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Snow motorcycle: A Penton with studded ice tires

Ice Pick: A 1973 Penton ready for the snow

Mention of a themed custom motorcycle conjures visions of bad reality TV choppers, and sends us into convulsions. But this scrambler is a theme bike with a big difference: It’s so tastefully executed, we didn’t realize there was a theme. Until builder Chris Tope revealed the story behind it. Chris was asked by motorcycle photographer…

Honda CB250 Nighthawk scrambler by Urban Mechanics

Honda CB250 Nighthawk scrambler by Urban Mechanics

Released in the early 1980s, the Honda CB250 Nighthawk quickly became an immensely popular model for the Japanese marque. That was largely thanks to the quarter-liter parallel twin’s maneuverability, utilitarian nature, and bullet-proof reliability. Despite al its strong suits, the chopper-inspired CB250 has never been much of a looker. But that didn’t stop Mike and…