Tag: Spain

  • CRD #4: Yamaha SR250

    CRD #4: Yamaha SR250

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When I was a lad growing up in England, 500cc was considered a ‘big’ motorcycle. Machines such as the Honda CB750 and Kawasaki Zeds were considered behemoths. But my, how times have changed. The old ‘standard’ 250 is now almost forgotten in the USA and… Read more »

  • Bultaco Cazarécords

    Bultaco Cazarécords

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    In 1960, the young Spanish manufacturer Bultaco decided to make a name for itself and claim some long distance records. It built this stunningly beautiful 175cc machine, and took it to the Autodrome de Montlhéry just south of Paris. It was a successful trip, with… Read more »

  • CRD #3: CB750 custom

    CRD #3: CB750 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The comments ran hot when we posted the first bike from Spanish builder Café Racer Dreams, so it’ll be interesting to see the reaction to this one. CRD’s third release is called ‘Military Gold’, a reference to the Firestone Military tires fitted to 19” wheels.… Read more »

  • Kawasaki KZ400 custom

    Kawasaki KZ400 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Alex Patrocinio edits the Barcelona-based custom culture magazine El Diablo, and this is his bike. It was a 35-year-old UJM with a seized engine when Alex found it, but his friends at the custom shop Mad Crow Garage have turned it into a very smart… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati 9½

    Radical Ducati 9½

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Madrid-based Radical Ducati is on a roll at the moment, raiding Ducati parts bins from the past twenty years to produce a steady supply of jaw-dropping customs. This latest bike is inspired by racing Ducatis from the 1970s and the ‘monocilindrica’ 450cc. The starting point… Read more »

  • Honda CB900 custom

    Honda CB900 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Café Racer Dreams is a new arrival on the custom scene, but the Spanish outfit has grabbed our attention right out of the blocks. This is its first bike, a 1983 Honda CB900 F2 Bol d’Or. It’s been completely dismantled, restored and reassembled to concours… Read more »

  • OSSA 250 Monocoque

    OSSA 250 Monocoque

  • Richard Fowler Racing Motorcycles ,

    This amazing little OSSA 250cc Grand Prix bike finished 3rd in the 250cc World Championship in 1969. Its revolutionary monocoque stunned the Grand Prix paddock, yet the clearly superior design never found favour with the big manufacturers. Designed by Eduardo Giró, the son of OSSA… Read more »

  • MotoTrans Ducati Vento 350

    MotoTrans Ducati Vento 350

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    We’ve seen some strange alliances between motorcycle manufacturers over the years. And one of the most unusual involves MotoTrans, a little-known Spanish company based in Barcelona. MotoTrans built motorcycles between 1957 and 1983, when it was bought by Yamaha. Many of the bikes were badge-engineered… Read more »

  • Gas Gas EC 450 Desert

    Gas Gas EC 450 Desert

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    A new enduro model from Spanish manufacturer Gas Gas is attracting interest, with a curious absence of information fanning the flames of curiosity. Details are remarkably scarce on this striking-looking machine; after a brief appearance on Gas Gas’ US website, was it was quietly removed.… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati Imola RAD02

    Radical Ducati Imola RAD02

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Spain’s leading Ducati specialist has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with this terrific new racer. It’s a tribute to the 750 Imola Desmo, which carried Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari to victory in the legendary 1972 200-mile race at Imola. The engine of… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati Carallo Sport

    Radical Ducati Carallo Sport

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    The home of one of Europe’s leading Ducati custom shops is not Italy, but Spain. Radical Ducati is based in Madrid, and has carved a niche in contemporary upgrades of Monsters and such ilk. But this latest ‘preparacione’ is a charming departure from the usual.… Read more »

  • Derbi Mulhacén Hot Bob

    Derbi Mulhacén Hot Bob

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    The great Spanish names of Ossa, Bultaco, and Montesa have gone, but Derbi remains—albeit as a subsidiary of Italian giant Piaggio. Most Derbi motorcycles are sub-125 cc city bikes, but the Mulhacén 659 is an interesting crack at the burgeoning scrambler market. It’s powered by… Read more »

  • Suzuki GSX-R750 streetfighter

    Suzuki GSX-R750 streetfighter

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Ducati’s Hypermotard and Streetfighter have reignited interest in the streetfighter category. So we’re now seeing some interesting conversions based on supersport bikes, such as the Suzuki GSX-R. The mean-lookin’ Gixxer above is a 1993 model transformed by Xavi Garcia from Barcelona, with help from his… Read more »

  • Pere Tarragó

    Pere Tarragó

  • Chris Hunter ArtistsClassic Motorcycles ,,

    In the small Spanish town of Molins de Rei lives Pere Tarragó, who builds 1:5 and 1:6 scale models of classic motorcycles. He uses steel, aluminum, brass and napa leather, and works with miniaturized tools of his own creation. After taking photographs, making drawings and… Read more »

  • BMW R1200R custom

    BMW R1200R custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This heavily modified BMW R1200R is the brainchild of a former Lamborghini engineer, the magnificently named Pablo González de Chaves Fernández. The D1200R wraps BMW’s powerful boxer engine in a new chassis and bodywork, with an exhaust system taken from the incendiary HP2. The most… Read more »

  • 1967 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 27

    1967 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 27

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    When the Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Montesa withdrew from racing, disgruntled former employees formed Bultaco. The new company quickly found success in trials racing, and the Sherpa T was perhaps its most famous machine. The lightweight two-stroke was designed with help from Irish racer Sammy Miller,… Read more »