Reader Ad BMW K75 Scrambler/Dakar 1988, 34,000 miles. This is an extensively modified K75, bought as a bodged café project and re-designed inspired by the 80s Dakar bikes. As you can see the subframe has been modified, custom made saddle professionally covered by Glenn Moger. GasGas mudguards front and rear. KTM headlight, standard clocks, new battery, KSS adjustable rear shock and progressive fork springs. Frame and wheels powder coated then new Heidenhau Scout tyres fitted
Sideburn's art editor, Andy Garside, is getting back onto two wheels. You can read about his youth in the dirt here. He's currently going through the arduous process of passing a UK motorcycle test, and in the meantime wrote this post. Andy lives in a Mercedes Sprinter van with his partner and two lurcher dogs. You can follow his nomadic van life, on instagram, at @andyrgarside. Take it away, Andy... I’m currently in the process of getting my full bike licence. A long, long o
This is a little bit later than usual for a couple of reasons, but I saw this race live in the flesh, having flown out to the Midwest and driven for hours on end to follow the fortunes of Red Torpedo-sponsored riders, Jared Mees and Shayna Texter. And it was a great experience. My full story will be in the next issue of Sideburn with photos by Ed Subias, but here are some thoughts. The race is promoted by Jared and Nichole Mees. That means they put up the money to bring the A
It's nearly three months since the Mooneyes Hot Rod and Custom Show (HRCS) and I really don't know where the time has gone. I took these photos at the show, in Yokohama, because there were so many characters that I loved the look and style of that I wanted to share. Go, founder of Brat Style, on his custom sand bike with apes and high-rise handshift Cool dude from Addict Clothes, a very classy Japanese brand. He has a vintage racing Norton in the back of his 600cc minitruck.