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Speed Read, December 5, 2021

What would the legendary Bratstyle builder, Go Takamine, do with an Indian Chief? We’ve got the answer, along with a custom 255 cc scrambler from Taiwan, a Zero SR/F with hand-shaped bodywork and a BMW R18 from South Africa. Plus the incredible story of Tye Smith and his ‘Dreamboat’ Harley Panhead.

Honda XR600R restomod by Ek Chalermphol

Ride Red: A 90s Honda XR600R with retro chops

There’s a 295-pound Honda XR600R hanging on the wall at Dirtshop Thailand, in Bangkok. Made in 1990, it’s the actual motorcycle that introduced shop owner Ek Chalermphol to dirt biking. It’s also the bike that prompted him to open his workshop with a friend, 30 years ago. So Ek has now honored this inspirational machine,…