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A pair of Honda and Yamaha retro scramblers from North East Custom

Dirty Duo: Retro scramblers from North East Custom

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North East Custom have never been bound to one style. We’ve already seen the Italian outfit build cafe racers and street trackers—but they seem to have the most fun when they’re building scramblers. That’s because brothers Diego and Riccardo ‘Riki’ Coppiello are passionate dirt bikers. When I met them at the Italian Wildays festival a…

A funky, high-steppin' Yamaha XT600 custom from Maria Motorcycles

Dirty Geisha: Maria’s Yamaha XT600

Turning old dualies into retro customs is all the rage lately. We’re not complaining—done right, the results are sharp looking, easy-going bikes. The process comes with challenges: Most thumpers built in the ’80s and ’90s celebrated function over form. They’re delightfully utilitarian, but that means builders have to contend with clumsy bodywork and awkward lines.