The Suzuki TS185 Street Tracker project started a long time ago. I was approached by a film maker who wanted to build a bike. unfortunately his skill with the hands-on aspects of modifying a motorcycle weren’t as good as his skills with a camera. So we came to a deal of Harry and I trading
Yamaha XSR900 Café Racer- The Subtle Yamaha custom. Something a little different from the Purpose Built Garage with this Custom XSR900 Café Racer , give me a minute to explain. If you’ve followed Purpose Built Moto for any amount of time, you’ll know that there aren’t many times where you look at our custom motorcycles
1981 Honda CX500 This CX500 marks the first in the Purpose Built Moto Signature series. The idea behind this stemmed from a need to differentiate between the customs that roll out of my garage. As the idea of Purpose Built Moto has taken shape, there is an increasing difference in the amount of custom work
ANOTHER SR400 Scrambler, Fuck me! These bikes have nearly been done to death, but there’s still new ground to cover here, I’m sure of it. Stick with me as I run you through the process on this SR400 Scrambler that came to me near on falling apart, and now looks like something that could take
1978 Suzuki GS1000 Bratstyle I have a real soft spot for the Suzuki GS series, The GS550 was my first ever bike project and I still ride it to this day. The motors sound great and they’re a simply layed out and great riding bike with a strong engine. When the rider of this 1978
Suzuki GN250 Scrambler Often when a customer comes in to talk over a bike they’ll go away and have a think (AKA get permission from the wife) before pulling the trigger. It’s a little odd though that drew and I first talked about his GN250 Scrambler in 2015 and it took until Late 2017
Al’s Bike came to me when he still had his red P-plates attached. His first bike, a Nemesis 400 just picked up from Smoked Motorcycles in Brisbane. I remember the feeling of my first street bike, you can’t stop smiling! It’s infectious, he loved this thing and was ready to start making it his own.
1973 Honda CB350 Four Brat Racer Customizing motorcycles you’ll never get the same job twice. Normally when someone says that, it can be taken 2 ways. Either you enjoy a variety of work, or on the other end you generally have no bloody idea exactly what you’re doing and it’s a nightmare to calculate
The Straight Street Yamaha Scorpio Cafe Racer. The Yamaha Scorpio is a bike that’s almost been done to death overseas by custom shops. Huge in Indonesia and Deus Ex Machina have had a go at a huge amount of them. Come to Australia and you’re pretty hard pressed to find anyone that’s heard of one.
1992 CB 750 Brat style Cafe Racer This particular bike has been known to me for about 3 years now. It came into my life when a good mate of mine Sean bought it, this was the guy who gave me the time of day and taught me the welding basics I needed to