkling of Motogadget bits round things out. [More]

Honda CB750 Bol d'Or cafe racer by Bullita

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