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Snow Patrol: An ex-military Husqvarna 256 by 654 Motors

Snow Patrol: An ex-military Husqvarna 256 with skis

Mention vintage Husqvarna dirt bikes, and the legendary Cross 400 immediately springs to mind. But Johan Nordin of 6/5/4 Motors has managed to get his hands on something even more rare and quirky. He’s managed to score a Husqvarna 256—a bike that was developed in 1968 specifically for the Swedish defence force. Only a thousand…

A 2010 Triumph Bonneville given the hardcore scrambler treatment by 6/5/4 Motors.

Scrambling, Swedish Style: 6/5/4’s hardworking Bonneville

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Triumph’s current range of ‘modern classics’ was only launched a year ago, but it’s already eight models strong. And right now we’re in London for the launch of another new variant tomorrow night. This should mean even more ‘old’ Triumph Bonnevilles on the second hand market—at prices leaving plenty of spare change for customization. And…

A Yamaha XT500 Built To Blast Through Swedish Forests

A Yamaha XT500 Built To Blast Through Swedish Forests

Despite the long winter nights and unforgiving climate, Sweden has a thriving custom industry. It’s what we’d call an ‘underground chopper’ scene—with the most famous graduate being BMW designer Ola Stenegärd. But there’s a new wave of modern alt-moto builders coming through, and at the forefront is the small Stockholm shop 6/5/4 Motors. Their bikes…

A sleek Yamaha SR500 built to tackle the woodland trails of northern Sweden.

Into The Woods: 654’s rippin’ Yamaha SR500

If there’s a two-wheeled equivalent of the VW Beetle, it’s the Yamaha SR series. The mechanicals are simple, parts are cheap, and the charm has endured over the decades. In the US, you can pick up an older SR500 in reasonable condition for $2,000 or so. This accessibility also means a glut of customized SR400s…